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Opponent Preview: UF

Nov. 23, 2011





FSU vs. Clemson

 
 Game Information
 Date  Nov. 26, 2011
 Time  7 p.m.
 Location  Gainesville, Fla.
 Stadium  Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
 Gameday Info  FSU vs. Florida
   
 Series History
 Games Played  55
 Series Record  UF leads 33-20-2
 Last Meeting  31-7, FSU
   
 Florida Football
 Location  Gainesville, Fla.
 Nickname  Gators
 2011 Record  6-5, 3-5 SEC
 2011 Home/Neutral/Road  5-1/0-0/1-4
 Official Website  GatorZone.com
   
 Coaching Staff
 Head Coach  Will Muschamp
 At Florida  6-5 (1st season)
 Career Record  6-5 (1st season)
 Off. Coordinator  Bill Lazor
 Def. Coordinator  Dan Quinn
   
 Florida Schedule
 Sept. 3  W, 41-3 vs. Florida Atlantic
 Sept. 10  W, 39-0 vs. UAB
 Sept. 17  W, 33-23 vs. Tennessee
 Sept. 24  W, 48-10 at Kentucky
 Oct. 1  L, 38-10 vs. Alabama
 Oct. 8  L, 41-11 at LSU
 Oct. 15  L, 17-6 at Auburn
 Oct. 29  L, 24-20 vs. Georgia
 Nov. 5  W, 26-21 vs. Vanderbilt
 Nov. 12  L, 17-12 at South Carolina
 Nov. 19  W, 54-32 vs. Furman
 Nov. 26  vs. Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A quick look at the series history and it’s clear just how tough this Saturday’s game is going to be for Florida State.

Since 1993, the Seminoles have won in Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium just two times — once during the 1999 wire-to-wire national championship run and in 2003 when Chris Rix’s game-winning throw found the open arms of P.K. Sam in the back of the endzone.

While Florida has won just six games this year and is 3-5 in the always-tough Southeastern Conference, the Gators still have that history on their side. And when it comes to FSU-UF, you throw out the records anyway.

The Gators are paced on offense by redshirt senior John Brantley and the dynamic running-back duo of speedsters Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey. Brantley may not wow anyone with his play-making ability but he doesn’t commit many mistakes while Demps and Rainey are a threat to go the distance each time they touch the ball.

On defense, Florida boasts one of the nation’s top defensive lines and will be the stiffest challenge that the FSU offensive line will face since September’s game against Oklahoma.

Opponent Read-Up: Florida Gators
“Will Muschamp says Florida’s failures ultimately fall on him'”… Tampa Bay Times
 
“As Florida Gators’ highest paid assistant ever, Charlie Weis’ offense is as bad as last year’s”… Palm Beach Post
 
“Debose a home-run threat”… Gainesville Sun

“UF’s John Branley, FSU’s EJ Manuel looking for signature win this season”… Orlando Sentinel 

 Statistical Leaders
#12  John Brantley | 6-3 | 219 | R-Sr. | QB
 123-of-209 passing, 1,808 yards, 200.9 avg., 10 TDs, 3 INTs
#1  Chris Rainey | 5-9 | 174 |R-Sr. | RB
 140 rushes, 748 yards, 74.8 avg., 2 TDs
#11  Jordan Reed | 6-3 | 239 | R-So. | TE
 28 catches, 307 yards, 34.1 avg., 2 TDs
#52  Jon Bostic | 6-1 | 243 | Jr. | LB
 81 tackles, 6 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble
     
 Stat Comparison  UF FSU
 Rushing Offense  152.18 (65) 126.09 (86)
 Passing Offense 195.64 (87) 275.18 (25)
 Total Offense 347.82 (91) 401.27 (51)
 Scoring Offense 27.27 (62) 32.64 (33)
 Passing Efficiency 129.82 (63) 155.52 (17)
 Rushing Defense 141.64 (51) 84.36 (3)
 Passing Defense 176.55 (11) 198.45 (30)
 Total Defense 318.18 (17) 282.82 (7)
 Scoring Defense 20.55 (25) 15.91 (6)
 Pass Eff. Defense 115.40 (23) 123.28 (45)
 Net Punting 37.80 (38) 42.50 (1)
 Punt Returns 5.38 (98) 10.73 30)
 Kickoff Returns 22.57 (43) 23.57 (30)
 Turnover Margin -.73 (108) -.09 (T-63)
 Sacks 1.64 (T-81) 3.09 (6)
 Tackles for Loss 6.45 (37) 7.18 (18)
 Sacks Allowed 1.91 (58) 2.91 (107)

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