How to watch Florida State vs. Florida: Preview, TV schedule, odds and more

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Can Florida make up the one of the program's worst losses with an historic upset win?

The Florida-Florida State football matchup has a bit less gusto this season, with Florida State on top of the college football world and Florida firmly at the bottom of it.

The Seminoles are a perfect 11-0 and are coming off a 80-14 thrashing of Idaho their last time out. Florida State is outscoring their opponents by a ridiculous 55.2-11.4 margin, and rank in the top 25 in the nation in nearly every category.

The Gators sunk to a new low in program history last week, suffering their first-ever loss to an FCS opponent when they fell to visiting Georgia Southern. It's the sixth straight loss for Florida, which has clinched its first losing season since 1979.

The numbers

Rankings and records: Florida State is ranked No. 2 in the BCS rankings. The Seminoles are 11-0, while the Gators are 4-7. Florida has a 34-21-2 all-time lead in the series, and has won seven of the past nine matchups between the two schools.

Vegas: Florida State is a 27.5-point favorite. The over/under is 44 points.

Weather: Low 70s and partly cloudy.

Three names to know

Jameis Winston. The Heisman frontrunner has simply had a fantastic season, but will be tasked with facing a very tough Florida secondary.

Devonta Freeman. One-third of the Seminoles' terrifying rushing group, Freeman is leading the way for Florida State on the ground.

Skyler Mornhinweg. Florida's freshman quarterback has not had the year that Florida State's freshman quarterback has had, but he'll have to hold on to the ball if the Gators stand a chance.

Two things at stake

Florida State is on track for the national title game, and a loss here would prevent that from happening.

A win for Florida would certainly make Will Muschamp's seat a bit cooler.

How to witness

TV: 12 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Radio: Here's a list of Florida State affiliates. Here's one for Florida.

Online streaming: WatchESPN.

Further reading

For everything Florida State, head to Tomahawk Nation. For all your Florida coverage, check out Alligator Army.

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