The stakes are about as high for Virginia (7-3, 4-2 ACC) as they have been in a long time. The Cavaliers could win their first ACC Coastal Division title and qualify for next month's league championship game against Clemson if they can defeat the Seminoles (7-3, 5-2) and then intrastate rival Virginia Tech on Nov. 26. Florida State is trying to land an attractive bowl date in late December.
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Virginia's offensive line vs. the FSU pass rush, which ranks 10th in Division I-A with 31 sacks. Virginia's offensive line has allowed only eight sacks this season to rank 10th in protecting its quarterback. The Cavaliers have not surrendered a sack in their past 86 pass attempts. A trio of Seminole ends — Brandon Jenkins, left; Cornelius Carradine, and Bjoern Werner — have combined for 14 1/2 of the sacks, and sophomore LB Telvin Smith has three.
No. 23 Florida State vs. Virginia, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2, 1040-AM, 820-AM