The Florida State Seminoles and the Pittsburgh Panthers get the stage all to themselves on Monday night in a Labor Day special kickoff. ESPN will have the coverage of this one, kicking off at 8pm ET from Heinz Field.
Mon, Sept. 2, 2013 @ 8:00pm ET
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
- Who’s Favored?
FSU by 10.5 ~ 49.5 o/u @ BetOnline
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This will be the first game as a member of the ACC for Pitt, getting shot at the defending ACC champions no less. The atmosphere and crowd is expected to be electric for this one. While the Seminoles come in with high expectations, Pitt would love nothing more than to begin their ACC journey with a win over one of the national powers.
Florida State comes in as the preseason No.11 team in the country. While they lost quarterback E.J Manuel to the NFL, expectations remain high because of incoming redshirt freshman Jameis Winston. The freshman has plenty of hype surrounding him, as Seminole fans are hopeful that he can lead Florida State to another ACC title and perhaps beyond.
It be a tough environment to play right out of the gate, going on the road at night against a new conference opponent.
For Pitt, they are charged with replacing their quarterback as well. Tom Savage won the starting job and will get to go up against the Seminoles defense.
This one should be an exciting one to watch. Florida State is a double-digit road favorite but these games in the first week can always be unpredictable, especially with two new quarterbacks under center.