Sep 14, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Florida International Panthers quarterback Jake Medlock (12) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver T.J. Lowder (not pictured) in the second quarter against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at FIU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State vs. Bethune-Cookman: Wildcats on Defense


Throughout the first two games of the season, the Florida State offense has been firing on all cylinders. The running game is coming together, Jameis Winston seemingly never has an incomplete pass, the wide receivers are stepping up tremendously as a unit–overall, this offense was a nightmare for the defenses of Pittsburgh and Nevada.

With the ‘Noles welcoming in Bethune-Cookman of the FCS this week, it appears, on paper, to be shaping up to be more of the same, even though the Wildcats come in to this game giving up an overall average of about 220 yards-per-game on defense, one of the top in the FCS level.

The star of this defensive unit is LB Jarkevis Fields. After a 103 tackle season last year, the veteran already has 23 coming into this game. He has that presence of one day becoming a pro-level player who succeeds is his career aspirations, despite the stigma of his small-school roots.

Otherwise, not many really stand out as being a legitimate threat to this high-powered Seminole offense. Any missteps that take place for FSU in this game will probably be of their own doing, not of the Bethune-Cookman defense.

 

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