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College Football Preview: No. 4 Florida At No. 10 Florida State

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The fourth-ranked Florida Gators (10-1) needs a lot of help headed into Saturday if they are going to get back in BCS Championship talk.  Before any talk of a title game, the Gators' will have their in-state rival tenth-ranked Florida State (10-1) in their final game of the season. 

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, who missed last week's game with a sprained ankle, is expected to start.

"They have really good pass rushers, they create vertical separation, they do a nice job of creating some problems for you," said Florida head coach Will Muschamp of Florida State.  "They're very fast and athletic.  We're looking forward to going to Tallahassee."

As for those BCS chances.

"Huge if," said Muschamp.  "We've got to take care of business Saturday."

The Gators haven't won the rivalry game since 2009.

“They’re a great team,” FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Any time you beat a great team, it’s always important.”

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No. 10 Florida State Punches Ticket To ACC Title Game 

Rob Carr/Getty Images(COLLGE PARK, Md.) -- No. 10 Florida State knew they had a chance to get to the ACC title game with a win against Maryland on the road. They made sure they accomplished that on Saturday.

The Seminoles held the Terrapins to 34 rushing yards in a 41-14 win on Saturday that clinched a spot in the conference championship game for Florida State.

Florida State (10-1) got off to a fast start, putting up 14 unanswered points in the first quarter, highlighted by a Nick O'Leary touchdown catch from EJ Manuel. The Seminoles quarterback completed 17 of 23 passes for 144 yards and two scores.

Meanwhile, the Terrapins (4-7) had difficulty moving the ball against the Florida State defense. They managed only 170 total yards and turned the ball over twice.

Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins moved into first place on the all-time FBS points list with his second quarter field goal. 

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Florida State Rally's Late, Beats Virginia Tech

Geoff Burke/Getty Images(BLACKSBURG, Va.) -- Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel connected with Rashad Greene on a 39-yard touchdown pass with 40 seconds to go in the game, giving the Seminoles the lead and the eventual win over Virginia Tech.

"I got the best teammates in the country, man," Manuel said after the game. "You know this team has matured so much since I've been here. I'm just proud of the guys. I just told them we can't come this far and not get a W (win)."

Virginia Tech (4-6) took a 22-20 lead with 2:19 to go in the game when kicker Cody Journell nailed a 21-yard field goal, but Florida State followed that up with a nine-play 73-yard scoring drive to win the game.

Florida State (9-1), which is ranked 10th in the BCS standings, can clinch a spot in the ACC championship game with a win over Maryland on Nov. 17.

Virginia Tech will have two win its final two games of the season to be eligible for a bowl game for the 20th straight season.

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Alabama, Kansas State Lead Latest BCS Standings

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the latest edition of the BCS standings, the defending National Champions continue to have a strangle hold on the number one spot.

One night after putting on a tremendous comeback victory on the road against LSU, the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide remain at the top of the BCS Standings.  They rank first in both the USA Today and Harris Polls.

Kansas State came in again at the number two spot after defeating No. 24 Oklahoma State. 

The biggest story of the week was the Oregon Ducks passing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for third place in the standings.  No. 4 Notre Dame squeaked out a triple overtime victory over Pittsburgh, while No.3 Oregon trounced USC 62-51.

Georgia moves into the top five after a 37-10 blowout victory over Ole Miss.

Florida, LSU, South Carolina, Louisville, and Florida state round out the top 10.  Louisville is the only other BCS-eligible undefeated team.  They currently sit at 9-0 after a convincing victory over Temple.

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Florida State RB Thompson Out for Season

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.)  --  Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher announced that senior running back Chris Thompson will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

Thompson was injured in the second quarter of a win against the University of Miami last weekend after he made a leaping catch on the sideline.

"He's what's right about college football," Fisher said, "but this game takes no prisoners."

Thompson was the leading rusher for Florida State this year, totaling 687 rushing yards through the team's first seven games.  He averaged 7.55 yards-per-carry.

Saturday marked the second time in two seasons that Thompson suffered a terrible injury.  He broke his back last year in a game against Wake Forest and missed the final eight games of the season.

Thompson was on pace to become the first running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since 1996.

Florida State (7-1, 4-1 ACC) will be forced to lean on two sophomores to carry the rushing load, Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr.

The Seminoles are currently No. 12 in the BCS rankings and No. 13 in the Associated Press poll. They are set to host Duke this upcoming weekend.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 10/13/12

Getty Images/ Hemera(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 College Football:  (1) Alabama (6-0) rolled over Missouri (3-4), 42-10.

(4) Florida (6-0) defeated Vanderbilt (2-4), 31-17.

Texas Tech (5-1) shocked (5) West Virginia (5-1), 49-14.

(6) Kansas State (6-0) staved off Iowa State (4-2), 27-21.

(7) Notre Dame (5-0) outlasted (17) Stanford (4-2), 20-13 in OT.

(8) Ohio State (7-0) squeaked past Indiana (2-4), 52-49.

(9) LSU (6-1) upset (3) South Carolina (6-1), 23-21.

(10) Oregon State (5-0) disposed of BYU (4-3), 42-24.

(11) USC (5-1) trounced Washington (3-3), 24-14.

(12) Florida State (6-1) creamed Boston College (1-5), 51-7.

(13) Oklahoma (4-1) thrashed (15) Texas (4-2), 63-21.

(18) Louisville (6-0) bested Pittsburgh (2-4), 45-35.

(19) Mississippi State (6-0) polished off Tennessee (3-3), 41-31.

(20) Rutgers (6-0) stopped Syracuse (2-4), 23-15.

(21) Cincinnati (5-0) obliterated Fordham (4-3), 49-17.

(22) Texas A&M (5-1) defeated (23) Louisiana Tech (5-1), 59-57.

(24) Boise State (5-1) dispatched Fresno State (4-3), 20-10.

(25) Michigan (4-2) blanked Illinois (2-5), 45-0.

NASCAR:  Clint Bowyer won the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Denny Hamlin placed second while Jimmie Johnson placed third.  Points leader Brad Keselowski came in 11th.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 9/1/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- NCAAF: (1) USC (1-0) ripped Hawaii (0-1), 49-10.

(2) Alabama (1-0) smashed (8) Michigan (0-1), 41-14.

(3) LSU (1-0) skipped by North Texas (0-1), 41-14.

(4) Oklahoma (1-0) got past UTEP (0-1), 24-7.

(5) Oregon (1-0) rolled past Arkansas State (0-1), 57-34.

(6) Georgia (1-0) bashed Buffalo (0-1), 45-23.

(7) Florida State (1-0) walloped Murray State (0-1), 69-3.

(10) Arkansas (1-0) smashed Jacksonville State (0-1), 49-24.

(11) West Virginia (1-0) crushed Marshall (0-1), 69-34.

(12) Wisconsin (1-0) nipped (0-1) Northern Iowa, 26-21.

(14) Clemson (1-0) quieted Auburn (0-1), 26-19.

(15) Texas (1-0) wrangled Wyoming (0-1),

(17) Nebraska (1-0) destroyed Southern Mississippi (0-1), 49-20.

(18) Ohio State decimated Miami of Ohio, 56-10. 

(19) Oklahoma State (1-0) devoured Savannah State (0-1), 84-0.

(22) Kansas State (1-0) creamed Missouri (0-1), 51-9.

(23) Florida (1-0) defeated Bowling Green (0-1), 27-14.

MLB: The St. Louis Cardinals (72-61) outlasted the Washington Nationals (80-52), 10-9.

The Philadelphia Phillies (64-69) popped the Atlanta Braves (74-59), 5-1.

The San Francisco Giants (75-58) squashed the Chicago Cubs (51-81), 5-2.

The Colorado Rockies (54-77) rocked the San Diego Padres (62-72), 9-1.

The New York Mets (63-70) stopped the Miami Marlins (59-74), 5-3.

The Milwaukee Brewers (64-68) bopped the Pittsburgh Pirates (70-62), 3-2.

The Houston Astros (41-92) slipped by the Cincinnati Reds (81-53), 2-1.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (71-63)  beat  the Arizona Diamondbacks (66-68), 2-1.

Double Header: Game 1The Minnesota Twins shutdown the Kansas City Royals (59-72).

Game 2- The Minnesota Twins (55-78) defeated Kansas Royals (59-73), 8-7.

The Los Angeles Angels (71-62) stifled the Seattle Mariners (64-70), 5-2.

The Tampa Bay Rays (72-61) edged the Toronto Blue Jays (60-72), 5-4.

The New York Yankees (76-56) beat the Baltimore Orioles (73-59), 4-3.

The Detroit Tigers (71-61) clawed past the Chicago White Sox (72-60), 5-1.

The Cleveland Indians (56-77) one upped the Texas Rangers (78-54), 4-3.

The Oakland Athletics (75-57) blasted the Boston Red Sox (62-72), 7-1.


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Florida State Claims First ACC Tournament Title

Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision(ATLANTA) -- The Seventeenth ranked Florida State Seminoles (24-9) secured their first ever Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament title by beating the fourth ranked North Carolina Tar Heels (29-5) 85-82.

UNC trailed by 16-points at the half, but rallied to make it a one point game with 32 seconds left. With five seconds left in the game, Seminoles Senior guard Deividas Dulkys hit two free throws sealing the victory.

"We've worked very hard in the fundamentals offensively and defensively and the guys communicated very well," Seminoles head coach Leonard Hamilton said. "North Carolina has a great basketball team. We expected them to make runs. I just wanted us to be mature enough to fight off some of those types of adversity. We've dealt with so much adversity that we don't get rattled at all."

The win helped FSU nab a three seed in the Men's NCAA Tournament, where it will take on Saint Bonaventure Friday.

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Dawkins Leads Duke Past Florida State, 74-66

Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Reserve Duke guard Andre Dawkins scored 22 points in Duke's 74-66 win over Florida State on Thursday night.

Florida State (19-8) which upset Duke (24-4) over a month ago on the road, would not be so fortunate at home: Austin Rivers scored 20 points in the Blue Devils win.

"I'm not going to call it a revenge game but that's what it is," Rivers said. "We really just wanted to get a big win here. We're not thinking about revenge. We're thinking about how they are tied with us at the top, or they were, us and Carolina."

With the win, Duke kept pace with North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

"We think we beat a really good basketball team tonight," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "They still have a chance to win the regular season or the tournament in Atlanta. They have a chance to win. We do too."

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