On paper, FSU football has one of the tougher schedules in the 2022 season. However, I think that’s more about program perception than anything else.
If we knew FSU would avoid injuries at QB, I think most would feel comfortable saying FSU football will win 7-8 games in 2022. They had a chance to do it last year with an 0-4 start to the season.
I’ve written about the quality of offenses and defenses the Noles will play against in 2022. I have fewer question marks about the FSU defense, which means it’ll fall on the FSU offense to deliver the goods and surprise some people.
We saw noticeable improvements in the offense once the coaching staff stopped playing musical chairs with Jordan Travis and McKenzie Milton last season. Once Travis established himself as the best option, and it was clear Milton wasn’t capable of recapturing his UCF magic?
We saw glimpses of what’s possible against average to below-average defenses like UNC and the first half against Boston College.
The good news is only Clemson and NC State are the only teams that will likely feature top 20 defenses this year.
Travis did a great job of avoiding turnovers most of the year and made things happen behind a banged-up offensive line and limited talent at wide receiver. However, he left a lot of plays on the field too.
Here’s how improved quarterback play can be a game-changer for FSU football in 2022.