LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One extra victory, and the Florida State football staff will enhance to 3-0 for the primary time since 2015.
The Seminoles (2-0) simply must win their ACC opener at Louisville (1-1, 0-1 ACC) in Cardinal Stadium, which is at 7:30 pm Friday (ESPN).
The ACC Atlantic matchup – which has been performed each season since 2014 – noticed the Cardinals win in every of the final two conferences. They secured 48-16 and 31-23 victories in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Entering this sport, FSU is coming off a bye week. The Seminoles opened the season with a 47-7 victory over Duquesne in “Week Zero” earlier than they defeated LSU 24-23 on the Superdome in New Orleans.
Louisville began the season with a shocking 31-7 loss at Syracuse. But the Cardinals bounced again with a 20-14 win at UCF.
Quarterback Jordan Travis transferred from Louisville to FSU forward of the 2019 season, so this sport might have a deeper which means for him. The Seminoles additionally beforehand picked up cornerback Greedy Vance and defensive sort out Jarrett Jackson as transfers from the Cardinals.
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11:25 p.m FSU defeats Louisville after Kevin Knowles’s interception
Florida State received one other wacky sport within the closing minute.
Cornerback Kevin Knowles II intercepted Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham with 37 seconds left to present the Seminoles a 35-31 victory.
Stay tuned for extra updates and protection.
10:20 p.m FSU vs. Louisville tied heading into the ultimate quarter
The Florida State protection is beginning to present up.
Louisville’s final 4 possessions resulted in three punts, together with two three-and-outs, and a fumble. The Cardinals gained simply 48 yards on 17 performs and had solely two first downs throughout these 4 drives.
FSU tied the sport on a 10-play, 75-yard landing drive capped by a 15-yard speeding rating from operating again Lawrence Toafili with 8:58 remaining within the third quarter.
9:50 p.m Florida State QB Jordan Travis out for the sport
FSU quarterback Jordan Travis is out for the sport with a left leg harm, the ESPN broadcast introduced.
Travis is watching the sport on the sidelines and is on crutches with a boot round his left foot. Backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker changed him.
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How lengthy the Seminoles proceed to roll with Rodemaker shall be value monitoring. He threw an interception within the first half. True freshman AJ Duffy is an alternative choice at quarterback.
Defensive finish Jared Verse can also be out for the sport. He suffered an obvious left knee harm within the first half.
9:30 p.m Florida State limps into halftime with a number of key gamers injured
What began as a strong begin for FSU shortly was a catastrophe.
The Seminoles are actually with out three of their finest gamers in quarterback Jordan Travis, defensive finish Jared Verse and defensive sort out Fabien Lovett. And the obvious left leg accidents that Travis and Verse suffered gave the impression to be severe.
The FSU protection and particular groups haven’t impressed a lot confidence, both.
Louisville enters halftime with 290 complete yards. Quarterback Malik Cunningham has accomplished 13 of 18 passes for 148 yards and a landing whereas turning 10 carries into 42 yards and a rating.
While Seminole kicker Ryan Fitzgerald missed a 37-yard subject purpose within the first quarter, punter Alex Mastromanno shanked a punt for twenty-four yards.
FSU could look to lean on its operating sport within the second half. Running again Treshaun Ward has 84 speeding yards on solely 4 carries. Backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker threw an interception on his second sequence.
9:10 p.m Florida State QB Jordan Travis leaves the sport with an harm
FSU quarterback Jordan Travis left the sport and headed into the locker room with 4:21 left within the second quarter after struggling an obvious left knee harm.
Louisville defensive finish YaYa Diaby sacked Travis as he was trying to make a throw. Travis appeared to bend his left leg awkwardly as he was dropped at the bottom.
Backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker changed Travis, who accomplished 13 of 17 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.
Defensive finish Jared Verse additionally left the sport after happening with an obvious left knee harm. Linebacker Tatum Bethune quickly left the sport with an obvious proper arm/shoulder harm earlier than returning.
8:25 p.m Florida State, Louisville entered the second quarter tied at 14-14
The FSU offense and quarterback Jordan Travis have been on hearth within the first quarter.
The protection and particular groups? Not a lot.
Travis accomplished 11 of 11 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. He accomplished landing passes to tight finish Preston Daniel (two yards) and extensive receiver Malik McClain (21 yards). Running again Treshaun Ward (three carries for 56 yards) and receiver Johnny Wilson (three catches for 46 yards) lead the Seminoles in speeding and receiving, respectively.
After holding Louisville’s offense to a three-and-out on its first defensive drive, FSU’s protection surrendered two touchdowns. Cardinal quarterback Malik Cunningham first scored on an eight-yard landing run. Then he threw a 17-yard landing to operating again Trevion Cooley.
Linebacker Tatum Bethune left the sport with an obvious proper arm/shoulder harm. The UCF switch would clearly be a serious loss for the Seminoles.
Kicker Ryan Fitzgerald missed a 37-yard subject purpose extensive proper on FSU’s second drive of the sport.
7:35 p.m Florida State vs. Louisville formally underway
FSU received the opening coin toss and can defer to the second half, kicking off to Louisville to start out the sport.
It’s presently 80 levels and partly cloudy with southerly winds of 5 miles per hour.
7:05 p.m Pregame harm updates: Fabien Lovett out for the sport
It appears like beginning defensive sort out Fabien Lovett will not be obtainable to play in tonight’s sport.
Lovett, who is taken into account one among FSU’s finest and most skilled gamers, is just not dressed out on the sphere throughout the closing stage of pregame warmups. He suffered an obvious proper leg harm throughout the closing drive of the LSU sport on Sept. 4. Through two video games this season, Lovett has two tackles.
Look for both redshirt junior Jarrett Jackson, a Louisville switch, or redshirt sophomore Malcolm Ray to start out in Lovett’s place. Redshirt Joshua Farmer might additionally obtain extra taking part in time.
Wide receivers Winston Wright Jr. (leg harm) and Ja’Khi Douglas (undisclosed harm) additionally are usually not dressed out on the sphere for pregame warmups. They have but to play in a sport this season.
6:35 p.m FSU gamers placed on the pads
A handful of padded gamers for FSU and Louisville are actually on the sphere warming up.
The Seminoles are carrying all white uniforms, whereas the Cardinals are carrying crimson jerseys and black pants. Louisville followers are having a “crimson out” for the sport.
It also needs to be a phenomenal night time for football. It’s presently 83 levels and partly cloudy with southerly winds of six miles per hour.
Representatives from 9 NFL groups are anticipated to be on the sport: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Commanders.
Representatives from the Orange Bowl, Gator Bowl, Cheez-It Bowl, East-West Shrine Game, the Jim Thorpe Award and ACC Commissioner are additionally anticipated to be in attendance.
And in different Florida State athletics information, the ladies’s soccer staff simply picked up one other dominant win, defeating Boston College 6-0. The Seminoles have defeated their final 4 opponents by a mixed 21-0.
5:40 p.m FSU gamers enter Cardinal Stadium
Let the pregame festivities start.
Several unpadded FSU gamers have taken the sphere to get unfastened earlier than the sport. Stay tuned for harm updates and all different pregame warmup observations.
Fabien Lovett’s standing shall be value monitoring. The veteran defensive sort out went down with an obvious proper leg harm within the closing drive towards LSU on Sept. 4. Seminole head coach Mike Norvell didn’t disclose if Lovett will play towards Louisville.
Wide receivers Winston Wright Jr. (leg harm) and Ja’Khi Douglas (undisclosed harm) have but to play for FSU this season however are anticipated to return in some unspecified time in the future. Offensive linemen Kayden Lyles and Bless Harris, linebacker Stephen Dix Jr. and walk-on CJ Campbell are out for the season with accidents.
Louisville operating again Jalen Mitchell has been dominated out with an harm.
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