At first it was a field goal - then a touchdown - then another touchdown and the Florida State Seminoles never slowed down in their 31-13 rout of the Florida Gators.
What was on the line for the Gators? A long shot stab at the college football playoff if they managed to beat FSU soundly and then pull off one of the biggest upsets of the year by beating the Crimson Tide in Atlanta.
What was on the line for the Seminoles? Their fourth straight year topping Florida (tying the school's longest win streak against their rival).
It was Dalvin Cook's show at home, as he ran for 153 yards and a touchdown against a usually lockdown Florida defense.
Florida had a promising opening drive - WR Antonio Calloway broke a 24-yard run, but after being stuffed on fourth down near the goal line a few plays later the Seminoles got the ball back near the 10 yard line.
Florida State would take a little bit to get going, but their drive would break wide open after a big run and a facemask penalty against the Gators. From their own 40 to the Gators 33 in just seconds. Their drive would quickly stall, however, and after a missed field goal, the score would remain nothing-nothing midway through the first quarter.
Quarterback Austin Appleby would fumble on Florida's next drive after being hit from behind by Josh Sweat - fumble recovery by DeMarcus Walker for Florida State. Ball on Florida's 24 yard line.
Cook would take it in just two plays later on a 17 yard run - after a point after, Florida State led Florida 7 - 0 with 5 left in the first quarter. That touchdown run would give Cook the title for most rushing touchdowns scored by a Seminole in the school's history.
By the end of the quarter, Florida State was knocking on the door again, but Florida's defense would hold them to a field goal this time: 10-0, Florida State.
After a long drive, Florida eventually managed to kick a field goal to get on the board halfway through the second quarter. Despite being down a touchdown, the Gators were up in total yards by that point, 132 - 112. They were dominating time of possession as well by about 4 minutes.
But still, the Seminoles, led by Cook, trudged up the field again on the ensuing drive.
Until the end of the half it was a couple back and forth drives with no points. Interesting tidbit: FSU has not allowed a UF touchdown that wasn't off a turnover or the result of a turnover since 2013.
The first half saw FSU out-gain UF, mostly on the back of Cook, who had 99 rushing yards and a touchdown in the first half.
UF's offense spread the ball around, with Calloway, RB Jordan Scarlett, and RB Lamical Perine all contributing to the offense's drives. Nothing could really get going for the Gators, however.
And until a little over 3 minutes into the second half, UF's troubles continued. Then CB Chauncey Gardner picked off Deandre Francios and brought the ball to their opponent's 27 yard line. All the Gators could get, however, was a field goal to bring them within 4 of the Seminoles. Florida State led, 10-0.
The narrative for Florida quickly became how many of their players got hurt during the game. There were at least four stoppages of play due to injured players, one player was escorted to the locker room and another got hurt on a fair catch play.
With six minutes left in the third quarter, Francois connected to wide receiver Travis Rudolph for a 46 yard passing touchdown to put the Seminoles up 17-6.
Give it another FSU drive and they'd make it 24-6 after a 23 yard rushing touchdown on third down from RB Freddy Stevenson.