FSU notebook

Jimbo Fisher focuses Seminoles on N.C. State


Miami Herald Writer

With Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) fresh off a 51-14 demolition of then-No. 3 Clemson on the road at Death Valley last Saturday — and with archrival No. 7 Miami unbeaten and headed to Tallahassee on Nov. 2 — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was asked Wednesday if he viewed this Saturday’s game against North Carolina State (3-3, 0-3) as a trap game.

“I think all games are trap games if you don’t prepare for them,” Fisher said. “I mean, if you say it’s a trap game — because what the kids hear, it’s this game and this game you worry about. Well, if you’re a mature team you don’t allow those things to happen.

“But, yes, there’s things that you have to look at, but it has nothing to do with N.C. State’s ability, it just has the national media’s focus that the other two teams are more highly ranked.

“But, hopefully, we’ll be mature enough to look past that and be able to prepare because we know N.C. State will definitely be ready to play and bringing their ‘A’ game.”

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