What can stop Florida State now?
The Seminoles wiped Clemson out on national television on Oct. 19 and then were gifted with last week's Stanford win against Oregon. That Nov. 7 upset secured Florida State's hold on No. 2 in the Bowl Champion Series standings.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's less-than-perfect performance also elevated Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston as the Heisman front-runner.
Florida State (9-0) controls its fate to the BCS title game with a row of clay pigeons left to shoot down on its schedule. Saturday's home game against Syracuse starts the countdown clock to the BCS title game Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl.
Florida State's opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game could be — get this — Duke!
The future is candy canes and rainbows and …uh-oh, this just in: Winston has been linked to a sexual criminal complaint filed last December.