FSU football will travel to play the Louisville Cardinals Friday night in a game that could put the Noles on track to a top 25 ranking. FSU fans seem a tad nervous going into this game, mostly because it’s a road game, and Louisville has beaten FSU the last two contests.
The efficiency of FSU’s offense in the first two games has fans trusting the offense more than the defense through two games. Also, Adam Fuller’s track record against Louisville hasn’t been the best.
The Noles allowed 48 points and 9.32 yards per play in 2020. Louisville got off to a fast start in 2021, and it looked like that would continue as the Cardinals posted 28 points in the first half last year.
However, the FSU defense held the Cardinals scoreless in the second half, and the offense found some life to make it a game. Some folks believe Louisville pulled back on offense in the second half.
I’m not sure I totally buy that since Louisville was still passing on first and second down with Malik Cunningham continuing to use his legs. The truth could be somewhere in the middle, but you have to give the defense credit for not allowing a repeat of 2020.
I’m one of the few folks that were calling for patience with Fuller in 2020. I spoke about what I’m going to write about next on the Built For Playmakers Podcast Tuesday night if you haven’t given it a listen yet.