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Winston, Benjamin put on show, No. 2 Florida State stays unbeaten with 37-7 win at Florida

  • Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, right, catches a 4-yard touchdown pass in the end zone in front of Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III (1) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, right, catches a 4-yard touchdown pass in the end zone in front of Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III (1) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, right, catches a pass in front Florida defensive back Jaylen Watkins (14) for a 56-yard reception during the second  half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, right, catches a pass in front Florida defensive back Jaylen Watkins (14) for a 56-yard reception during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida State running back Devonta Freeman (8) runs past the Florida defense for an 11-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Florida State running back Devonta Freeman (8) runs past the Florida defense for an 11-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes to Kelvin Benjamin, and No. 2 Florida State moved a step closer to playing for the national championship with a 37-7 victory against rival Florida on Saturday.

The Seminoles improved to 12-0 for the first time since 1999 and likely will earn a spot in the Bowl Championship Series title game by beating Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game next Saturday.

Florida, meanwhile, ended its worst season since 1979.

The Gators (4-8) lost their final seven games and missed a bowl for the first time since 1990. Florida's bowl streak had been the second-longest in the country, behind Florida State.

The Seminoles were four-touchdown favorites in this lopsided matchup — that lived up to advance billing.