Ahead of the matchup, FSU released its updated weekly depth chart, with just a few minor changes listed.
Wide receiver Malik McClain has now asserted himself as a primary receiver, with the OR designation deeming him a co-starter alongside receiver Andrew Parchment removed.
Some game notes, via Florida State Sports Info:
- FSU is the first team in the 69-year history of the ACC to win its next three games after starting a season 0-4.
- The Seminoles have rushed for at least 200 yards in six of their first seven games this season and are one of eight teams with six 200-yard rushing games this year. The last time FSU produced at least six 200-yard rushing games in a seven-game span was 1995 when the Seminoles rushed for at least 200 yards in the first six games of the season.
- In the 21 seasons from 1995-2020, Florida State had at least six 200-yard rushing games in a season five times (1995, 2002, 2012, 2013, 2017). FSU posted four 200-yard rushing games in nine contests in 2020.
- The Seminoles’ average of 6.91 yards per rush in October is 1st in the nation. FSU’s season average of 5.90 yards per rush is 1st in the ACC and 5th nationally, and its 230.3 rushing yards per game are 2nd in the ACC and 13th nationally.
- FSU has produced a 100-yard rusher in six of its first seven games of 2021, one of only seven teams in the country to have six different games with a 100-yard rusher this year. Running back Jashaun Corbin has four 100-yard games, the 3rd-highest total in the ACC, and quarterback Jordan Travis has two 100-yard games, 6th-most in the conference.
- The Seminoles have converted 16 consecutive Red Zone trips, scoring a total of 99 points. FSU was 1-for-1 with a touchdown in the Red Zone against Louisville, 6-for-6 against Syracuse, scoring four touchdowns and two field goals, 3-for-3 at North Carolina with three touchdowns, and 6-for-6 against UMass with five touchdowns and one field goal.
- FSU ranks 2nd in the ACC and 20th in the country with a 73.1 Red Zone touchdown percentage this season (19-of-26).
- Florida State has been flagged for five or fewer penalties in four consecutive games, the longest streak against all FBS opponents by the Seminoles since 1995 (3 at Virginia, 5 at UNC, 5 vs. Maryland, 4 at Florida). FSU’s average of 3.7 penalties per game in October is 2nd-best in the ACC and tied for 8th-lowest in the nation. » Florida State is tied for 9th in the country with five plays of at least 60 yards this season. FSU’s four rushing plays of at least 50 yards, three rushing plays of at least 60 yards and two rushing plays of at least 70 yards all rank 1st in the ACC and tied for 4th nationally.
- The Seminoles rank 2nd in the ACC and 5th nationally in 4th-down defense with opponents converting only 25.0 percent (3-of-12) this season. In October, FSU’s opponents are 0-for-6, the most attempts in the country without allowing a conversion.
- FSU ranks 2nd in the ACC and 11th nationally in Red Zone defense, allowing a score on 68.4 percent of drives that reach the Red Zone, and has held opponents to 4-of-8 (.500) Red Zone co