FSU Football: Noles projected to make lower tier bowl in 2019

FSU football is looking to start another bowl streak since theirs of 36 straight ended with the 2018 season. One writer projects them to be bowl eligible.

FSU football defeating Michigan in the 2016 Orange Bowl seems like eons ago. That was the last time FSU has seen double digit wins, and the last time the Noles have played in a meaningful bowl.

According to Brett McMurphy, the Noles will go bowling for the first time since 2017’s Independence Bowl win against Southern Mississippi.

However, it will not be anything like the Orange Bowl as he projects the Noles to take on Michigan State in the Quick Lane Bowl.

That Bowl typically pits teams from the ACC and Big 10 who are barely bowl eligible. For instance, Georgia Tech (7-5), Duke (6-6), Boston College (6-6) and North Carolina (6-6) have represented the ACC in this game since 2014.

I suppose that means McMurphy isn’t too high on what FSU football will bring to the table in 2019 since he expects the Noles to have a record similar to those.

Thoughts

While making a bowl game at (6-6) or (7-5) would be progress compared to last season. I still believe Willie Taggart needs eight wins in 2019 to really get this program going in the right direction.

Heck, nine wins would be even better, but I’d blindly take eight right now because of how bad things were in 2018.

I think eight wins allows enough progress to be shown to help bring in an elite class, especially if they are able to best Miami or Florida or both.

The Noles have to avoid looking unorganized and getting absolutely molly whopped in games like they did six times in 2018.

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I think the Noles will show improvement across the board and the schedule is a bit easier than last year. If FSU football does play in the Quick Lane Bowl it would be an utter disappointing season.

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