Notre Dame vs Florida State Preview

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The Champs Sports brings back many great college football memories tomorrow as the Irish will take on old foe, Florida State. The game is going to be an interesting battle, as both look to end their season on a high note.

Here’s ESPN‘s preview of the game and what to expect.

While the intrigue of LSU-Alabama has deservedly captivated college football throughout the fall and into the winter, there’s more than one “Game of the Century” rematch on tap this bowl season.

Long before national championships seemed to annually migrate to the SEC — and just prior to teams being selected for postseason play based on mysterious computer formulas — Florida State and Notre Dame ruled much of the 1990s.

About 18 years after the Seminoles and Irish had their own No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup, coaches Jimbo Fisher and Brian Kelly hope this Thursday clash at the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando serves as a springboard for turning these storied programs back into superpowers.

“We were happy with whatever came to us, and we’re happier to have such a game that has such a great reverence to it,” said Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan.

Reverence indeed. Back on Nov. 13, 1993, the second-ranked Fighting Irish defeated No. 1 Florida State 31-24 in South Bend, Ind., to take over the nation’s top spot in its second-to-last game. One week later, they were upset by Boston College, fell to No. 3 in the polls and later watched as the Seminoles beat Nebraska for the national championship.

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