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Who will win the Orange Bowl?
A January trip to South Florida should not be played down, but it'd be hard to believe the two Orange Bowl teams aren't a little disappointed with their postseason destination. Clemson entered the year eager to prove itself a title-caliber team, only to see that dream shattered by a crushing defeat to Florida State in October. Ohio State got even further, needing a win over Michigan State in the Big Ten title game to earn a trip to the BCS championship contest (needless to say, the Buckeyes didn't get it). Still, if these two teams show up motivated, it could be quite the shootout.
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CFB: (5) Florida St. at (3) Clemson
Tajh Boyd and the Clemson Tigers entered the season with national-title hopes. Florida State and redshirt freshman Jameis Winston? Not quite. But here they are in Week 8, a pair of top-five teams faced with what might be a BCS championship elimination game. FSU hasn't won at Clemson since 2001. Will the untested Winston be able to handle the pressure?