High Stakes Football: Florida and Florida State Playing For Big Opportunities
GAINESVILLE- For Florida and Florida State, the stakes haven't been this high in a while. Not for both sides, anyway.
During the Steve Spurrier-Bobby Bowden days, the winner of this game produced a participant in the national championship game four times in the 1990's.
And although it's unlikely the winner of Saturday's game (3:30 pm, ABC) will reach the national title game this year, there is still a chance.
Both the Gators (10-1) and Seminoles (10-1) need help from other teams to jump back into the the national championship conversation, but a win for the Gators at least guarantees a BCS bowl birth (most likely the Sugar Bowl), while a win for the Seminoles coupled with an ACC Championship Game victory next week would make a compelling case for Florida State to get to the BCS title game.
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