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College football preview: No. 12 Florida State Seminoles vs. Boston College, 5:30 Saturday, ESPN2, 820-AM

EJ Manuel, right, and FSU aim to rebound.

Associated Press

EJ Manuel, right, and FSU aim to rebound.

No. 12 Florida State vs. Boston College, 5:30 Saturday, ESPN2, 820-AM

After stumbling at North Carolina State and dropping nine spots in the Top 25, the Seminoles (5-1, 2-1 ACC) can't afford another ACC loss, especially to one of the worst teams in the conference. The Eagles (1-4, 0-2) have yet to beat a Division I-A team. BC has given up 86 points in its losses to Miami and Clemson.

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Florida State's ability to defend the pass-happy Eagles, who average an ACC-best 306.2 yards a game through the air. BC QB Chase Rettig is throwing an average of 40 passes a game and with just three interceptions in 199 passes. His favorite target, Alex Amidon, ranks second in the league with 38 catches good for 644 yards and four touchdowns. The Seminoles own the top-ranked pass defense in the ACC, but have only four interceptions. They've held opponents to an average of 150.2 yards passing a game.

QB Chase Rettig is throwing an average of 40 passes a game and with just three interceptions in 199 passes. His favorite target, Alex Amidon, ranks second in the league with 38 catches good for 644 yards and four touchdowns.

Associated Press

College football preview: No. 12 Florida State Seminoles vs. Boston College, 5:30 Saturday, ESPN2, 820-AM 10/12/12 [Last modified: Friday, October 12, 2012 7:51pm]

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