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Game Preview: No. 1 FSU vs. No. 20 Duke

Dec. 6, 2013

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INDIVIDUAL STATS COMPARISON

No. 1 Florida State Seminoles (12-0)
Roster | Schedule | Stats | Game Notes
Head Coach: Jimbo Fisher
Passing leader
Player Pct Avg/gm TD Int
Jameis Winston 69.6 287.5 32 7
Rushing leaders
Player Att Yds Avg/gm TD
Devonta Freeman 144 852 71.0 12
Karlos Williams 79 650 54.2 10
Receiving leaders
Player Rec Yds Avg/gm TD
Rashad Greene 61 914 76.2 9
Kenny Shaw 48 855 71.2 5
Defensive leaders
Player Tkls Scks TFL INT
Telvin Smith 67 1.0 7.5 2
Lamarcus Joyner 60 5.0 6.5 1
 

No. 20 Duke Blue Devils (10-2)
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Head Coach: David Cutcliffe
Passing leader
Player Pct Avg/gm TD Int
Anthony Boone 66.2 188.3 10 9
Rushing leaders
Player Att Yds Avg/gm TD
Jela Duncan 108 546 45.5 3
Josh Snead 83 530 44.2 0
Receiving leaders
Player Rec Yds Avg/gm TD
Jamison Crowder 88 1,131 94.2 11
Braxton Deaver 36 467 38.9 4
Defensive leaders
Player Tkls Scks TFL INT
David Helton 114 1.0 3.5 0
Jeremy Cash 109 0 7.5 4

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Key players: Offense
Florida State

5 Jameis Winston

Winston has one more chance to further showcase why the Heisman Trophy race isn't much of a race at all.

The odds-on favorite to win college football's top award, Winston navigated a month's worth of off-field "clutter" brilliantly and has his team just one victory away from a trip to Pasadena, Calif. for the BCS National Championship Game.

Winston enters the ACC Championship just 251 yards shy of setting a new national passing yardage record for a freshman, is just one touchdown toss shy of tying the overall ACC record and the NCAA record for a freshman in one season.

The Bessamer, Ala. native currently leads all of college football in pass efficiency rating.

 

 
Duke

3 Jamison Crowder

Crowder is Duke's most explosive and dangerous offensive player.

The talented wide receiver has accumulated over 1,000 yards through the air this season and enters Saturday's game with more than double the amount of receptions than the Blue Devils' second-leading receiver.

"Their receiver is a tremendous player," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said about Crowder. "He can catch, run, he can change direction. (He's) a great punt return guy. They get the ball in his hands as much as possible. But at the same time, to me it's a compliment to them because they do spread the ball enough you have to cover and respect everybody on the field."

 

Key players: Defense

Florida State

31 Terrence Brooks

Duke spreads the football around offensively about as well as anyone in the Atlanic Coast Conference (except FSU, of course) so Brooks will have to be on his game, guiding the back end of the 'Noles' defense.

The senior safety has become an all-around force for Florida State in his final year, excelling at covering wide receivers one-one-one and providing coverage over the top.

But where Brooks has been best is in run support. Against Duke, he'll get to utilize all three facets of his game as the 'Noles push toward a BCS title berth.

 
Duke

16 Jeremy Cash

Cash is a playmaker in the Duke secondary.

Big, fast and athletic, Cash earned first-team All-ACC honors this season by registering a team second-best 109 tackles -- a huge number for a player in the back end of the defense.

He currently ranks third in the ACC in tackles per game (9.1), tied for fourth in interceptions (four) and ninth with two forced fumbles this season. Cash is the only player in the ACC to rank among the top 10 in interceptions and forced fumbles and has been on the field for a team-leading 963 snaps this season.

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