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Florida State vs. Georgia Predictions: Can the Seminoles win their 20th straight game?

Florida State vs. Georgia Predictions: Can the Seminoles win their 20th straight game?

The fifth-ranked, undefeated and sixth-ranked Florida State Seminoles Georgia Bulldogs He will meet at the 90th Annual Capital One Orange bowl in Doc South Hard Rock Stadium tomorrow. The game is scheduled to start at 4:00 PM and will be broadcast on ESPN.

The Florida State Seminoles (13-0, 8-0 ACC), whose current 19-game winning streak is the second-longest in the country, made college football history when the “so-called” CFP committee made the decision to make the Noles the first Power Conference champion 5 Undefeated and did not reach the playoff.

The Georgia Bulldogs (12-1, 8-0 SEC) have won 45 of their 47 games, making their 27th consecutive bowl appearance, the longest streak in the country dating back to 1997. The Bulldogs' bowl record is 37-21-3 , with one of those ties coming with a 17-17 tie in the 1984 Citrus Bowl against the Seminoles. The two teams did not even meet again Sugary After the 2002 season when Georgia defeated FSU 26-13. Georgia has won the last two national championships, six straight bowl games, and has gone 3-1 in its past Orange Bowl games.

Florida State will play its 50th game with a 30-17-2 record, including a 5-5 record in the Orange Bowl. This will be the Seminoles' first Orange Bowl appearance since 2016 when they beat Michigan 33-32, and the 11th time overall they have played in the Orange Bowl. Since the start of the 2022 season, the Noles' 23 wins and 88.5% winning percentage rank fourth in the nation, and first in the ACC.

Georgia has the distinction of being the first team ever to be ranked No. 1 in the second-to-last poll of the season and not make the playoffs. The Bulldogs are one of only two teams in the country ranked in the top 10 in both scoring and defense. The Bulldogs rank ninth in scoring defense at 16.6 ppg and ninth in scoring offense at 38.4 ppg.

This season, Georgia set an SEC record for the most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Bulldogs spent 24 weeks in first place and that ranks second all-time in the College Football Playoff era.

Florida State (46.8%) is the only team in the country forcing more incompletions than completions allowed. Florida State's offense led the ACC in fewest turnovers (5, first nationally), fewest interceptions (2, second), fewest fumbles lost (3, 11), touchdowns scored (61, 10) and passing efficiency (150.7, 30).

Here are the latest statistics comparing the offense, defense and special teams at Florida State and Georgia.

However, both teams playing in the Orange Bowl tomorrow afternoon are not the same teams they played during the regular season, especially the Noles. Florida State's depleted roster is in much worse shape than Georgia's due to several FSU starters leaving for the NFL or entering the transfer portal.

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Below is a list of players who will not suit up for Florida State in tomorrow's Orange Bowl game.

  • Tate Rodemaker-QB (Transfer Portal)
  • Keon Coleman-WR (NFL)
  • Johnny Wilson-WR (NFL)
  • Trey Benson-RB (NFL)
  • Thomas Schrader-iOL (Transfer Portal)
  • Bless Harris-OT (Transfer Portal)
  • Patrick Payton Edge (Transfer Portal)
  • Ayobami Tifase-DL (Transfer Portal)
  • Daughtry Richardson-OL (Transfer Portal)
  • Qae'Shon Sapp-OL (Transfer Portal)
  • Dylan Brown-Turner-LB (Transfer Portal)
  • CJ Campbell-RB (Transfer Portal)
  • Preston Daniel-TE (Transfer Portal)
  • Markeston Douglas-TE (Transfer Portal)
  • AJ Duffy-QB (Transfer Portal)
  • Colin King-OT (Transfer Portal)
  • Winston Wright-WR (Transfer Portal)
  • Dylan Brown-DL (Transfer Portal)
  • Malcolm Ray-DL (Transfer Portal)
  • Tyler Keltner-K (Transfer Portal)
  • Rodney Hill-RB (Transfer Portal)
  • DJ Lundy-LB (Transfer Portal)
  • Dwayne Wells Jr. – DB (Transfer Portal; withdrawn, can play)

Below is a list of players who will not play for the Bulldogs.

  • Metin Ibirugba, DL (Transfer Portal)
  • Mekhi Mews, LB (Transfer Portal)
  • EJ Lightsey, LB (Transfer Portal)
  • Xavian Sorey, LB (Transfer Portal)
  • Neyland Green, CB (Transfer Portal)
  • Jared Zirkle, K (Transfer Portal)
  • Jonathan Jefferson, DL (Transfer Portal)
  • CJ Madden, EDGE (Transfer Portal)
  • Austin Blaskey, OT (Transfer Portal)
  • Jackson Mix, WR (Transfer Portal)
  • Brock Vandgriff, QB (Transfer Portal)
  • Darris Smith, EDGE (Transfer Portal)
  • Smoke Boy, CB (Transfer Portal)
  • Yazeed Haynes, WR (Transfer Portal)
  • Aliyu Bah, OL (Transfer Portal)
  • Marvin Jones Jr., EDGE (Transfer Portal)
  • Logan Johnson, WR (Transfer Portal)
  • AJ Harris, CB (Transfer Portal)
  • Joshua Miller, iOL (Transfer Portal)

According to the Kings Projectthe Seminoles are 18.5-point underdogs against the Bulldogs, with the over/under set at 44.5.

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  • NoleThruandThru (season record: 13-0)

Honestly, I don't care about the final score of this match. I choose to remember the great moments, the highlights and the unique brotherhood of the 2023 team. What a special group of guys, what a season! Major props to the 'Noles who chose not to fold and play each other in this game. Some of the guys will get some important reps against excellent competition. Then to 2024.

Georgia 55, Soviet Union 23

  • Frank DeNul (season record: 15-0)

This will be a tough game, as the team with the last possession will win the game. The Noles would finally have the ball and they would cut off another piece of SOD to bring home and bury.

FSU Seminoles 27, Georgia Bulldogs 24

  • John Marchant (season record: 13-0)

Not the same FSU team that finished undefeated. Georgia is much more talented from top to bottom.

USSR 13, Georgia 33

I'll go with the Seminoles because why not? Braden Fisk dominates a great season and closes it out with a scoop and score.

NFL 21 Yoga 17

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  • Jordan Silversmith (season record: 12-1)

After being around the players and staff the last couple of days, it feels like the page has turned. While the scars will stay with them forever, they are focused on trying to shock the world. With the majority of the offensive line remaining intact and the defense fielding a unit that has played a lot of snaps this year, the game will be closer than experts think. The biggest issues come from the Georgia run game and FSU's pass rushers. Will the Bulldogs run the ball into oblivion and dominate the line of scrimmage? Can the young pass catchers make life easy for true freshman Brock Glenn or will one of UGA's veteran high school seniors knock them out?

At the end of the day, the NFL needs positive momentum heading into the offseason. I think Mike Norvell is deflating the playbook and getting into a fight. Ultimately, Georgia is Georgia, and they will withdraw too late. Check and cover Georgia.

Florida 10 Georgia 31

  • Evenflow58 (season record: 13-0)

The FFA is going to blow up Georgia. The game won't even be close.

Florida 106 Georgia 3

This Orange Bowl became a no-win situation the moment the committee snubbed FSU. I expect NFL fans watching the film will be aurally and intellectually assaulted by the broadcasters. This farce is a good reason to use that mute button.

Georgia 48 – Bo Corrigan b***hs 10

Florida State Seminoles vs. Georgia Bulldogs: How to watch


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Florida State vs. Georgia: Game Notes

» No. 4 Florida State will face No. 6 Georgia in the Capital One Orange Bowl, the Seminoles' 11th Orange Bowl appearance and third bowl matchup with the Bulldogs. FSU's 11 Orange Bowl appearances are the most by an ACC team and the third-most by any team.

» Florida State is making its 50th appearance and has 30 all-time victories. Since 1980, FSU's 40 seasons with a postseason appearance and 27 seasons with a bowl win are the most in the country.

» Florida State won 13 games for the third time in program history, joining the teams of 2013 and 2014. FSU is one of four remaining undefeated FBS teams and has the second-longest active winning streak in the country, at 19 games. During its streak, which is also the second-longest in program history and the third-longest ever by an ACC program, Florida State has outscored its opponents 734-316.

» FSU won its fifth ACC Championship Game and 16th overall ACC title with a 16-6 win over No. 14 Louisville in Charlotte on Dec. 2. FSU set an ACC Championship Game record with 14.0 tackles for loss and 188 total yards allowed while adding 7.0 sacks and 10 pass breakups. Louisville entered the game averaging 33.0 points and 438.6 yards of offense.

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» FSU is the first undefeated team to play in the Orange Bowl without a CFP or BCS National Championship semifinal since Nebraska at the conclusion of the 1997 season.

» With the win over Louisville, Florida State leads the nation with eight wins over Power 5 teams.

» Florida State has seen 20 different players score touchdowns this season, tied with the 2003 and 2013 teams for the most in a single season. The 23 FSU players who scored this year tied a program record, having done so four previous times, most recently in 2008.

» Since beating Clemson 31-24 on Sept. 23, Florida State has held nine straight opponents to 20 or fewer points, the longest active streak in the country (at four games) and the longest streak in the NFL since a nine-game streak in 2013.

» Florida State has been ranked in the AP's top five for 14 straight weeks, the program's longest streak since 2013-14 when Florida State was in the top five for 27 straight polls.

» The Seminoles boast one of the best pass defenses in the country, leading the country in opponent completion percentage (46.8), pass breakups (77) and passes defended (87). FSU's defense also ranks second nationally in opponent passing efficiency (96.50) and fourth in fewest passes allowed (8).

» Florida State (46.8%) is the only team in the country that forces more incompletions than completions allowed. The last time a P5 team held opponents to under 50 percent completion in a season was in 2018, when Michigan and LSU Recording marks of 49.5 and 49.7 percent respectively, the last time the NFL held opponents to less than 50 percent completion of a season was 2012.

» FSU leads the ACC in both scoring offense (37.0, 13th nationally) and scoring defense (15.9, 6th), and is one of four teams in the country to lead its conference in both categories.

» The Noles rank third nationally in total sacks (45), fourth in defensive third downs (27.4%) and turnover margin (+0.92), sixth in total tackles for loss (96.0) and eighth in passing yards allowed per game (170.4). ).

» Florida State's offense leads the ACC in fewest turnovers (5, 1 nationally), fewest interceptions thrown (2, 2), fewest fumbles lost (3, 11), and touchdowns scored (61 , 10) and passing efficiency (150.7, 30).

» The FSU leads the ACC and is second in the country with a kickoff return average of 27.08 yards, and its net punt return average of 43.21 yards per punt is fifth nationally.

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