The Sooners-Seminoles matchup may be college football's game of the year.
It wasn’t even as close as the 30-point margin of victory. Last season Florida State was ready to return to national prominence, but Oklahoma crushed the Seminoles, 47-17, in a game where Sooners’ boss Bob Stoops took it easy on the opponent – namely FSU defensive coordinator and brother Mark Stoops – in the second half.
Florida State boasts one of the nation's top defensive lines.
They're the teams within the team - those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.
Whether it's the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball - these teams in miniature hone their tasks on the practice field until those tasks become second nature.