Top 5 match-up between Irish & Seminoles
It's guaranteed to be a big weekend down in Tallahassee, Fla. this weekend when the no.2-ranked Florida State Seminoles welcome the no.5-ranked Fighting Irish into Bobby Bowden field.
The two teams have only met 7 times before now, with the Seminoles holding most of the wins with a 5 -2 record.
The last time the Irish clashed with the Seminoles was back in December 2011 for the Champs Sports Bowl. But that game was played in Orlando.
Saturday's game will be different with the Seminoles enjoying a home field advantage, playing in front of a stadium packed with 80,000 war-chanting fans.
That last meet-up, three years ago, set a winning streak for the Noles into motion. They beat the Irish and went on to go 12 and 2 on the season.
"That was our beginning we made our mark," said Seminoles wide receiver, Rashad Greene.
Then last year, that momentum carried them all the way to a National Championship game, and they took home the trophy.
Irish head coach, Brian Kelly, told the media this week he knows his team is up against a tough and seasoned offense that's experienced a lot of success.
But, he said, The Irish's issues on the field, at least so far this season, haven't stemmed from their opponents; rather they're "self-inflicted."
Saturday's match-up airs on ABC 57. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. EST.