Q&A with Doug Flutie: BC-FSU, CFP and Cap One Cup
Legendary Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie talks Capital One Cup, the College Football Playoff, Boston College-Florida State, Steve Addazio and the Boston College-Syracuse rivalry.
The Boston College Eagles look to play the role of spoiler this afternoon as they travel to Tallahassee, Florida to take on the 3rd ranked Florida State Seminoles at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ABC or ESPN2. Mike Patrick and Ed Cunningham are on the call.
Did you know that the Seminoles are the defending National Champions and unbeaten in their last 26 games? The 26-game winning streak is both an ACC and school record. The Seminoles are led by reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, who has never lost as a starter (23-0). Last week, Florida State spotted in-state rival Miami the first 16 points of the game, but outscored the Hurricanes 20-3 in the second half to notch a 30-26 victory.
The Eagles (6-4, 3-3 ACC) had a week to regroup following a 38-19 setback to visiting Louisville. Quarterback Tyler Murphy leads the nation this week in rushing yards by a quarterback (1,006 yards). The former Florida Gator finally gets his chance to shine against the University of Florida's in-state arch rivals.
Last season, these two teams met up in Chestnut Hill. Boston College jumped on the Seminoles early, but Florida State would pull away for a 48-34 victory over the Eagles. Prior to the BCS National Championship Game, BC had recorded the smallest deficit against FSU in the Seminoles national title season.
Boston College head coach Steve Addazio has faced the Seminoles seven times in his coaching career. He's 5-2 in those games, including wins in five of six meetings between Florida and Florida State. This is the 13th meeting between the two schools and 10th as members of the ACC. The Seminoles own an 8-4 record in the all-time series and have won four straight.
Game Time, TV channel: 3:30 p.m. Eastern, ABC/ESPN2
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