TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher wants his team to remember the pain from its first loss last year, a setback that knocked the Seminoles out of national championship contention.
Florida State had rose to No. 3 after the first five weeks then promptly lost to North Carolina State 17-16.
Fast forward 12 months and third-ranked Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) is No. 2 in the BCS Standings with the Wolfpack coming to Tallahassee on Saturday. After crushing Clemson last Saturday in their much anticipated showdown, Fisher hopes the memories of losing to the Wolfpack will help his team's focus.
NC State (3-3, 0-3) is the lone ACC program with a winning record against Florida State under Fisher.