Florida State: RB Dalvin Cook, Dalvin Cook, school-record 1,658 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns, 22 receptions for 218 yards and one TD.
Houston: QB Greg Ward Jr., 67.8 percent completions for 2,589 yards, 16 touchdowns and 5 INTs, team-leading 1,077 yards rushing with 19 TDs.
Florida State: Has a record of 49-5 over the last four seasons under coach Jimbo Fisher. ... Seminoles are playing in a major bowl for the fourth straight year. ... Allowing 15.8 points per game to rank fifth nationally.
Houston: Bounced back from upset loss at Connecticut to beat a pair of ranked teams, Navy and Temple. ... Averaging 40.6 points per game under first-year coach Tom Herman. ... 12 wins are second-most in school history, eclipsed by 13-1 record in 2011.
Houston 27, Florida State 21 (Sept. 30, 1978)
Florida State: 34th consecutive bowl appearance, first Peach Bowl appearance since 26-17 victory over South Carolina in 2010.
Houston: 24th bowl appearance, first major postseason game since 1985 Cotton Bowl, never played in Peach Bowl.
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