COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- It's still early in this game, but given how NC State's offense has struggled in the second half, and how FSU quarterback Christian Ponder is undoing the Gators in Tallahassee, the Seminoles are the only Atlantic Division team playing like champs today.
Maybe Byrd Stadium just has that effect on contenders. It happened to Clemson last year. Florida State hardly looked dominant against the Terps here last week. And now it's NC State's turn. The Wolfpack trails 24-14 here in the third quarter.