Florida State vs Arizona State 2:00 PM ET
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Weather: If you HAVE to go to El Paso, make sure to go in winter. Temperature will be 52 at kickoff, warming to 54, then dropping to 50 by the end of the year. There will be some clouds, no rain, winds E at 6-8 MPH.
The Spread: Arizona state opened as a 4.5 point favorite. Some money came in for the ‘Noles and now the Sun Devils are between a 3.5 and 4 point favorite. Think the ‘Noles can cover? Bud Elliot gives his plays for the rest of the bowl games here.
Florida State gets back to a bowl game for the first time in, checks notes, one year. What a wild, terrible ride it’s been the last few seasons. A Sun Bowl bid on New Year’s Eve is a fitting end to 2019. Perhaps, finally, after three plus seasons, the tailspin this program has been in will return to, at minimum, competence. Florida State, immune to complete collapse for so long, finally had a taste of what so many programs go through.
Whatever happens today on the field, we all wake up tomorrow to a new year. Hopefully a year that sees Florida State start putting together the pieces needed to make this program compete again. Not just with the likes of middling ACC teams, but compete with the elite teams in the country. Remember, Florida State did that, just 5 years ago. If the early moves by the new staff are any indication, those pieces are already falling into place. Happy New Year.