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Nevada vs. Florida State: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after rushing for a five yard touchdown in the first half against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the game on September 2, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent ISeptember 14, 2013

After a week off, Florida State will get back to action when the Seminoles host the Nevada Wolfpack on Saturday in Tallahassee. 

Florida State will look to carry the momentum it gained by easily handling Pitt in the opener, 41-13. It was a thorough and complete win for the Seminoles, and it was a sparkling debut for highly touted quarterback Jameis Winston. 

Chances are it will be more of the same for the Seminoles in this one. 

The Wolfpack enter coming off of a 36-7 win over UC Davis, but a better indication of what's in store for this game was the opener, when Nevada fell to UCLA, 58-20. Nevada allowed UCLA to gain a whopping 647 yards of total offense in that one. 

 

Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fla.

When: Saturday, September 14 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Broadcast: ESPN

Spread: Florida State -35.5 (via covers.com)

 

Injuries

Injury info via USA Today.

 

Nevada

Randy Horton, TE, Out (Knee)

Stephen Jeffers, TE, Out (Undisclosed)

Don Jackson, RB, Questionable (Ankle)

Cody Fajardo, QB, Questionable (Knee)

Tre' Calloway, RB, Out, (Knee)

Connor Talbot, OT, Questionable (Ankle)

 

Florida State

Mario Pender, RB, Out (Eligibility)

Jeremy Kerr, TE, Out (Knee)

Kevin Haplea, TE, Out (Knee)

Willie Haulstead, WR, Out (Academics)

Greg Dent, WR, Out (Suspension)

Jarred Haggins, WR, Out (Knee)

Tre' Jackson, G, Questionable (Ankle)

James Wilder, RB, Questionable, (shoulder)

P.J. Williams, CB, Questionable (Thigh)

 

Key Storyline: Is Jameis Winston Already Elite? 

Redshirt freshman Jameis Winston entered Florida State with huge expectations. In his first start, he exceeded them. 

Winston only threw two incompletions in his 27 attempts and wracked up 356 passing yards and four touchdowns. Oh, and his 25-of-27 mark set a school record for completion percentage (92.6). 

Winston is the complete package, and he looked remarkably polished for a quarterback making his first college start. Now he is making his home debut against a vulnerable defense. 

If he can keep producing at this level, it won't be long before he works himself into the Heisman conversation. 

 

Prediction

Florida State is going to carve up this Nevada defense. The Seminoles will exert full control early and ease up a bit as the game wears on. 

Nevada does have some explosiveness on offense. While the Seminoles will stifle that attack early, Nevada will put up some points as the Seminoles ease off the gas late in this game. 

Florida State 56, Nevada 24

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