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Gameday Central: Playoff Edition

Florida State went undefeated and earned a spot in college football's first playoff. All they have to do now to get to the championship game is beat an excellent Oregon team with a Heisman winner.

It's Time.
It's Time.
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Gameday Central

Florida State (13-0) vs Oregon (12-1) 5 PM ET

Watch: ESPN/WatchESPN

Listen: Nole Radio Affiliates, Duck Radio Affiliates

Weather: Yesterday, the wind got INSANE. Watch that link. Thankfully, it should be a lot calmer today. At kickoff, 58 degrees dropping to 49 by the end of the game. East wind at 4 MPH.

The Spread: Florida State opened as an 8.5 point dog. The line is currently sits between 7.5 to 8.

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It's been a wild ride for the 'Noles in 2014. Best way to describe the 13-0 year? Survival. Whether it was a bit of luck or some excellent play when they needed it, the 'Noles ended the regular season undefeated and in the first ever college football playoff. Not too shabby considering the injuries endured and the talent that had to be replaced.

The 'Noles have used the time off since the ACC Championship game to rest and get players healed. The 'Noles will need every man to deal with Oregon's up-tempo attack. Sure, the 'Noles could lose this game. But, if the 2014 season is any indication of how this team will go out, it should be one wild ride.

Florida State vs Oregon Game Thread

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4th Quarter

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HAPPY NEW YEAR'S DAY - Today is all about awesome football. Start your day off by flipping between Auburn/Wisconsin and Michigan State/Baylor. Don't forget Missouri/Minnesota if the other two games are busts. FSU/Oregon gets the 5 PM time slot all to themselves. After the 'Noles game (and assuming FSU wins and you are in the mood to watch more football) watch Alabama and Ohio State. New Year's Day IS football. Enjoy.