Coach Paul Johnson felt his Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets needed to play a flawless game to beat defending national champion Florida State.
Top-ranked Florida State was again far from perfect.
Here are some of the main storylines heading into Saturday’s matchup between Miami and Florida State.
Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo has been named to the Lou Groza Award watch list after winning the trophy in 2013. He became the ninth Seminole to be named to college football preseason awards watch lists Wednesday.
Up by 10 points, against a heavily favored rival, the biggest home crowd of the season squealing with delight.
EJ Manuel threw for one touchdown and ran for another as Florida State opened a 28-point halftime lead and coasted to a 38-7 victory over Boston College on Thursday night.
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.
E.J. Manuel came back for No. 23 Florida State. So did a bunch of familiar, unwelcome problems.
The sixth-ranked Florida State Seminoles are set to open the season next weekend against Louisiana-Monroe, and it appears the team will be at or near full-strength when they hit the field.