BOSTON, Sporting Alert – No. 9 Florida State will take on Boston College at Alumni Stadium in one of three NCAA college football games on the schedule for Friday (18).
E. Golson pass,to T. Rudolph for 9 yds for a TD, (R. Aguayo KICK)
8 plays, 83 yards, 4:53
J. Hilliman run for -5 yds,J. Hilliman fumbled, forced by T. Smith, recovered by FlaSt J. Ramsey,J. Ramsey return for 36 yds, (R. Aguayo KICK)
9 plays, 35 yards, 4:42
The Seminoles (2-0) will be hoping to collect a third successive win on the new season, but will come up against an Eagles (2-0) squad which is also searching for win number three to start the season.
FSU opened its campaign with a 59-16 win over Texas State before turning back South Florida 34-14 in Week 2.
However, head coach Jimbo Fisher is anticipating a more difficult battle for the Seminoles on Friday night.
The Noles won 20-17 last season after Roberto Aguayo successfully put away a field goal with three-seconds remaining, and Fisher is bracing himself another close battle against a well coached program.
“They’re doing the same things they do on offense and doing the same things they do on defense,” he said on www.seminoles.com. “They’re really well coached.”
Fisher also admitted that preparations for a day early away game always has to be modified.
“You’ve got to get enough work with enough rest,” added on seminoles.com. “And that’s the question. The good thing is it’s early in the year.
“So the guys ought to still be pretty fresh.”
Boston College head Steve Addazio, meanwhile, revealed that his team’s planning and preparations for the Week 3 contest started a week ago against Howard in what really seemed like a practice scrimmage.
“We knew last week we had to get a jump start on this game,” Addazio said. “It’s not the first time we have looked at them. We started the process early.”
Florida State comes into this game already over 1000 total yards mark after tallying 1077 combined total yards from the two opening games of the season.
Boston College, in the meantime, opened the season with a 24-3 victory over Maine, which was held to a remarkable 91 total yards, which included just seven yards rushing.
The Eagles were even more dominant against Howard after a 76-0 rout, including 41 points in the first quarter alone.
This one-sided contest, which saw the second half shortened to 10-minute quarters, ended with Howard collecting just 11 TOTAL yards for the entire game.
In fact, Howard was struggling with negative-yards until the final minutes of the game.
Boston College led 62-0 at halftime and Addazio was ready for the game to end.
He recalled after the game: “You get in the mode where: We didn’t know what to do, what to call.
“It just got to the point where you didn’t want to throw it; you don’t know what to call, you just want it to end.”
Florida State comes in as 7.5 point favourite against Boston College with the total sitting at 47.
With two productive offenses set to collide, one would expect the final score to be more over 47 points then under.
In the two other college football games on Friday night, Boise State, after being upset by BYU last weekend and fell out of the AP top 25 rankings, will look to bounce back against Idaho State, while Arizona State will entertain New Mexico at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.
Friday, September 18
NCAA College Football WEEK 3 (CT)
No. 9 Florida State vs Boston College 7:00 PM
Alumni Stadium , Chestnut Hill, MA
Idaho State Boise State 8:00 PM
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
New Mexico Arizona State 9:00 PM
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ