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Vegas believes in the Seminoles

NCAA Football: Louisville at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State, for the second straight week, will be a favorite in the eyes of Vegas.

Florida State is a 5.5 point consensus favorite over Syracuse, according to Vegas Insider, with an over/under 51.

Syracuse and Florida State last faced off in 2019, with the Seminoles securing a 35-17 victory. In 2018, the Orange blew FSU out 30 to 7.

While the Seminoles are coming off their fourth straight loss, the Orange are riding the high of a walk-off field goal victory vs. Liberty — though questions still remain about the identity of the team.

From our Syracuse sister site, Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician:

There’s still a lot of questions to be answered with this team

Here’s a few I have:

Is Tommy DeVito in the coaching staff’s plans? If so, how the hell are they managing that situation?

How will the offense adapt if they really are going to be option based for the rest of the season?

Does the return of Luke Benson and Chris Elmore later in the season impact any of these offensive plans?

Basically, the offense is a mess. Shrader can’t throw the ball downfield, and Liberty was slow to adapt to this, but future opponents won’t be, especially if they know the ball is going to Tucker and the offensive line continues to struggle. But somehow, a 3-1 Orange team gets to work through these issues in a weak ACC, halfway to bowl eligibility.