Jimbo Fisher wouldn't say it. But his star receiver and understated team leader Rashad Greene did.
"We definitely are the best team in the country," Greene said. "I don't put us second to none," Greene said, when asked about how FSU compares to Alabama or Oregon.
Greene turned in a monster night with 8 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns, including a crucial 72-yard score when he took a short pass and raced for the end zone.
"I had seen the end zone, so I was doing my best to get there," Greene said.
"Keep going, go higher," Greene said. "That's our motto this year, keep preparing the same way and don't let up."
Greene said the Seminoles were not worried about the momentum swings. They expected them.
"It was about keeping our composure and understanding that in a big game like this, they have their runs, and we would have ours, and it was just keeping our poise," Greene said.
And Greene knew his superstar quarterback would be ready.
"I sat next to [Jameis] on the bus, and he was talking, playing around, and he was relaxed," Greene said of Winston. "And that's what you get with him every day, so I knew he was ready."
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