This Saturday, Florida State will head to The Swamp to take on the rival Gators. The game isn’t expected to be close, and even a Florida player has admitted that he doesn’t like his team’s odds.
Florida State is an extremely balanced team, and has been dominating both sides of the ball in 2013. Even the Gators’ biggest strength — their defense — isn’t as good as Florida State’s. FSU wide receiver Kenny Shaw told Corey Clark of the Tallahassee Democrat as much:
Shaw: “Where we do have the upper hand in that we go up against a better defense every day.”
— Corey Clark/TDO.com (@Corey_Clark) November 27, 2013
It’s true — while Florida’s defense is 16th in the country in points allowed, giving up 19.6 per game, it still pales in comparison to the Seminoles’, which only allows 11.4 points per game, the second best mark in the country.
There’s no disputing that FSU is a clear favorite, as Shaw acknowledges. But as they say: “that’s why they play the games.” We’ll see how things go on Saturday — crazy things tend to happy during Rivalry Week.