FSU faces Paul Johnson's dreaded triple option for the chance to be 2012 ACC Champs. The going theory seems to be that an extra week of preparation for Georgia Tech's triple option offense makes a big difference on the field. Let's take a look.
If you click on the link here you will see GT's full schedule this year. Four teams this season had more then one week to prepare, and those teams are: Virginia Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, and Duke. GT went 2-2 in these games, and scored 17, 28, 68, and 42 points respectively.
The first two games were early in the year and the other two were played at the end of the season. This is interesting in that there would be a lot more film for teams to study late in the season. You would think scoring would go down instead of up as teams have a much better understanding of your offensive identity.
My takeaway is that the GT offense is rolling of late (the Georgia loss does not define them any more then the UF loss defines FSU). I expect this offense to move the ball on us, and I expect that the game will be much more of a fight then many here believe. However, I do not believe that an extra week of preparation would make a huge difference in the outcome of the game. Remember, these guys have all been familiar with the option offense since their earliest football days.