Boston College players Sean Sylvia and Nick Clancy have questioned the mental state of the Florida State football team ahead of Saturday afternoon's game. The Seminoles are looking to bounce back from a 17-16 loss to NC State last Saturday that saw them drop from the ranks of the undefeated.
When asked about the upcoming game with the Seminoles, Clancy had the following to say about the differences between the teams' players, via Tallahassee.com:
"We’re blue-collar people. We have a very strong work ethic. We know when adversity’s thrown in our face what to do and how to respond. And I think that’s what separates us."
Clancy wasn't the only Boston College player to question the Seminoles' mental toughness, as sophomore Sean Sylvia echoed the comments made by his teammate, again via Tallahassee.com:
"They’re looking at a national championship and now that’s out of their reach. So I think they’re kind of down and it’s like, ‘What to do now?’ Those kind of guys have had everything handed to them over the years and I don’t think they can respond to a tough loss like last week."
The Seminoles enter the game at 5-1 on the year, and are currently ranked No. 12 in the nation. The Eagles are just 1-4 on the season, with their lone win coming against FCS school Maine. Boston College lost 34-31 to Army last weekend, the first win of the season for the Black Knights.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday from Doak Campbell Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and can also be seen on WatchESPN.