FSU football is in a prime position to continue changing the program perception as it comes out of a second-half beatdown over Virginia Tech.
Fans and the media don’t care about the strength of the schedule, but only if you dismantle who’s on the schedule. Syracuse is (4-2) on the season and enters the game as -17.5 point betting underdogs.
They have a better record than Virginia Tech, but the perception of their team took a hit over the last two weeks in back-to-back losses. A 40-7 loss against North Carolina last week will be the new measuring stick.
FSU has a major talent advantage and matches up well with the Orange, though they’ll face another quarterback who can use his legs well in Garrett Shrader.
However, the added context is that FSU has limited most opposing mobile quarterbacks, aside from a few runs here and there.
FSU got off to a great start last week playing complementary football, and I’d like to see that happen without the second-quarter lull and kickoff return for a touchdown allowed to begin the third quarter.
FSU coaches did a great job making adjustments after the bye week, and I expect the improved play to continue.
I expect FSU to play well, and here are five things I want to see against the Syracuse Orange.