The Florida State vs. Clemson 2013 NCAA football game arrives live for national television viewers on Saturday night, with plenty at stake for both teams. Right now, these two teams have been playing "lights out" in their previous games, en route to undefeated records and rankings among the top five teams in the NCAA. Only one will leave the field victorious on Saturday, and very likely be another step closer to a potential BCS Championship berth, should a team above them get upset.
According to SBNation in an Oct. 19 report, Florida State opened as the favorite to win this game by 3 points. The No.3 Clemson Tigers are currently 6-0 overall and 4-0 in conference, while No. 5 FSU is 5-0 and 3-0, respectively. Among the star players to watch in today's game will be Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and receiver Sammy Watkins. Boyd has tallied 1,783 yards passing with 66.5 completion rating, which has him among the top Heisman candidates through the midway point of the NCAA season. Watkins has caught 97 yards per game, which is a career-high, and he's currently tied for second overall in the ACC with 582 total yards. His four touchdowns have him tied for fourth in the ACC in that category.
While the more "seasoned" quarterback Boyd leads Clemson, a young superstar has been developing for the Seminoles with quarterback Jameis Winston. The freshman currently leads all quarterbacks in the ACC with his 17 touchdown passes. He also is leading in completion percentage with 73.2 and yards per attempt with 11.7 per throw a game. FSU is currently scoring an average of 53.6 points a game, while only allowing their opponents 12. On the flip side, Clemson scores about 40.8 a game, allowing opponents 16.2, so this could be quite a shootout between the two quarterbacks on the field. Will Boyd school the younger ACC star at "Death Valley" today?
Clemson has already been tested this season, winning against previous No.5-ranked Georgia of the SEC during their season opener, 38-35. Some argue that Florida State really hasn't been tested, although they defeated a ranked opponent in Maryland, blowing them out 63-0 a few weekends ago. They've got No.10 Miami coming up on their schedule two games from now, so the tests begin for the Seminoles at Memorial Stadium this Saturday.
Odds makers have the odds in FSU's favor to win, by 3 1/2 points now. The point spread hasn't risen a major amount, indicating that this one could be closely-contested. The over/under bet is set at 64, but will that be enough? Weather reports suggest that tonight's game will be played under partly cloudy skies with a kickoff temperature reaching the low 60's.
Saturday's FSU vs. Clemson live football game will air at 8 p.m. EST on ABC or television viewers with cable or satellite. There is no live stream online coverage listed for this game, but it will receive extensive live online coverage for staying updated. Fans can check out the ESPN GameCast or the GameTracker over on the CBS Sports scoreboard for updated "play-by-play" and scoring drive coverage throughout the game.