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Florida State vs. Virginia Tech: How to watch, stream, TV info, game notes, odds

No. 5 FSU hosts the Hokies in Doak Campbell Stadium

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The undefeated Florida State Seminoles football team, ranked 5th in the nation and coming off a much-needed bye week, will welcome the Virginia Tech Hokies to Tallahassee on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm EST on ABC. Mark Jones and Louis Riddick will have the call, with Quint Kessenich on the sidelines.

Florida State leads the all-time series with Virginia Tech 23-13-1. The Seminoles and Hokies have alternated victories lately, each team winning three games over the past six, including each team winning one ACC Championship game matchup. FSU has not beaten VT in Tallahassee since the 2008 season. The most recent contest was taken by the Hokies, spoiling Willie Taggart’s FSU home debut in 2018 with a 24-3 win.

According to DraftKings, the Seminoles are a 24-point favorite against the Hokies, with the over/under set at 53.

Florida State Seminoles vs. Virginia Tech Hokies: How to watch


Saturday, October 7


3:30 p.m.






Seminoles Radio Network, SiriusXM RADIO FSU Broadcast: CH. 81

Florida State vs. Virginia Tech: Game notes

» Florida State returns to action after an open date following its 31-24 win at Clemson. The victory snapped the Tigers’ 25-game home winning streak against ACC opponents and improved the Seminoles to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the ACC.

» Florida State is No. 5 in this week’s Associated Press poll. It is the fifth consecutive week FSU has been ranked in the top-5, the program’s longest streak since 2013-14 when Florida State was in the top-5 for 27 consecutive polls.

» FSU trailed 10-0 and 17-7 in the second quarter of its win at Clemson, which marked the 12th time in Mike Norvell’s career as a head coach his team erased a deficit of at least 10 points in a victory. Clemson entered the game 83-1 at home under Dabo Swinney during games it held a 10-point lead.

» The Seminoles extended their winning streak to 10 games, the longest active streak in the ACC and the 4th-longest active streak in the country.

» FSU has scored at least 30 points in 10 straight games, the longest active streak in the ACC, the 2nd-longest active streak in the nation and the program’s longest 30-point stretch since the 2013 national championship season.

» Mike Norvell is 8-2 (.800) in his head coaching career following an in-season open date and 26-9 (.743) as a head coach with more than one week to prepare for an opponent including season openers, mid-week games and bowl games.

» Florida State’s 173 points are its most through four games since 2013- when the Seminoles scored 205 total points vs. Pitt, Nevada, Bethune-Cookman and Boston College - and the 7th-most through four games in program history. It is FSU’s 4th-highest point total after playing four FBS opponents to start a season and most since 1994.

» FSU is a perfect 17-for-17 in Red Zone trips this season. The Seminoles’ 17 Red Zone trips are 2nd nationally among teams that have scored on every Red Zone opportunity this season. FSU’s 82.4 touchdown percentage in the Red Zone is 8th in the country overall and 2nd among teams that are perfect inside the Red Zone.

» The Seminoles are one of three teams nationally to have a receiver and a rusher with a three-touchdown game this season. Keon Coleman caught a career-high three scores vs. No. 5 LSU, and Trey Benson tied his single-game career-high with three rushing scores vs. Southern Miss. Coleman is one of 19 receivers nationally with a three-touchdown game this year, and Benson is one of 32 players with three rushing scores in a game.

» Florida State’s defense has faced 30 plays inside their 10-yard line this season and allowed just eight touchdowns. In the 45-24 win over No. 5 LSU, the Seminoles faced 10 snaps inside their own 5-yard line and allowed only two scores. On LSU’s first drive of the game, the Tigers had six plays inside the five-yard line, including four snaps from the 1-yard line, and the FSU defense forced a turnover on downs with a 13-yard sack on 4th-and-1.

» The Seminoles have scored on seven of their eight opening drives of a half this season. In those half-opening drives, Florida State has scored four touchdowns and three field goals for an average of 4.6 points per drive.

» Florida State made 10 tackles for loss while allowing 0 TFLs, including sacks, in their win at Boston College. It was the first time in recorded program history FSU did not allow a TFL against an FBS opponent and the first time nationally a team had 10 TFLs while allowing 0 against a P5 opponent since Missouri’s 2017 win over Florida. The only other time FSU did not allow a tackle for loss in a game was 2012 vs. FCS Murray State.

» FSU scored 31 points after halftime vs. No. 5 LSU, the most second-half points against a top-5 opponent in program history. It also was the most second-half points nationally against a top-5 opponent in a non-playoff game since September 26, 2020, when Kansas State scored 31 second-half points at No. 3 Oklahoma. That has only happened two other times since the beginning of the 2014 season, both in 2018, when Purdue scored 35 second-half points against No. 2 Ohio State and Ohio State scored 38 second- half points against No. 4 Michigan.

» Florida State’s four 4th-down conversions vs. Southern Miss are tied for the highest single-game total in the ACC and 5th-highest nationally this season.

AP Poll Top 25: Week 5

  1. Georgia Bulldogs (5-0)
  2. Michigan Wolverines (5-0)
  3. Texas Longhorns (5-0)
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0)
  5. Florida State Seminoles (4-0)
  6. Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0)
  7. Washington Huskies (5-0)
  8. Oregon Ducks (5-0)
  9. USC Trojans (5-0)
  10. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1)
  11. Alabama Crimson Tide (4-1)
  12. Oklahoma Sooners (5-0)
  13. Washington State Cougars (4-0)
  14. North Carolina Tar Heels (4-0)
  15. Oregon State Beavers (4-1)
  16. Ole Miss Rebels (4-1)
  17. Miami Hurricanes (4-0)
  18. Utah Utes (4-1)
  19. Duke Blue Devils (4-1)
  20. Kentucky Wildcats (5-0)
  21. Missouri Tigers (5-0)
  22. Tennessee Volunteers (4-1)
  23. LSU Tigers (3-2)
  24. Fresno State Bulldogs (5-0)
  25. Louisville Cardinals (5-0)

USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25: Week 5

  1. Georgia Bulldogs (5-0)
  2. Michigan Wolverines (5-0)
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0)
  4. Texas Longhorns (5-0)
  5. Florida State Seminoles (4-0)
  6. Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0)
  7. Southern California Trojans (5-0)
  8. Washington Huskies (5-0)
  9. Oregon Ducks (5-0)
  10. Alabama Crimson Tide (4-1)
  11. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1)
  12. Oklahoma Sooners (5-0)
  13. North Carolina Tar Heels (4-0)
  14. Washington State Cougars (4-0)
  15. Ole Miss Rebels (4-1)
  16. Oregon State Beavers (4-1)
  17. Miami Hurricanes (4-0)
  18. Tennessee Volunteers (4-1)
  19. Utah Utes (4-1)
  20. Kentucky Wildcats (5-0)
  21. Duke Blue Devils (4-1)
  22. Missouri Tigers (5-0)
  23. LSU Tigers (3-2)
  24. Fresno State Bulldogs (5-0)
  25. Louisville Cardinals (5-0)

2023 ACC Championship Odds, via DraftKings

  1. Florida State Seminoles (-165)
  2. Miami Hurricanes (+650)
  3. North Carolina Tar Heels (+750)
  4. Louisville Cardinals (+750)
  5. Duke Blue Devils (+1200)
  6. Clemson Tigers (+1800)
  7. Syracuse Orange (+4500)
  8. NC State Wolfpack (+8000)
  9. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (+12000)
  10. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (+15000)
  11. Virginia Tech Hokies (+20000)
  12. Pittsburgh Panthers (+30000)
  13. Virginia Cavaliers (+50000)
  14. Boston College Eagles (+50000)

Odds to win 2023 national championship, via DraftKings

  1. Georgia Bulldogs (+300)
  2. Michigan Wolverines (+400)
  3. Texas Longhorns (+750)
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes (+750)
  5. Florida State Seminoles (+900)
  6. Penn State Nittany Lions (+1400)
  7. Washington Huskies (+1500)
  8. Oregon Ducks (+1600)
  9. USC Trojans (+1800)
  10. Alabama Crimson Tide (+2500)

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