The Florida Gators are all but assured of a Sugar Bowl berth after beating the Florida State Seminoles 37-26.
The Florida Gators are all but assured of going to a BCS game as the SEC's second at-large team after beating the Florida St. Seminoles. Florida should finish with a top four ranking and move ahead of next week's Alabama-Georgia loser to earn a Sugar Bowl berth (the winner of the SEC title game will be headed to Miami). Here are the video highlights of the game.
Florida dominated the first half and really didn't allow FSU to breathe, but could only manage 13 points off of two Caleb Sturgis field goals and a Mike Gillislee touchdown rush. Florida State responded with 20 straight points at the end of the second quarter and through the third. EJ Manuel found Nick O'Leary for a six yard touchdown strike and rushed in another, and Dustin Hopkins nailed field goals from 50 and 53 yards.
Trailing 20-13, Sturgis added another field goal to make it 20-16, then took advantage of a critical Manuel fumble with a Gillislee 37 yard touchdown run to take the lead for good. A huge Marcus Roberson punt return set up a connection between Jeff Driskel and Quinton Dunbar, and Matt Jones polished it off with a 32 yard strike.