The Florida State Seminoles are one of top teams in college football and easily one of those squads that is always on the rise. With a first-year starting quarterback under center and an offense based around him, Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles feel good about the direction the team is headed. It’s not often you can say a team got better after they lost a first-round draft pick and quarterback for a freshman, but this team did.
On the other side of the field, the Boston College Eagles had a bid to end Lane Kiffin‘s tenure at USC, but fell to 2-1 after a 35-7 loss on the road to the Trojans. The Eagles are one of the lesser teams in the ACC, but playing at home could end with an upset victory — although it’s highly unlikely.
Like I said earlier, Florida State is led by redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston who looks like a serious Heisman contender. Although he has been solid through three games this season, he struggled a bit against lowly Bethune-Cookman, completing just 10 of 19 passes for 148 yards and two scores. He will be the reason the Seminoles head to a BCS bowl this season. Devonta Freeman has been leading a solid rushing through three games with 28 carries for 273 yards and two scores — he averages nearly 10 yards per carry.
Boston College is led senior quarterback and fourth-year starter Chase Rettig who has passed for 491 yards and four touchdowns. He has had a bit of a slow start to the season, passing for over 125 yards just once this season and failing to throw over 100 yards in week three. In the run game, senior running back Andre Williams has been the lone bright spot on offense, running the ball 75 times for 356 yards and two scores.
Defensively, the Eagles have allowed about 20 points per game so far this season, but gave up over 500 yards to a somewhat-mediocre USC offense in week three. Florida State’s defense is staggering, allowing just under 10 points per game while not allowing a team to rack up over 300 yards in any game this season.
Florida State will travel to Boston College to take on the Eagles at 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Sept. 28. The game will be broadcasted on ABC and ESPN 2.
PREDICTION: Florida State 34, Boston College 13