Turkey Day may be over, but the Florida State University football team is giving thanks for their victorious win over the University of Florida, 38-22.
Defense ruled the field in the first half of the game with the Seminoles producing three takeaways adding up to 21 points.
In the first interceptions of his career, Levonta Taylor led the way and added a pick-six to catapult the ‘Noles to 24-7 over the Gators.
UF’s starting quarterback, Feleipe Franks, struggled to connect, throwing multiple interceptions.
Although Florida scored early thanks to an impressive interception, it could not continue to make gains and the Gators were constrained by mostly minuscule yards.
It wasn’t all fun and games for Florida State either. The second half saw the ‘Noles going three-and-out on its first two possessions.
UF showed serious skills when it came to field possession. With less than 6 minutes left in the third quarter, the Gators chomped Florida State’s lead to a one possession 24-16 score, thanks to a 45-yard field goal.
Florida began blessing FSU by collecting penalties, leaving the Seminoles with several failed opportunities to score.
After missing multiple scoring marks, the ’Noles finally came through early in the fourth quarter featuring a 39-yard pass to Ermon Lane, followed by a 10-yard rushing touchdown via Cam Akers.
Desperate to score, Florida managed to up its numbers, with a mere 38 seconds remaining.
In the end, it was a decisive victory for FSU, who will get to continue their season and host the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) on December 2.