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    Saturday, November 22, 2008

    Noles Need To Be Hot In Frigid Maryland

    Kickoff: 7:45 p.m. (EST)

    Television: ESPN

    Announcers: Ron Franklin (play-by-play), Ed Cunningham (color) and Jack Arute (sidelines)

    Site: Chevy Chase Bank Field at Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland

    Stadium Capacity: 51,500

    Surface: Grass

    Coaches: Bobby Bowden 7-3 in 2008 (380-122-4 lifetime in 33rd year at FSU) and Ralph Friedgen 7-3 in 2008 (63-34 in eighth year at Maryland)

    All-Time Series: FSU leads the series with a record of 16-2.

    Stat that matters: FSU has lost the last two games at Maryland and have not won there since 2002.

    Key Stat
    : FSU is 14-2 against Maryland in ACC play.

    Last game against Maryland: Florida State won 24-16 at Tallahassee in 2007.

    Predicted MVPs for Maryland and FSU: For Maryland, receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey could take advantage of questionable FSU secondary. For Noles, look for field goal kicker Graham Gano to perhaps win the game against the Terps.

    Game Day Weather: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

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