Florida State rips Florida to stay unbeaten
Gainesville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes to Kelvin Benjamin as the second-ranked Florida State Seminoles concluded an undefeated regular season with a 37-7 victory over rival Florida.
Winston continued to put any distractions from an ongoing sexual assault investigation aside, completing 19-of-31 passes for 327 yards. Benjamin accounted for the bulk of the yards as he totaled a career-high 212 on nine receptions.
Devonta Freeman added a rushing touchdown for Florida State (12-0).
The last 12-0 Florida State team reached that mark by capturing the 1999 national championship. The current incarnation is now seemingly a win over Duke in the ACC championship game away from contesting for another national title. Whether Winston will be available to play is unclear.
For the first time this season, the Seminoles failed to score at least 40 points. They had tied the 2005 Texas squad's single-season FBS mark for the most consecutive 40-point games.
Skyler Mornhinweg connected on 20-of-25 passes, but had just 115 yards and a touchdown for the Gators (4-8), who wrapped up their first losing season since 1979 on a seven-game slide.
11/30 15:19:25 ET