First half: The only thing Florida did not do well was score touchdowns in the red zone, as the Gators recorded only six points on three drives inside the 10. UF was balanced with 131 yards rushing and 133 passing.
Second half: The first drive of the second half told the story of a team that would not be denied even if the Gators needed a little help from FSU with a penalty. Florida had an answer for any positive things the Seminoles did.
For the game: The Gators recorded their third straight game with more than 500 yards and nearly went over 300 yards rushing the ball (282). Give some credit to an offensive line that was maligned earlier in the year and seems to have found itself.
First half: The up-tempo drive FSU had for its only score is something that has plagued the Gators in the late part of the season, but take away the 75 yards on that drive and FSU had only 49 the rest of the half.
Second half: Florida gave up one touchdown but dominated the half and picked off a pair of passes. FSU struggled to break off big runs and the Gators had three sacks in the half.
For the game: The defense forced nine FSU punts, turned the Seminoles over three times and limited Deondre Francois to 154 passing yards. The defense also stuffed Cam Akers, who managed only 37 yards on 13 carries.
Special teams A
First half: All three of Tommy Townsend’s punts were downed inside the 20 and Freddie Swain had a nice return on a line-drive punt. Evan McPherson’s kickoffs were deep enough to keep FSU from returning any.
Second half: More of the same as Townsend boomed a 65-yarder and UF stopped the one kickoff return at the 17. Florida special teams never gave up anything easy.
For the game: It was a fitting game to end the regular season because Florida showed how much it has improved from a year ago on special teams and FSU looked like a team that was in disarray, so much so that Chauncey Gardner-Johnson gave the Seminole sideline a hard time for only having 10 men on the field for a punt.
This game was so important and the Gators came ready to play. The streak was demolished (by the same score as Dan Mullen’s first national championship game win) and the Gators celebrated on Ron Zook Field for the first time in six years. They also set themselves up for a sweet bowl trip.