No. 15 Florida State's senior class seeks unprecedented sweep (Nov 22, 2016) – FOXSports.com
Something other than instate pride is on the line when No. 15 Florida State hosts No. 13 Florida.
Florida State seniors are trying to accomplish a feat that no other class in program history has been able to do: Finish their careers with an 8-0 sweep of rivals Florida and Miami.
“I think it means a lot to the seniors’ legacy here, and the foundation that we set,” Seminoles’ senior cornerback Marquez White said of the possibility of going 8-0 against their two rivals. “This is my last time playing in this stadium. Last home game.
“This is the way I want to go out. This is the way I want to be remembered. So, it means a lot to have this opportunity.”
All told, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher is 12-1 against Miami and Florida since taking over the program in 2010. He is the first Florida State coach to have wins over Florida and Miami in three consecutive years.
“It’s important to us,” Fisher said. “It’s part of our goal. We always say that. The state of Florida is a dynamic football state. If you can play with Miami and Florida, you’re usually in the national title hunt.”
Of course, that isn’t quite the case this season. Miami isn’t ranked, and though Florida (8-2) has the opportunity to create a little chaos by beating Alabama in the SEC championship game Dec. 3, the Gators aren’t in College Football Playoff consideration.
That situation could been more likely had their offense matched their defense this year, but that hasn’t been the case. The Gators produced an average of