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

No. 4 FSU travels to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers.

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The undefeated Florida State Seminoles football team, ranked 4th in the nation and the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings, travel up north to face the Pittsburgh Panthers this weekend.

Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. eastern on ESPN. Mark Jones and Louis Riddick will have the call, with Quint Kessenich on the sidelines.

Pitts leads the all-time series with Florida State 6-4. The most recent matchup between the two teams in 2020 saw Pitt emerge from Tallahassee with a 41-17 win. Kenny Pickett threw for over 200 yards but no touchdowns, as the Panthers scored four times on the ground and once on a 50-yard interception return. Three FSU quarterbacks saw action, with Jordan Travis, Chubba Purdy, and James Blackman each throwing an interception. Jordan Travis ran for 80 yards and a touchdown, but the hapless Seminoles were embarrassed at home nonetheless.

This Florida State team, however, is far different than its 2020 predecessors.

According to DraftKings, the Seminoles are a 21.5-point favorite against the Panthers, with the over/under set at 50.


Florida State Seminoles vs. Pitt Panthers: How to watch

Date

Saturday, November 4

Time

3:30 p.m.

Watch

ESPN

Stream

ESPN

Listen

Seminoles Radio Network, SiriusXM RADIO FSU Broadcast: CH. 98 or 194


Florida State vs. Pitt: Game notes

» Florida State plays its final ACC road game this week, traveling to Pittsburgh to take on Pitt. The Seminoles are 8-0 this season and 6-0 in the ACC, both their best marks since 2014, after a 41-16 win at Wake Forest last week.

» Florida State is No. 4 in this week’s Associated Press poll. It is the ninth 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.

» The win over Wake Forest extended the Seminoles’ winning streak to 14 games, the longest active streak in the ACC and 3rd-longest active streak in the country. During its streak, which is also tied for the 6th-longest in program history, Florida State has outscored its opponents 585-255.

» FSU has scored at least 30 points in 14 straight games, the longest active streak in the nation and the 2nd-longest streak in ACC history, trailing only FSU’s 17 consecutive games from 2012-14.

» The Seminoles boast one of the nation’s best pass defenses, leading the country in both fewest passing touchdowns allowed (3) and opponent completion percentage (49.4) and ranking 5th in opponent passer rating (101.59).

» FSU is the only team in the nation forcing more incompletions than completions allowed. The last time a P5 team held its opponents below 50 percent completions in a season was 2018, when Michigan and LSU posted marks of 49.5 and 49.7 percent, respectively.

» Florida State was the only team in the country that did not allow a passing touchdown in October, and the Seminoles led the nation in opponent completion percentage (41.7), yards per pass allowed (4.2) and opponent passer rating (72.41) in October while also producing the ACC’s best scoring defense (14.0) that ranked 10th nationally.

» FSU has held four consecutive opponents to fewer than 140 passing yards, the longest streak by the Seminoles since 1999 and the longest by an ACC team since Boston College in 2021 (via ESPN Stats & Info).

» Florida State leads the ACC and ranks 11th in the country in red zone offense, converting 93.9 percent of red zone drives into points, and its 24 red zone touchdowns are 2nd in the conference. FSU also ranks 16th nationally in red zone defense, allowing points on just 73.1 percent of opponents’ drives that reach the 20-yard line.

» The Seminoles are one of nine 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 25 receivers nationally with a three-touchdown game this year, and Benson is one of 58 players with three rushing scores in a game.

» Florida State’s defense has faced 49 plays inside their 10-yard line this season and allowed just 11 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. During FSU’s three-game homestand the defense faced only 10 total snaps inside its 10-yard line and allowed one touchdown. Syracuse did not have a snap inside the 10-yard line and took only one snap inside FSU’s 15-yard line.

» Mike Norvell is 20-5 (.800) in November as a head coach, including 11-2 (.846) on the road.


Top 25 Matchups: Week 10

No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes at Rutgers | 12 p.m. | CBS

No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs vs. No. 12 Missouri Tigers | 3:30 p.m. | CBS Sports

No. 3 Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers | 7:30 p.m. | NBC

No. 4 Florida State Seminoles at Pittsburgh Panthers | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN

No. 5 Washington Huskies at No. 20 USC Trojans | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

No. 6 Oregon Ducks vs. California Golden Bears | 5:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

No. 7 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 23 Kansas State Wildcats | 12 p.m. | FOX

No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. No. 14 LSU Tigers | 7:45 p.m. | CBS

No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners at No. 22 Oklahoma State Cowboys | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

No. 10 Ole Miss Rebels vs. Texas A&M Aggies | 12 p.m. | ESPN

No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions at Maryland Terrapins | 3:30 p.m. | FOX

No. 13 Louisville Cardinals vs. Virginia Tech Hokies | 3:30 p.m. | ACC Network

No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Clemson Tigers | 12 p.m. | ABC

No. 16 Oregon State Beavers at Colorado Buffaloes | 10 p.m. | ESPN

No. 17 Tennessee Volunteers vs. UConn Huskies | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

No. 18 Utah Utes vs. No. 18 Arizona State Sun Devils | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks

No. 19 UCLA Bruins at Arizona Wildcats | 10:30 p.m. | FS1

No. 21 Kansas Jayhawks at Iowa State Cyclones | 7 p.m. | ESPN

No. 24 Tulane Green Wave at East Carolina Pirates | 3:30 p.m.

No. 25 Air Force Falcons vs. Army Black Knights | 2 p.m. | CBSSN

Odds to win 2023 College Football Playoff, via DraftKings

  1. Michigan Wolverines (+240)
  2. Georgia Bulldogs (+240)
  3. Florida State Seminoles (+600)
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes (+700)
  5. Oregon Ducks (+1400)
  6. Washington Huskies (+1500)
  7. Alabama Crimson Tide (+1500)
  8. Texas Longhorns (+1600)
  9. Oklahoma Sooners (+4000)
  10. LSU Tigers (+5000)

Odds/lines are subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.