No. 16 Florida State continues to hold back Florida

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Trey BensonHis 17-yard strike with 4:06 remaining was his third touchdown of the game and helped the Florida State No. 16 win 45-38 over rivals Florida on Friday night. .

Benson dashes 111 yards on 20 reps and Jordan Travis ran 83 yards and scored two points as the Seminoles reached 228 yards in the round – the seventh time in a row they crossed the 200 yard mark.

Florida was threatened at the last drive in the final minutes, but Anthony Richardson’s fourth downhill in the middle wasn’t complete with 39 seconds left.

Travis also completed 13 of 30 270-yard passes as Florida State (9-3) finished wiping out his state’s opponents for the first time since 2016. Seminoles overcame Miami by the score. March 45 on November 5

Florida State led 24-21 in the first half, but opened the second half with the score on the next three hits (goal, touch, touch) to take a 38-24 lead. The Gators (6-6) responded with a pair of touchdowns, one each by Montrell Johnson and Trevor Etienneto tie the game with the remaining 7:41.

Richardson completed only nine of his 27 198-yard passes and three touchdowns. Ricky Pearsall had his career-best 148 picks, including touchdown tackles at 52 and 43 yards in the first half.


Florida: The Gators ran for 262 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per take, but the passing game was nonexistent for most of the second half.

Florida State: The Seminoles dropped their season-high 38 points, but stopped at the final race to secure their best regular season since 2016.


Florida: Waiting for the notification to choose the bowl.

Florida State: Waiting for the notification to choose the bowl.


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