FSU football: Fans react to Noles going to Sun Bowl against Arizona St.

FSU football has started a new bowl streak after reaching six wins in the 2019 season. They’ll be facing Arizona State in the Sun Bowl.

It’s a great day to be a Nole. FSU football (6-6) formally introduced its new football coach Mike Norvell at a press conference earlier Sunday.

Now they know where and when their bowl game will take place. The Noles will be making their farthest trip west since their Rose Bowl appearance against Oregon in 2014.

They’ll be taking on the Arizona State Sun Devils (7-5) in the Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl on December 31st at 2 p.m. ET.

The game will take place at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

Fan Reaction

Match Up

Arizona State is ranked No. 42 according to SP+ advanced metrics with the No. 58 ranked offense and No. 42 ranked defense. FSU football finished the regular season ranked No. 57 with the No. 45 ranked offense and No. 68 ranked defense.

Thoughts

Arizona State finished the season strong with back-to-back wins. The last win was a 10 point win over rival Arizona, but their biggest win was a huge upset of No. 6 Oregon the week prior.

The Sun Devils are coached by former NFL football coach Herm Edwards who’s in his second season. They finished last season (7-6) with a loss against Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl.

FSU football is a team who has been ravaged with injuries all season and will have a few starters who could sit out the game if they decide to prepare for the NFL Draft. Running back Cam Akers and Tamorrion Terry would be two players who fit the bill.

It’s expected Odell Haggins will coach the bowl game with Mike Norvell pounding the recruiting trails and assembling his new staff. It’s expected Odell Haggins will remain on staff at this time.

A fun fact is new coach Mike Norvell used to coach at Arizona State.

Next: Mike Norvell Officially Introduced as FSU Head Coach

Tickets to the game can be purchased on ticketmaster.com, at the Sun Bowl Association Office or by calling (915) 533-4416.