Florida State’s Jacob Pugh says 2-5 start ‘like a nightmare’

Jacob Pugh has seen a lot in his four seasons at Florida State. What he has witnessed this season, though, has taken a toll.

The senior linebacker vented his frustration on Monday. After being picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Seminoles are at the bottom of the Atlantic Division with a 2-5 overall record — including 2-4 in conference play.

The league’s third-worst shooting team a year ago is now the third-best at 48.7 percent, and the league’s second-worst at shooting 3-pointers is now the best at 44.1 percent.

Memphis’ pace-of-play rating this season is 95.1, still the third slowest in the league, but slightly faster than last year’s 92.3.

The College Football Playoff selection committee ranked No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Clemson but also put No. 5 Oklahoma ahead of No. 6 Ohio State, acknowledging the head-to-head result and sending a message that the Buckeyes still have some work to do, despite their impressive win over No. 7 Penn State.

The committee doesn’t try to avoid regular-season rematches in the semifinals. It’s No. 1 vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3. The committee will, however, try to avoid rematches in Cheap Jerseys World the Cheap Jerseys Wholesale other New Year’s Six bowls.

The highest-ranked team from the Group of 5 (MAC, Mountain West, American, Sun Belt, Conference USA) is guaranteed a spot in a New Year’s Six bowl.

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