A 10-2 season was good enough for a second place in the Atlantic Division of the ACC for the Florida State Seminoles, including a trip to the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, which is to be played on December 31st at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia against the Houston Cougars.
Florida State had national championship hopes to begin the season, after many pieces remained from their College Football Playoff appearance one season before with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft Jameis Winston. With Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson under center, the Seminoles won their first six but were then upset by the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown as time expired.
Two weeks later, Florida State had a chance to get back into the national championship conversation with a game against No. 1 ranked Clemson on the road but fell 23-13. They won their final three games including their rivalry game against Florida on the road by a final score of 27-2.
On the secondary market, Seminoles tickets have an average price of $103 and a get-in price of $15 according to SeatSmart.com. The average ticket price was rather steady until December began, as the December 5th average price fell from $217.79 to $146.13 one day later. The average ticket price recorded as of this writing are the cheapest the tickets have been since being available for purchase and may even fall further with still about a week until kickoff.
Fans from either side can find Georgia Dome parking through ParkWhiz.com starting from only $5 to create a more convenient experience entering and leaving the arena.
Houston had their best season since 2011 by going 12-1 under first year head coach Tom Herman with very little preseason expectations. The Cougars had key wins against the Louisville Cardinals, Vanderbilt Commodores, Cincinnati Bearcats, Memphis Tigers, Navy Midshipmen and Temple Owls. The Cougars were a perfect 8-0 at home but did not play a neutral location game this season as is the case during the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.