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College football preview: Florida State Seminoles vs. BYU Cougars, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU, 1040-AM

Florida State vs. BYU, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU, 1040-AM



BYU (1-1) has been hard to figure. The Cougars opened with a 23-17 win against Washington and its heralded quarterback, Jake Locker, but then were blown out at Air Force 35-14. The Cougars couldn't handle Air Force's triple option, allowing it to rush for 409 yards and control the clock (36:59 time of possession). That was the most rushing yards BYU had allowed since the third game of last year, when FSU rolled up 313 en route to a resounding 54-28 win in Provo.

Brian Landman, Times staff writer

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BYU will continue to use two quarterbacks. Junior Riley Nelson, left, who has thrown for 204 yards and two TDs, is a dangerous runner, gaining 140 yards on 28 attempts (5.0 average) and one TD. Freshman Jake Heaps, right, who has come off the bench on alternate series, has the stronger arm. Coach Bronco Mendenhall said he's working toward using Nelson and Heaps depending on the situation. That could keep a young FSU defense guessing and having to react quickly, something the Seminoles (1-1) didn't do well in losing at Oklahoma last week.

College football preview: Florida State Seminoles vs. BYU Cougars, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU, 1040-AM 09/17/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 17, 2010 9:33pm]

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