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NO. 14 FLORIDA STATE (8-3) at N.C. STATE (9-3...

November 22, 2002


at N.C. STATE (9-3)

Kickoff: 12:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN GamePlan.

Line: Florida State by 5 1/2.

Florida State update: The Seminoles, written off early and later revived, can clinch the ACC title and an automatic spot in one of the BCS bowl games with a victory over N.C. State or a Maryland loss.

N.C. State update: The Wolfpack is reeling with three consecutive losses after a 9-0 start. With 46 passing yards, quarterback Philip Rivers will become the third quarterback in ACC history to throw for 3,000 yards twice.

Story line: Florida State, surprisingly, is one step from taking its place at a BCS bowl game.

The pick: Florida State. After three losses in a row, N.C. State looks cooked.

-- Robyn Norwood

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