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Florida State 45, Florida 38

(AP Photo/Phil Sears)

By BOB FERRANTE
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Trey Benson's 17-yard scoring run with 4:06 left in the game was his third touchdown of the game and gave No. 16 Florida State a 45-38 win over rival Florida.

Benson rushed for 111 yards on 20 carries and Jordan Travis ran for 83 yards and two scores as the Seminoles piled up 228 yards on the round - the seventh straight time they surpassed the 200-yard rushing mark.

Florida threatened on its last drive in the final minutes, but Anthony Richardson's fourth-down pass over the middle fell incomplete with 39 seconds to go.

Travis also completed 13 of 30 passes for 270 yards as Florida State (9-3) completed a sweep of its state rivals for the first time since 2016. The Seminoles routed Miami 45-3 on Nov. 5.

Florida State trailed 24-21 at the half, but opened the second half with scores on its next three drives (field goal, touchdown, touchdown) to jump in front 38-24. The Gators (6-6) answered with a pair of touchdowns, one each by Montrell Johnson and Trevor Etienne, to tie the game with 7:41 left.

Richardson completed just 9 of 27 passes for 198 yards and three TDs. Ricky Pearsall had a career-best 148 receiving yards, including touchdowns catches of 52 and 43 yards in the first half.

TAKEAWAYS

Florida: The Gators ran for 262 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry, but the passing game was non-existent for much of the second half.

Florida State: The Seminoles gave up a season-high 38 points, but made a stop on the final drive to secure their best regular season since 2016.

November 26, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter FlaFlaSt
FlaSt TD 11:30 Trey Benson 9 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 0 7
Fla TD 11:14 Ricky Pearsall 52 yd pass from Anthony Richardson (Adam Mihalek kick) 7 7
Fla TD 4:06 Jonathan Odom 12 yd pass from Anthony Richardson (Adam Mihalek kick) 14 7
FlaSt TD 1:28 Jordan Travis 29 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 14 14
Second Quarter FlaFlaSt
Fla TD 9:25 Ricky Pearsall 43 yd pass from Anthony Richardson (Adam Mihalek kick) 21 14
FlaSt TD 5:44 Jordan Travis 1 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 21 21
Fla FG 0:42 Adam Mihalek 41 yd FG 24 21
Third Quarter FlaFlaSt
FlaSt FG 8:53 Ryan Fitzgerald 46 yd FG 24 24
FlaSt TD 4:21 Trey Benson 1 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 24 31
FlaSt TD 2:28 Kentron Poitier 6 yd pass from Jordan Travis (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 24 38
Fourth Quarter FlaFlaSt
Fla TD 10:35 Montrell Johnson Jr. 1 yd run (Adam Mihalek kick) 31 38
Fla TD 7:41 Trevor Etienne 45 yd run (Adam Mihalek kick) 38 38
FlaSt TD 4:06 Trey Benson 17 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 38 45
Team Stats
  Florida Florida State
First downs 22 26
  Rushing 12 13
  Passing 7 9
  Penalty 3 4
3rd Down Efficiency 8-16, 50% 9-16, 56%
4th down efficiency 1-3, 33% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 46-262 44-227
Passing Yards 198 270
Return Yards 104 7
Completions-Attempts-Int 9-27-1 13-30-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--1 2--9
Punts 3 2
Punts-Average 46.3 47
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties - Yards 10-91 6-38
Time of Possession 29:53 30:07
Florida Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Richardson 9 27 198 3 1
Florida State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Travis 13 30 270 1 0
Florida Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Etienne 17 129 7.6 1
M. Johnson Jr. 17 85 5.0 1
A. Richardson 10 41 4.1 0
J. Kitna 1 6 6.0 0
R. Pearsall 1 1 1.0 0
Florida State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Benson 20 111 5.6 3
J. Travis 15 83 5.5 2
L. Toafili 4 25 6.3 0
T. Ward 4 9 2.3 0
Florida Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Pearsall 5 148 29.6 2
J. Odom 3 39 13.0 1
D. Zanders 1 11 11.0 0
Florida State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Benson 2 51 25.5 0
J. Wilson 2 46 23.0 0
C. McDonald 2 44 22.0 0
M. McClain 1 44 44.0 0
K. Poitier 3 37 12.3 1
O. Wilson 1 29 29.0 0
M. Pittman 1 12 12.0 0
P. Daniel 1 7 7.0 0
Florida Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Florida State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Jones 1 0
Florida Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Crawshaw 3 139 46.3
Florida State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Mastromanno 2 94 47.0
Florida Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Pearsall 2 17 8.5
Florida State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Pittman 2 7 3.5
Florida Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Etienne 3 87 29.0
Florida State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Florida Missed FG
Player Length
Florida State Missed FG
Player Length
R. Fitzgerald 37




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