****Official FSU @ Syracuse Thread****

The Tradition

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The Florida State Seminoles (6-3, 4-3) travel to New York to face the Syracuse Orange (6-3, 3-2) Saturday night, in prime time under the lights, on the ACC Network, from the JMA Wireless Dome.

This will be the 15th meeting between the two programs and FSU has won 12 of the last 13 meetings. Both of the Orange’s wins have come in Syracuse, in 1966 and in 2018. Ryan Fitzgerald’s 34-yard field goal as time expired lifted FSU to a 33-30 win last season.

Florida State leads the ACC in yards per rush (5.65), yards per completion (14.05), rushing offense (209.6) and fewest sacks allowed (10). The Seminoles’ average of 14.30 yards per completion is 9th in the country, while their 50.0 percent third-down conversion rate is 12th in the country, average of 5.51 yards per rush is 13th, average of 211.8 rushing yards per game is 17th, and 1.44 sacks allowed per game is 33rd nationally.

Syracuse ranks first in the ACC and 15th in the FBS in total defense, allowing their opponents only 306.9 yards per game. Since the start of the 2021 season, the Orange have held their opponents to less than 400 yards 17 times. Only Clemson (18) has done that more among ACC teams.

Florida State is 1st in the ACC and 5th in the country in pass defense, holding opponents to an average of 165.0 passing yards per game and 6.1 yards per pass attempt.

In last years game, ‘Cuse QB Garrett Shrader rushed for 3 touchdowns against the Noles, and RB Sean Tucker rushed for 102 yards. The Orange trailed by 10 on two occasions in the final 20 minutes of regulation but fought back to tie the game at 30-30.

FSU is 1 of only 4 teams ranked in the top 20 in total offense and defense along with Georgia, Ohio State, and Alabama.

Weather Report: N/A; domed stadium.

GO NOLES!
 

The Tradition

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We've had a LOT of night games this year. I've been drinking since 2 o'clock and I'm ready to get it on!

Hate the waiting....
 
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Listen to the radio broadcast here:




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noleclone2

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Horrible blocking those last two screens. Both would have worked if receiver / lineman made their freakin block.
 
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