Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston has played two games on the road in his short college career — a 41-13 win over Pittsburgh in the first game of the season and a 48-34 win over Boston College at the end of September — and he’s yet to face an environment like the one he’ll encounter at Clemson this weekend. But the phenomenal freshman isn’t concerned, telling The Orlando Sentinel that he’s ready to go into Death Valley:
Coach [Jimbo] Fisher, that’s why he let me travel last year. NC State last year was really loud, the fans were all on top of us. I was there on the sideline and I saw how our players reacted. Even Boston College, when we were down…those fans were on top of us. I know it’s not going to be like Clemson…of course it’s going to be loud. But we’re not playing against the crowd. We’re playing against the Clemson Tigers. I don’t think we’ll let a crowd defeat us.
While it’s hard not to buy into Winston’s confidence given how well he’s played this season, the fact remains that Clemson will be the biggest (and noisiest) test by far he’s face this season.
Make sure to tune in on Saturday night; the game has the potential to be a classic.
[Source: The Orlando Sentinel]