Tonight: No. 11 FSU at Pittsburgh, 8, ESPN, 820-AM
FSU opens the season with a conference road game, which is also Pitt's first contest as a member of the ACC after coming over from the Big East. The Panthers average 315 pounds across their offensive line, but experienced guards Cory King and Matt Rotheram will be breaking in three new starters alongside them. FSU has the edge in athleticism.
Watch out for … Senior WR Devin Street is Pitts' most experienced playmaker on offense, accounting for 975 yards and five scores. Expect the FSU secondary to roll its coverage his way. … Well-traveled QB Tom Savage was named starter by Pitt coach Paul Chryst. A freshman All-American at Rutgers in 2009 (2,211 passing yards, 14 TDs), Savage was hurt for most of 2010 and lost his starting spot. He transferred to Arizona in 2011, but a coaching and offensive philosophy change meant his pocket-passer skills were no longer a fit.