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Game Changer: Clemson vs. Florida State

Updated: Wednesday, October 16 2013, 08:43 PM EDT
The biggest college football game of the weekend will feature number 3, Clemson, hosting number 5, Florida State. You can watch that game on A.B.C. on Saturday night, beginning at 8 p.m.

Luke Notestine took a trip to Clemson to find out why this Game Changer could be the most important contest of the season for both teams.  

Tajh Boyd has been one of the best quarterbacks in the country.  He can beat you with his arm. Boyd is known for his leadership and his laser focus.

Boyd says, "we're all about our goals.  The next goal for us to win our division.  This sets in line for us to do that.  The goal after that is the conference.  This sets in line for us to do that." Clemson's defense has been outstanding as well, leading the nation in quarterback sacks.

Meanwhile, Florida State has a superstar quarterback, as well.  Red shirt freshman, Jameis Winston has captivated coaches and players around the nation with his uncanny ability to make big plays. Clemson coach, Dabo Swinney, says "I know he's listed as a red shirt freshman, but he doesn't look like a freshman.  He looks like a full-grown man to me.  A great player.  Very accurate. 

Clemson students are on fall break this week, but many of them have been camping out around the stadium in order to get good tickets to game against Florida State.

Clemson Senior, Coker Blowden says, "just the atmosphere.  I can't even think of a word, how being in there with your closest friends next to you.  Just everybody screaming and cheering."

Part of the pageantry and fun of college football is camping out the week before a big game to try and get the best tickets.  Clemson Senior and West Henderson grad, Colby Thelen says, "I think people were looking forward to this game since the beginning of the season, after Georgia.  People have been looking forward to this game.  There's been people camped out since last Tuesday.  There's a buzz around campus.  Everyone's excited, I've never seen anything like it."Game Changer: Clemson vs. Florida State


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Scores & Schedules

April 18, 2014 07:14 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Detroit 7, Cleveland 5

Minnesota 7, Toronto 0, 1st game

Texas 8, Seattle 6

N.Y. Yankees 10, Tampa Bay 2

Minnesota 9, Toronto 5, 2nd game

Boston 3, Chicago White Sox 1

Kansas City 5, Houston 1

Friday's Games

Toronto (Hutchison 1-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Detroit (Smyly 1-0), 7:08 p.m.

Baltimore (Tillman 1-1) at Boston (Lackey 2-1), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Paulino 0-1) at Texas (M.Perez 2-0), 8:05 p.m.

Minnesota (Nolasco 1-1) at Kansas City (Vargas 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Houston (Cosart 1-1) at Oakland (Gray 2-0), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Philadelphia 1, Atlanta 0

L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1

Colorado 3, San Diego 1

Pittsburgh 11, Milwaukee 2

St. Louis 8, Washington 0

Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Simon 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 0-1), 2:20 p.m.

Milwaukee (Lohse 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis (Wacha 2-0) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 2-1), 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta (Harang 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (Pettibone 0-0) at Colorado (Chatwood 0-0), 8:40 p.m.

Arizona (Miley 2-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-0), 10:10 p.m.

San Francisco (M.Cain 0-2) at San Diego (T.Ross 1-2), 10:10 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Seattle (C.Young 0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-1), 7:10 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Thursday, April 17

N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1, N.Y. Rangers lead series 1-0

St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, 3OT, St. Louis leads series 1-0

Colorado 5, Minnesota 4, OT, Colorado leads series 1-0

San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3, San Jose leads series 1-0

Friday, April 18

Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.