Samford at Florida State 7:20 PM ET
Watch: ACC Network (click for your channel) /WatchESPN
Weather: For an early September kickoff, not bad weather this weekend. Less than 15% chance of rain. Mostly clear skies with temperatures hovering around 80 degrees. Wind will be 4 mph out of the south.
After checking out the spread and the staff predictions, this should NOT be a close game. This is usually the type of contest where we talk about “get the starters out early, rest guys and get them healthy, play some walk-ons.” But after last week’s debacle and the ineptitude on offense and finishing drives, look for Willie Taggart to keep the starters in for a while. There’s clearly A LOT to work on.
But hey, there’s no reason to jump ship. Florida State’s inability to score in the red zone should not be expected often for a Taggart coached offense. The staff raved about how well the offense played during fall camp. Perhaps the Virginia Tech game was a one-off. Or perhaps nerves, expectations, and lack of live snaps, got the better of a new coach installing a new system. A game against an undermanned opponent might be exactly what the ‘Noles need to gain some confidence and get the season back on track.
Virginia Tech at Florida State Game Thread
There’s plenty of other games on before the ‘Noles take the field to wet your appetite. Jason Kirk sorts out what to watch and when for you. Who should you be pulling for to win or lose? Read about that here.