TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A rout and a nail-biter. Florida State has knocked off its two state rivals for the first time since 2016, setting off a raucous celebration.
Trey Benson had a 17-yard touchdown run with 4:06 left to give No.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will be without five receivers, including Anthony Richardson's top two targets, when the Gators play at No. 16 Florida State on Friday night.
Coach Billy Napier ruled out leading receiver Xzavier Henderson and second-leading receiver Justin Shorter along with backups Ja'Quavion Fraziars, Marcus Burke and Thai Chiaokhiao-Bowman on Wednesday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s rivalry week for most of the Southeastern Conference. The Egg Bowl. The Iron Bowl. The Palmetto Bowl. The Sunshine Showdown. Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. The Battle Line Rivalry.
Florida (6-5) at No. 16 Florida State (8-3), 7:30 p.m. EST Friday (ABC)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida State by 9 1/2.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The transfer portal has been kind to Florida State coach Mike Norvell.
Florida's Billy Napier should hope for similar success when he dives in deep this offseason.
The 16th-ranked Seminoles (8-3) are likely to start seven transfers on offense when they host the rival Gators (6-5) on Friday night.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Robert Cooper has an appreciation for change that few of his Florida State teammates can match.
The defensive tackle committed to coach Jimbo Fisher. He outlasted Willie Taggart.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Moussa passed for two touchdowns, Jaylen McCloud rushed for two scores and Florida A&M beat Bethune-Cookman 41-20 on Saturday in the Florida Classic.
Florida A&M (9-2, 7-1 SWAC) extended its winning streak to nine games after season-opening losses to Jackson State and North Carolina.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Wright threw three touchdown passes and Vanderbilt upset Florida 31-24 on Saturday afternoon for its second straight Southeastern Conference victory.
There were hugs and dancing on the field, but after a 26-game SEC skid, winning two games in a row is something Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea is taking in stride.
Florida (6-4, 3-4 SEC) at Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-5), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida by 14 1/2
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — If this was Anthony Richardson's final game in The Swamp, he led a performance to remember.
Richardson accounted for three touchdowns, Montrell Johnson Jr.
South Carolina (6-3, 3-3 SEC) at Florida (5-4, 2-4), Saturday, 4 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida by 8 1/2
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Anthony Richardson threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards and two scores as Florida snapped its two-game losing streak with a 41-24 win over Texas A&M on Saturday.
Florida (4-4, 1-4 SEC) at Texas A&M (3-5, 1-4), noon EDT (ESPN)
Line: Texas A&M by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has dismissed pass rusher Brenton Cox for what coach Billy Napier called “more of a cumulative effect here.”
Cox, a fifth-year junior and one of the team's best defenders, is expected to turn pro and enter the NFL draft.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other members of the sports world are condemning recent incidents of hate speech toward Jewish people — not just the antisemitic comments by the music mogul formerly known as Kanye West, but also outside of a college football game in Florida on Saturday night.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Georgia expects to eventually benefit from a game like this. It might happen next year. Or maybe next week.
Daijun Edwards and Kenny McIntosh ran for two touchdowns each, and the Bulldogs pulled away from Florida following a second-half scare to win 42-20 Saturday night in the rivalry dubbed “the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.”
ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Dooley, the football coach who carried himself like a professor and guided Georgia for a quarter-century of success that included the 1980 national championship, died Friday. He was 90.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was admittedly unprepared for his first collegiate start.
He found out “a day or two” before the Gators played top-ranked Georgia last year that he would be replacing Emory Jones in the latest edition of “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.” Richardson was excited for the opportunity.
Florida (4-3, 1-3 SEC) vs. No. 1 Georgia (7-0, 4-0), Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
Line: Georgia by 22 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia safety Dan Jackson is facing foot surgery that could end his season.
Coach Kirby Smart said Tuesday night that Jackson, tied for sixth on the team in tackles, won't be available for No.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was surprised, maybe even shocked, to learn the Gators were three-touchdown underdogs against rival and top-ranked Georgia.
As the home team in Saturday's neutral site game against Florida, No. 1 Georgia can leave tickets at the gate for recruits.
For Georgia coach Kirby Smart, that's not nearly enough to make up for his defending national championship team's inability to host recruits as he would in a true home game.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jayden Daniels may have run out of touchdown celebrations on Saturday night.
After outrunning Brenton Cox to the end zone for his final one of the night, Daniels stopped and stared into the stands with the football under his left arm and his right hand on his hip.
LSU (4-2, 2-1 SEC) at Florida (4-2, 1-2), 7 p.m. ET, Saturday (ESPN)
Line: Florida by 3, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaydon Hill was supposed to wear a brace on his right knee Saturday. He had practiced with it for weeks. He saw it waiting for him on the sideline.
But he felt so good in warmups that he decided to leave it there.
Missouri (2-3, 0-2 SEC) at Florida (3-2, 0-2), Noon ET, Saturday (ESPNU)
Line: Florida by 10 1/2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Richardson looked quite comfortable playing on a Sunday for the first time in his college career.
Richardson threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns as Florida handled lower-division Eastern Washington 52-17 in a game delayed a day by Hurricane Ian.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Carlos Davis threw four touchdown passes and the Western Carolina defense came up with four turnovers for a 38-17 win over VMI on Saturday.
Davis found four different receivers and was 30-of-44 passing for 336 yards with two interceptions.
Eastern Washington (1-2, 0-1 Big Sky) at Florida (2-2, 0-2 SEC), Sunday, noon ET (SEC Network Plus)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Billy Napier is shaking up his secondary after the Gators allowed 349 yards passing — including 247 of those on eight plays — in a loss at Tennessee.
For four quarters, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker and Florida counterpart Anthony Richardson went back and forth before more than 100,000 fans packed inside Neyland Stadium in one of the most entertaining games of the season.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Three Sunshine State universities took steps Tuesday to salvage home football games as Hurricane Ian approached.
Florida moved its game against Eastern Washington from Saturday to Sunday.
When Oregon got throttled by top-ranked Georgia and Utah lost at Florida, it appeared as though the Pac-12 was headed toward another College Football Playoff miss.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite an upper-body injury and the absence of his favorite target, Hendon Hooker was at his best Saturday night.
The Tennessee quarterback threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 112 yards and a score to lead the No.
No. 20 Florida (2-1, 0-1 SEC) at No. 11 Tennessee (3-0, 0-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Tennessee by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
South Florida (1-2) at Louisville (1-2, 0-1 ACC), Saturday, Noon ET (ESPN3)
Line: Louisville by 13½ according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook.
FAU (2-2) at Purdue (1-2), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network)
Line: Purdue by 19 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Josh Heupel learned quickly just what playing Florida really means to Tennessee.
“Probably 30 seconds after I arrived on campus,” the second-year Tennessee coach said.
Things to watch in Week 4 of the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 20 Florida (2-1, 0-1 SEC) at No.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier surely would have changed quarterbacks by now. Maybe even a few times.
No. 20 Florida has failed to throw a touchdown through three games, a head-scratching drought for an offense once nicknamed the Fun ‘n’ Gun and the kind of early-season passing ineptitude not witnessed from the Southeastern Conference program in more than four decades.
Three weeks into the season and there are still more than few teams ranked in The Associated Press college football poll that have a lot to prove.
The AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank was pretty much status quo this week after the first 10 teams swept on Saturday, almost untested.
SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Penix Jr. threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns, and Washington emphatically stated its case as a contender in the Pac-12 with a 39-28 win over No. 11 Michigan State on Saturday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Richardson nearly cost Florida another victory.
He can thank cornerback Tre’Vez Johnson, running back Trevor Etienne and South Florida's late gaffes for getting him off the hook.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Richardson could use a confidence boost.
The Florida quarterback was admittedly shaken during his two-turnover performance against Kentucky last week that included more than a dozen errant throws.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s euphoria after a big victory and lofty ranking has given way to trying to improve multiple phases.
The No. 9 Wildcats (2-0) hope a two-week stretch of non-conference games help their development, though Saturday’s inaugural meeting against Youngstown State poses an interesting challenge.
Youngstown State (2-0) at No. 9 Kentucky (2-0), Saturday, noon EDT (SEC Network)
Line: No line on FanDuel Sportsbook.
South Florida (1-1) at No. 18 Florida (1-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Florida by 24½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch in Week 3 of the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said that leading rusher Chris Rodriguez Jr. will return from an unspecified absence on Oct. 1 for the No.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Much of the hype surrounding Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was dashed, or at least diminished, in the Swamp on Saturday night.
No. 20 Kentucky intercepted Richardson twice, including one Keidron Smith returned 65 yards for a touchdown, and the Wildcats toppled the 12th-ranked Gators 26-16 to notch consecutive wins in the series for the first time in 45 years.