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Noles Waiting for Tigers

Oct 09, 2013 -- 3:26pm

If you asked anyone what their prediction would be for a final score, it would be hard to find too many folks who would have thrown out 63-0.  It turns out that Maryland fell victim to a defense that got “exposed” against Boston College.  It says quite a bit about the maturity of this FSU defense that the turn-around was less than a week, with huge plays at every position and what seemed like at least 4 helmets on the ball at the point of tackle. 

If there is something else besides “Famous” Jameis to be really excited about, it has to be that when you put your backups in and you can’t help but score points, it lets you know what you have to look forward to in the future.  All of that playing time is priceless for up-and-comers on each side of the ball, and it is good to see the way these players are bringing it until the clock hits zero.

Even with the offense scoring the way they did, I have a feeling that you are going to see the true depth of the playbook against Clemson in two weeks, with explosive plays that will stretch the Clemson defense to their limits.  Both teams have had great games, and I believe this is the most important game for the Noles in many years. 

FSU has a bye this week, which is very good for the Noles’ preparation in my opinion.  Clemson, on the other hand, has a Boston College team on the schedule that has gotten better as the season has progressed.  I am not saying that Boston College will beat Clemson, but I have a feeling that you will see a pretty close game, as the Clemson Tigers have stood up to big teams, but seemed a bit sluggish at times against opponents that should have been handled easily.  Boston College is a perfect set up for a trap game, which should be fun to watch.

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