As the Florida State Seminoles embark on the quest for their third straight ACC championship and 29th straight win, they will have to do it without the services of running back Karlos Williams.
Williams will be forced to miss the game later today due to a concussion. He has rushed for 609 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.
Florida State will turn to true freshman Dalvin Cook to lead the way against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Cook has proven to be a dynamic playmaker for the Seminoles and has rushed for more yards than Williams this season (728). He is very close to breaking the Seminoles’ 33-year-old freshman rushing record, held by Greg Allen (888 yards).
“There’s not enough positive things you can say about Dalvin,” said center Cameron Ervin. “He’s been very, very vital to our success.”
The Seminoles are trying to become the first team to repeat as national champions since Alabama did it in 2011-2012. Florida State is tied for the No.15 longest winning streak of all-time. The Oklahoma Sooners hold the record, winning 47 straight games from 1953-1957.
Although undefeated, the Seminoles have come close to losing many times this season and many wonder if this team is capable of running the table once again. You have to give Florida State some credit. Going 12-0 is not easy no matter how you slice it.
Georgia Tech will pose a unique challenge later this evening. The Yellow Jackets have one of the most potent rushing attacks in the country and utilize the triple-option almost better than anyone else. The Seminoles’ defense has been vulnerable against the run at times this season and must bring their A-game if they want to win their third straight ACC crown.
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