Florida State now knows its bowl destination: The Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, FL, on December 29th. The Champs Sports Bowl featuring FSU and Notre Dame will kickoff at 5:30 EST and will be televised by ESPN. Who will the Seminoles play inn the Champs Sports Bowl? The Notre Dame Fighting Irish. FSU hasn't played in the Champs Sports Bowl since 2008, and the 'Noles have not faced Notre Dame since 2003, winning 37-0 in South Bend.
Both the 'Noles and Irish had disappointing seasons this year, for a variety of reasons (injuries, turnovers, poor play, coaching etc.). But both teams also played well above their respective 8-4 records. The Seminoles lost their four games by an average of five points, while winning their 7 against division-1 competition by an average of 24. Unlike FSU, Notre Dame was soundly beaten twice (by 14 to USC and by 14 to Stanford), but did lose two games by a combined seven points.
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