With a win over Maryland, Florida State wins the ACC Atlantic division and earns a 10 win season. Failure is not an option.
Florida State's 2012 road and ACC schedule comes to an end in College Park. What does this game mean for Florida State? A win sends the 'Noles to Charlotte to play in the ACC championship game, the second time in Jimbo Fisher's third year as head coach. A win secures a 10 win regular season. A feat not accomplished since the 2003 season.
Florida State has not put away lesser opponents early on the road this year. Sloppy play and turnovers have kept each road game close in the second half. Putting the Terps away early could pay dividends as the 'Noles host rival Florida in the season finale. Of course, to rest starters, FSU will have to do what it hasn't done all year on the road - get a big lead early. With a LB at QB, the Terps will struggle to move the ball. The 'Nole offense needs to take advantage of short fields and plenty of opportunities. Get the win early, get the starters out, stay healthy, and get back to Tallahassee.
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NOON 10 Florida State at Maryland ESPNU
Afternoon/Night Thread- After conclusion of FSU game
3:05 p.m. 18 USC 7-3 at 17 UCLA 8-2 FOX
3:30 p.m. 23 Texas Tech 7-3 at 24 Oklahoma St. 6-3 FSN
3:30 p.m. 6 Ohio State 10-0 at Wisconsin 7-3 ABC or ESPN 2
3:30 p.m. NC State 6-4 at 11 Clemson 9-1 ABC or ESPN 2
3:30 p.m. Duke 6-4 at Georgia Tech 5-5 ESPNU*
7:00 p.m. 12 Oklahoma 7-2 at West Virginia 5-4 FOX
8:00 p.m. 13 Stanford 8-2 at 2 Oregon 10-0 ABC
*This is a meaningful game. Seriously.