While Florida QB Feleipe Franks isn't losing his starting job, he's also not winning over many detractors in the fan base. But his numbers are comparable to the future first rounder he'll face, Missouri's Drew Lock:
Yards per pass
"Emory's going to be a great quarterback. I feel like he's going to lead this program to a national championship in time. Feleipe (Franks) is, too, but Emory is a cool kid." — Gators WR Van Jefferson on blue-chip freshman QB Emory Jones
Eye on the NFL draft
If Bucs fans are already looking for potential quarterback options in the draft, check out Duke's Daniel Jones. He has the size (6-foot-5, 220 pounds), pedigree (coached by Manning mentor David Cutcliffe) and stats (his 150.43 would be the best in program history). Now let's see how he does against Miami's loaded defense.
Rough outings in Raleigh
Even in better seasons than this one, Florida State has struggled at North Carolina State:
2016: No. 19 Seminoles needed a touchdown pass with 3:09 left to eke by a Wolfpack team that finished 7-6
2014: No. 1 'Noles trailed by 10 in the third quarter before rallying
2012: Future Bucs QB Mike Glennon led a two-touchdown comeback to upset No. 3 FSU
2010: Russell Wilson's fourth TD was the game winner (with 2:40 left) to top No. 16 FSU
Green Wave runners
Good news: USF RB Jordan Cronkrite needs only 67 yards to become the Bulls' fifth ever 1,000-yard rusher. He'll probably get it against a middle-of-the-road Tulane run defense.
Bad news: Tulane has rushed for at least 250 yards three times already, and USF's run D has given up that many in back-to-back games.