Tallahassee, FL - Florida State plays its final ACC game of the regular season on Saturday against Maryland. The Seminoles could take the Atlantic Division and a bid for the conference championship game with a win. But they'll be up against the second-ranked defense in the ACC.
"They run the same kinds of things our defense runs," said Rashad Greene, a sophomore wide receiver. "So, you know, we face that everyday. We face that all year. So it's something that we're familiar with. We'll just go out there and try to execute."
Florida State has an opportunity to exploit a depleted Maryland offense. The Terrapins have lost four quarterbacks to season-ending injuries and now they're starting a linebacker under center.
"It's hard to look at it and say 'oh, they're only going to stick to this or they're only going to stick to that,'" said Telvin Smith, a junior linebacker. "But you never know what a team can come out doing and I feel like that's what Coach is getting us ready for. We don't know what they can come out doing."
"They're gonna stay with what they do - they'll have wrinkles and tricks I think and different ways they'll go about it," Head Coach Jimbo Fisher said. "They'll be a base offense. They'll do what they have to do."
The 'Noles have history on their side - they've won five in a row against the Terps including last year's 25 point victory.
"Like I tell you all all the time, it's big because it's the next game," Greene said. "It's a step to where we gotta get in the future and that's our main focus trying to go out here and get better and, you know, come out here with a win."