Sean Maguire will likely start in place of the suspended Jameis Winston.
Tallahassee, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles put the nation's longest win streak on the line on Saturday evening, as they play host to the 22nd-ranked Clemson Tigers in a key ACC showdown at Doak Campbell Stadium.
The reigning national champions have now strung together 18 consecutive victories and have won 15 straight league bouts as well. After running the table a year ago, Jimbo Fisher's squad opened the 2014 season with a hard- fought 37-31 victory over Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas and followed that up with a 37-12 rout of the Citadel to keep the streak going. The Seminoles were idle last week.
Unfortunately for the Seminoles, their Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the game for a recent on- campus incident in which he was seen shouting an obscene phrase. Redshirt sophomore Sean Maguire will likely start in Winston's absence.
Fresno State free fall
Gregg Xenakes, Assoc. Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
This time last year, Fresno State football was at the start of something good, but the Bulldogs have lost their bite here in 2014.
After three games a season ago, not only was Fresno State undefeated, but it had also gotten off on the right foot in Mountain West Conference play by defeating league favorite, Boise State, by a score of 41-40. Granted, the victory came by the narrowest of margins, but it was still a tally in the win column regardless, setting the Bulldogs up for some impressive accomplishments the rest of the way.
The Bulldogs, with quarterback Derek Carr at the helm, rattled off 10 wins in as many games and became one of those teams from outside the power conferences that the BCS had to keep on eye on because they were setting themselves up as the latest underdog to crash the party.