Florida State running back Jermaine Thomas celebrates, left, with offensive tackle Andrew Datko after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against Miami on Saturday night. Thomas scored three times.
Florida vs. Florida State, UF vs. FSU, Orange and Blue vs the Garnet and Gold.. whichever way you want to say it.. its a rivalry that speaks volumes.
"Florida State and Florida its always a big rivalry and its a big game for us this year." says FSU Sophomore Everett Dawkins.
"It's why you come to Florida State to play Florida in the last game of the season. Ever since ive been here we havent had good success against Florida and we wanna change that." adds Junior Terrance Parks.
Senior Marcus White adds, "It's my last home game and I cant wait, Its a rivalry, and if we want to complete some of our goals like winning the state of Florida we gonna complete this one, we gotta go hard and they are a great team."
The past six years the Gators have had complete control of this matchup.
But 2010 has given UF a new quarterback, FSU a new head coach and a whole new outlook.
"I know Florida's lost four football games, but theyre still a great football team. They have a few moments that didnt went well, but theyre still a good footbal team, but I think were getting better, so it will be a great challenge for us and we are looking forward to it." says Jimbo Fisher.
"We've always been the unranked team, but its kinda the other way around this time, but we know its going to be an extremely tough game, but one game that we really want to win." adds Quarterback Christian Ponder.
The Noles head into this game 8-3 and the Gators 7-4, But season records aside.. this game is for all the bragging rights.