FSU in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl: 5 Players You Need to Know

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FSU in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl:  5 Players You Need to Know
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With injuries piling up on the offensive line for Jimbo Fisher's Seminoles, all eyes will be on a pair of true freshmen making their starting debuts against Notre Dame

The Florida State Seminoles enter into their Champs Sports Bowl showdown with Notre Dame with plenty of challenges awaiting them against the Irish. 

At the top of the list will be an angry ‘Noles offensive unit eager to prove that their late season woes are a thing of the past.

Awaiting them at the Citrus Bowl on Thursday is a stingy Fighting Irish defense that runs a 3-4 scheme, and is led by All-American linebacker Manti Te’o.

The ‘Noles will also be tested on defense, especially in the secondary where they will have to find a way to stop a talented group of Irish skill players headlined by wide receiver Michael Floyd

For FSU to earn its fourth consecutive bowl victory, several players will have to step up their level of play. 

With kickoff in Orlando just days away, here are five Seminoles you need to keep an eye on.

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