The Gators never made it look easy on Saturday, but they got the job done be defeating the Seminoles 21-14. The struggles for Florida State's offense continued as neither Drew Weatherford nor Xavier Lee could sustain continued success. Weatherford played the bulk of the game, but threw three interceptions. Lee was not much better on his six chances completing two of them.
The key to the game would be the defense of Florida State and what they could do for the offense. The Seminoles needed to create turnovers and short field for their offense, but could do neither on Saturday. Both Leak and Tebow remained interception free and the Gators lost just one fumble.
Florida now faces Arkansas in the SEC Championship and will try to keep its national title hopes alive in their first trip to Atlanta since 2000. Florida State is likely headed to a bowl game in Charlotte or Boise after Bobby Bowden's worst season since his first year at Florida State.