FSU football fell to 0-4 with their 31-23 loss against Louisville Saturday afternoon. It was a game the Noles had a chance to tie on their last offensive possession with under a minute to go in the game. However, a poor start on both sides of the ball was too much to overcome in the end.
The Louisville Cardinals started red-hot on offense, scoring on blown coverages and executing extremely long offensive drives that ended in touchdowns. It was 17-0 before FSU football fans could blink as the FSU offense couldn’t find any rhythm.
It’s disappointing to lose the game and frustrating, at the same time, with how the Noles played in the second half. How could a defense get shredded in the first half, not allow any points, and only one first down in the second half?
The offense was largely boom or bust the entire game, but did show some flashes of what it could be in stretches of the game. One thing that stands out is the two units have not figured out how to play off the momentum of one another.
The FSU football offense scored on their first possession of the second half, and the defense forced punts on six of Louisville’s next seven possession.
The one possession that didn’t result in a punt ended on a fourth-down stop. The offense has to capitalize in those instances, but let’s look at three takeaways from the game.