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The 'Noles travel to Death Valley to battle Clemson for the Atlantic division. The winner stays undefeated and in the title hunt.

Streeter Lecka


Florida State (5-0) at Clemson (6-0) 8:00 PM ET

Watch: ABC, National Broadcast

Listen: Nole Radio Affiliates, Clemson Radio Affiliates

The Spread: Florida State is a 3 point favorite.

The Weather: Mostly clear, around 62 at kickoff. Light winds. Should be a great fall night for football.

The 'Noles have met every challenge this year with an avalanche of offense. From an opening game in Pittsburgh, down early to Boston College, a ranked Maryland team, each challenge has been brushed aside.

Freshman phenom Jameis Winston has led the 'Noles' offensive onslaught. However, Death Valley is perhaps the most difficult challenge of the season. Winston will need another excellent performance against a much improved Clemson defense to leave with a win.

The defense showed what is capable of against Maryland. Against a spread team, new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt earned his first spiked baseball. Clemson has a lot more talent than Maryland including senior QB Tajh Boyd and WR Sammy Watkins. The 'Nole defense doesn't have to shut down the Clemson offense, just limit it.

Game Coverage:

Preview and Prediction

Opponent Blogger Q&A: Shakin the Southland

Tomahawk Nation Podcast: Previewing Florida State at Clemson

Much more in the Florida State vs Clemson Story Stream

Florida State at Clemson Game Thread

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter/Halftime

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Other Games:

Check out the full SB Nation viewing options here.

Plenty of other football to watch to keep your brain occupied until the game starts.* At noon, catch a Georgia team that is reeling from a ridiculous amount of injuries. They are only a 7 point favorite over Vanderbilt. In a battle of backup QBs, the Gators are leaving their comfort zone (basically anything north of Knoxville) to play new conference foe Missouri. Missouri's starting QB went down for the year in the Tigers upset win over Georgia last week.

We've got two ranked match-ups in the afternoon slot. Stanford, upset last week by Utah, looks to recover against undefeated UCLA. Auburn is improved from last year, but enough to upset Texas A&M and Manziel? The Tigers might make it interesting, for a little while.

All games, times, and network info:

Noon ET UConn, 0-5 at Cincinnati, 4-2 ESPNU
Noon ET Southern Miss, 0-5 at East Carolina, 4-2 FSN
Noon ET SMU, 1-4 at Memphis, 1-4 ESPN Regional
Noon ET Purdue, 1-5 at Michigan State, 5-1 Big Ten Network
Noon ET Minnesota, 4-2 at Northwestern, 4-2 ESPN2
Noon ET TCU, 3-3 at No. 21 Oklahoma State, 4-1 FOX
Noon ET No. 11 South Carolina, 5-1 at Tennessee, 3-3 ESPN
Noon ET No. 15 Georgia, 4-2 at Vanderbilt, 3-3 CBS
Noon ET No. 16 Texas Tech, 6-0 at West Virginia, 3-3 FS1
12:21 p.m. ET No. 22 Florida, 4-2 at No. 14 Missouri, 6-0 SEC Network
12:30 p.m. ET Syracuse, 3-3 at Georgia Tech, 3-3 ACC Network
1 p.m. ET Ohio, 4-2 at Eastern Michigan, 1-5
1 p.m. ET Akron, 1-6 at Miami, 0-6
1:05 p.m. ET Army, 3-4 at Temple, 0-6
2 p.m. ET Charleston Southern, 7-0 at Colorado, 2-3 Pac-12 Network
2 p.m. ET Ball State, 6-1 at Western Michigan, 0-7
2 p.m. ET Colorado State, 2-4 at Wyoming, 4-2 ROOT Sports
3 p.m. ET No. 23 Northern Illinois, 6-0 at Central Michigan, 3-4
3 p.m. ET Kent State, 2-5 at South Alabama, 2-3
3:30 p.m. ET Massachusetts, 1-5 at Buffalo, 4-2 Time Warner Cable
3:30 p.m. ET BYU, 4-2 vs Houston, 5-0 ESPNews
3:30 p.m. ET No. 18 Oklahoma, 5-1 at Kansas, 2-3 ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET North Texas, 3-3 at Louisiana Tech, 2-4 CBSSN
3:30 p.m. ET Indiana, 3-3 at Michigan, 5-1 Big Ten Network
3:30 p.m. ET Iowa, 4-2 at No. 4 Ohio State, 6-0 ABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET No. 9 UCLA, 5-0 at No. 13 Stanford, 5-1 ABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET No. 24 Auburn, 5-1 at No. 7 Texas A&M, 5-1 CBS
3:30 p.m. ET Duke, 4-2 at Virginia, 2-4 Regional Sports Net
3:30 p.m. ET Maryland, 5-1 at Wake Forest, 3-3 ESPNU
6 p.m. ET No. 20 Washington, 4-2 at Arizona State, 4-2 Pac-12 Network
7 p.m. ET Arkansas, 3-4 at No. 1 Alabama, 6-0 ESPN
7 p.m. ET Iowa State, 1-4 at No. 12 Baylor, 5-0 ESPNU
7 p.m. ET No. 6 LSU, 6-1 at Ole Miss, 3-3 ESPN2
7 p.m. ET Old Dominion, 4-2 at Pittsburgh, 3-2 Regional Sports Net
7 p.m. ET Georgia State, 0-6 at Texas State, 3-3, Sun Belt Net
7 p.m. ET Navy, 3-2 at Toledo, 3-3 ESPNews
7:30 p.m. ET USC, 4-2 at Notre Dame, 4-2 NBC
8 p.m. ET Nevada, 3-3 at Boise State, 4-2 CBSSN
8 p.m. ET No. 5 Florida State, 5-0 at No. 3 Clemson, 6-0 ABC
8 p.m. ET No. 25 Wisconsin, 4-2 at Illinois, 3-2 Big Ten Network
8 p.m. ET Rice, 4-2 at New Mexico State, 0-6
9 p.m. ET Utah State, 3-4 at New Mexico, 2-4 ROOT Sports
10 p.m. ET Utah, 4-2 at Arizona, 3-2 Pac-12 Network
10 p.m. ET UNLV, 4-2 at No. 17 Fresno State, 5-0 Mountain West Network
10 p.m. ET Washington State, 4-3 at No. 2 Oregon, 6-0 FS1
10:30 p.m. ET Oregon State, 5-1 at California, 1-5 ESPN2

*There's been an asterisk in every Gameday page this year. Subtle troll of Clemson is subtle.