The Florida State Seminoles and the Louisville Cardinals. On a Friday night. On national television. The best game in town. ‘Nuff said.
Join us here in each quarter-by-quarter live game threads and show your support, while sharing in all the emotions, excitement, and frustrations that being a true NOLE is all about.
Florida State Seminoles vs. Louisville Game Threads:
- At the end of the first quarter, please move to the SECOND QUARTER THREAD
- After halftime, the cool kids will be meeting at the THIRD QUARTER THREAD
- When the third quarter ends, please move to the FOURTH QUARTER THREAD
Florida State Seminoles vs. Louisville Cardinals
Pre-Game Coverage from Tomahawk Nation
- FSU Depth chart: FSU vs. Louisville depth chart-Small shakeup on the offensive line
- College Football Picks Week 3: Win-Win in College Station?-Either Miami is exposed or Jimbo loses again
- Perry for Your Thoughts: FSU can exorcise several demons vs. Louisville-It’s time for the Seminoles to learn how to win.
- Betting: FSU vs. Louisville: Odds, betting guide, spread, over/under-FSU is road favorites for the first time since 2019 and public momentum is swinging in their direction
- TN Staff predictions: Florida State Seminoles vs. Louisville Cardinals
- How To Watch: Florida State vs. Louisville: Game time, TV schedule, streaming and more
- Uniforms: FSU to debut all-white uniforms vs. Louisville
- Matchups and Memories: Series history between FSU and Louisville - The Cardinals have had Mike Norvell’s number
- Line of Scrimmage: How FSU stacks up to Louisville, feat. John Powell of Card Chronicle-Can Seminoles stop Malik Cunningham? Will Louisville be able to handle Florida State rushing attack?
- Alex Atkins offers insight into FSU offense-“We still got stuff to clean up whether you win or lose.”
- Jordan Travis talks confidence, teamwork ahead FSU vs. Louisville this week-“Everything comes with confidence and confidence comes with work so watching film, staying after, studying the playbook, just like little things like that”
- FSU head coach Mike Norvell talks Seminoles’ ACC opener, Winston Wright progress-“Ultimately it’s an important day to stay focused on what we do well and then also making sure that we can adapt and adjust to the situations that could show up in regards to our opponent.”
- FSU linebacker Tatum Bethune talks Seminoles’ season, ACC opener vs. Louisville-“I feel like defense, what we did mostly was play together, that was a big deal for us, and that’s what we went out there and did.”
- Defensive coordinator Adam Fuller speaks on FSU defense, Louisville game-“I think Malik has done it for a long period of time in a dynamic way in this league, I think he’s got everybody’s respect around the country
- Mike Norvell talks bye week, previews Louisville-“Are you willing to give your best? When you show up to play a college football game, I don’t care, anything that’s happened before you get one opportunity.”
- Seminole Wrap: Can FSU go 3-0? How does the ACC look? Plus Jimbo’s struggles at A&M
- *NEW RECRUITING THREAD- NoleThruandThru and Josh Pick keep you up to date on the LATEST FSU RECRUITING NEWS @ Tomahawk Nation’s hub for all things relating to Florida State football recruiting -Florida State Football: OFFICIAL Tribe ‘23 Recruiting and Portal Thread #9
- Photo Gallery: FSU vs. LSU-Seminoles football secured a major win on a national stage
HOW TO WATCH:
ESPN @ 7:30pm
Florida State notes via Seminoles.com
- Florida State opens its 2022 ACC schedule by traveling to Louisville for a Friday night showcase on ESPN. Since joining the ACC for the 1992 season, the Seminoles are 18-12 (.600) in their first ACC game of the season.
- FSU leads the country with an average of 1.50 tackles for loss allowed per game and with a net punting average of 48.67 yards per punt.
- The Seminoles’ average of 0.50 sacks allowed per game is the lowest in the ACC and 12th-best nationally. Florida State also leads the ACC and ranks 5th in the country with an average of 269.0 rushing yards per game. The team ranks 3rd in the ACC by converting 59.3 percent of its 3rd-down conversions, 9th-best nationally, and with its average of 515.0 yards of total offense per game that is 17th in the nation.
- Florida State’s defense ranks 2nd in the ACC and 19th in the country with an average of 256.0 yards of total offense allowed per game. The Seminoles also rank 2nd in the conference, and 16th nationally, in passing defense having only allowed an average of 140.0 passing yards per game, and their .286 third-down defense is the 3rd-lowest conversion rate allowed in the ACC.
- The Seminoles are tied for the ACC lead and for 2nd nationally with two blocked kicks, courtesy of one blocked field goal and one blocked PAT. Both of FSU’s blocks came in the 24-23 win vs. LSU, which was the third game with multiple blocks under head coach Mike Norvell.
- Florida State produced three 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time in program history vs. Duquesne. Treshaun Ward paced the group with a career-high 127 yards and a career-best two touchdowns, while Trey Benson rushed for a career-high 105 yards and one touchdown and Lawrance Toafili posted 101 yards and one score for the second 100-yard game of his career.
- FSU was the first ACC school to have three 100-yard rushers in the same game since Clemson reached that mark on Nov. 3, 2018, vs. Louisville.
- The Seminoles rushed for 406 yards and passed for 232 yards in the win over Duquesne, only the fifth 400-200 game in program history and the first since Oct. 14, 1995, vs. Wake Forest. In records dating back to 2000 via Sports Reference, it was the eighth time an ACC team rushed for at least 400 yards and passed for at least 200 yards in the same game and the first since Dec. 12, 2020, when North Carolina eclipsed those benchmarks at Miami.
- FSU gained 638 yards of total offense with 33 first downs vs. Duquesne, the program’s most in a game since gaining 654 total yards and earning 33 first downs in a 45-14 win at Syracuse on Nov. 19, 2016.
- Florida State held Duquesne to 164 yards of total offense, the lowest total by an opponent since Nov. 11, 2016, when the Seminoles held Boston College to 146 total yards. FSU outgained Duquesne by 474 yards, the highest margin in a game for the Seminoles since Sept. 15, 2012, when they outgained Wake Forest 612-126.
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