The Seminoles (7-3, 5-2 ACC) and surprising Terrapins (7-3, 4-2) meet in an Atlantic Division elimination game. The Seminoles must win and get help (North Carolina State must lose at North Carolina today or at Maryland next week) to advance to the ACC Championship Game. A loss and they're out of contention. Maryland has to win its last two to clinch. It has been a while since FSU has played such a meaningful ACC game so late in the season, and it's even longer for the Terrapins, who have been relying on youngsters the last couple of years. For proof look no further than redshirt freshman QB Danny O'Brien, right, who took over for the injured Jamarr Robinson. O'Brien has thrown for 1,571 yards and 16 touchdowns and is 5-2 as the starter. He has just four interceptions and, as a team, the Terps have committed just eight turnovers; they've forced 21 (tied for third nationally in turnover margin) and have returned four interceptions for scores (tied for first nationally).
What to watch for …
Junior Tony Logan testing FSU's punt coverage team. He's third in Division I-A in punt returns, averaging 19.4 yards and has returned two for TDs, an 85-yarder against FIU and an 84-yarder against Duke.
Brian Landman, Times staff writer
Florida State at Maryland, 8, Ch. 28, 820-AM