Team preview: Florida State
Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.
Well, this year, the two teams began where they left off last year, facing each other in the Orange Bowl. Except this time, it won't be a bowl game, it will be the college football version of Monday Night Football, with perhaps even bigger stakes.
Technically, it's not the first conference game in the newly expanded ACC that will come two days earlier when Wake Forest travels to Clemson but it might as well be, because it basically will be an early September winner-take-all game for the league title.