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

Nov 9, 2013; Winston-Salem, NC, USA;Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) stands on the field during the first quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Florida State defeated Wake Forest 59-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2013

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
PlayerPos.DateDetailsStatusInjury
Marcus ColemanDT11/11/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida StateQuestionableupper body
Durell EskridgeS11/11/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida StateQuestionableupper body
Adrian FlemmingWR09/07/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutlower body
Quinta FunderburkWR11/11/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida StateQuestionableupper body
Prince-Tyson GulleyRB11/11/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida StateQuestionableankle
Macauley HillWR08/27/2013will miss the entire seasonOutlower body
Ross KrautmanK09/23/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOuthip
Keon LynDB10/09/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutlower body
John RaymonDL10/27/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutknee/leg
USA Today

 

Florida State Injury Report (via USA Today)

Seminoles Injury Report
PlayerPos.DateDetailsStatusInjury
Wilson BellG09/16/2013is out indefinitelyOutknee
Kelvin BenjaminWR11/10/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against SyracuseQuestionableconcussion
Terrence BrooksS11/10/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against SyracuseQuestionableconcussion
Ira DensonG10/04/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutshoulder
Greg DentWR08/17/2013is suspended indefinitelySuspendedlegal/disciplinary
Jarred HagginsWR08/15/2013is expected to miss the entire seasonOutknee
Kevin HapleaTE08/08/2013will miss the entire seasonOutknee
Tyler HunterS10/09/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutneck
Isaiah JonesWR11/09/2013out indefinitelyOutfoot
Jeremy KerrTE08/22/2013is expected to miss the entire seasonOutknee
Mario PenderRB08/30/2013will miss the entire seasonOutacademics
Bryan StorkC11/11/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against SyracuseQuestionableankle
Matthew ThomasLB10/23/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutshoulder
USA Today

 

Can Florida State Stay Consistent?

Nov 9, 2013; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Devonta Freeman (8) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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

WINSTON SALEM, NC - NOVEMBER 09:  Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles prepares with teammates before their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field on November 9, 2013 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Leck
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

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.

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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