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Florida vs. Florida State: Rivalry showdown set for 7:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPN

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The Gators and Seminoles will play under the lights in The Swamp.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida's regular season finale against Florida State will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in The Swamp and be televised by ESPN, the SEC announced Monday.

This was the more likely of the two rational slots for the game, which was competing with the latest Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl for the 3:30 p.m. slot on CBS. CBS opted to take that game once again, leaving the Gators' meeting with the Seminoles for ESPN to scarf up for its primetime slot.

Florida and FSU last met in a night game in 2011, when the Seminoles snapped a three-game home winning streak in the series with a 21-7 win. The Seminoles struggled mightily on offense, posting under 100 total yards, but poor play from John Brantley and Jacoby Brissett helped the 'Noles prevail.

The night game will also be Florida's first this season since its trip to LSU in October, with only the Gators' win over Georgia coming in a non-noon contest in the interim.

Florida holds a 34-22-1 lifetime record against Florida State, but the Seminoles have won the last two games in the series, and four of the last five.

One imagines the Gators might be motivated to reverse that recent trend in primetime.