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Week 13 Preview – November 16-19, 2017
The State of Florida is scheduled to host Six College Games and One NFL Game. Teams from four states will travel to Florida. (Oklahoma, Alabama, Delaware, Virginia)

Thursday November 16 – Tulsa Golden Hurricanes vs. South Florida Bulls, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Saturday, November 18 – Alabama-Birmingham Blazers vs. Florida Gators, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville
Saturday, November 18 – Delaware State Hornets vs. Florida State Seminoles, Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee
Saturday, November 18 – Virginia Cavaliers vs. Miami Hurricanes, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Saturday, November 18 – Florida International Golden Panthers vs. Florida Atlantic Owls, FAU Stadium, Boca Raton
Saturday, November 18 – Florida Blue Florida Classic – Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Florida A&M Rattlers, Camping World Stadium, Orlando
Sunday, November 19 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens

Week 12 Results – Florida Teams went 7-6 (4-1 at home, 3-5 on the road, three in-state games)
Miami Hurricanes 41, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 8, ATT @ Miami, 65,303
Central Florida Knights 49, UConn Huskies 24, ATT @ Orlando 29,384
Old Dominion Monarchs 37, FIU Golden Panthers 30, ATT @ Miami, 17,127
Jacksonville Dolphins 13, Stetson Hatters 10, ATT @ Jacksonville, 1,855
Webber Warriors 18, Warner Royals 14, ATT @ Lakeland N/A
Southeastern Fire 65, Ave Maria Gyrenes 0, ATT @ Lakeland, 1,866
Jacksonville Jaguars 20, Los Angeles Chargers 17 (OT), ATT @ Jacksonville, 60,136
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15, New York Jets 10, ATT @ Tampa, 57,911

South Carolina Gamecocks 28, Florida Gators 20, ATT @ Carolina, 79,727
Clemson Tigers 31, Florida State Seminoles 14, ATT @ Clemson 81,436
Florida Atlantic Owls 48, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 23, ATT @ La Tech, 16,511
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 13, NC Central Eagles 10, ATT @ NCC 5,769
Faulkner Eagles 49, Edward Waters Tigers 3, ATT, N/A
Delta State Statesmen 42, Florida Tech Panthers 20, ATT @ Delta State, 6,555
West Florida Argonauts 34, West Georgia Wolves 29, ATT @ West Georgia 4,217
Carolina Panthers 46, Miami Dolphins 21, ATT @ Carolina, 72,790

Weekly Attendance Counter For Games Played in Florida Through Week 12
August 26 – Two college games, 15,601 total attendance
August 31-September 2 – Nine college games, 148,174 total attendance
September 9-10 – No Games played due to Hurricane Irma
September 15-17 – Nine college games, Two NFL Games, 287,078 total attendance
September 21-24 – Seven college games, 155,955 total attendance
September 28-October 1 – Nine college games, one NFL game, 242,509 total attendance
October 5-8 – Seven college games, two NFL games, 308,581 total attendance
October 14-15 – 11 college games, one NFL game, 337,871 total attendance
October 21-22 – Seven college games, one NFL game, 215,357 total attendance
October 27-28 – Six college games, one NFL game, 215,445 total attendance
November 3-5 – 13 college games and two NFL games, 347,674 total attendance
November 11-12 – Six college games, two NFL games, 233,582 total attendance
2017 Season Attendance for 86 College Football Games and 12 NFL Games – 2,507,827

Southeastern Advances to NAIA Playoffs
For the second consecutive season, the Southeastern Fire advanced into the 16-team NAIA Post-season Playoff field. Currently ranked ninth in the NAIA Poll, with an 8-1 record, the Fire travels to meet the 10-0, fourth-ranked, Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders in Columbia, Kentucky. Southeastern, winners of the Mid-South Conference, Sun Division, suffered its only loss of the season to Lindsey Wilson, 43-30, on September 23 in Columbia. In their eight wins, the Fire have scored 46 points or more and in winning their last five games have scored an average of 60.4 points per game.

Jaguars tied for AFC South Lead
With a 20-17 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers, the Jacksonville Jaguars remained tied for first place in the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans, both with 6-3 records. The Jaguars six wins are the most since the 2010 season when Jacksonville finished with an 8-8 record. The Jaguars are on the road for the next two weeks against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, November 19 and the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, November 26. Jacksonville returns to Everbank Field to meet the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, December 3.

Florida Bowl Game Projections and Florida Teams in Bowl Games Projections
CBS Sports bowl expert Jerry Palm has the following teams coming to the State of Florida’s eight college football bowl games and the Florida teams extending their seasons into December and January. Please note, these are just early projections, but still fun.

AutoNation Cure BowlCamping World Stadium, Orlando, December 16, 2017
Middle Tennessee State vs. Applachian State
Boca Raton BowlFAU Stadium, Boca Raton, December 19, 2017
Akron vs. Florida International
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla BowlTropicana Field, St. Petersburg, December 21, 2017
South Florida vs. Florida Atlantic
Camping World BowlCamping World Stadium, Orlando, December 28, 2017
North Carolina State vs. Iowa State
TaxSlayer BowlEverbank Field, Jacksonville, December 30, 2017
Virginia Tech vs. South Carolina
Capital One Orange BowlHard Rock Stadium, Miami, December 30, 2017
Miami vs. Georgia
Citrus BowlCamping World Stadium, Orlando, January 1, 2018
Ohio State vs. Mississippi State
Outback BowlRaymond James Stadium, Tampa, January 1, 2018
Michigan State vs. LSU

Palm projects Florida State to meet Georgia State in the Shreveport, Louisiana Camping World Independence Bowl and Central Florida to play Auburn in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

Hurricanes and Knights Remain Undefeated
The Miami Hurricanes extended their longest curr4ent NCAA FBS win streak to 14 games with a 41-8 win over Notre Dame in Hard Rock Stadium. The win moved the 9-0 Hurricanes to second in the AP Top 25 Poll. The 14th-ranked, 9-0, UCF Knights scored a 49-24 win over the UConn Huskies and continue to lead the NCAA FBS averaging 48.6 points per game. Miami and UCF are two of the four undefeated teams in the AP Top 25.

Florida Football Central is compiled weekly by Florida Sports Foundation Director of Communications, Nick Gandy. Send suggestions or corrections to #floridafootballcentral

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