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College football preview: Florida State Seminoles at Boston College Eagles

The Seminoles (2-2, 0-1 ACC) need to rebound if they hope to stay alive for their first Atlantic Division title since 2005. The Eagles (3-1, 1-1), who have won the division the past two years, are coming off a 27-24 overtime win against Wake Forest and may have found themselves offensively. QB Dave Shinskie, left, a 25-year-old freshman who spent six years playing minor-league baseball for the Twins and Blue Jays, was 18-of-29 for 228 yards for three TDs and one interception against Wake. First-year coach Frank Spaziani, the longtime defensive coordinator who was promoted when Jeff Jagodzinski was fired for interviewing with the Jets, has played four quarterbacks already. Even with the NFL draft claiming defensive tackles B.J. Raji (ninth overall) and Ron Brace (40th), and ACC defensive player of the year LB Mark Herzlich sitting out as he battles cancer, the Eagles defense remains stingy. BC recovered a fumble near the goal line to hold off Wake.

What to watch for ...

FSU and Boston College have met four times as ACC opponents, and each time the road team has won. Last season in Tallahassee, an FSU loss cost the Seminoles the division.

Brian Landman, Times staff writer

FSU at Boston College, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 28, 1040-AM

College football preview: Florida State Seminoles at Boston College Eagles 10/02/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 2, 2009 8:44pm]
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