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Not even the mighty Seminoles will be able to stop these two.
The Matchup: No. 1 Florida State (13-0) vs. No. 2 Auburn (12-1); Pasadena, Calif.; Jan. 6; 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
Bold Prediction: The Tigers will continue ground dominance and rush for another 500 yards in a blowout win.
Can anyone stop the Auburn rushing attack?
Through 13 games, the team ranks No. 1 in the nation, averaging 335.7 rushing yards per game. Furthermore, the Tigers have topped 280 yards on the ground in all but two games this season.
That includes racking up 545 yards and seven touchdowns against then-No. 5 Missouri in the SEC title game.
Entering this matchup, the Seminoles are firm in their belief that nobody can run on them. The team ranks No. 14 against the run (116.5 YPG) and has only conceded five rushing touchdowns on a meager 3.14 yards per carry.
Florida State, however, has yet to face anyone like running back Tre Mason (283 CAR, 1,621 YDS, 22 TDs) or quarterback Nick Marshall (156 CAR, 1,023 YDS, 11 TDs).
In fact, the only other player that can say they’re in the same class as those two is Boston College’s Andre Williams, and he gashed the Seminoles for 149 yards on 28 carries.
Whether teams like it or not, Auburn will run the ball and run it well.
Not even the No. 1-ranked team in all of college football will be able to do anything about that.
All stats and rankings are courtesy of Cfbstats.com.
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