FSU vs. Louisiana: Pregame Notes, Updates, Previews, Updates, Predictions

The no. 19 Florida State Seminoles will host the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Doak Campbell Stadium for the first time in history. It’s Military Appreciation Day, and the Seminoles honor military members by storming the field with flags carried by both active duty and veterans and flown overseas. The State of Florida, along with all of the ACC, will wear a UVA decal on their helmets to show their support for the lives affected by the tragic events earlier this week. There will also be a minute’s silence before kick-off during the coin toss.

FSU is currently 7th in the country offensively, according to PFF.com, and quarterback Jordan Travis is 9th in the country with 2,415 yards, a 64% completion rate and 20 touchdowns.

Defensively, Florida State hasn’t conceded a touchdown in three games and is looking to continue that trend before another home game against the Florida Gators ends a 10-win season the Noles hope after their bowl game.

FSU vs. Louisiana is scheduled to kick off at 12pm and will air on regional sports network partners in addition to streaming on ESPN3.

Stay tuned for live updates ahead of the game.


how to watch

date

Saturday, November 19th

time

12.00

watch

ACC RSN (partner list)

electricity

ESPN, Bally sports

listen

Seminole Radio Station


State of Florida Seminoles vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

Pre-game coverage from Tomahawk Nation

  • Predictions from TN employees: Florida State Seminoles vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
  • Depth chart: FSU Depth Chart vs. Louisiana-A look at the Florida State Seminoles’ depth chart in the pregame against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
  • Shell projections after week 11: Who, where could FSU play?A look at the national projections
  • Encounters and memories: A satirical series story between FSU and Louisiana – The ‘Noles can do it!!!
  • College football tips week 12: The penultimate pendulum swings – The final days of the season are upon us
  • Make the grade: What the analytics say about the FSU’s offensive lineHow Did Florida State’s Offensive Line Fare Against Syracuse?
  • Line of scrimmage: The FSU takes on Louisiana feat. Josh Jagneaux from Ragin’ Review-Time to go to Florida State for the Fun Belt
  • FSU players: DB’s Renardo Green and Greedy Vance discuss the Seminoles’ impressive defense against the winning streak.“We are all working together. We work together. We cover well, they get sacks, they come back, it helps us. It’s like holding hands; we’re both doing well, it’s going well”
  • FSU Coach Mike Norvell: Norvell talks team health, Louisiana game plan –The Florida State Seminoles head coach speaks after Wednesday’s practice
  • FSU players: Akeem Dent, Wyatt Rector and Malik McClain speak after Tuesday’s practice –“Everyone has bought into the coaching here. Everyone knows what to expect.”
  • FSU Coach Mike Norvell: Norvell speaks after practice on Tuesday –“Every opponent will be who they are, the most dangerous opponent is ourselves. It’s a reality. Are you ready to go out there and do your best?”
  • FSU Coordinators: Meet with media, discuss Syracuse victory ahead of Louisiana –“Everything goes to the maximum. Wherever that cap is, you can always challenge it, and you could always go higher.”
  • bets: FSU open as main favorites against Louisiana –Florida State has been 5-0 against Sun Belt teams since the conference began sponsoring football in 2001
  • How to see: Florida State vs. Louisiana: Game Time, TV Schedule, Streaming and More-This will be the first time the two teams have met, but FSU holds the all-time record over Sun Belt opponents (25-9-1).
  • *A NEW RECRUITMENT THREAD #13 is online– NoleThruandThru and Josh Pick keep you up to date with the LATEST FSU RECRUITING NEWS @ Tomahawk Nation’s hub for all things Florida State football recruitment Florida State Football: OFFICIAL Tribe ’23 Recruiting and Portal Thread #13
  • Everything you could want from a tailgate in the state of Florida.Here’s what to expect on your way to Tallahassee for a college football game.
  • Offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons named Jason Witten Award semifinalistAnother honor for the Florida State Seminoles offensive lineman
  • FSU rises in college football playoff rankings –Seminoles recognized for their impressive performance compared to Syracuse
  • FSU quarterback Jordan Travis named Davey O’Brien semifinalistTravis hit multiple career highs in 2022
  • FSU Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach Alex Atkins Nominated for Broyles Award-The semi-finalists will be announced on November 22nd
  • Trey Benson is the first player to earn 3 consecutive ACC Running Back of the Week honors.Maurice Smith was also honored as was Lineman of the Week
  • FSU rises in the rankings after defeating Syracuse.Florida State ranks #1 in the country in 20-plus-yard plays from scrimmage

Odds/Lines are subject to change. The terms and conditions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.


Florida State Game Notes above Seminoles.com

  • Florida State moved up to 20th in both the AP and Coaches polls this week after its 38-3 win at Syracuse, FSU’s best fourth 30-point win this season. The Seminoles are the only P5 team with two 30-point wins on the road and one of only four P5 programs — along with Ohio State, Tennessee and Georgia — with three 30-point wins in conference play.
  • In 1996 records, FSU is the first ACC school to hold conference opponents to 65 or fewer passing yards in consecutive games (62 at Miami, 65 at Syracuse; the two lowest passing outputs among ACC offenses in this season) and the first team to hold consecutive FBS opponents to 65 passing yards or fewer since Appalachian State in 2019.
  • During its current three-game winning streak, Florida State has outscored its opponents 124-22, beating them 1,516-612 points overall. The Seminoles are averaging 235.0 rushing yards and 270.3 passing yards per game while holding opponents to 95.7 rushing yards and 108.3 passing yards per game. Florida State has completed 72.1 percent of its passes and is 15 of 16 on red-zone opportunities in the stretch.
  • FSU leads the nation in seven touchdown drives 90+ yards and is ranked 2nd nationally this season with 15 touchdown drives 80+ yards. The Seminoles also rank 3rd in explosive play rate, trailing only Georgia and Ohio State, with a 16.62 percent explosive play rate ranked 6th statewide and an 8.98 percent explosive play rate statewide 12th place (via ESPN Statistics & Info).
  • Florida State, Georgia and Ohio State are the only teams ranked in the top 10 in offensive and defensive yards per game. The Seminoles rank 10th nationally at an average of 6.89 yards per play on offense and 10th at an average of 4.62 yards per play allowed on defense. FSU ranks 11th in the country with an average of 293.6 yards per game on defense and 16th in the country with 477.1 total yards in offense per game.
  • FSU is one of four teams in the country and the only team in the ACC to average at least 260 yards passing offense and at least 210 yards rushing offense per game this season. Of the three ACC teams that average more than 260 yards passing offense, North Carolina is the next closest rushing offense with 163.9 rushing yards per game.
  • Florida State ranks 1st in the ACC and 2nd in the state in pass defense, and threw opponents an average of 155.0 yards per game. The Seminoles are also 1st in the ACC and 7th nationally, holding opponents at an average of 5.9 yards per pass attempt.
  • FSU has rushed for at least 200 yards in five straight games, the program’s longest streak since the 1995 season began with six straight 200-yard games. The Seminoles lead the ACC in yards per rush and rushing offense, with their average of 5.53 yards per rush ranked 11th domestically and their average of 213.6 rushing yards per game ranked 16th.
  • Florida State is one of two teams in the country to rank in the top-25 in kickoff return average, punt return average, and punt return defense. FSU is 7th in the country and 3rd in the ACC averaging 24.77 yards per kickoff return, is 2nd in the conference and 17th in the nation averaging 3.38 yards per punt return, and is 3rd in in the conference and 22nd nationally averaging 11.83 yards per punt return.
  • Florida State’s defense held opponents to an average of 129.6 yards total offense in the first half, with opponents gaining just 55.9 yards in rushing and 73.7 yards in passing over the first 30 minutes. The Seminoles outscored opponents in the first half, 195-81, and held seven opponents to three or fewer points in the first half.
  • Mike Norvell is 18-5 (.783) in November, including 2-0 this season, with an average winning range of 40.6-25.5.

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