FSU Can Easily Weather Winston Scandal

The Associated Press

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 —...

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