This is usually the part where Matt says something like “Last week I was awesome and I caught Tim in the overall standings and blah blah blah blah…” However, I’m at the helm this week and I think it’s only fair to point out that Matt gets to sort through the games and decide which ones he likes the most. Then, he makes myself, Corey and Craig pick games that we have no clue about. A few days later, he hits twitter with boastful comments about how I’m dumb and don’t read well. Well not this time, Matty DB!
Oct 20, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback EJ Manuel (3) drops back to pass against Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Florida State (-14) at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech has struggle of late but will look to salvage their season with a marquee win at home over the Seminoles. Will the night time crowd of Blacksburg be enough to help the Hokies keep it close?
Matt – Florida State
This might just be my disdain for VT showing though, but I’d take Florida State by 24 in this if I could. Sure, VT is at home on a Thursday, and 14 is a lot of points, but I just don’t think they’re that good. FSU is as talented as most teams in the country, and I think that carries them.
Tim – Virginia Tech
I’ve been burnt by Va Tech before this year and I may be setting myself up for failure, but I like the home crowd in Blacksburg, at night, on a national stage. I wouldn’t bet VT to win, but I like them to stay within two touchdowns.
Corey – Virginia Tech
Wow! Who would have ever thought that we would see a Frank Beamer-led Hokies team a 2 TD underdog at home?!?! Oh how the mighty have fallen. With a loss to Florida State Thusday night, the Hokies would need to win their remaining two games to become bowl eligible (@ BC, home with Virginia). Either way, I just don’t see how the Hokies lay down and fold under the prime-time spotlight of this big game with the rival Seminoles. This game is usually a preview of the ACC Championship game, now its just another stop of the Seminoles BCS train. I like the Seminoles to escape with a hard-fought win, but the Techsters to cover the 2 TD spread.
Craig – Florida State
Normally I would say take VT with the points, and though they have improved, I just think FSU is much more talented. VT’s offense has struggled and I don’t see them matching the fire power FSU has.
Tim Tolley is an editorial director and national recruiting analyst for FanSided and covers Penn State recruiting for the Centre County Gazette. He's the former editor of VictoryBellRings.com and is a member of the Football Writers Association of America. He can be reached at [email protected]