Spread 'em. To counteract the Eagles' wide load D-line, FSU will spread things out. Way out. Look for every spread in the playbook, reverses to the speed guys, misdirection -- and little or nothing in the middle. That is, unless or until the Noles can tire out B.C.'s big boys and quick linebackers.
Ponder under pressure. For B.C. to have a chance they must terrorize Christian. He'll be on the run, hence rollouts from the shotgun will be SOP.
D'Vo Do Your Thang. FSU's special secret sauce against B.C. might very well be more of D'Vo. Who better to throw a change up at Frank Spaziani's defensive strategy and run 'em ragged. Also, just as we...ahem, correctly predicted against Georgia Tech, Richardson will use his arm when the D least expects it.
A close one. Expect B.C.'s defense to keep them in the game, at least until the fourth quarter.
Emotional edge. The Beantown boys will come in full of pee and vinegar. FSU is coming off an emotional high against Clemson and has been distracted by the midweek brawl at the student union.
We've got this weird feeling. Call us crazy, but something tells us that everyone will wear black Saturday night.