ESPN's Jared Shanker vouches for Florida State, explaining that their offensive problems are fixable and the defense may continue to be able to keep the Seminoles in contention. Although there are multiple problems on offense at this point, the Seminoles have a good chance at continuing their winning ways if they can keep up the turnover-free offensive play and stifling defense.
The defense is top 15 in nearly every meaningful statistical category. The Seminoles are eighth in points per drive, and they rank seventh among Power 5 teams in yards per play and in opponent scoring percentage on drives inside the 40-yard line. Abysmal on third downs last season, the Seminoles are ninth among Power 5 schools in third-down defense. On third-and-long attempts, opponents have converted 1 of 20. Opponents have had only one drive that lasted more than five minutes, and it came with Florida State leading 49-10 in the opener.
- Bob Ferrante of the Osceola takes a closer look at how FSU's pass rush has done through the first three games along with an analysis of the pass protection of Florida State's upcoming opponents.
- Wayne McGahee, publisher for Nole Digest, points out Florida State's early season struggle to convert third down opportunities.
- Corey Clark, columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat, asks Seminole fans to give it up for an impressive (and much needed, given the circumstances) game from Cason Beatty. With Florida State's offense struggling for consistency, Beatty will need to continue down the potential path of success that he showed against BC.
Recruiting: Florida State lost another commit over the weekend as Tyree Horton, a 4* JUCO LB originally out of Homestead, Florida, decommitted from Florida State, reopening his recruiting process.