They might be a team's star receiver, but to the FSU secondary, they're targets. Judging by the Seminoles' performances, they're hitting the bullseye.
Against Duke, Florida State sophomore backs Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr. proved they could carry the load without Chris Thompson.
The ghosts of Florida State's second-half collapse against NC State were present against Duke when Jimbo Fisher huddled his starters around him and demanded more even with the game in hand.
Florida State's secondary has faced big-time receivers before, but Duke's combo of Conner Vernon and Jamison Crowder might be the most complete.
These aren't your father's or even your older brother's Blue Devils. Duke will face Florida State in a surprising showdown of ACC division leaders.
Alex King thought about giving up. He was graduating with a degree in history from Duke University. The punter had one remaining year of eligibility, but what was the point?