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Clemson at No. 10 Florida State

Records: Clemson 2-4, 1-3 ACC; FSU 4-1, 4-0.

When/where: 12:05 p.m., Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee.

TV: Ch. 13.

Radio: WWJB-AM 1450 (Brooksville), WSPB-AM 1450 (Sarasota), WQYK-AM 1010 (Tampa), WBSB-FM 96.1 (Zephyrhills).

Line: FSU by ???.

Watch this: FSU quarterback Danny Kanell's ability to bounce back from his worst performance as a starter will be an important element for the rest of the season. Kanell threw three interceptions in FSU's 38-20 loss to Miami, the last of which was returned for a game-clinching touchdown. He completed only 13 of 18 passes. Coach Bobby Bowden has promised a toned-down offense, one in which Kanell will have a better chance of succeeding.

Numbers: FSU is 37-8-1 in homecoming games and 18-0 under Bowden. ... The Seminoles defeated the Tigers 57-0 last year in Tallahassee, Clemson's second-worst defeat ever and worst in 62 years. ... Clemson coach Tommy West is 3-4 in his first year, his first win coming in the Peach Bowl. ... FSU holds a 5-2 advantage in the series.

Tough times: The Tigers are suffering. They are eighth in the ACC in total offense, last in passing offense, last in scoring defense, seventh in passing defense. Last week, against Duke, they controlled the clock for more than 34 minutes, won the rushing battle 127-60, did not have a turnover, and had three more first downs. But Clemson lost 19-13 when Duke's Ray Farmer blocked and recovered a punt with less than four minutes remaining.

Kez climbs: FSU receiver Kez McCorvey is fifth in career receiving yards at FSU with 2,109. He is the Seminoles' second all-time leading receiver behind Ron Sellers and needs just 20 yards to catch Lawrence Dawsey for fourth place.

Last word: "Our goals remain the same," said FSU coach Bobby Bowden. "We have got the ability to win both the ACC and national championship with a little help. We must get hungrier and more disciplined and I think you'll see that. The problem has not been effort for this team."


No.6 Miami at West Virginia

Records: Miami 4-1, 1-0 Big East; West Virginia 3-4, 1-2.

When/where: Noon, Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, W.Va.

TV: Ch. 32

Radio: WSUN-620 AM (St. Petersburg).

Line: UM by ??.

Watch this: UM quarterback Frank Costa and his receivers should have a big day if the Hurricanes don't stick to the ground game. West Virginia allowed 480 yards passing in last week's win over Pitt.

Guess what?: Revenge is on the Hurricanes' minds. Last year's 17-14 loss in Morgantown was UM's wake-up call. UM thought it was headed for a possible bowl game with national title implications last year. But the Mountaineers upset then-No. 4 UM when the Hurricanes' offense was beset by mistakes.

Quarterback found: West Virginia struggled to a 1-4 start, but the Mountaineers have won their past two behind Chad Johnston. Johnston started the season opener, but was replaced by since-injured Eric Boykin. Johnston passed for 396 yards in leading West Virginia to last week's win. It was the second-highest passing total in school history.

Last word: UM coach Dennis Erickson on a possible letdown following the Hurricanes' win over Florida State: "If there's one thing we learned from the University of Washington game, it's that you better not let down. We didn't play well for five minutes and it ended up costing us the game at the end."_ RANDY CREMER