In bowl games, Florida State has a record of 28-16-3. From 1982 through 2017, the Seminoles participated in 36 consecutive bowl games, the longest stretch in college football history, albeit the NCAA does not acknowledge this because their 2006 Emerald Bowl win and appearance were both annulled as a consequence...
Florida State hasn't played in a bowl game since December 27, 2017 - when they lost to Auburn in the Peach Bowl.
They went 8-4 that season and were ranked No. 6 by the AP and Coaches Polls. Their only other losing season was in 1981 (7-5).
The Seminoles have won at least nine games each year since 1980 and have qualified for at least one postseason event every year since 1977. They have made 11 appearances in the College Football Playoff, most among all non-automatic qualifying schools.
Florida State has always had one of the best defenses in the country and they continued that trend in 2018. The Seminoles defense allowed just 19 points per game during the regular season and finished with 12 players who were selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. This is the second time in three years that an FSU defense has been ranked No. 1 by the AP.
The 1998 squad led by Jason Taylor and Ernie Mills is still considered by many to be the best defensive team in school history.
Florida State also holds the record for the most consecutive bowl game victories (11 between 1985 and 1996), as well as the longest unbeaten streak (13-0-1 from 1982 to 1996). Football bowl games
Southern Miss has received a bowl bid every season since 2001, when it finished 6-5 under coach Jeff Bower, tying Boise State for the longest streak by a non-BCS club. The Golden Eagles are 5-5 in their previous five bowl outings, however none of their victories have come against a BCS league opponent.
The Oklahoma Sooners have the longest NCAA Division I winning run in American college football, having won 47 consecutive games between 1953 and 1957. The longest FCS winning streak is owned by the North Dakota State Bison, who have been on a 37-game winning run since November 2017.
Georgia has the longest ongoing streak of bowl appearances in the SEC, surpassing Alabama, LSU, and Florida. The Bulldogs are sometimes ignored since none of the program's 23 bowl games resulted in a national championship, but Georgia might have been the nation's top program during the previous two decades without a title.
Despite their historical significance, teams like as Texas, Michigan, Nebraska, and USC have had extended bowling streaks broken in the previous decade. The more one learns about this topic, the more amazing a long bowling streak gets.
Florida had a program-high nine appearances in the Gator Bowl and the Sugar Bowl, with records of 7-2 and 3-6 in the two games, respectively, and has been in 14 different bowl games in total. It is tied for fourth most among current college football teams.
The Gator Bowl is an annual post-season college football game that has been played since 1951 by the Florida Gators football team of the University of Florida and the Georgia Bulldogs football team of the University of Georgia. The game is held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The winner of the game receives the Capital One Bowl National Championship. The Gator Bowl is one of four postseason games that are part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conference system, along with the Rose Bowl Game, the Peach Bowl, and the Fiesta Bowl. The game is sponsored by Capital One Bank.
The first Gator Bowl was played on January 1, 1952, with the Gators defeating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 27-7. The game was not considered official until 2005 when it was agreed upon by both schools that it would become part of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) system. The BCS contract expires after the 2013 season and will not be renewed, at which time the Gator Bowl will return to being an independent event again.