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FSU follows up a big win with a big loss

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Florida State’s 2020 football season took a step back Saturday afternoon, falling 48-16 to the Louisville Cardinals.

Coming off a 31-28 upset win over the North Carolina Tar Heels, FSU now heads into its second bye week of the season at 2-4 overall and just 1-4 in ACC play.

Despite entering the game at 1-4 with a lone win over Western Kentucky, Louisville ran up 569 total yards offensively in the decisive win.

Tomahawk Nation’s own Jon Marchant breaks down the defeat to the Cardinals. Here are a few key items from tonight’s debacle:

  • Offense: Jordan Travis isn’t healthy and didn’t have a great game, but the receivers were awful and essentially capped this passing game. FSU couldn’t stay out of passing down situations. The offense couldn’t keep up. We also saw Chubba Purdy for the first time — how did he do? Could we more of the freshman QB after the bye?
  • Defense: Bad positioning, angles, and tackling, especially by FSU’s secondary. A very disappointing step back. Louisville found huge success with explosive plays. Guys are in position, but can’t finish.

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