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  1. What we learned: FSU 45, Duke 7

    David M. Hale

    For the second straight season, Florida State is the ACC champion, but unlike 2012, there are still bigger goals on the horizon. After a 45-7 win over Duke, the Seminoles are poised for a trip to Pasadena for the final BCS championship game. Here's w...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  2. Five things: Florida State vs. Duke

    David M. Hale

    It's certainly not the matchup most fans expected way back in August, but Florida State and Duke will face off Saturday night in the ACC championship game. At stake for Duke is history, its first trip to a BCS bowl game and its first conference title...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  3. Five things: FSU vs. Miami

    David M. Hale

    It's the second top-10 matchup in three weeks for Florida State, and while the 22-point spread suggests it might not be that close of a contest, history suggests these rivalry games usually include a good bit of drama. In the 57 previous meetings bet...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  4. Planning for success: Florida State

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A week ago, Miami needed two fourth-quarter touchdowns to preserve its undefeated record. It took the Hurricanes 18 plays to score those two touchdowns, and their talented tailback Duke Johnson had the ball in his hands for 13 of...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  5. Rankings Week: Top offensive opponents

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's Rankings Week at Nole Nation, and each day we'll be counting down the top teams, players and matchups of the 2013 season. Next up, a look at FSU's 10 most dangerous offensive opponents. 1. Tajh Boyd (QB, Clemson): If it w...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  6. Rankings Week: Seminoles' 2013 schedule

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's Rankings Week at Nole Nation, and each day we'll be counting down the top teams, players and matchups of the 2013 season. First up, a look at FSU's schedule. 1. Clemson Tigers (Oct. 19 in Clemson, S.C.): There are 11 othe...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  7. Florida State Seminoles haven't been as dominant on road as at ho...

    David M. Hale

    Florida State's game at Virginia Tech on Thursday figures to be the most hostile environment they'll face this season, and the Seminoles haven't been nearly as dominant as they are at home.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2012
  8. Five Storylines: FSU's bye week

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State has a long-awaited bye this weekend, but preparations for the home stretch of the season have already begun. The first nine weeks of the season came with their share of ups and downs, but these last three games -...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  9. Florida State Seminoles defensive backs target top receivers and ...

    David M. Hale

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  10. 3 Up, 3 Down: Florida State 48, Duke 7

    David M. Hale

    Florida State spent the week doing its best to talk up Duke. This was, after all, a battle of the two division leaders in the ACC. But when the game began Saturday, things didn't look much different than the first 17 times these two teams faced off. ...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  11. By the Numbers: FSU 48, Duke 7

    David M. Hale

    On paper, the scenario simply doesn't add up. Florida State lost the turnover battle 4-0. Its star quarterback completed just eight passes. It was without its starting running back, and it was playing a division leader. Most of the time, that adds...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  12. Instant analysis: Florida State 48, Duke 7

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The game was billed as a battle of division leaders, but Duke hardly looked the part Saturday as Florida State dominated the Blue Devils en route to a 48-7 victory. Despite Duke's upstart status this season, little has changed...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  13. Florida State is in ACC driver's seat

    David M. Hale

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2012
  14. Matchups to watch: FSU-Duke

    David M. Hale

    Things to keep an eye on when Florida State takes on Duke on Saturday. Noles to watch: 1. EJ Manuel. It's been a Jekyll-and-Hyde season for Manuel depending on the venue. He's been mediocre on the road, throwing just two TD passes in three games...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  15. Duke Blue Devils wide receivers will test Florida State Seminoles...

    David M. Hale

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  16. Five Storylines: FSU vs. Duke

    David M. Hale

    Florida State has the best record in the ACC but can't afford a slip-up if it wants to have any chance at a conference title. Duke leads the Coastal Division and is in control of its own destiny in an unlikely bid for a spot in the ACC championshi...

    Blog | October 25, 2012