When Florida State visits North Carolina on Thursday, both teams will be searching for its first ACC victory. And while a win for UNC will help its bowl chances, a win by the Seminoles would help the chances of their legendary coach keeping his job.
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The Durham Herald-Sun
Florida State on Tuesday practiced for the final time before traveling to North Carolina, and Seminoles players are looking forward to Thursday's game for several reasons.
Thursday showdown could spark Florida State
The Orlando Sentinel
Beau Reliford once dreamed about playing both football and basketball at Florida State.
His focus now is completely on football. It needs to be now that the sophomore takes on expanded responsibilities as the starting tight end - just in time for North Carolina and a group of defensive ends that have already accounted for 12 of the team's 15 sacks.
FSU's Reliford must step up against UNC
The Tampa Tribune
Florida State's Jimbo Fisher called North Carolina's defense the toughest his offense would face this season.
The Tar Heels are ranked third in the nation in total defense, giving up 237 yards per game. Much of that has come against nonconference opponents, however, as Georgia Tech rushed for more than 300 yards against North Carolina Sept. 26.
Seminoles to test tough Tar Heel defense
The News Herald
Thursday night games haven't been kind to Florida State's football program.
Yet the Seminoles see the game at North Carolina in the positive light of showing the nation they are better than their 2-4 start suggests.
"Thursday night is Showtime," receiver Bert Reed said. "That's the only thing on TV that night football-wise."
FSU ready to face North Carolina on 'Showtime'
The Tallahassee Democrat