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Can Winston (right) return the Seminoles to glory?
Head-to-Head: 4-0 Florida State (Last meeting Aug. 31, 1998, Florida State 23-14)
Boy, would this be a fun one to watch.
Florida State has something special in Jameis Winston. The freshman quarterback dazzled in his collegiate debut, throwing for 356 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 25 yards and another score. More impressively, he only threw two incomplete passes, going 25-of-27 through the air.
Winston not only gives the Seminoles an edge, but he also makes them the favorite in every remaining game on the schedule—including the Oct. 19 visit to No. 3 Clemson.
But let’s not forget Johnny Manziel, who set the bar for impressive collegiate debuts. Last year, the sophomore threw for 3,706 yards and 26 touchdowns while rushing for another 1,410 yards and 21 scores on his way to winning the 2012 Heisman Trophy. This season, although he’s sizzled down, Manziel has still been tough to contain—552 total yards and seven touchdowns.
Sure, the Aggies will have a tough path to navigate through in the SEC. However, when the going gets tough, A&M has the quarterback that can pull them through.
This would certainly be a high-scoring affair.