The Florida State Seminoles thumping of tenth-ranked Clemson over the weekend didn’t move the squad up in the polls, but on the national championship scene; the victory put FSU in the driver’s seat for a possible trip to Miami in January.
Florida State took Clemson to apart and Tigers coach Dabo Swinney is hoping his players can at least come away with a lesson learned.
The eyes of the college football world will be focused squarely on Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday night when the fourth-ranked Florida State Seminoles play host to the tenth-ranked Clemson Tigers.
Much has been made of the ballyhooed defenses from LSU and Alabama, but Florida State’s defense is outperforming both SEC schools on the young season and allowing a ridiculous 1 point per game on the young season.
The 2012 Discover Orange Bowl was supposed to be about offense. Unfortunately for Clemson, only West Virginia’s offense showed up and proceeded to slaughter the Tigers, 70-33.
The biggest party in town Wednesday night was also a huge security undertaking for South Florida law enforcement officials.
The Discover Orange Bowl is set to kickoff Wednesday night before a less than packed house at Sun Life Stadium. The lackluster matchup is just the latest the once mighty bowl game has dealt with since the inception of the Bowl Championship Series.
If you’re a fan of high-flying offensive fireworks, the 2012 Orange Bowl on Wednesday will be just the bowl game you’ve been waiting on.
The Orange Bowl has battled declining TV ratings over the past few years as lackluster matchups have generated little buzz, last year’s Andrew Luck show being a notable exception.
The Discover Orange Bowl has suffered for several years as bad teams continue to appear in the bowl. This season is no different as the ACC Champion Clemson Tigers will play the Big East co-champion West Virginia Mountaineers in the 2012 Orange Bowl.