SOUTH CAROLINA ELITE FOOTBALL

ACC Game of the Week: Florida State @ Clemson

By EFN Staff
Writer
Published: 11/06/2015

Florida State Seminoles (7-1) at Clemson Tigers (8-0)

Kickoff Time: Saturday, November 7, 3:30 PM
Location: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina
TV: ABC

Clemson is sitting at No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings. The Tigers look to back up the lofty ranking against Florida State, a team that has beaten them three straight times. The Seminoles recovered from a wild loss to Georgia Tech with a 45-21 win over Syracuse last week.

Players to watch
  • Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, who is 10th in the country with 1,037 rushing yards, is likely to play after missing the team’s last game with ankle and hamstring injuries. 
  • Clemson quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Deshaun Watson has thrown for 1,936 yards and 20 touchdowns, to go along with 386 rushing yards and four more scores on the ground.

Key Stats

  • Florida State is 20-8 all-time against Clemson.
  • Clemson has won 11 straight games dating back to last season.
  • Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns last week in place of an injured Everett Golson.
  • Clemson has been very balanced offensively, with 20 touchdowns through the air and 19 on the ground.
  • Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph leads the team with 501 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.
  • Clemson is averaging 40.6 points per game and has topped 50 in two straight.
  • Florida State is 30-1 in its last 31 ACC games.
  • Clemson running back Wayne Gallman leads the team with 874 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns.

Injuries

  • Cook and Golson (concussion) have been cleared to play for Florida State.