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Gators top rival Seminoles 24-21 for 3rd straight in series

Anthony Richardson comes off bench, leads Florida to bowl eligibility
Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) scrambles past Florida State linebacker Kalen...
Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) scrambles past Florida State linebacker Kalen DeLoach (20) for a short gain during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)(AP)
Published: Nov. 27, 2021 at 5:21 PM EST
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Anthony Richardson came off the bench and led Florida to a 24-21 victory over rival Florida State on Saturday that made the Gators bowl eligible a week after firing coach Dan Mullen.

Richardson replaced turnover-prone Emory Jones early in third quarter and played significant snaps for the first time in a month.

The dynamic freshman completed 5 of 7 passes for 55 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown to Justin Shorter that gave the Gators (6-6) some breathing room in a tight game.

Dameon Pierce took over from there.

The Seminoles (5-7) will miss the postseason for the third time in four years.

Associated Press 2021