If the Duke Blue Devils have any hopes of slowing down the Florida State Seminoles offensive juggernaut; the Dukies have to find a way to solve the tall task of slowing down FSU receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
Florida State was voted the No. 1 team in the FBS Sunday for the first time since Oct. 1, 2000. The Seminoles are heavily favored against Duke in the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference championship game and are 60 minutes from a berth in the BCS title game.
When the final seconds of Duke’s upset victory of the Miami Hurricanes ticked off the clock Saturday night, it showed how far Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe had brought his team and how far Al Golden still has to go to get the Canes back to the top.
iami couldn’t stop Duke’s running game. And once the Blue Devils started scoring, the 24th-ranked Hurricanes’ offense couldn’t keep up.
When Miami was off to its unbeaten start, Hurricanes coach Al Golden made it very clear that the process of turning the team back into a contender was far from over.
This is a big week for Atlantic Coast Conference football and league members from top to bottom hope to benefit.
Freshman Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson has been named the ACC’s Rookie of the Year for 2012 while Duke head coach took home the conference’s coach of the year honors Tuesday.
It’s another regular-season finale at Duke, which means this is the last game for a team that isn’t going to a bowl. Except that this time, it’s Miami that will be home for the holidays.
Jimbo Fisher liked how his Florida State players worked through a week of practice following a third straight loss. Then his Seminoles stopped their skid with a performance they hope will be the first step in taking back control of their season.
The Florida State Seminoles are in desperation mode as what began as a season ranked in the Top 5 has devolved into a Noles team with a losing record.