ACC Showdown in Tallahassee!

Sep 17, 2012 -- 4:54pm

   Florida State-Clemson.The game of the week. And yes, I realize Notre Dame and Michigan play Saturday. This is the southeast, baby! Let's agree that Notre Dame-Michigan is the "national" game of the week.

   'Noles-Tigers gets the prime time spotlight And it's a Top 10 match-up. Tallahassee will be thumping. Last season, Clemson won 35-30, as Boyd and Watkins put on a show. Seminoles did have their back-up QB go in that one, because EJ Manuel was injured. Manuel is ready this time around. And the showdown is in Doak-Campbell Stadium, in front of 80,000 Seminole fans.

   Some good-looking running backs on display. Andre Ellington can go. Chris Thompson can fly. Wilder has come on strong. Both teams can run it now. And that helps the QB's. Boyd has elevated his play. Manuel is much improved.

   Both defenses look stronger too. Venables has made a positive impact. Stoops has FSU playing tough.

   Lot of great match-ups. Who do I like? Check back later this week on Buck & Kincade. I'll have a big-game pick on Friday!

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