Even with the controversy brewing in Tallahassee, this one will get ugly.
Over the past few years, teams like Idaho in the WAC (Western Athletic Conference) were the chic pick of college football fans and writers as teams out west had offenses that could score points at will and seemed to have no affinity for defense.
Then other teams on the east coast invited them to join their schedule and see if they could muster some offense against traditionally tough defensive teams.
On Saturday, the Vandals are going to get a taste of what it is like to play a very angry FSU football team – a team that is still dealing with off-field issues involving Heisman hopeful, Jameis Winston.
Will the continued investigation by the legal system and the media have an effect on this team? It shouldn’t and the Noles should roll to their 12th win of the season.
Here are three things to know about this game.
The news is getting juicier
This is not the time for more news to surface about Jameis Winston and his alleged accusation of sexual assault, but more news is coming from Tallahassee that really could impact Winston, the Seminoles, the National Title and Heisman Trophy bid.
According to SportsIllustrated.com, “A Tallahassee detective allegedly told an accuser’s attorney that Tallahassee is a “big football town” and her client’s life could “be made miserable” if she pursued a sexual assault case against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, reports Matt Baker of Tampa Bay Times.”
There has been no ruling yet in the case, but the cloud of controversy now hangs over the school and the unbelievable season this freshman is having.
The reports also states that, “Winston has not been questioned by the police. His status with the team reportedly has not changed since the story broke last week.”
Now on to football
Roberto Aguayo is on a record setting pace – with the FSU defense.
As on today, Aguayo has scored 111 points on the season for the 10-0 Seminoles. The FSU defense has given up only 111 points this season in 10 games.
Aguayo has been “Mr. Automatic” for this team and looks to help the Seminoles in Idaho on Saturday.
According to Seminoles.com, through the Palm Beach Sports Commission: “The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has released the 20 semifinalists for the 2013 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Orange Bowl Committee.”
The article goes on to state that in addition to Arizona State freshman Zane Gonzalez, who tops all FBS kickers in scoring at 11.6 points per contest, Jake Elliott at Memphis, Andy Phillips at Utah, and Florida State's Roberto Aguayo, is also on the list.
Arkansas State's Davis has gone 10-for-10 on field goals, while Central Florida junior Shawn Moffitt has yet to miss on either his 9 field goals or 28 extra points.”
They are the Vandals
Idaho may get the snot knocked out of them this week, but the team has the coolest nickname in college sports.
The Vandals were named nearly a century ago by a basketball team coached by Hec Edmundson, whose teams played defense with intensity and ferocity.