Monday October 13th, 2014

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Florida State Seminoles

The premier matchup this weekend in college football features the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish heading on the road to take on the undefeated Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee. Notre Dame, which hasn't yet played a true road game this year, is coming off a win last weekend over North Carolina, while Florida State is coming off a road victory over Syracuse.

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher insisted that quarterback Jameis Winston will play despite the fact that the school is reportedly looking into possible violations involving Winston's autographs and that Winston faces a disciplinary hearing for an ongoing school investigation into the sexual assault allegation against him.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Details for Saturday's game are below: 

Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET

Live Stream: The game can be streamed live here

TV Coverage: ABC

Radio: For Florida State affiliates, click here. For Notre Dame affiliates, click here

Season Recap

Notre Dame

10/11: Notre Dame 50, North Carolina 43

Notre Dame narrowly escaped what could have been its first loss of the season in this shootout. The Irish went down 14-0 in the first quarter but were able to fight back and stave off the upset. Quarterback Everett Golson threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns, and William Fuller had another outstanding receiving day, tallying 133 yards on seven catches with two scores. 

10/4: Notre Dame 17, Stanford 14

Notre Dame earned a victory on Everett Golson’s 23-yard touchdown pass to tight end Ben Koyack with 1:01 remaining. Notre Dame became 5-0 for the second time in three seasons. The Irish have not allowed a point in the third quarter through five games.

9/27: Notre Dame 31, Syracuse 15

The Fighting Irish scored at least 30 points in each of their first four games. Everett Golson completed 25 consecutive passes in the second and third quarters, falling one short of the FBS record set by Dominique Davis of East Carolina in 2011. Golson’s streak broke the school record of 14 set by Ron Powlus in 1997 and matched by both Brady Quinn in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and Tommy Rees in 2011.

9/13: Notre Dame 30, Purdue 14

The Irish improved to 6-0 in Shamrock Series games. Notre Dame is now 6-2 all-time playing in Indianapolis, though the victory over Purdue was its first win there since beating Butler in 1922. Kyle Brindza’s 49th career field goal, a 19-yarder in the second quarter, moved him into second place in school history, trailing only John Carney’s 51 from 1984-86.

9/6: Notre Dame 31, Michigan 0

The 31-point win was the Fighting Irish’s largest in the series against the Wolverines, and it came in the teams' final scheduled meeting. The previous mark was a 23-point win in 1943. This was the first time Notre Dame shut out Michigan in 42 meetings. The Irish did not commit a turnover, improving to 15-0 under coach Brian Kelly when playing turnover-free.

8/30: Notre Dame 48, Rice 17

The 48 points for the Fighting Irish were their most in a home opener since 1999 against KansasIt was Notre Dame’s 100th home opener victory, and the program is now 100-20-5 all-time in such games. Everett Golson’s three rushing touchdowns tied a Notre Dame record for a quarterback, matching Paul Hornung against North Carolina in 1956 and Jarious Jackson against Stanford in 1998.

Florida State

10/11: Florida State 38, Syracuse 20

Florida State improved its record to 6-0 with the win. Quarterback Jameis Winston had a terrific outing, throwing for 317 yards on 30-of-36 passing with three touchdowns. Freshman Dalvin Cook led the way out of the backfield with 122 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries. Rashad Greene became the school's all-time leading receiver after his six-catch, 107-yard day. 

10/04: Florida State 43, Wake Forest 3

Junior linebacker Reggie Northrup had his first career forced fumble and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown. The FSU defense was stellar, allowing just 126 yards of total offense to Wake Forest. Kicker Robert Aguayo tied a school record by making five field goals, becoming the fourth player in school history to do so.

9/27: Florida State 56, NC State 41

Florida State had a big scare early, falling behind 24-7 in the first quarter. The Noles didn't grab their first lead until there were about three minutes remaining in the third quarter. Jameis Winston, returning from his one-game suspension, finished with 365 yards and four touchdowns but also tossed two interceptions. 

9/20 Florida State 23, Clemson 17 (OT)

Karlos Williams won the game for Florida State with a 12-yard touchdown run in overtime. With Jameis Winston suspended for the game, Sean Maguire connected with Rashad Greene for a 74-yard touchdown pass to tie it with 6:04 left in regulation. The game was Florida State's first overtime win since a double-OT victory over NC State in 2003.

9/06: Florida State 37, The Citadel 12

The victory over The Citadel was Florida State's 18th straight, setting a program record. Florida State is now 28-0 against unranked opponents when ranked No. 1. The Seminoles’ streak of 20 straight games forcing at least one turnover ended.

8/30: Florida State 37, Oklahoma State 31

Florida State never trailed in the game. Rashad Greene became the sixth Seminole receiver with a 200-yard game, totaling 203 yards. Jameis Winston went 25-for-40 for 370 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

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