Florida State is tied with Maryland for first in the ACC's Atlantic Division. The Seminoles have four consecutive wins, including last week's 30-20 victory over Virginia Tech, and would match last season's victory total with a win today in Atlanta.
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Florida State - LB Toddrick Verdell. Georgia Tech leads the league in rushing yards, which means the ever-improving Verdell will be looking to fill the gaps and make stops.
Georgia Tech - QB Josh Nesbitt. He's a runner more than a thrower, and he can be tough to bring down. This season, he has rushed for 490 yards and six touchdowns.
Georgia Tech is ninth in the nation, averaging almost 237 yards rushing per game under first-year coach Paul Johnson's wishbone attack. Slowing the Yellow Jackets' ground game is a concern for FSU coach Bobby Bowden. "The hard thing at practice this week is trying to get the scout squad to give us a good impersonation of the wishbone offense," Bowden said. "It's hard to do. They can't duplicate the way Georgia Tech runs it."
Bobby Bowden is 12-0 against Georgia Tech as Florida State's coach, but the teams haven't played since 2003.
Florida State 27, Georgia Tech 20