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Winston, champ FSU open at site of next title game
First Published Aug 29 2014 10:51 am • Last Updated Aug 29 2014 11:27 pm

Arlington, Texas • Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is leading quarterback Jameis Winston into a new season in another NFL stadium, under very different circumstances.

Winston is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, not a freshman playing his first college game. And the Seminoles are the top-ranked defending national champions playing on the same field where the 2014 title winner will be crowned in the first year of the new playoff format.

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Fisher says it’s "good for college football" to have a showcase opener against unranked Oklahoma State on Saturday night in the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys with the giant video board hanging over the turf.

Winston had quite a college debut in a win over Pitt at the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers a year ago.




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