Notre Dame Vs. Florida State

Date: Oct. 18, 2014.

Site: Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300).

Kickoff: 8 p.m.

Television: ABC.

Radio: This broadcast can be heard live on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (channel 129).

Series Facts: This is the eighth meeting between Notre Dame and Florida State. The Seminoles lead the all-time series 5‑2.

Coaches: Notre Dame — Brian Kelly (43‑15, fifth season); Florida State — Jimbo Fisher (51‑10, fifth season).

Noting Florida State: The Seminoles have won the last two matchups in this series, with the most recent victory being a come-from-behind 18-14 win in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl … In all eight meetings between ND and FSU, at least one of the two teams has been ranked … This year’s matchup marks the second top-five meeting between the two teams, with the first being the famed “Game of the Century” on Nov. 13, 1993, 
that resulted in a 31-24 win by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. … During Florida State’s 22-game winning streak, it has scored 91 more touchdowns than its opponents (129‑38) … FSU’s 22-game win streak is tied for the fourth-longest since 2000 and tied for the sixth-longest over the last 20 years … The Seminoles have maintained their top-five standing in the Associated Press poll for 19 consecutive weeks … Fisher became the 10th coach in major college football history to win 50 games before the completion of his fifth season when the Seminoles topped Wake Forest 43‑3 Oct. 4 … FSU extended its nation-best bowl streak to 33 consecutive years by defeating Syracuse last Saturday … The Seminoles have won their last seven contests against AP top-25 teams, dating back to a 31‑10 win over No. 16 Northern Illinois in the 2013 Orange Bowl … Senior wideout Rashad Greene is the program’s all-time receptions leader with 215, surpassing Ron Sellers’ 212 from 1966‑68 … Senior Nick O’Leary owns the FSU tight end records for receptions (90), receiving yards (1,248) and touchdown catches (13) … A win over Notre Dame would make redshirt sophomore Jameis Winston the first Football Bowl Subdivision player since 2000 to start 20‑0 in his career (he is currently tied with former Alabama 
quarterback Greg McElroy at 19‑0 to begin his career).

Quoting Kelly

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The Irish will need to put points on the board if they want to upset the Seminoles, FSU boasts strong offensive and defensive lines, and Notre Dame hopes it can match its performances against Florida State in 2002 and Oklahoma in 2012.