Florida State Seminoles vs Florida Gators Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Gators (+11)
The Florida Gators (5-6) are hosting the Florida State Seminoles (11-0) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Florida opens as 11-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 51.5.
The Florida State Seminoles head into this matchup 11-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Seminoles faced off with the North Alabama Lions and walked away with a win by a score of 58-13. Tate Rodemaker went 13/23 with 217 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 164.5 and finished the game without throwing an interception. CJ Campbell led the offense in rushing for the Seminoles with 3 attempts for 78 yards (26.0 yds per attempt). The Florida State Seminoles rushed the ball a total of 37 different times and totaled 248 yds, which is an average of 6.7 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they had 67 plays which converted into 521 yds. Florida State conceded 15 pass completions on 30 tries for a total of 83 yds, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. On the ground, the Seminoles gave up 143 yards on 34 tries, which calculates to 4.2 yds per rush allowed.
When it comes to scoring, the Florida State Seminoles have an average of 40.1 points per contest. As a unit they are averaging 162.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 63rd in the country. The Seminoles currently have 4,969 total yards this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Florida State has compiled 25 passing touchdowns and 28 touchdowns via the ground. Florida State has amassed 235 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 74 penalties for 706 yards. They have turned the ball over 6 different times.
The Seminoles rank 12th in the nation in terms of team defense, conceding 16.9 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 139.6 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,536 rushing yards through 11 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Seminoles are giving up 2,019 yds which ranks them 15th in the country. They have relinquished 183.5 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 47.2%. For the season, they have relinquished 323.1 yards per contest which ranks them 24th in D-1. They have conceded 8 touchdowns by air as well as 11 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Gators head into this game 5-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Gators walked away with a loss by a score of 33-31 against the Missouri Tigers. Montrell Johnson carried the ball 12 times for 85 yards, ending the contest with 7.1 yds per carry for Florida. Graham Mertz (2 TDs) ended the contest with 183 yards on 14/21 passing while his quarterback rate was 161.8. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 8.7. Florida allowed 32 rushing attempts for 177 yds (5.5 yards per carry). The Gators pass defense conceded a completion rate of 57.1%, surrendering 331 yds on 20 out of 35 passing. The Gators finished the contest with 500 yds on 66 plays (7.6 yds per play). Florida ran the ball for 6.5 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 261 yds on 40 carries.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Gators rank 51st in Division 1 holding an average of 29.6 points per game. The Florida Gators hold an average of 425.2 yards per outing, which has them sitting 41st in D-1. The Florida offense has accrued 505 yds of penalties on 72 violations, which is 43rd in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 4 picks while conceding 7 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 248 1st downs. During the season so far, the Gators currently sit at 3,025 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 275.0 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 29th in the nation. They are averaging 150.2 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,652 yards in total.
The Gators are allowing 27.9 points per game, which puts them 88th in the country. Florida has conceded a total of 1,777 yards rushing (161.5 yards/game) and 18 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. Overall, they have relinquished 307 points in total. They have allowed 18 touchdowns via the pass and 235.1 yards per game, which has them sitting 86th in D-1. The Gators defense has participated in 655 plays, which is good for 10th in Division 1. They have earned 4 fumbles and 3 interceptions so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Gators college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Gators +11
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