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Gameday Central: Louisville at Florida State

It’s October 21st and FSU hasn’t won a home game yet. To get their first Doak W, the Nole defense will have to contain a Heisman winner.

Gameday Central

Louisville at Florida State 12:00 PM ET

Watch: ESPN/WatchESPN

Listen: ‘Noles Radio Network, Cards Radio Network

Weather: Unfortunately, the cool snap that Tallahassee had earlier this week is starting to fade. It will be 80 degrees at kick, warming to around 85 by the end of the game. It’s not September hot, but make sure you are hydrated. No rain, partly to mostly cloudy with winds E at 9 mph.

The Spread: Florida State opened as a 6.5 point favorite. The line has been fluctuating up or down a point all week. The ‘Noles are currently favored by 6 to 7 points. Find the rest of Saturday’s spreads here.

Game Coverage: Cards at FSU Nolecast, Staff Predictions, Opponent Q&A, Injury Report, Now or Never?

Florida State: 0-1 neutral site, 0-2 at home, 2-0 on the road. It’s nice to have a winning streak (WHATEVER, IT COUNTS AS A WINNING STREAK). This is Florida State’s last chance to get a home win before November. NOVEMBER. According to Vegas, Florida State will have to score 60% more than its best effort to meet the expected outcome based on the spread. That puts the score at about 32 FSU, 26 Cards. Even against this U of L defense, executing enough to get 30 plus might be a stretch.

Florida State has struggled on defense, even if the total points given up per game isn’t terrible. The two best defensive efforts by point totals against Louisville were from Clemson (21) and NC State (25). The ‘Noles can give up some bend this game, but too many breaks and the offense might not be able to keep up. Limit the Heisman winner to just an ‘OK’ game (let’s call it less than 350 yards), and FSU has a shot.

Louisville at Florida State Game Thread

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter/Halftime

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

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There’s a whole bunch of football on and you get to watch because that’s what noon games are good for. Let’s check in on some rivals. Miami got lucky (again), UF is on a bye after celebrating Halloween early, and Clemson (also bye) was too busy beating each other up in the locker room to worry about Syracuse. Will Syracuse have enough magic left to upset Miami too? Only if the Hurricanes are also running an underground fight club. So, wait, yeah chances are high. Go Orange.

Here’s the rest of your watch grid. The only cure for this kind of season is to watch a lot of football.

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