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Saturday, Nov. 19, the Florida State Seminoles take on the Syracuse Orange. The game, to be played at the Carrier Dome, is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Florida State vs. Syracuse preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Florida State wins the matchup between the two teams 91.6% of the time. The spread also favors the Seminoles.
Spread: Florida State -21
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Channel: ABC/ESPN 2
Florida State vs. Syracuse preview:
Florida State has rebounded from losses well this season. After getting crushed by Louisville, the Seminoles bounced back with a win against South Florida. However, FSU dropped the next game at UNC before winning two straight against Miami and Wake Forest. The Seminoles then stumbled for a third time against Clemson. They have regained their winning form, defeating NC State and Boston College. An interesting note to this game, the Seminoles have not won more than two games in a row so far this season. They enter this came with a two game win streak.
Syracuse is in danger of not making a bowl game. In order for the Orange to make it past the regular season they have to beat Florida State this week and Pitt next week. It doesn't look good for the Orange, yet Syracuse does have a win over a top-20 team this season.
The Seminoles and Orange have played nine times in history, with the Seminoles holding an 8-1 advantage.
Florida State vs. Syracuse prediction:
Florida State has played down to its competition before, so an upset against a Syracuse team looking to gain a bowl berth is possible.
Possible, but not likely.
The Seminoles have too much talent, and Jimbo Fisher wants to end the season on a high note with four consecutive wins and a solid bowl berth.
Florida State 37, Syracuse 24