TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A year after calling his team soft following an embarrassing home loss to Florida State, Florida coach Will Muschamp watched many of those same players rip the Seminoles 37-26 on Saturday.
They clinched one of the best regular seasons in school history with a win more convincing than the final score.
No. 5 Florida (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) now awaits its bowl invitation a bit wistfully. The Gators know that only a 17-9 loss to Georgia a month ago prevents them from playing Alabama in this Saturday's SEC title game, where the winner will likely be Notre Dame's opponent in the BCS national championship game Jan. 7.
Meanwhile, No. 13 Florida State (10-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) must get ready to play Georgia Tech in the ACC title game Saturday.