Music City Bowl

Music City Bowl

Multiple suspensions likely for Music City Bowl, plus 3 games in 2008
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As many as 20 Florida State football players will be suspended from playing against Kentucky in the Dec. 31 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, as well as the first three games of the 2008 season, for their roles in an alleged cheating scandal involving an Internet-based course, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday morning.

Florida State officials are expected to announce the results of the investigation this week. The source said university officials determined Monday night the exact number of football players who will be suspended. The university isn't expected to immediately reveal the identities of the student-athletes involved in the alleged cheating.

"If the players fight the suspensions, they'll risk losing all of their eligibility," a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday morning.

The source said student-athletes in several other sports also were implicated in the cheating scandal.

The investigation already has led to the resignations of two academic assistance employees who worked with FSU student-athletes. The school revealed in September that as many as 23 student-athletes were given answers before taking tests over the Internet.

Further investigations revealed additional student-athletes were involved in the cheating, according to the source.

The school's investigation found that a tutor gave students answers while they were taking tests and filled in answers on quizzes and typed papers for students.

Florida State president T.K. Wetherell, a former Seminoles football player, reported the initial findings in a letter to the NCAA in September.

Wetherell ordered an investigation by the university's Office of Audit Services in May after receiving information an athletics department tutor had directed one athlete to take an online quiz for another athlete and then provided the answers.

The tutor implicated in the audit told investigators he had been providing students with answers for the test since the fall of 2006, according to a university report.

The school announced in October that athletics director Dave Hart Jr. will resign Dec. 31. Wetherell appointed State Rep. William "Bill" Proctor interim athletics director. Proctor also is a former FSU football player.

The school announced last week that longtime football coach Bobby Bowden had agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2008 season that will pay him at least $1.98 million. Bowden, who is in his 32nd season at the school, is major college football's all-time winningest coach with 373 career victories.

Florida State also designated offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher as Bowden's eventual successor. Fisher's new contract calls for him to replace Bowden by the end of the 2010 season. If Fisher isn't named FSU's new coach by then, the school's booster organization would owe him $2.5 million. Under the terms of the new contract, Fisher would owe Seminoles boosters $2.5 million if he leaves the school before the end of the 2010 season.

The Seminoles struggled for the fourth consecutive season in 2007, finishing 7-5 overall, 4-4 in ACC play. It is the fourth consecutive season they failed to win 10 games, after winning at least 10 games in 14 consecutive seasons, from 1987 to 2000.

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Locke out: Kentucky RB to miss Music City Bowl
December 20th, 2007

Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Kentucky tailback Derrick Locke is expected to miss the Music City Bowl after suffering a fractured rib in practice.

Locke is the second-leading rusher for the Wildcats, who will take on Florida State in the bowl game on December 31. The freshman has run for 521 yards and a team-high five rushing TDs this season.

Kentucky head coach Rich Brooks also announced Thursday that senior wide receiver Keenan Burton and sophomore cornerback Paul Warford are doubtful for the bowl game. Burton has a knee injury, while Warford, a starter, has an injured shoulder.

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Watson, Robinson among FSU players not going to bowl
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Thirty-six Florida State players won't be going to the Dec. 31 Music City Bowl against Kentucky because of an academic cheating scandal, other violations of team rules or injuries.

Linebacker Dekoda Watson, cornerback Patrick Robinson, who had six interceptions, and three top defensive tackles were among the players sidelined either as a result of the ongoing investigation into an academic cheating scandal at the school or some other violation of team rules.

"It is very important that the media make clear that those missing the bowl trip are not included because of either injury or for a violation of team policy," associate athletic director Rob Wilson said in a statement accompanying the travel list. "It would be irresponsible to imply or state that any or all of the student-athletes will miss the trip for one particular reason."

The school announced earlier this week that 25 of its players were included in its ongoing investigation of academic wrongdoing by the athletes. It didn't identify which students.

A violation of team rules could range from poor class attendance to a run-in with the law or failing a drug test, among many other things.

The Florida State roster was so thinned by the academic scandal that the team had room for 17 players on the traveling party who are either redshirt freshmen or athletes who suffered season-ending or career-ending injuries this season. Only 43 scholarship players area available to coach Bobby Bowden for the game.

Junior quarterback Xavier Lee, who started three games for the Seminoles, was among offensive players not traveling. The offensive line was also hit hard with tight ends Caz Piurowski and Charlie Graham, offensive tackle Damon Rose and guard Jackie Claude not making the trip.

The absence of defensive tackles Letroy Guion, Budd Thacker and Paul Griffin, linebacker Marcus Ball and defensive ends Neefy Moffett and Justin Mincey could lead to a big day for Kentucky quarterback Andre Woodson.

The team's top two tacklers - linebackers Derek Nicholson and Geno Hayes - will play.

And while Florida State usually has a couple of casualties after the first semester, never has a Bowden-coached team limped off to postseason play without this many players.

"You have 22 positions out there and some you'd be more concerned about than others," Bowden said following Friday's practice. "I think we've gotten everything we could out of it."

The Seminoles, who will match 7-5 season records with Kentucky, will have most of their key skill players. Quarterback Drew Weatherford, tailback-receiver Preston Parker and wide receiver Greg Carr were healthy and unscathed by the sanctions.

Thirteen of the names missing from the travel list had started games this season for Florida State. Eleven of the players not traveling were non-scholarship athletes.

Meanwhile, former Florida State athletic director David Hart Jr. rebutted part of Florida State President T.K. Wetherell's statement Friday that could have implied that the scandal led to Hart's leaving the university a year before his contract expired.

"There's no connection there," Hart said Saturday. "I can assure you that my separation from Florida State had absolutely nothing to do with this current review of academic misconduct. To even suggest otherwise would be irresponsible."

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Kentucky's Burton is 50-50 for Music City Bowl game against Florida State
December 28, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Kentucky receiver Keenan Burton was given a 50-50 chance of playing against Florida State after the Wildcats wrapped up practice Friday for the Music City Bowl.

The star wideout, hobbling with a knee injury, participated in about half of the afternoon practice under a drizzly sky at Vanderbilt University.

Wildcats coaches will monitor Burton's knee over the weekend before deciding whether or not he will play Monday.

``It did not swell from yesterday,'' Kentucky coach Rich Brooks said Friday. ``I would say it's 50-50. If he doesn't swell from what he did today, then he'll probably play in the game.''

Burton said practicing Friday after missing Thursday's session helped him gauge his progress.

``I have to go through team stuff in order to fully see if everything is going to be fine, then just wait it out to see how it feels,'' he said. ``It's just day by day, really.''

Burton leads the Wildcats with 59 receptions and is second in receiving yards (685) and touchdown catches (nine). He was a finalist for this year's Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation's top receiver.

``He's clearly a guy who has made huge, big plays in his career,'' Brooks said. ``If we don't have him out there, we're going to miss those big plays.''

Burton, a senior, wants to help the Wildcats win back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 1950-51.

``It's important because it would be my last game,'' he said of playing. ``I want to go out on something special and be part of something special.''

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Amid controversy, Kentucky and Florida State square off in Nashville

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - The Music City Bowl, which will take place in Nashville on New Year's Eve, pits the Kentucky Wildcats against the Florida State Seminoles, who have been rocked by an off-the-field scandal.

Bobby Bowden, the winningest coach in the history of major college football, leads Florida State into this contest, and he has led the Seminoles to a bowl game in 26 consecutive seasons. Unfortunately, Bowden will be missing up to 36 of his players for this bowl game, as many as 25 of whom have been suspended because of their involvement in an academic cheating scandal. Last year, FSU took on UCLA in the Emerald Bowl, and the result was an impressive 44-27 victory. Bowden has enjoyed 31 consecutive winning seasons, and although the 7-5 record is respectable, it is a bit disappointing considering the 'Noles won four of their first five games this season. FSU is 21-13-2 in 36 previous bowl appearances.

Kentucky opened the season with five consecutive victories, an outstanding start for a program that has endured many more disappointments than triumphs in recent years. The Wildcats could not continue that pace, however, losing to the likes of Florida, Georgia and Tennessee en route to a 7-5 finish. The Wildcats played in their fair share of close games during the regular season, as they beat LSU in triple overtime and lost to Tennessee in four overtimes. Kentucky is playing in a bowl game in back-to-back years for only the fourth time in program history. Last season, the club knocked off Clemson by a 28-20 final in the Music City Bowl, so the Wildcats are no strangers to this game. Kentucky is making its 12th all-time bowl appearance, and the program owns a 6-5 record.

Florida State and Kentucky are meeting for the first time since 1965, and the Wildcats own a 3-1-1 lead in the all-time series.

Kentucky scored 440 points during the regular season, the most points ever posted by the program in a single campaign. The man in charge of running the offense is quarterback Andre Woodson, widely regarded as one of the nation's finest signal callers. Woodson has completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,351 yards and 36 touchdowns against 10 interceptions, stellar numbers that make him a desired man among NFL teams. Woodson has also run for three scores, although he isn't much of a threat as a runner. There are a wealth of talented receivers in the fold, and Keenan Burton tops the list with 59 catches for 685 yards and nine touchdowns. Steve Johnson checks in with 54 grabs for 928 yards and 11 scores, and he is averaging a staggering 17.2 ypc. Jacob Tamme boasts 53 catches, 584 yards and five touchdowns, while Dicky Lyons is close behind with 51 receptions, 577 yards and seven scores. As for the ground attack, Rafael Little boasts 861 yards and three touchdowns, and he is a major receiving threat as well. Kentucky is averaging 36.7 ppg and 438.6 total ypg, and this offense is certainly not short on weapons.

Opponents are posting 29.8 ppg against Kentucky, which is yielding 390.2 total ypg. The Wildcats have clearly struggled against the run, as they are giving up 190.0 ypg on 4.5 ypc. Opponents have scored 18 rushing touchdowns against the 'Cats, who have also allowed 23 scores through the air. The pass defense has had its troubles, as foes have been able to move the ball with consistency through the air. Kentucky has registered 25 takeaways this season, a solid total, but the 23 sacks posted isn't going to scare Florida State. Taking a look at the individual defenders who will take the field for the Wildcats in this tilt, Wesley Woodyard is clearly the most consistent. Through 12 outings, Woodyard has registered 124 total tackles, twice as many as any other player on the team. Jeremy Jarmon has been a force as well, as he has 13.5 TFLs to his credit, including nine sacks.

Over the years, Bowden's Florida State teams have often been explosive on offense. That hasn't been the case this season, as the Seminoles are averaging 22.9 ppg and 360.2 total ypg. While none of the big-name skill position players will be sidelined for academic misconduct, the offensive line was hit hard. Considering that the team has struggled to move the ball on the ground this season, averaging only 121.2 rushing ypg on an average of 3.5 yards per attempt, fresh faces along the offensive line will make achieving those modest numbers difficult. Antone Smith leads the team with 663 rushing yards, but he is gaining just 3.8 yards per carry and has three rushing touchdowns on 175 attempts. Preston Parker has been impressive at times, but he has only 50 carries to his credit. Clearly, Florida State must pass the ball well to hang with Kentucky, and the pressure falls on quarterback Drew Weatherford. Although inconsistent, Weatherford has completed 58.9 percent of his passes for 1,773 yards with eight touchdowns. Most impressive is the fact that he has only been intercepted once in 270 pass attempts. Parker, the team's second-leading rusher, is tops among all receivers with 54 catches for 686 yards. He has five total touchdowns and tremendous all-around ability. De'Cody Fagg and Greg Carr are both outstanding receivers as well.

Florida State possesses outstanding talent on the defensive side of the football, and the club is limiting opponents to 21.9 ppg and 350.4 total ypg. Unfortunately, many key defensive contributors will miss this game due to suspension. Linebacker Dekoda Watson, cornerback Patrick Robinson and three top defensive tackles will all be sorely missed. The Seminoles have played a difficult schedule this season, so those numbers mentioned above are certainly impressive, but it should be pointed out that the club is coming off a shaky effort against Florida in which the Gators were able to rack up 45 points. FSU also permitted 40 points to Virginia Tech and 37 points to Miami, so the defense has to be considered inconsistent. Of the 30 touchdowns that the 'Noles have surrendered to opposing offenses, 20 have been passing scores. Clearly, they have been much strong against the run than the pass. Geno Hayes is a force for FSU, as he has recorded 17.5 TFLs. Derek Nicholson leads the team with 86 total tackles, and Robinson has six interceptions to his credit. Obviously, he won't have a chance to add to that total.

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Kentucky (7-5 SU, 6-5 ATS) vs. Florida State (7-5 SU, 5-7 ATS)

Suspensions, Injuries

We can’t start discussing this game without mentioning the slew of suspensions for FSU stemming from an academic cheating scandal that has the entire athletic department in hot water with the NCAA. Despite an ESPN report to the contrary, it was in fact VegasInsider.com that beat the ‘Worldwide Leader’ to this scoop, initially reporting that at least a dozen FSU players would be suspended for the Music City Bowl.

Turns out, thirty-six FSU players will miss the Music City Bowl due to injuries, team violations or suspensions related to the scandal. The missing will include key defensive contributors like linebacker Marcus Ball, defensive tackler Letroy Guion, DE Neefy Moffett, CB JR Bryant and CB Jamie Robinson. The offensive line will be without starting OT Daron Rose and its depth has been depleted.

Kentucky also has a pair of injuries on the offensive side of the ball. RB Derrick Locke, who rushed for 521 yards and averaged 5.5 yards per carry, is out with broken ribs. Senior WR Keenan Burton has not practiced leading up to this game due to a knee injury. Burton, who will be a game-time decision, has 59 receptions for 685 yards and nine touchdowns.

How they got there:

Kentucky was the feel-good story of September, pulling big upsets against both Louisville and Arkansas. The Wildcats won six of their first seven games, including a 43-37 victory over top-ranked LSU in triple overtime.

As the schedule became more difficult, the 'Cats started to fade. But let's be clear that they had one of the nation's most formidable slates. They lost by eight versus Florida, by 11 at Georgia in a game that was much closer than the final score indicated and by two against Tennessee (52-50) in another multiple-OT slugfest in the regular-season finale.

Florida State endured another disappointing season as Bobby Bowden’s program continued to fade into mediocrity. After losing the season opener 24-18 at Clemson, the Seminoles won four in a row, only to be derailed at Wake Forest in a nationally-televised Thursday game.

The ‘Noles blew a fourth-quarter lead at home against Miami the following week. They responded with their best win of the year, a 27-17 victory over previously-undefeated and second-ranked Boston College. However, blowout losses would follow at Florida and Virginia Tech.

What to expect:

Kentucky has a high-octane offense led by offensive coordinator Joker Phillips, who should be on the short lists of head-coaching candidates for AD’s across the country. Phillips and former Tennessee offensive coordinator Randy Sanders, UK’s current QBs coach, have been instrumental in the development of Andre Woodson, who is expected to be a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. The UK offense will look to dominate Mickey Andrews’ defense that’ll be short-handed.

With its depth shot, FSU would love to shorten the game and control the clock offensively. However, the ‘Noles aren’t a power running team, so look for offensive coordinator and future head coach Jimbo Fisher to go with a scheme that features high-percentage passes and draw plays out of the shotgun formation.

Players to Watch:

Woodson has been one of the nation’s premier QBs the last two seasons, throwing 67 touchdown passes compared to just 17 interceptions. Even if Burton can’t go, he has big-time playmakers in RB Rafael Little, WR Dickie Lyons Jr., WR Steve Johnson and TE Jacob Tamme. Little is 100 percent health-wise for the first time in months, so gamblers should expect an inspired effort from the talented, albeit oft-injured, featured back.

FSU quarterback Drew Weatherford wants to get the ball in the hands of his top wideouts, De’Cody Fagg and Greg Carr. Weatherford has been in and out of the lineup his entire career. He’s not spectacular by any means, but he has been steady for the most past this year, as evidenced by his 8/1 touchdown-interception ratio.

Bowl Records:

This is Kentucky’s third trip to the Music City Bowl. The ‘Cats beat Clemson 28-20 as 10 ½-point underdogs last season, but they lost a 20-13 decision to Syracuse in 1999.

This is the second trip to the postseason for UK during Rich Brooks’ five-year tenure. Kentucky has a 6-5 all-time record in bowl games.

FSU has a much richer tradition during the bowl season, posting a 21-13-2 record. Bowden has led the ‘Noles to 26 consecutive bowl games. They beat UCLA by a 44-27 count as 3 ½-point underdogs in last year’s Emerald Bowl.

Bowl History:

This is the 10th anniversary of the Music City Bowl in Nashville. SEC teams have a horrible 2-6 record in eight appearances.

Inside the Line: Kentucky -9, 58

Las Vegas Sports Consultants opened Kentucky as a four-point favorite, but the number was almost immediately bet down to 1 ½ or one. The game went off the board after VI’s report surfaced on Dec. 14 (again, four days before ESPN alleged it was ‘breaking’ the story of FSU’s suspensions).

LVSC put the number back up at eight on Dec. 26, but moved it to 10 shortly afterwards. Most sports were using nine or 9 ½ on Dec. 29th.

Gamblers can back the ‘Noles on the money line for a plus 300 payout.

Expert Opinion: - Christian Alexander

“Kentucky QB Andre Woodson is looking forward to his collegiate farewell against FSU’s defense that’s decimated by suspensions,” Alexander told VI.

“Thirteen FSU players that have starting experience won’t play and only 43 scholarship players will be in uniform,” Alexander added. “If there’s any good news for the ‘Noles, it’s that their top two tackers will suit up and the top offensive players are also going to play.”

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Game Preview for Kentucky vs Florida State

GAME NOTES: The Music City Bowl, which will take place in Nashville on New Year's Eve, pits the Kentucky Wildcats against the Florida State Seminoles, who have been rocked by an off-the-field scandal. Bobby Bowden, the winningest coach in the history of major college football, leads Florida State into this contest, and he has led the Seminoles to a bowl game in 26 consecutive seasons. Unfortunately, Bowden will be missing up to 36 of his players for this bowl game, as many as 25 of whom have been suspended because of their involvement in an academic cheating scandal. Last year, FSU took on UCLA in the Emerald Bowl, and the result was an impressive 44-27 victory. Bowden has enjoyed 31 consecutive winning seasons, and although the 7-5 record is respectable, it is a bit disappointing considering the 'Noles won four of their first five games this season. FSU is 21-13-2 in 36 previous bowl appearances. Kentucky opened the season with five consecutive victories, an outstanding start for a program that has endured many more disappointments than triumphs in recent years. The Wildcats could not continue that pace, however, losing to the likes of Florida, Georgia and Tennessee en route to a 7-5 finish. The Wildcats played in their fair share of close games during the regular season, as they beat LSU in triple overtime and lost to Tennessee in four overtimes. Kentucky is playing in a bowl game in back-to-back years for only the fourth time in program history. Last season, the club knocked off Clemson by a 28-20 final in the Music City Bowl, so the Wildcats are no strangers to this game. Kentucky is making its 12th all- time bowl appearance, and the program owns a 6-5 record. Florida State and Kentucky are meeting for the first time since 1965, and the Wildcats own a 3-1-1 lead in the all-time series.

Kentucky scored 440 points during the regular season, the most points ever posted by the program in a single campaign. The man in charge of running the offense is quarterback Andre Woodson, widely regarded as one of the nation's finest signal callers. Woodson has completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,351 yards and 36 touchdowns against 10 interceptions, stellar numbers that make him a desired man among NFL teams. Woodson has also run for three scores, although he isn't much of a threat as a runner. There are a wealth of talented receivers in the fold, and Keenan Burton tops the list with 59 catches for 685 yards and nine touchdowns. Steve Johnson checks in with 54 grabs for 928 yards and 11 scores, and he is averaging a staggering 17.2 ypc. Jacob Tamme boasts 53 catches, 584 yards and five touchdowns, while Dicky Lyons is close behind with 51 receptions, 577 yards and seven scores. As for the ground attack, Rafael Little boasts 861 yards and three touchdowns, and he is a major receiving threat as well. Kentucky is averaging 36.7 ppg and 438.6 total ypg, and this offense is certainly not short on weapons.

Opponents are posting 29.8 ppg against Kentucky, which is yielding 390.2 total ypg. The Wildcats have clearly struggled against the run, as they are giving up 190.0 ypg on 4.5 ypc. Opponents have scored 18 rushing touchdowns against the 'Cats, who have also allowed 23 scores through the air. The pass defense has had its troubles, as foes have been able to move the ball with consistency through the air. Kentucky has registered 25 takeaways this season, a solid total, but the 23 sacks posted isn't going to scare Florida State. Taking a look at the individual defenders who will take the field for the Wildcats in this tilt, Wesley Woodyard is clearly the most consistent. Through 12 outings, Woodyard has registered 124 total tackles, twice as many as any other player on the team. Jeremy Jarmon has been a force as well, as he has 13.5 TFLs to his credit, including nine sacks.

Over the years, Bowden's Florida State teams have often been explosive on offense. That hasn't been the case this season, as the Seminoles are averaging 22.9 ppg and 360.2 total ypg. While none of the big-name skill position players will be sidelined for academic misconduct, the offensive line was hit hard. Considering that the team has struggled to move the ball on the ground this season, averaging only 121.2 rushing ypg on an average of 3.5 yards per attempt, fresh faces along the offensive line will make achieving those modest numbers difficult. Antone Smith leads the team with 663 rushing yards, but he is gaining just 3.8 yards per carry and has three rushing touchdowns on 175 attempts. Preston Parker has been impressive at times, but he has only 50 carries to his credit. Clearly, Florida State must pass the ball well to hang with Kentucky, and the pressure falls on quarterback Drew Weatherford. Although inconsistent, Weatherford has completed 58.9 percent of his passes for 1,773 yards with eight touchdowns. Most impressive is the fact that he has only been intercepted once in 270 pass attempts. Parker, the team's second-leading rusher, is tops among all receivers with 54 catches for 686 yards. He has five total touchdowns and tremendous all-around ability. De'Cody Fagg and Greg Carr are both outstanding receivers as well.

Florida State possesses outstanding talent on the defensive side of the football, and the club is limiting opponents to 21.9 ppg and 350.4 total ypg. Unfortunately, many key defensive contributors will miss this game due to suspension. Linebacker Dekoda Watson, cornerback Patrick Robinson and three top defensive tackles will all be sorely missed. The Seminoles have played a difficult schedule this season, so those numbers mentioned above are certainly impressive, but it should be pointed out that the club is coming off a shaky effort against Florida in which the Gators were able to rack up 45 points. FSU also permitted 40 points to Virginia Tech and 37 points to Miami, so the defense has to be considered inconsistent. Of the 30 touchdowns that the 'Noles have surrendered to opposing offenses, 20 have been passing scores. Clearly, they have been much strong against the run than the pass. Geno Hayes is a force for FSU, as he has recorded 17.5 TFLs. Derek Nicholson leads the team with 86 total tackles, and Robinson has six interceptions to his credit. Obviously, he won't have a chance to add to that total.

Looking at the quarterbacks, we'll take Woodson over Weatherford. Considering the scandal that has dominated the headlines, it is hard to imagine this Florida State team even putting up a good fight.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Kentucky 38, Florida State 17

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Music City Bowl.Florida State Seminoles vs. Kentucky Wildcats

- The line has moved nine points since odds were posted on the Music City Bowl and not because Kentucky is a big powerhouse. An academics controversy at Florida State rendered 36 players ineligible for the game, taking the game from a near PK on the betting line to -10 in favor of the Wildcats. Kentucky started strong, but lost four of the their last five games to end up here at LP Field.

Florida State was outscored in the second half of a 45-12 loss at Florida last time out, falling as 14-point road underdogs. The 57 points scored were UNDER the posted total of 59.5.

Drew Weatherford went 19-for-36 for 181 yards, while Preston Parker ran 14 times for 57 yards for the 'Noles.

Kentucky dropped a heartbreaking 52-50 decision to Tennessee in quadruple overtime last time out. The Wildcats had been favored by 2.5 points in the contest, while the 102 points sailed OVER the posted total of 64.

Andre' Woodson led the Wildcats with 430 yards passing with six TD strikes, and completed 39-of-61 pass attempts.

Team records:
Florida State: 7-5 SU, 4-7-1 ATS
Kentucky: 7-5 SU, 6-5 ATS

Florida State most recently:
When playing in December are 3-0
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Kentucky most recently:
When playing in December are 1-2
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Florida State is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Kentucky is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

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