Today’s Florida State Seminoles football game has more riding on it than one might normally think. The only undefeated college football team in the nation, FSU is 10-0 but sitting in the No. 3 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings behind Alabama and Oregon. A win today against Boston College, though not high-profile, could make it hard for the CFB Playoff Committee to keep them in the No. 3 spot. Watch Boston College vs FSU Seminoles football online live free to see if the FSU Seminoles can pull it off.
The kickoff time for today’s FSU football game against Boston College is 3:30 Eastern / 12:30 Pacific. It’s being televised live on ABC Sports or you can watch it free online live streaming.
Florida State is hardly the media darling they were last year, nor is quarterback Jameis Winston. Between an “easy schedule” and a series of run-ins with authorities and bad judgment, the Seminoles and Winston, respectively, have been arguably under the radar in compiling FSU’s perfect record.
FSU has often played from behind, so it will be interesting as we watch FSU Seminoles football online free to see whether they dig another hole for themselves today against Boston College. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit this week said he feels FSU has given up early points and had to rely on comeback victories “because they’re bored” with the competition.
The ESPN college football analyst may be on to something. Florida State hasn’t played powerhouse FBS teams, one of the key reasons the College Football Playoff committee has “held them back” in the No. 3 spot behind two 9-1 teams. Once the Seminoles find themselves behind, the competitive fire may finally kick kicking in and force them to play up to their potential. For instance, Florida State beat arch-rival Miami 30-26 last Saturday after trailing for 49 minutes.
If Herbie’s theory is true, then watch FSU today for signs of outright narcolepsy. Though the Boston College Eagles are just 6-4 this year, they jumped out to a 17-3 lead over the Seminoles early in their game last season before FSU scored three unanswered TDs. The Seminoles won that game 48-34, but those were the most points FSU allowed all year and was its smallest margin of victory until beating Auburn by three for the national championship.
On paper Winston and the Seminoles receivers should have a more productive day as you watch FSU game live today than the running backs. FSU’s passing offense is 11th in the nation, while BC’s pass defense is 63rd. However, the Eagles rank fourth in the nation in rushing defense, while FSU ranks 102nd, meaning Winston’s dual-threat tendencies may be a bit muted as we watch Boston College vs FSU Seminoles online or on TV on ABC Sports.
With that history and those metrics, it’s important today for FSU to not sport BC too many points. You can watch Boston College vs FSU Seminoles football online live free on ABC Live to see if the Seminoles can finally play a complete game. If they hope to move up in the playoff rankings next Tuesday, they may very well need to.