Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Hello from Bobby Dodd Stadium, where it is a perfect, sunny day and the Florida State fans are out in full force. A crowd nearing the capacity 55,000 is expected today. Florida State is planning on starting Preston Parker at wide receiver, unless he doesn't warm up well. He's got a deep thigh bruise and hasn't practiced the past two days.
A few changes in Georgia Tech's lineup ... Cooper Taylor will make his first career start at free safety (Dominique Reese is injured and won't play), and Nick Claytor will start in place of injured right tackle David Brown.
Here are a few keys to today's game:
Florida State's young offensive line against Tech's veteran defensive linemen: This will be the biggest matchup of the afternoon. The Seminoles will probably need tight end Caz Piurowski to help with the blocking. Georgia Tech's defense, though, is coming off a performance in which it missed 30 tackles.
Georgia Tech's rushing offense against Florida State's rushing defense: The Yellow Jackets are ninth nationally in rushing offense, averaging 236.6 yards, while the Seminoles rank seventh nationally in rushing defense, limiting opponents to 79.9 yards per game.
Turnovers: Georgia Tech needs to hold onto the ball while at the same time continue its knack of grabbing interceptions. Tech has only thrown three interceptions all season, but it's had a case of fumbleitis. On the flip side, Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder hasn't thrown an interception in the past two games.