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Gameday Central: Florida State at Boston College

Florida State returns to conference play with a road trip to Chestnut Hill.

Justin K. Aller


Florida State (3-0) at Boston College (2-1) 3:30 PM

Watch On: ABC/ESPN2, Broadcast Map Here

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The Spread: Florida State opened as a 22.5 point favorite.

The Weather: Sunny, around 70 degrees at kick off. Light winds. Perfect football weather.

After two tune-up games, Florida State plays conference foe Boston College. Last week, Jameis Winston admitted to forcing some throws. That isn't advisable against conference opponents. This week, look for him to read the defense and take appropriate check downs or safer throws when necessary.

Christian Jones and Eddie Goldman return to the defense after serving a one game suspension. Unfortunately, Florida State will be without starting safety Tyler Hunter. Taking his place will be true freshman Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey has spent time this year cross training and playing at corner and safety.

Other players to watch include Karlos Williams Jr, Chris Casher, and Matthew Thomas. Each of those players have shown flashes of impressive talent. Each could earn more snaps, earlier in the game.

Game Coverage

Be sure to read the preview and prediction. Includes the Tomahawk Nation podcast.

Opponent Blogger Q&A with BC Interruption

More Q&A and preview at BC Interruption

Florida State vs Boston College Game Thread

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter/Halftime

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Other Games

This is your pregame, noon, and night game thread.

Noon games don't offer any marquee match-ups. ACC action includes Miami playing a terrible USF team.* Pitt's defense gave up a whole bunch of points and yards to Duke last week. This week, they take on Virginia. Due to injuries, Clint Trickett will get the start for West Virginia against Oklahoma State.

Night games include better games. Undefeated Ole Miss plays Alabama. They are both ranked, for now. Wisconsin either beats Ohio State or loses and gets booted from the top 25. Florida replacement QB Tyler Murphy will get his first official start against Kentucky.

Don't forget to check out all your SB Nation viewing options.

Games, times, networks:

12 p.m. ET 11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia ESPN
12 p.m. ET 12 South Carolina at UCF ABC
12 p.m. ET 15 Miami at USF ESPNU
12 p.m. ET Miami (Ohio) at Illinois Big Ten Network
12 p.m. ET SMU at TCU FOX Sports 1
12 p.m. ET NIU at Purdue ESPN2
12:21 p.m. ET South Alabama at Tennessee SEC Net, MSG,
12:30 p.m. ET East Carolina at North Carolina ACC Network,
12:30 p.m. ET Virginia at Pittsburgh ROOT-P, CSN-DC, NESN, FSN
1 p.m. ET Bryant at Wagner
2 p.m. ET Navy at Western Kentucky ESPN News
2 p.m. ET Charlotte at Presbyterian
2 p.m. ET Hampton at SC State
2 p.m. ET Illinois State at Missouri State Mediacom
2:30 p.m. ET Akron at Bowling Green
2:30 p.m. ET Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois
3 p.m. ET Colorado at Oregon State Pac-12 Network
3 p.m. ET Toledo at Ball State
3 p.m. ET Troy at Duke
3 p.m. ET Eastern Washington at Sam Houston State CSN
3 p.m. ET North Dakota State at South Dakota State Midco SN, NBC North Dakota
3:30 p.m. ET 14 Oklahoma at 22 Notre Dame NBC
3:30 p.m. ET 6 LSU at 9 Georgia CBS
3:30 p.m. ET 8 Florida State at Boston College ABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET Wake Forest at 3 Clemson ESPNU
3:30 p.m. ET UConn at Buffalo
3:30 p.m. ET UTEP at Colorado State CBSSN
3:30 p.m. ET Iowa at Minnesota ABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET Central Michigan at NC State
4 p.m. ET Army vs. Louisiana Tech FOX Sports 1
4 p.m. ET Houston at UTSA FSN, MSG+, ROOT-RM
4 p.m. ET Maine at Richmond CSN
5 p.m. ET Temple at Idaho Altitude
6:30 p.m. ET 21 Ole Miss at 1 Alabama ESPN
7 p.m. ET 10 Texas A&M at Arkansas ESPN2
7 p.m. ET 20 Florida at Kentucky ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Arizona at 16 Washington FOX
7 p.m. ET Kent State at Western Michigan
7 p.m. ET Tulane at ULM
7 p.m. ET Wyoming at Texas State Longhorn Network
7 p.m. ET FAU at Rice FCS
7 p.m. ET James Madison at Delaware CSN
7 p.m. ET Kentucky Wesleyan at Liberty
7 p.m. ET Youngstown State at Southern Illinois
7 p.m. ET Jackson State at Southern Cox Sports
7:30 p.m. ET Arkansas State at Missouri CSS,, CSN-NW
7:30 p.m. ET UAB at Vanderbilt FSN,
7:30 p.m. ET Brown at Harvard NBCSN
8 p.m. ET 23 Wisconsin at 4 Ohio State ABC
8 p.m. ET San Diego State at New Mexico State ALT, ESPN3, FS-SD, AZ+
8:05 p.m. ET Air Force at Nevada CBSSN
8:08 p.m. ET UNLV at New Mexico ROOT Sports
9 p.m. ET Montana at Northern Arizona ROOT
10 p.m. ET 5 Stanford vs. Washington State ESPN
10:15 p.m. ET Southern Miss at Boise State ESPNU
10:30 p.m. ET California at 2 Oregon Pac-12 Network
10:30 p.m. ET USC at Arizona State ESPN2
11:59 p.m. ET 25 Fresno State at Hawaii Oceanic PPV

*For some reason, UM opened as a 20 point favorite and it is now down to 17. Hard to imagine Miami not covering. Wonder how healthy Morris is.