|Florida State (9-4)||18|
|Notre Dame (8-5)||14|
by CFP Staff
The last time these teams played each other in the regular season, they traded road victories in a home-and-home series in 2002 and 2003 with the Irish winning 34-24 at Tallahassee in 2002 and the Seminoles thumping Notre Dame 37-0 in South Bend the following year.
Florida State improved to 13-5-2 in bowl games played in the state of Florida, and 3-0-1 in bowl games played in Orlando. The 'Noles are 24-14-2 overall.
Notre Dame fell to 3-6 in bowl games played in the state of Florida, but this was their first postseason trip to Orlando. The Irish are 15-16 overall in bowl games after appearing in bowl games in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2005-2006. The loss snapped a 2-bowl winning streak for Notre Dames after they had lost 9 in-a-row.
FSU won seven of its last eight games after starting 2-3.
63.2% of CollegeFootballPoll.com voters picked FSU to win and the Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com projected the 'Noles to come out on top by 3.04 points.
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