→ Heather Dinnich starts the Countdown to The Game

On Saturday, No. 3 Clemson will host No. 5 Florida State in what will be a season-defining game in the Atlantic Division. In each of the past four seasons, the winner of The Game has gone on to play in the ACC championship, but for the second straight year, the stakes are even higher. Both teams are legitimate contenders for the national title, and on Sunday, the first BCS standings will be released. Both teams have Heisman hopeful quarterbacks, and the competition between veteran quarterback Tajh Boyd and FSU rookie Jameis Winston is as compelling as any matchup in the country right now.

Thankfully, I have the Red Sox to be nervous about this week, so I will not be consistently worrying about Clemson v. FSU. What a week.