- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

North Carolina State (6-3, 2-3 ACC) at No. 19 Florida State (7-2, 5-2 ACC, No. 16 CFP) 12:30 p.m. (ACC Network)

Line: Florida State by 10.

Series Record: Florida State 24-11.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Florida State won’t be headed to the ACC Championship Game for the first time in four years after last week’s 23-13 loss to Clemson, but it still has a shot at one of the New Year’s Six bowl games after remaining 16th in the latest College Football Playoff poll. North Carolina State is bowl eligible for the second straight season after winning two of its last three games.

KEY MATCHUP

Florida State’s OTs against North Carolina State defensive end Mike Rose. The Seminoles offensive line has had plenty of upheaval due to injuries and youth, but LT Rod Johnson is one of two linemen on the team to start every game. At right tackle, Brock Ruble is likely to get the start but has struggled at times. Rose leads the ACC in sacks with 9.5 and has had at least one tackle for loss in 16 straight games.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

North Carolina State: QB Jacoby Brissett had a career high 397 yards of total offense in last year’s game against Florida State. He is one of three quarterbacks in FBS this season to have at least 250 pass attempts with two interceptions or fewer.

Florida State: RB Dalvin Cook needs 12 yards to break the school’s single-season rushing record of 1,242 yards set by Warrick Dunn in 1995. Cook has a touchdown on the first carry in three games.

FACTS & FIGURES

Sean Maguire is in line to start his third straight game at quarterback for Florida State. … The Seminoles have committed just four turnovers, which is second fewest in the nation behind LSU. … Florida State has allowed five rushing touchdowns. Iowa leads the nation with three allowed. … North Carolina State has one of the more balanced offenses in FBS, rushing for 204.5 yards per game and passing for 204.0 yards. … The Wolfpack have four road wins this season and haven’t won five since 1957.


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