Syracuse at Florida State 12:20 PM ET
Watch: ACC Network
Weather: Florida State hasn’t had a home game under 80 degrees or a home game that resulted in a win. The ‘Noles are running out of opportunities for both. Temperature will be 79 at kick, warming to 84 by the end of the game. Winds, NE at 3 mph. Sunny and clear with no rain.
The Spread: Florida State opened as a 5 point favorite. The ‘Noles are now favored between 6.5 and 7 points. Go here for the rest of Saturday’s college football spreads.
Each week, writers around the country pontificated what another loss would mean for Florida State. Maybe there was a chance to get it back on track and other cliches. Maybe the injury at QB was too much to overcome. It’s ok, close losses were inches away from being close wins. Then Boston College beat down a hapless, apathetic Florida State team on a Friday night in prime time.
Turns out, Florida State is not alright. It is utterly broken. The signs were there, long before the destruction in Chestnut Hill. But there were enough wins to hope improvement was around the corner. Elite status was a year away. There was also a dude named Dalvin Cook that hid a whole lot of bad stuff through sheer will and talent.
There will most certainly be changes at the end of the year. How many, how much, who comes in to replace those exiting, is a ways off. For now, the players have to suit up. There’s still 4 (5?) games left. That’ s a lot of football. Hopefully we see some kind of cohesion, a real game plan for Syracuse that the players can execute. Game reps matter, even if everything will look different next year. And it better look different, by a bunch.
Syracuse at Florida State Game Thread
Today’s games will deliver the exact amount of methadone a ‘Nole fan needs to make it through Saturday. You have three ranked vs ranked games just in the afternoon slot. NC State and Clemson play for the unofficial ACC Atlantic division title (you know, if you still care about that kind of thing). Clemson wins and the Syracuse loss is just a speed bump on their way to the playoffs. If NC State wins, hurrah, 2 loss ACC title champ incoming (probably).
After the Atlantic race, the Coastal is up for grabs with Virginia Tech traveling to Miami. If Miami loses, they are on the outside looking in with Notre Dame on deck. A VT win and they have a shot to win the ACC and a spot in the top 4. We got a total of 6 ranked vs ranked games today. ENJOY.