No. 13 Florida St. faces. Ga. Tech for ACC title

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says the key to the Seminoles winning their 13th ACC title and clinching an automatic bid to the Orange Bowl is shutting down Georgia Tech's triple option offense.

The 13th-ranked Seminoles (10-2, 7-1 ACC) come in Saturday night as a two-touchdown favorite over unranked Georgia Tech, but Fisher knows defending the Yellow Jackets' tricky offense can be a monumental task if you're not properly prepared.

The Yellow Jackets (6-6, 5-3) averaged 40 points per game during ACC play and their running game ranks third-best in the nation, averaging 323.3 yards per game.

Fisher says his staff has devised a good game plan to stop it but points out it's difficult to simulate the speed of Georgia Tech's offense because it's so unorthodox.


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