Florida at Florida State game pick, prediction, odds, line: Showdown at Doak – CBS sports.com (blog)
Will he stay or will he go? Florida State’s senior class is on the verge of making program history but as this game winds down, the conversation will turn to Jimbo Fisher’s future. Reports indicate that LSU is just waiting for the clock to hit zero before “aggressively” pursuing Fisher, and that knowledge has Florida State fans debating the future of the coach more than the team’s prospects to make a good bowl game.
But there is the issue of this last football game.
Florida visits Tallahassee with an SEC East title in the bag and hobbled by injuries, but looking to end a three-year skid in the rivalry series. Jim McElwain’s team plays with a lot of pride — see: goal line stand at LSU — and will take this game as a great chance to knock the Seminoles down a notch if the focus isn’t there in Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday night. A lot of football will happen before these two teams kick off, so expect the LSU rumors to be at a fever pitch by 8:15 p.m. ET.
Florida State: The Seminoles seniors are looking to become the first group to ever go 4-0 against both Miami and Florida in their career while star running back Dalvin Cook — perhaps in his last home game as well — eyes a third-straight 100-yard game against the rival Gators. There isn’t much College Football Playoff drama here, but there is no shortage of interesting storylines, including LSU’s interest in Jimbo Fisher.
Florida: Look for Austin Appleby to get the ball out quickly to Gators’ playmakers, testing the back side of the Seminoles defense rather than relying on establishing an edge in the trenches. Florida is too banged up along the offensive line to think that the