FSU looked like a different team on Saturday, taking down Northern Illinois 37-19 at Doak Campbell Stadium. For the first time all season, Taggart’s team had a lead in the first half. That wasn’t the only stat that Florida State was proud of. Bud Elliott breaks down the box score.
With the double-digit victory in the books, focus and energy now turns towards a road game at Louisville. Are the Seminoles favored to win? We’re glad you asked.
The Garnet & Gold will look a little different when they run out of the tunnel at Cardinal Stadium, sporting a both famous and infamous uniform combination that fans haven’t seen in awhile.
The announcement is drawing both praise and criticism from the Florida State community, including from our very own here at Tomahawk Nation.
FSU's garnet helmets are trash. All of the jersey/pant combos are fine, but that helmet sucks.— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) September 24, 2018
Stick with the gold helmet.
This would be a perfect week for white jersey/gold pants/gold helmet since Louisville is primarily red/white/black.
FSU certainly improved, but did the perception of the team change in the National spotlight? Check out ESPN’s latest College Football power rankings.
One team that’s high up on that list, and one that FSU will be welcoming to Tallahassee in late October, are the Clemson Tigers. Head Coach Dabo Swinney just named Trevor Lawerence the starting quarterback of his team. He’s a true freshman, but he’s been throwing the ball like a veteran when he’s had the opportunity this season.
Best qb in the ACC already? Maybe too early to say it. https://t.co/I1nOh9tZnq— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) September 24, 2018
One of the most electric wide receivers to ever sport the Garnet & Gold is now taking his talents back to Tallahassee. While it’s not quite all the way to Bobby Bowden field, it will still have somewhat of an impact on the current FSU roster.
I’m excited to announce that a few of us former Nole WRs are going to start mentor group for current WR in 2019. We will discuss things that family and coaches may not understand. From on field work to finances and just life itself. This was a GREAT idea @Snoop_Minnis!!— P.K. Sam II (@PKSamII) September 24, 2018
Several former Seminoles shined this week in the NFL. Check out our full recap of ’Noles in the Pros.
FSU’s all-time rushing leader, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, is currently nursing a hamstring injury.
Dalvin Cook is still taking his hamstring injury "day to day" and will see how he feels on Thursday. He notes that right now he's feeling good and that there's a good chance he'll play vs. Rams.— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) September 24, 2018
There were even more ’Noles in the Pros that were shining this weekend. They just play a much different sport than football.
We’re only weeks away from seeing the 2018 Florida State Basketball team hit the court. The Seminoles just made it into the final eight of an elite 6’11” prospect.