Florida State handles business against Duke in ACC title game

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday

There was no doubt Florida State would beat Duke in the ACC title game, it was just a matter of by how much.

The Seminoles won 45-7 to finish 13-0 for the first time in school history and earned a chance to play for a national championship.

Florida State handled Duke the way it’s handled almost every other team on its schedule this season – with relative ease. There was no suspense; the game was never in doubt.

Quarterback Jameis Winston, the Heisman frontrunner, didn’t have a great game, but did little to harm his chances of hoisting the bronze statue next Saturday.

Florida State’s pre-bowl season wrapped up with a nice little bow.

But there’s still excitement on the horizon.

The matchup many wanted to see – Florida State and Auburn – will happen thanks to Michigan State’s 34-24 win against Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship. The victory knocked the Buckeyes from their coveted No. 2 ranking in the BCS standings, sliding Auburn, the SEC champs, into their spot.

Sadly, that game is still a month away, but it’s the last obstacle to what could end up a dream season for the Seminoles, who have proven they're back among college football’s power programs.

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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at dr.saturday@ymail.com or follow her on Twitter!