"For the first time since Sept. 9, 1989, an unranked Seminoles team is hosting a ranked opponent. FSU has played only four such games in Bobby Bowden's tenure, losing each time.
BC's players have remained largely oblivious to that history, in part because the oddsmakers say FSU's home-field advantage trumps BC's edge in the rankings."
"Florida State has won three of four all-time meetings with the Eagles, including a 28-17 victory last year, in BC's first season as an ACC school. After taking a 14-0 first-quarter lead, the then-No. 8 Seminoles gave up 17 unanswered points to 17th-ranked BC before regrouping for a 28-17 win.
Florida State knows it's facing a tougher group this time around. "
"Florida State could find itself in a very unfamiliar spot if the Seminoles can't beat No. 22 Boston College on Saturday -- last place. Florida State is the lone school with two losses in Atlantic Coast Conference play, and another setback will put them in the basement of the Atlantic division. "It's kind of like you are backed into a corner," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said. "You are a tiger. You are wounded. Now, try not to get killed and try to fight your way out."
"It's nearly like we are going to have to find some other way to win," said Bowden, whose scuffling Seminoles (4-2) have been decimated by injuries. "We're probably going to have to get more gutsy if we expect to win because of our personnel missing like it is."
Hardly a statement that strikes fear in any opponent, much less No. 21 Boston College (5-1). The Eagles are positioning themselves for an ACC title and seek revenge for the Seminoles' 28-17 win in Boston last year. "
New York Post
Friday, October 20, 2006
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