Boxscore
Florida 37, Florida State 26
Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Doak Campbell Stadium
Attendance - 83429

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Florida 3 10 0 24 37
Florida State 0 3 17 6 26

Recap


No. 6 Florida 37, No. 5 Florida State 26:
Mike Gillislee rushed for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the visiting Gators dominated the fourth quarter in a game of wild momentum swings.

Jeff Driskel passed for 147 yards and a touchdown and the defense forced five turnovers for Florida (11-1), which snapped a two-game losing streak in the series. The Gators' chances for a spot in the BCS Championship Game, though, were dashed when Notre Dame defeated USC 22-13 later Saturday.

EJ Manuel threw for 182 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a pair of scores, but was intercepted three times and lost a crushing fumble early in the fourth quarter for the Seminoles (10-2).

Florida dominated the first half and took a 13-3 lead into the locker room. Florida State came alive after the break, scoring its first touchdown when Manuel hit tight end Nick O’Leary for a 6-yard score and getting some help from the defense when Bjoern Werner forced a fumble on the Gators’ next play.

Manuel busted through for a 1-yard touchdown run to give Florida State its first lead, 17-13, with 8:30 left in the third quarter. It would stretch to 20-13 before Florida began to get back into the game.

The Gators got on the board early in the fourth with a field goal and changed the entire complexion of the game on the ensuing drive, when Antonio Morrison sacked Manuel, forcing a fumble and knocking the senior quarterback out for a series. Gillislee broke through for a 37-yard touchdown on the play following the fumble and Florida went on to score 24 straight points in the fourth quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Matt Jones added 81 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight carries for the Gators. … The Seminoles will play Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game next week. … Manuel was evaluated for a concussion on the sidelines while sophomore Clint Trickett took over under center. Manuel did not show any signs of injury upon his return.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:13
Florida   FG  Florida State 0 - Florida 3
2nd Quarter - 6:53
Florida   FG  Florida State 0 - Florida 6
2nd Quarter - 5:26
Florida   TD  Florida State 0 - Florida 13
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Florida State   FG  Florida State 3 - Florida 13
3rd Quarter - 10:27
Florida State   TD  Florida State 10 - Florida 13
3rd Quarter - 8:30
Florida State   TD  Florida State 17 - Florida 13
3rd Quarter - 4:24
Florida State   FG  Florida State 20 - Florida 13
4th Quarter - 13:27
Florida   FG  Florida State 20 - Florida 16
4th Quarter - 11:01
Florida   TD  Florida State 20 - Florida 23
4th Quarter - 7:00
Florida   TD  Florida State 20 - Florida 30
4th Quarter - 2:33
Florida   TD  Florida State 20 - Florida 37
4th Quarter - 0:00
Florida State   TD  Florida State 26 - Florida 37
TEAMS

Team Records

  Florida Florida State
W/L 11 - 1 - 0 10 - 2 - 0
Conference 7 - 1 - 0 7 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Florida Florida State
Score 37 26
First Downs 21 20
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-15
53%
7-for-13
54%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 394 300
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 47-244 25-112
Average/Rush 5.2 4.5
Passing
Comp-Att 16-25 19-36
Passing Yards 150 188
Average/Pass Play 5.2 4.9
Penalties-Yards 12-101 3-20
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Time of Possession 36:20 23:40

PLAYER STATS

Florida (11 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Driskel 15/23 147 1 0
T. Burton 1/2 3 0 0
Florida State (10 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Manuel 18/33 182 1 3
C. Trickett 1/2 6 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Gillislee 24 140 5.8 2
M. Jones 8 81 10.1 1
T. Burton 1 24 24.0 0
O. Hines 2 11 5.5 0
L. Purifoy 1 8 8.0 0
J. Driskel 11 -20 -1.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Manuel 12 54 4.5 2
D. Freeman 8 37 4.6 0
J. Wilder Jr. 3 13 4.3 0
L. Pryor 2 8 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Reed 4 54 13.5 0
F. Hammond Jr. 3 26 8.7 0
Q. Dunbar 4 25 6.2 1
M. Gillislee 2 22 11.0 0
O. Hines 2 20 10.0 0
T. Burton 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Greene 5 65 13.0 0
K. Shaw 5 58 11.6 0
J. Wilder Jr. 4 31 7.8 0
D. Freeman 1 16 16.0 0
R. Smith 2 7 3.5 0
N. O'Leary 1 6 6.0 1
G. Dent 1 5 5.0 0