The arrival of Week 13 of the college football season means the arrival rivalry week. Few rivalry games are bigger than the annual Sunshine Showdown between the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles.
Here's everything you need to know about the Sunshine Showdown on Friday.
Where is Sunshine Showdown 2022?
The 2022 Sunshine Showdown will be played in Tallahassee, FL at the Seminoles' Doak Campbell Stadium. Doak Campbell Stadium holds a capacity of 79,560 seats and was built in 1950. Florida State is 4-2 at home this season, while the 6-5 Gators are just 1-2 on the road.
Dating back to 2000, Florida State is 5-5 when playing the Sunshine Showdown in front of its home crowd.
When is Florida vs Florida State Sunshine Showdown?
The 2022 Sunshine Showdown is scheduled for Week 13 of the college football season. The game will be played on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game airs live on ABC.
Sunshine Showdown Florida vs Florida State Prediction and Odds 2022
Our Sunshine Showdown prediction is from The Duel's official Florida vs Florida State betting preview.
Florida State's defense is best in the ACC allowing just 293 yards per game, 4.57 yards per play and 18 points per game while sporting the league's best pass defense. The Gators do have a solid duel-threat strong-armed QB in Anthony Richardson, but he's completed just 55% of his passes this season and will struggle some against FSU's dominant defense.
Florida's defense has allowed 413 YPG vs FBS opponents, and the Gators projected to be out-gained in this contest by at least 140 yards. Florida is +8 in turnover margin this season, but haven't taken advantage enough.
Florida State defense’s three-and-out rate of 38.1% is 20th nationally. The 'Noles special teams are one of two teams in the country that is ranked in the top-20 in kickoff return average, punt return average and punt return defense.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook and will be updated when available.
Moneyline: FLA: (+265) | FSU: (-335)
Spread: FLA: +9.5 (-110) | FSU: -9.5 (-110)
Total: 57.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Final Score Prediction: Florida State: 31 | Florida: 17
Sunshine Showdown History
Florida and Florida State have faced off 65 times since their first meeting in 1958. The has been a fairly close rivalry, with the Gators notching 37 wins to Florida State's 26. There have also been two ties in the series.
The series has favored Florida State in five of the last eight matchups, although the Gators are on a three-game winning streak in this rivalry. Florida beat the Seminoles, 24-21, in last year's meeting.
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