TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami.com) – The Florida State Seminoles may have their eyes toward the Oklahoma Sooners, but they do have a game this week against the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern this weekend.
It’s not exactly a tough matchup for the number five Seminoles. Charleston Southern lost last Saturday to the University of Central Florida by a final score of 62-0. UCF isn’t exactly at FSU’s level either, so this game will be in essence a glorified scrimmage.
It will still give head coach Jimbo Fisher another game to prepare his team for the Oklahoma onslaught coming to Tallahassee on September 17.
Seminoles starting quarterback E.J. Manuel hit nine different receivers and completed 65 percent of his passes in the Seminoles opening game shutout of Louisiana-Monroe. Manuel is in his first full season as the starter, but has plenty of experience in big games to lead the Noles.
But, Fisher can’t show too much of his offense because Oklahoma has an extra week to prepare for their trip to Tallahassee. The Sooners crushed Tulsa in the opening game, 47-14.
The Seminoles will be looking for a bit of history this weekend. The Noles have never shut out consecutive opponents since they’ve been in the ACC. Given the lower division opponent, it’s a distinct possibility that could happen this weekend.
The game will kickoff at 6:00 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN3.com.