(NEW YORK) — The fourth-ranked Florida Gators (10-1) needs a lot of help headed into Saturday if they are going to get back in BCS Championship talk. Before any talk of a title game, the Gators’ will have their in-state rival tenth-ranked Florida State (10-1) in their final game of the season.
Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, who missed last week’s game with a sprained ankle, is expected to start.
“They have really good pass rushers, they create vertical separation, they do a nice job of creating some problems for you,” said Florida head coach Will Muschamp of Florida State. “They’re very fast and athletic. We’re looking forward to going to Tallahassee.”
As for those BCS chances.
“Huge if,” said Muschamp. “We’ve got to take care of business Saturday.”
The Gators haven’t won the rivalry game since 2009.
“They’re a great team,” FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Any time you beat a great team, it’s always important.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire