Florida State Seminoles: March on 2012

March on 2012: FSU vs. Florida

August, 4, 2012
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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.

Florida Gators


Saturday, Nov. 24: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee

2011 record: 7-6 (3-5 SEC). It was a tough debut season for Will Muschamp, as the Gators suffered their first six-loss season since 1987 and their first losing season in SEC play since 1979. Making matters worse, they dropped their second straight to in-state rival FSU, 21-7. Florida was 0-6 against FBS teams that finished the 2011 season with a winning record.

Coach: Muschamp (7-6, second season)

Series record: 57th meeting, Florida leads 33-21-2.

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March on 2012: FSU vs. Maryland 

July, 31, 2012
7/31/12
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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.

Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.

Virginia Tech Hokies

Thursday, Nov. 8: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Va.

2011 record: 11-3 (7-1 ACC). Virginia Tech lost three games last season, and twice to Clemson. After falling to the Tigers 23-3 in early October, the Hokies were crushed again in the ACC title game, 38-10, before losing in overtime to Michigan in the Sugar Bowl.

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March on 2012: FSU vs. Duke

July, 24, 2012
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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.

Duke Blue Devils

Saturday, Oct. 27: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee

2011 record: 3-9 (1-7). After an embarrassing opening-week loss to FCS opponent Richmond, the Blue Devils responded by winning three straight games in late September and early October to push their record above .500. Then the bottom fell out, and Duke dropped seven straight in ACC play to close out the year, including a 41-16 thrashing at the hands of FSU.

Coach: David Cutcliffe (15-33, fifth season)

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March on 2012: FSU vs. Miami 

July, 21, 2012
7/21/12
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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.

Miami Hurricanes

Saturday, Oct. 20: Sun Life Stadium, Davie, Fla.

2011 record: 6-6 (3-5 ACC). Miami had trouble building any momentum during coach Al Golden's first season. They won consecutive games just once -- topping North Carolina and Georgia Tech in mid-October -- but finished the year at .500 overall. All six of the Hurricanes' losses, however, were by eight points or fewer.

Coach: Al Golden (6-6, second season)

Series record: 57th meeting, Miami leads 31-25.

Players to watch: Stephen Morris (QB, Jr.) will take over the starting job from Jacory Harris; Mike James (RB, Jr.) had eight total touchdowns last season; Denzel Perryman (LB, So.) had 69 tackles, 6.5 for a loss and forced two fumbles in 2011; Vaughn Telemaque (S, Sr.) had 59 tackles and an interception last season.

Potential storylines:

  1. Can FSU make it three in a row? Jimbo Fisher has yet to return Florida State to the lofty heights it reached in the 1980s and 90s, but if the first step in rebuilding the tradition is reclaiming the throne from the Seminoles' chief rivals, Fisher has been a rousing success. FSU has now toppled in-state rivals Florida and Miami in each of the past two seasons, and the Seminoles are likely to be heavily favored against the Hurricanes once again in 2012. Florida State hasn't beaten Miami three straight times since it took five in a row from 1995 through 1999.

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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.


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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.

North Carolina State Wolfpack

Saturday, Oct. 6: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, N.C.

2011 record: 8-5 (4-4 in ACC). After dropping their first three FBS games of the season, N.C. State rebounded to finish out its slate by winning six of their last eight, including a bowl victory over Louisville. But that hot finish was marred by a drubbing at the hands of the Seminoles in Tallahassee, the Wolfpack's worst loss of the season.

Coach: Tom O'Brien (sixth season, 33-30)

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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.


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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.

Clemson Tigers

Saturday, Sept. 22: at Doak Campbell Stadium

2011 record: 10-4 (6-2 ACC). After an 8-0 start and a No. 5 national ranking, Clemson dropped three of its final four regular-season games only to rebound and topple Virginia Tech in the ACC title game for its first conference championship in two decades.

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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Saturday, Sept. 15: Noon, Doak Campbell Stadium

2011 record: 6-7 (5-3 ACC). Wake Forest opened 4-1 last year, with an overtime loss to Syracuse in Week 1 as the only blemish on its early record. But the Demon Deacons dropped six of their final eight games, including another fourth-quarter collapse to eventual conference champion Clemson.

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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.


Savannah State Tigers

Saturday, Sept. 8: 6 p.m., Doak Campbell Stadium

2011 record: 1-10 (1-7 MEAC)

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Looking forward to real, live football, NoleNation takes a run through Florida State’s 2012 schedule, going game-by-game to find the best storylines and matchups of the upcoming season.

Murray State Racers

Saturday, Sept. 1: 6 p.m., Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee

2011 record: 7-4 (5-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Murray State dropped three of its first five games last season, including a 21-9 loss to its lone FBS opponent, Louisville, in Week 1, but rolled off five wins in its final six games.

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