Chik-Fil-A Bowl Preview: Bowl Week

Florida State qualified for it's nation-leading 29th consecutive bowl appearance against South Carolina in Atlanta's Chik-Fil-A Bowl. The last meeting between the team's was in 1991 at Doak Campbell Stadium with the Noles winning 38-10.

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Site: Atlanta, Ga.

Stadium: Georgia Dome (71,996)

Television: ESPN – Ron Franklin (playby- play), Ed Cunningham (color analyst) and Jeannine Edwards (sideline). Sun Sports (replay) – Paul Kennedy (play-byplay), Keith Jones (analyst) and Tom Block (sideline). Prime Time ‘Noles will air Sunday, 7:30 p.m. and Monday, 12 noon.

Radio: Seminole ISP Sports Radio Network, including Tallahassee fl agship 94.9 WTNT-FM and 1270-AM. Gene Deckerhoff (play-by-play) and William Floyd (analyst) call the action.

Series History: Florida State leads, 15-3.


Head Coach Jimbo Fisher has had a successful first season
Steve Chase, Scout.com

Practice Schedule

(Sun) 11-1:30 (at GaTech)

(Mon) 10-12:30 (at GaTech)

(Tues) 12:15-2:15 (at GeorgiaDome)

(Wed) 10-12:15 (at GeorgiaDome)

Tale of the Tape

Rushing Offense: 167.9(FSU), 155.5(SoCarolina)

Passing Offense: 219.1(FSU), 235.6(SoCarolina)

Total Offense: 386.9(FSU), 391.2(SoCarolina)

Scoring Offense: 31.8(FSU), 32(SoCarolina)

Rushing Defense: 127.9(FSU), 104.3(SoCarolina)

Passing Defense: 221.2(FSU), 253.6(SoCarolina)

Total Defense: 349.1(FSU), 357.9(SoCarolina)

Scoring Defense: 19.9(FSU), 22.9(SoCarolina)

Fast Facts

FSU is 8-5-1 vs. Steve Spurrier

FSU is 45-13 vs. teams from the Palmetto State.

FSU is averaging eight points more per game in 2010 than they did in 2009.

FSU is 7-0 this season when they win the time of possession.

Rodney Hudson was First Team All-ACC three years('08, '09, '10) and Second Team once('07).

FSU leads the nation in sacks with 46.

FSU had 56 PBUs and 12 interceptions. That total of 68 was the most in five years.

FSU is yielding 10.5 points LESS per game in 2010 than in 2009.

Ryan McMahon will be starting his 53rd game of his career. Hudson will be staring no. 48

Freshmen Participation Report

Redshirt Candidates: Darious Cummings, Cameron Erving, Danny Foose, Christian Green, Holmes Onwukaife, Tank Sessions, Nigel Terrell, Clint Trickett, Willie Tye

True Freshmen: Chad Abrams, Terrance Brooks, Greg Dent, Jarred Haggins, Lamarcus Joyner, Jeff Luc, Kenny Shaw, Telvin Smith, Bjoern Werner

Depth Chart

OFFENSE

QB

7 Christian Ponder 6-3 222 Sr.

3 EJ Manuel 6-4 234 So.


Ponder and Reed have made some big plays the past two years
Steve Chase, Scout.com

TB

23 Chris Thompson 5-8 185 So.

33 Ty Jones 5-10 210 Jr.

FB

24 Lonnie Pryor 6-0 213 So.

21 Debrale Smiley 5-11 231 So.

X

83 Bert Reed 5-10 175 Jr.

84 Rodney Smith 6-6 222 So.

Z

8 Taiwan Easterling 5-11 200 Jr.

82 Willie Haulstead 6-3 213 So

TE

88 Beau Reliford 6-6 254 Jr.

85 Ja'Baris Little 6-3 237 Jr.


Hudson and McMahon anchor a terrific offensive line
Steve Chase, Scout.com

LT

67 Andrew Datko 6-6 307 Jr.

77 Zebrie Sanders 6-6 307 Jr.

LG 62

Rodney Hudson 6-2 288 Sr.

73 Rhonne Sanderson 6-2 280 So.

C

60 Ryan McMahon 6-1 285 Sr.

66 Jacob Stanley 6-1 279 Jr.

RG

52 Bryan Stork 6-4 304 Fr.

59 Henry Orelus 6-2 300 Fr.

RT

77 Zebrie Sanders 6-6 307 Jr.

76 Garrett Faircloth 6-6 292 Fr.

Defense


McCloud and Dawkins are two of the top four interior linemen
Steve Chase, Scout.com

LE

98 Markus White 6-4 265 Sr.

95 Bjoern Werner 6-4 273 Fr.

DT

93 Everett Dawkins 6-2 285 So.

97 Demonte McAllister 6-2 280 Fr.

NG

99 Jacobbi McDaniel 6-0 298 So.

92 Amp McCloud 6-2 302 So.

RE

49 Brandon Jenkins 6-3 250 So.

58 Dan Hicks 6-4 260 Fr.


The LB's will need to tackle Marcus Lattimore
Steve Chase, Scout.com

SLB

16 Mister Alexander 6-3 237 Sr.

7 Christian Jones 6-4 228 Fr.

MLB

29 Kendall Smith 6-0 242 Sr.

11 Vince Williams 6-0 249 So.

WLB

13 Nigel Bradham 6-2 240 Jr.

22 Telvin Smith 6-3 203 Fr.

BC

27 Xavier Rhodes 6-1 210 Fr.

20 Lamarcus Joyner 5-8 183 Fr.


Rhodes has the size to match-up with Jeffery
Steve Chase, Scout.com

FS

10 Nick Moody 6-2 228 So.

15 Ochuko Jenije 5-11 201 Sr.

SS

4 Terrance Parks 6-2 218 Jr.

31 Terrence Brooks 5-11 182 Fr.

FC

5 Greg Reid 5-8 185 So.

1 Michael Harris 5-11 183 Jr.

SPECIALISTS

PK

18 Dustin Hopkins 6-2 185 So.

29 Chris Finn 5-11 163 Fr.

KO

18 Dustin Hopkins 6-2 185 So.

P

45 Shawn Powell 6-4 235 Jr.

44 Derek Williams 6-1 180 Fr.

DS

64 Dax Dellenbach 6-1 224 So.

HO

45 Shawn Powell 6-4 235 Jr.

PR

5 Greg Reid 5-8 185 So.

20 Lamarcus Joyner 5-8 183 Fr.

KR

5 Greg Reid 5-8 185 So.

20 Lamarcus Joyner 5-8 183 Fr.


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