Syracuse vs. FSU: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

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Syracuse vs. FSU: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 2 Florida State Seminoles welcome the Syracuse Orange to town for their Homecoming game with a potential national championship berth on the horizon. 

Jameis Winston and the 9-0 Seminoles took care of business last week in the form of a 59-3 win over Wake Forest, but they were helped when then-ranked No. 3 Oregon was upset. Now, the Seminoles have to simply win out to play for a title.

Things are also on the upswing for the 5-4 Orange after two straight victories and a total of three points allowed. A role as the spoiler here potentially makes Syracuse a dangerous opponent for the Seminoles.

Here is everything fans need to know about the ACC showdown.

 

When: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL

Television: ABC

Live Stream: ESPN3

Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)

  • Over/Under: 55.5
  • Spread: Florida State (-39)

 

Orange Injury Report (via USA Today)

Orange Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Marcus Coleman DT 11/11/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida State Questionable upper body
Durell Eskridge S 11/11/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida State Questionable upper body
Adrian Flemming WR 09/07/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out lower body
Quinta Funderburk WR 11/11/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida State Questionable upper body
Prince-Tyson Gulley RB 11/11/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida State Questionable ankle
Macauley Hill WR 08/27/2013 will miss the entire season Out lower body
Ross Krautman K 09/23/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out hip
Keon Lyn DB 10/09/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out lower body
John Raymon DL 10/27/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out knee/leg

USA Today

 

Florida State Injury Report (via USA Today)

Seminoles Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Wilson Bell G 09/16/2013 is out indefinitely Out knee
Kelvin Benjamin WR 11/10/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Syracuse Questionable concussion
Terrence Brooks S 11/10/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Syracuse Questionable concussion
Ira Denson G 10/04/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out shoulder
Greg Dent WR 08/17/2013 is suspended indefinitely Suspended legal/disciplinary
Jarred Haggins WR 08/15/2013 is expected to miss the entire season Out knee
Kevin Haplea TE 08/08/2013 will miss the entire season Out knee
Tyler Hunter S 10/09/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out neck
Isaiah Jones WR 11/09/2013 out indefinitely Out foot
Jeremy Kerr TE 08/22/2013 is expected to miss the entire season Out knee
Mario Pender RB 08/30/2013 will miss the entire season Out academics
Bryan Stork C 11/11/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Syracuse Questionable ankle
Matthew Thomas LB 10/23/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out shoulder

USA Today

 

Can Florida State Stay Consistent?

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State has three games left on the schedule and is all but guaranteed a spot in the national championship.

Now is not the time to get complacent.

It's not that the Orange are an overly-powerful team, but they do have the right elements to fluster the Florida State attack.

Syracuse can run the ball well—it ranks top 30 in the nation at 202.7 yards per game thanks to the combo of Jerome Smith (705 yards, 10 touchdowns) and Prince-Tyson Gulley (440 and four).

The Orange can also play sound defense. They sit in the top 40 with just 22.9 points allowed per game.

It's easy for Florida State to look ahead or not take the Orange seriously. Then again, we could have said that each week this year, and the Seminoles have won every game by two scores or more.

The Seminoles need to just keep on keeping on as usual.

 

Prediction

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The Orange are a tough team to figure out. In mid-October they lost 56-0 to Georgia Tech, but they have since turned around and beat Wake Forest and Maryland by a combined score of 33-3.

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Florida State does not have that issue.

Winston is the front-runner for the Heisman with over 2,600 yards and 31 touchdowns, while the running back duo of Devonta Freeman (650 yards, nine touchdowns) and Karlos Williams (444 and eight) make it near-impossible for any team to keep up.

Add in a defense that ranks No. 4 in the land with 12 points allowed on average, and even a down game can turn into a major victory. Florida State rolls in this one.

 

Final Score 

Seminoles win 48-7

 

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