Tonight's game will come down to, in my opinion, the matchup of BYU's O-line and FSU's D-line. With another lineman out (Hansen) the Cougars are thin up front. The Seminoles have some solid athletes and will bring it. Obviously they don't have a Gerald McCoy - but neither does anyone else. If the FSU D-line puts pressure on Hall then it will alleviate a lot of the pressure on the Seminole defensive secondary. That secondary has largely disappointed against Miami and Jacksonville State in their previous two contests.
If the Seminoles can't create a decent pass rush or stop the run effectively they are going to be in trouble. One of their best players is freshman DB Greg Reid - and he is a phenom. Reid will probably lock up O'Neill Chambers tight in this one. If the Seminoles have a good pash rush, both Chambers and Jacobson could vanish in this game. Reid also returns kicks and that could be potentially devastating for BYU's kickoff-coverage. If Stephenson/Payne don't improve their performance look for Reid to have a major impact in that area.