Saturday, September 17, 2005FSU-Boston College
The Game: "Well we're comin' to yo cit-aaaaay" God that song has gotten so annoying. Anyway this game is possibly bigger than FSU-Miami because these two teams are in the same division and the winner has the inside track to the ACC title game in Jacksonville. This is FSU's first road trip of the season and Boston College's first ACC game in history.
The Players: They don't get much bigger than Mathias Kiwaunka. He's the master pass rusher for Boston College and I expect he'll have his eye on FSU rookie quarterback Drew Weatherford. Florida State has a defense too and their pass rush is led by Kamerion Wimbley and Andre Fluellen.
The Numbers: FSU is 8-1 against teams they are playing in conference for the first time. FSU quarterbacks were horrendous on the road last year, as was FSU's offense in general. Boston College has not allowed a sack this season.
The Line: Opened with BC a 1-point favorite, now it's at FSU -1.5
The Forecast: Possibly a little rain, probably a lot of speed. FSU has too many athletes for Boston College, but it will be a dogfight.
The Pick: FSU 17, Boston College 13