Florida State Seminoles (13) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
8:00 PM ET, December 1, 2012
Bank of America, CHARLOTTE, NC
Coverage: ESPN/Watch ESPN
Both of these power houses, Florida State and Georgia Tech, are looking to put last week’s losses behind them and end the season as the ACC Conference Champion. The Seminoles are coming off a hard to swallow loss at the hands of their state rival, Florida. The Yellow Jackets experienced the same feeling coming off their loss to state rival, Georgia. The Seminoles have the clear advantage in this game with the better defense and the overall record in ACC play this season at 7-1.
The Florida State Seminoles dropped from 10th overall to #13 in the polls. A loss in this game would not only put a huge disappointment on the entire season, but could drop them out of rankings all together, making their upcoming recruiting that much more difficult.
For QB EJ Manuel, this will be his last regular season game in college football as well as a Seminole. He is a senior and will be entering the NFL Draft this coming year. He has thrown for 2967 yards and 22 scores to go along with 9 interceptions. He will have to rally his team and hope the defense makes a firm stand against the offense of the Yellow Jackets.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have really improved their overall run game this season, ranking 3rd overall with 323.3 yards a game. Their scoring is also up to 36.2 points a game. Unfortunately, QB Tevin Washington really has not had the season he expected, throwing for 1097 yards with 7 scores and 3 picks. Georgia Tech looks to end their season with their first ACC Title win, something they have been close to in the past but have never achieved.
In the end, I still see the Seminoles winning this one for the Senior QB and the Florida State fans around the world. This game ends with Florida State on top 32 to 21.