No. 2 Florida State 24, No. 1 Florida 21
Nov. 30, 1996
This battle of unbeatens closed out the regular season for both teams. Eventual Heisman winner Danny Wuerffel passed for 362 yards and four touchdowns, but he also had three interceptions and was sacked six times. Warrick Dunn led the Seminoles to victory by rushing for 184 yards on 30 carries. But the Gators earned redemption by stomping Florida State 52-20 in the Sugar Bowl and staking claim to its first national title.