FLORIDA STATE AT NO. 3 NOTRE DAME

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS - Dame, 34-14.

The facts: 6:30 p.m., Ch. 5, 1000-AM.

The records: Florida State 4-5, 2-5 ACC; Notre Dame 9-0. The story line: The Semi­noles haven’t been a na­tional ti­tle threat since Jameis Win­ston left, but now they’re ac­tu­ally in dan­ger of fail­ing to get to a bowl game for the first time in 37 sea­sons. First-year coach Wil­lie Tag­gart has had a mis­er­able time, in part be­cause his de­fense is atro­cious against the pass. This sets up nicely for Ir­ish quar­ter­back Bran­don Wim­bush — as­sum­ing usual starter Ian Book can’t go

— and the team’s group of rangy, dy­namic pass catch­ers. Why haven’t we men­tioned the word “play­off” yet? The count­down is on for Brian Kelly’s squad — three more “Ws,” start­ing with this one, and it’ll be on to the CFP for the first time.

The line: Ir­ish by 17½. Green­berg’s pick: Notre

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