Florida Gators fall to Florida State to end 2017 season

The Florida Gators (4-6, 3-5) were blown out by the Florida State Seminoles (4-6, 3-5) on Saturday to lose for the fifth straight year to the Seminoles.

Florida was never able to get anything going on offense and quarterback Feleipe Franks had four costly turnovers to put Florida State in prime scoring position.

FIRST QUARTER:

Florida State 7, Florida 0- 20-yard fumble return by Jacob Pugh with 10:52 to go.

Florida 7, Florida State 7- 10-yard rushing touchdown by Mark Thompson with 4:03 to go.

Scoring Drive: 3 plays for 24 yards, 52 seconds time of possession.

SECOND QUARTER:

Florida State 14, Florida 7- 21-yard passing touchdown from James Blackman to Nyquan Murray with 14:24 to go.

Scoring Drive: 3 plays for 20 yards, 36 seconds time of possession.

Florida State 17, Florida 7- 25-yard field goal is good by Ricky Aguayo with 7:47 to go.

Scoring Drive: 9 plays for 57 yards, 4:25 time of possession.

Florida State 24, Florida 7- 18-yard interception return for a touchdown by Levonta Taylor with 3:46 to go.

Florida State 24, Florida 13- 4-yard touchdown pass from Feleipe Franks to Brandon Powell with 29 seconds to go.

Scoring Drive: 12 plays for 74 yards, 3:11 time of possession.

THIRD QUARTER:

Florida State 24, Florida 16- 45-yard field goal is good by Eddy Pineiro with 5:52 to go.

Scoring Drive: 6 plays for 12 yards, 2:20 time of possession.

FOURTH QUARTER:

Florida State 31, Florida 16- 10-yard rushing touchdown by Cam Akers with 11:21 to go.

Scoring Drive: 7 plays for 74 yards, 4:00 time of possession.

Florida State 38, Florida 16- 3-yard passing touchdown from James Blackman to Auden Tate with 7:33 to go.

Scoring Drive: 6 plays for 16 yards, 3:39 time of possession.

Florida State 38, Florida 21- 6-yard passing touchdown from Feleipe Franks to Brandon Powell with 37 seconds to go.
Scoring Drive: 9 plays for 72 yards, 2:38 time of possession.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.