We had Florida State ranked 7th in our pre-season poll and many thought this would be the year that the Seminoles once again challenged for a National Championship. The Seminoles came into this game at 5-0 and was ranked #3 in the country. They had also just beaten a top ten Clemson team two weeks prior to this game. NC State came into the game at 3-2 having lost to Tennessee and Miami (FL). FSU was a two touchdown favorite and had beaten the Wolfpack in 2011 by 34 points.