Champs Sports Bowl preview

December, 27, 2008
12/27/08
10:10
AM ET

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

  

WHO TO WATCH: Florida State defensive end Everette Brown. He is arguably the best defensive end in the ACC, and it could be his last game in a Florida State uniform. Brown finished the regular season second in the nation with 20.5 tackles for losses and third in the nation with 12.5 sacks.

WHAT TO WATCH: FSU's defense on third downs. Statistically, it's the best in the FBS. Just ask the ACC champs. Virginia Tech was successful on one of 11 third-down conversion attempts against FSU. Opponents have converted just 26 percent of their third downs against the Seminoles, and getting Wisconsin off the field in a timely fashion will be key. The Badgers are one of the best in the country when it comes to controlling the clock.

WHY TO WATCH: Florida State could earn its first nine-win season since 2004, and the Seminoles have never lost a game in Orlando. It's also a classic power vs. speed matchup.

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