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Levonta Taylor is taking the chance for revenge against Louisville personally

The possibility of righting last year’s wrong has Florida State’s defense ready.

NCAA Football: Florida State Media Day Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

It should be easy enough for the Florida State football team to get up for this week’s matchup with Louisville.

A season ago, the Cardinals smacked the Seminoles 63-20 in a top-ten matchup spotlighted by College GameDay, effectively ending FSU’s playoff chances in the third week of the season in the beatdown.

Surely he’s not the only one in the FSU locker room who feels this way, but sophomore cornerback Levonta Taylor is feeling extra motivated this week because of the memories of that game.

Said Taylor: “We’re taking this game very personally because of last year.”

That holds especially true for UL QB Lamar Jackson, the defending Heisman Trophy winner.

Jackson had a field day against the Seminoles a year ago. He went for 362 total yards and five touchdowns in the win, which was the game that put him firmly on the Heisman radar. It may have even been his Heisman moment.

“They’re losing, but he’s still putting up huge numbers,” Taylor said of Jackson. “We have to prevent him from having big numbers so that’s what we’re going to try to do.”

Florida State Seminoles Football DB Levonta Taylor breaks down Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals.

Posted by on Monday, October 16, 2017