Issues got a bit of chippy in the Swamp on Saturday ahead of the Sunshine Showdown.
Almost half-hour earlier than kickoff, gamers from each Florida and Florida State met head to head close to the Seminoles sideline. It has not been reported who began the confrontation between the rivals.
The tense second between the two packages was transient, as officers separated gamers to their designated finish zones at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium earlier than issues escalated.
Florida (5-6, 2-6 in SEC) will look to earn its sixth win of the season for bowl eligibility below interim soccer coach Greg Knox, who stepped in for the Gators after the program parted methods with Dan Mullen on Nov. 21 following the 24-23 loss to Missouri final Saturday.
The Gators entered Saturday’s sport as winners of the final two matchups in the rivalry. Every of the final 5 video games in the rivalry have been received by a mean of 16 factors. Since 2007, the solely sport that has been determined by single digits level margin was in 2014 when the Seminoles defeated the Gators, 24-19, in Tallahassee. Previous to 2018, Florida State had received 5 consecutive video games in opposition to Florida.
Nonetheless, Florida State (5-6) received 5 of its final seven video games coming into its matchup in opposition to Florida, the Seminoles’ most wins over a seven-game stretch since FSU’s 2017 season.
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