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Gameday Central: Notre Dame at Florida State

The Fighting Irish bring their 6-0 record to Tallahassee. Florida State looks to shutout the distractions and add another win to the unbeaten streak. Join us at TN to discuss the top 5 showdown and games around the country.

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Gamedy Central

Notre Dame (6-0) at Florida State (6-0)

Watch: ABC

Listen: 'Noles Radio Affiliates, Irish Radio Affiliates

Weather: This is the Tallahassee football weather we all love. It will be 70 degrees at kickoff, falling to around 65 by the end of the game. No rain, winds NW at 4 MPH.

The Spread: Florida State opened as a 13 point favorite and the line has been bet down to 10.

Game Coverage: Preview & PredictionQ&A with One Foot DownRecruiting: Visitor's List

Florida State hasn't won pretty this year. Neither has Notre Dame. The 'Noles offense has been gaining momentum. Jameis Winston has started to trust targets not named Nick O'Leary and Rashad Greene. The defense, however, is still showing signs of growing pains. The 'Noles hope to get a boost from the return of DT Derrick Mitchell and LB Matthew Thomas. Last week, FSU had a very business like win at Syracuse. Notre Dame is coming off a shootout with UNC that came down to an onside kick. No, this isn't the Game of the Century Part II. But, for end of the year implications, it is as important as they come.

Notre Dame at Florida State Game Thread

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter/Halftime

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Other Games

Get your day started off with some Big 12 action. No, seriously. K-State travels to Oklahoma for a solid ranked game. Oklahoma had a disappointing loss to TCU, then barely squeaked by a bad Texas team. K-State blasted UTEP and Texas Tech after losing to Auburn by 6. Oklahoma is a 7 point favorite at home. Syracuse travels to Wake Forest and I DARE YOU TO WATCH. Virginia is on the road to play Duke in what is, no joke, an important Coastal Division game.

Your ranked afternoon game is consists of a Texas A&M team that has been demolished two games in a row and Alabama. That's Alabama, who beat Arkansas, because Arky missed an extra point, and lost to Ol' Miss. Bama is a 14 point favorite. The chances the Aggies bounce back on the road in Tuscaloosa are slim. A loss would make it three in a row which would finally get them bounced from the rankings. Clemson travels to Boston College. Florida State fans should hope that the Tigers can still win a bunch of games without freshman phenom Deshaun Watson. Don't forget, Oklahoma State at TCU. An Oklahoma State win would be great for Florida State.

There's other games on that you need to pay attention to. Bud Elliot gets you all educated on who needs to win and who needs to lose to help the 'Noles get to the playoffs.

Can't decide what to watch? SB Nation has your viewing guide.

Week 8 games, times, and networks:

Time Road Home TV Streaming
Noon p.m. ET Western Kentucky Florida Atlantic Sinclair
Noon p.m. ET No. 14 Kansas State No. 11 Oklahoma ESPN
Noon p.m. ET No. 4 Baylor West Virginia FS1
Noon p.m. ET Furman South Carolina SEC Network
Noon p.m. ET Iowa Maryland ESPN2
Noon p.m. ET Purdue Minnesota Big Ten Network
Noon p.m. ET South Florida Tulsa ESPNews
Noon p.m. ET Syracuse Wake Forest RSN, FSN
Noon p.m. ET Tulane UCF ESPNU
Noon p.m. ET UTSA Louisiana Tech FSN
12:30 p.m. ET Virginia Duke ACC Network
2 p.m. ET Western Michigan Bowling Green
2 p.m. ET Akron Ohio
3 p.m. ET Eastern Michigan UMass
3 p.m. ET Appalachian State Troy
3:30 p.m. ET New Mexico Air Force ROOT
3:30 p.m. ET No. 21 Texas A&M No. 7 Alabama CBS
3:30 p.m. ET No. 24 Clemson Boston College ESPNU
3:30 p.m. ET No. 8 Michigan State Indiana ESPN
3:30 p.m. ET Rutgers No. 13 Ohio State ABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET UCLA California ABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET Ball State Central Michigan
3:30 p.m. ET Army Kent State
3:30 p.m. ET NC State Louisville FSN, CSN
3:30 p.m. ET UAB Middle Tennessee FCS
3:30 p.m. ET Cincinnati SMU CBSSN
3:30 p.m. ET Kansas Texas Tech FSN
4 p.m. ET No. 10 Georgia Arkansas SEC Network
4 p.m. ET No. 15 Oklahoma State No. 12 TCU FS1
4 p.m. ET San Jose State Wyoming
5 p.m. ET New Mexico State Idaho
5 p.m. ET Miami (Ohio) Northern Illinois
6 p.m. ET No. 25 Marshall FIU American Sports Network"]">American Sports Network
6 p.m. ET Colorado No. 22 USC Pac-12 Network
7 p.m. ET Tennessee No. 3 Ole Miss ESPN
7 p.m. ET Utah State Colorado State CBSSN
7 p.m. ET Missouri Florida ESPN2
7 p.m. ET Georgia Tech North Carolina ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Southern Miss North Texas Sinclair
7:30 p.m. ET No. 19 Nebraska Northwestern Big Ten Network
7:30 p.m. ET Georgia State South Alabama
7:30 p.m. ET Kentucky LSU SEC Network
8 p.m. ET No. 5 Notre Dame No. 2 Florida State ABC
8 p.m. ET Washington No. 9 Oregon FS1
8 p.m. ET Iowa State Texas Longhorn Network
10:15 p.m. ET Nevada BYU ESPN2
10:30 p.m. ET No. 23 Stanford No. 17 Arizona State ESPN
10:30 p.m. ET Hawaii San Diego State CBSSN