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Florida State must re-focus for ACC Championship game

Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher believes that his team must put their 37-26 loss to the Florida Gators behind them, and focus on the ACC title game on Saturday.

Streeter Lecka

The Florida State Seminoles dropped their regular season finale on Saturday, losing to the Florida Gators, 37-26. Florida State was outscored in the fourth quarter of the loss by a 24-6 margin, which ultimately led to the Seminoles' second loss of the season.

Florida State, however, needs to put the past behind them, and focus on defeating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the ACC title game this coming Saturday.

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher addressed this issue, and believes that his team has to put the loss to Florida behind them.

"I don't think there's any doubt," said Fisher, whose team fell to No. 13 in this week's AP poll, No. 12 in the USA Today coaches' poll and No. 13 in the BCS standings. "They had a great rivalry game and we did too. You've got to be able to put it behind you quickly and go on. I think that is going to be a big factor, I don't think there's any doubt."

Fisher's Seminoles are favored by 14 points headed into the title game, but can't overlook the Yellow Jackets, as the winner of the game will head to a BCS bowl.

Georgia Tech is also coming off of a crushing loss, losing 42-10 to their in-state rivals -- the Georgia Bulldogs.

Georgia Tech's season may hang in the balance, as a loss would drop the Yellow Jackets to 6-7, and out of bowl eligibility -- unless the NCAA approves an exemption for the Yellow Jackets.

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