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E.J. Manuel Leads The Seminoles
The biggest matchup of the weekend is when No. 1 Oklahoma visits No. 5 Florida State. The biggest game to be played at Doak Walker Stadium in years, Florida State gets a shot to redeem itself after the drubbing it took at the hands of the Sooners in Norman last year.
FSU is looking to prove that it is back to its status of the '90s and early 2000s while Oklahoma is looking to validate its No. 1 ranking going into the Big 12 season. The Florida State defense should be much improved this time around but its undoing will probably be quarterback E.J. Manuel's inexperience. He will be facing a talented and complex OU defense.
Prediction: The Seminoles battle at home, but Landry Jones and the Sooners are too good. Oklahoma 31, Florida State 20.