After losing to Alabama and losing QB Deondre Francois for the season to injury, Florida State must now rebound against Louisiana Monroe. Florida State is favored by 31 points at the various sportsbooks. The over/under is not yet available.
The cupcake is just what the doctor ordered, it appears. In 2016, ULM was the second or third worst team in all of college football, with only Texas State being clearly worse. According to the F/+ Rankings, ULM ranked 127th nationally in S&P+ and FEI, two leading advanced stats indicators.
ULM actually covered in its opening game against Memphis, losing 37-29, though playing in a torrential rain storm probably had something to do with it.
Memphis outgained the Warhawks 6.5 to 4.94 on a per-play basis.
ULM’s defense is typically aggressive under coordinator Mike Collins, which should give new QB James Blackman a good look at the style of attack, though certainly not the talent that he’ll see in Week 3 against Miami.