We're a little over an hour and a half from kickoff between the no. 3 Florida State Seminoles and their ACC divisional foe NC State. The Wolfpack enter tonight's game with questions up front on their O-line and with some issues in their defensive backfield. Both are areas the Seminoles will look to exploit.
Florida State leads this series all-time 22-10, but is just 9-6 when playing in Raleigh. The 'Noles have won three of the last four against the Wolfpack, but just one of the past three on the road.
Last season, the 'Noles won 34-0 and held NC State QB Mike Glennon to just 130 yards on 19-34 passing and also picked him off twice. It was the worst start, yardage-wise, of his career. This year Florida State will once again look to limit Glennon and get after him with their pass rush.
Florida State should come out on top in this one if they just stay calm and play their game. That's much easier said than done though.
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Weather: It's mostly cloudy, the night will start in the 70's and end in the mid-60's so temperature will not be an issue. With just a 10-15% chance of rain, it should be a great night for football.
TV: ESPN 2, 8:00 PM
Announcers: Mark Jones (Play-by-Play), Brock Huard (Color), Jessica Mendoza (Sideline)
Check back at halftime for news and updates.