We're just about two and a half hours out from the kickoff of UF and FSU. Tallahassee is loaded with people right now, tailgates are spilling out into the streets and all is right again with football in the state of Florida.
These are the circumstances this game should be played under, both teams are in the top ten looking to play for a BCS title and finish their season with a big win over a rival. For Florida State, it's senior day for a class of kids that have been absolutely essential in the Florida State turnaround. When this senior class arrived in Tallahasee the program was down, they leave today after helping Florida State back into the national picture and with a shot at beating UF three straight times.
For Florida, this game is about sneaking into the BCS Championship. A win and a Notre Dame loss should set UF up with enough of a push to get them into the title game even without winning the SEC. Florida State is relegated more to the spoiler role today, but they can still make a move with a resounding win and some help out front.
Regardless of the ramifications of this game, when both teams are 10-1 and ranked highly this game is always good.
I'm looking forward to another classic today.
Here's your game capsule:
Announcers: Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (color), Holly Rowe (sideline)