Record After Three Games
FSU football should make light work of Duquesne to get their first season-opening win since 2016. However, it’s the next two games on the schedule that will likely dictate the rest of the season.
FSU will travel to play LSU on a neutral field in their second game, with a bye-week after that game before traveling to play Louisville on a Friday night. If FSU can upset LSU? That would be a massive win for the program and would thrust the Noles back on the map from a national perspective.
If they lose a close game, then the pressure falls on the Noles to travel to Louisville and win on the road. If FSU goes 0-2 in those two games?
That would kill any recruiting momentum, and the chances of winning eight games likely decrease significantly. If they can go 1-1 at the very least?
That means they either beat LSU on the national stage or went on the road and beat an ACC Atlantic foe on the road. If they can somehow begin the season 3-0?
The chance of winning 8-9 games becomes realistic, and the recruiting momentum would be off the charts. That three-game stretch will be one of the biggest influences on the season.