Florida State couldn’t have had a better tune-up for its showdown with Miami than its 49-17 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday, a game in which the Seminoles’ starting defense rested the entire second half.
Still, that drubbing wasn’t enough for Florida State (7-0, 5-0 ACC) to maintain its spot in the BCS standings as the Seminoles slipped to No. 3 Sunday behind Oregon, which jumped to No. 2 by virtue of its 42-14 victory over then-No. 12 UCLA.
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