Boxscore
Florida State 31, Florida 7
Saturday, November 27, 2010 3:30 PM
Location - Doak Campbell Stadium
Attendance - 82324

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Florida 7 0 0 0 7
Florida State 3 21 7 0 31

Recap


Florida State emphatically put an end to a galling losing streak and got even better news afterward.

Christian Ponder threw three touchdown passes and the Seminoles got what they have long been looking for, a win over Florida, with a 31-7 rout on Saturday in a non-conference battle between in-state rivals.

The Seminoles found out after the game that they had won the ACC Atlantic Division title when North Carolina State (5-3 in ACC) lost 38-31 to Maryland. Florida State (6-2 in ACC) will play Virginia Tech next Saturday for a berth in the Orange Bowl.

Florida had won six straight in the series and Gators coach Urban Meyer started his career by going 5-0 against Florida State. But many of those wins came with Tim Tebow at quarterback. Tebow is now gone and so is Florida’s stranglehold on the series.

Ponder and the Seminoles (9-3, 6-2 ACC) got going in the second quarter. The Gators had a 7-3 lead but that was erased by a 10-yard touchdown run by Lonnie Pryor that gave Florida State a 10-3 lead.

Ponder, who completed 16-of-24 passes for 221 yards, then threw scoring strikes of 39-yards to Rodney Smith and 15-yards to Taiwan Easterling to give the Seminoles a 24-7 lead at the half.

Ponder threw his final touchdown pass in the third quarter, a 29-yarder to Willie Haulstead, to cap the scoring.

Having already beaten Miami this season, Florida State has now topped both it’s main state rivals in the same season for the first time since 1999.

John Brantley threw a 20-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter for the Gators (7-5, 4-4 Southeastern Conference).
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:38
Florida State   FG  Florida State 3 - Florida 0
1st Quarter - 10:43
Florida   TD  Florida State 3 - Florida 7
2nd Quarter - 12:06
Florida State   TD  Florida State 10 - Florida 7
2nd Quarter - 10:45
Florida State   TD  Florida State 17 - Florida 7
2nd Quarter - 2:53
Florida State   TD  Florida State 24 - Florida 7
3rd Quarter - 9:19
Florida State   TD  Florida State 31 - Florida 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Florida Florida State
W/L 7 - 5 - 0 9 - 3 - 0
Conference 4 - 4 - 0 6 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Florida Florida State
Score 7 31
First Downs 17 21
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-12
50%
8-for-15
53%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 284 335
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 46-220 39-114
Average/Rush 4.8 2.9
Passing
Comp-Att 8-16 16-24
Passing Yards 64 221
Average/Pass Play 3.6 9.2
Penalties-Yards 11-79 5-51
Fumbles-Lost 4-3 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 27:01 32:59

PLAYER STATS

Florida (7 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Brantley 6/12 52 1 1
J. Reed 2/4 12 0 0
Florida State (9 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Ponder 16/24 221 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Reed 13 74 5.7 0
C. Rainey 11 73 6.6 0
J. Demps 9 44 4.9 0
T. Burton 9 31 3.4 0
C. Henry 1 4 4.0 0
J. Brantley 3 -6 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Thompson 17 42 2.5 0
E. Manuel 5 27 5.4 0
C. Ponder 7 18 2.6 0
T. Jones 5 15 3.0 0
L. Pryor 5 12 2.4 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Rainey 4 25 6.2 0
R. Clark 1 20 20.0 1
F. Hammond Jr. 1 9 9.0 0
T. Burton 1 6 6.0 0
C. Moore 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Smith 4 79 19.8 1
T. Easterling 3 35 11.7 1
B. Reed 3 33 11.0 0
B. Reliford 2 30 15.0 0
W. Haulstead 1 29 29.0 1
C. Thompson 2 12 6.0 0
L. Pryor 1 3 3.0 0
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