BLACKSBURG - With a 4-5 record and poor performances in all three phases of the game against Clemson and Miami, do the Hokies have a chance to beat No. 8 Florida State?
Players says yes but they know they will have to play better than they have nearly all season.
The Seminoles lead the ACC in several statistical categories.
Their team defense is ranked first in the country and their offense is led by Virginia native quarterback E.J. Manuel. FSU's only loss came on the road at N.C. State.
This is Tech's 26th appearance (19-6) on ESPN's Thursday night spotlight.
The last time these two teams played, Tech beat FSU in the ACC Championship Game in 2010 44-33.