Entering the season, Florida State had its sights set on a national title run.  After disappointing in 2011, the 'Noles came out in 2012 and suffered just two losses: a 17-16 meltdown to NC State, and a painful 37-26 loss to rival Florida.   Now, FSU finds itself at the Discover Orange Bowl, facing a rather unknown challenger.  The Huskies of Northern Illinois flew under everyone's radar all year.  NIU won the MAC conference and is currently on a 12-game winning streak after falling to Iowa in week one.  The game will be held at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.  In this article, I'll give you three bold predictions for the 2012 Orange Bowl.  Topics include:

  • How will Florida State handle Jordan Lynch?
  • Who'll cover the spread? Who will win?
  • How will E.J. Manuel fare?