Florida State had an incredibly short week to get ready for their out-of-conference FCS opponent, Charleston Southern. The Seminoles and Buccaneers last faced off in 2011. Florida State trounced CSU 62-10 in Doak.
The big story surrounding this game has been the loss of talent for Charleston Southern. The NCAA has investigated 32 CSU football players in regards to the misuse of their scholarship money for books. Players spent leftover money on other accessories at the campus bookstore which was a violation of the NCAA policy. The players are now required to serve a one-game suspension and repay the school the money they spent on non-book related items.
The definite losses will be on the offensive side of the ball for the Buccaneers. Starting quarterback Kyle Copeland already tore his ACL in their first game. Now the second string quarterback, the starting running back, and the entire starting offensive line have been suspended for today’s game.
Florida State should have little to no problem with Charleston Southern now. This will likely be a game where fans see little of Dalvin Cook or Deondre Francois. Why put your top stars in harms way if they do not need to be there to win the game? The biggest question for the Seminoles will be how many points will they score on the Bucs?
How to watch, stream, and listen
TV: 12:30 p.m. EST, ACC Network
Radio: ESPN Radio
Stream: WatchESPN (Note: Game is subject to be Blacked Out)
Spread: No spread has been given, but ESPN states the Florida State has a 99.6% chance of winning.