Upon Further Review: FSU-Louisville

Florida State pulled away from Louisville on Saturday, 41-21. A lot of advanced metrics pegged the Cardinals as a better team than Miami in key areas such as rushing offense and rushing defense and this was a classic trap game for FSU. So how did FSU pull it off? We look back and tell you. What Went […]

Upon Further Review: FSU-Miami

Florida State managed to hold on for the 29-24 win against Miami in a game that could have been completely different on Saturday night. FSU is 5-0 for the fourth straight year and 3-0 in ACC play. As the Seminoles begin to look ahead to Louisville, we look back at what went right and what […]

Upon Further Review: FSU-Wake Forest

In an unnerving contest in Winston-Salem on Saturday, Florida State escaped with a 24-16 win against Wake Forest. It’s hard to tell if FSU really spent any time prepping for Wake Forest or if it spent the week on Miami and Georgia Tech’s triple option. What Went Right: Dalvin Cook’s 94-yard touchdown run on his […]

Upon Further Review: FSU-Boston College

On Friday, Florida State traveled north to Boston College on short rest to face the stingy Boston College Eagles and left Chestnut Hill with a 14-0 victory. It was the ACC opener for both teams and FSU got it done with the running game and good defense. After reviewing film, here’s what went right and […]

Upon Further Review: FSU-Texas State

Florida State started things off on the right foot on Saturday, beating Texas State 59-16 in front of more than 80,000 screaming fans at Doak Campbell Stadium. After a second look, we tell you what went well for the Seminoles in the Week 1 victory and where they can stand to improve. What Went Right: […]

FSU Defense Looks to Overcome Youth, Depth Issues

The 2013 national champion Florida State Seminoles had a terrific defense that ranked first overall in Defensive F/+, according to FootballOutsiders. Led by game-changing players in Lamarcus Joyner and Telvin Smith, the 2013 defense will go down as one of the best FSU units ever, with every defensive starter except one eventually being drafted as […]

Realistic Expectations for FSU in 2015

With the recent news of former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson transferring to Florida State, it’s time to gauge the expectations for this 2015 squad. First and foremost is talent — the basic threshold of any team looking to win a national championship is recruiting more blue chip (4 and 5 star) players than not. […]

Jameis Winston’s Biggest Challenges At the NFL Level

Now that Jameis Winston has officially been selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it’s time to take a look at Winston’s game and how it actually projects to the next level. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How will NFL defenses play him? Right off the bat, the first thing you notice about Winston is […]

Why Jameis Winston Should Be Drafted First Overall

With three days left before the 2015 NFL Draft, there’s no player or person more polarizing than Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. He has been more or less the consensus first overall pick for almost two months now and the critics have shifted their gaze to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, wondering how the team could […]

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Florida State Falls Short to North Carolina 78-74

Florida State refused to go away on the road against North Carolina on Saturday, but ultimately didn’t have enough to upset the 15th-ranked Tar Heels, who improved to 16-4 (6-1 ACC) while the Seminoles dropped to 10-10 (2-5 ACC). North Carolina led just 35-31 at halftime but managed to do enough to hold off the […]

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Florida State Falls to North Carolina State 72-63

The Seminoles lost at home to the N.C. State Wolfpack on Saturday 72-63, dropping to 9-9 overall and 1-4 in conference play. FSU struggled in the first half to get any real kind of rhythm offensively and was down 12 points at halftime 42-30. In the second half, the Seminoles settled down and went to […]

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Florida State Leaves No Doubt

Florida State’s 37-35 victory over #11 Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game on Saturday night left the inaugural College Football Playoff Selection Committee with no choice but to put it in the first-ever Top 4. As FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said post-game, “I don’t have a message to them [the Selection Committee]. There […]

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Florida State Gets Jumped

The Week 8 Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25 have both been released and there’s a new #1: Mississippi State leapfrogged the Seminoles to capture the #1 spot in both polls. FSU did not slide far however, managing to somehow hold on to the second spot in both polls, fending off the […]

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Florida State Cruises by Syracuse 38-20

Mario Pender scored from 12 yards out on Florida State’s opening drive and the top-ranked Seminoles never looked back in a 38-20 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome Saturday. Florida State started off strong, marching right down the field for the first score of the day but was never quite able to totally blow […]


Florida State #1 in Both Polls

One week after dropping to #2 in the Coaches Poll, Florida State is back to #1 thanks to one of the wildest weekends in the history of college football. Five of the top 8 teams went down and they were: #1 Alabama, #3 Oregon, #4 Oklahoma, #6 Texas A&M, and #8 UCLA. Teams #14-#18 also […]