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Florida State Eager To Face South Florida

The Florida St. Seminoles are excited to face the South Florida Bulls on Saturday. Running back James Wilder Jr., who went to school at Plant High School in Tampa Bay, told Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times that he is excited to play in his home town again:

"USF, I can't wait. A lot of my teammates know. I've got all their tickets. I have a lot of people's tickets, where I can get everybody from Tampa there to make sure it'll be a great USF game."

Wlder has collected 18 tickets in addition to his typical allocation of four. Tickets have been going quick and the game is expected to be the first sellout for South Florida in five years.

Wide receiver Christian Green, who was a star at Tampa Catholic, grew up rooting for the Bulls as his father played basketball there in the '70s, in addition to working with South Florida for much of his professional career. Green admits that he considered signing with the Bulls quite a bit before signing with the Seminoles:

"It's going to mean a lot to me because I grew up there, going to USF games, and now I'm coming home with a lot of friends and family at the game,"

The Seminoles and the Bulls will play at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN.

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