FSU football played a heck of a first four games to begin the 2023 season. They played two teams who started the 2023 season ranked inside the top 10(LSU and Clemson), and the Clemson game was on the road.
Many pundits and rival fans predicted the Noles to go 2-2 in that stretch, but FSU managed to get through that stretch unscathed despite missing starters on the offense and defense.
I knew FSU would improve as the season progressed and guys got healthy, coupled with the schedule becoming more manageable.
I made a point to take a snapshot of where the Noles were from a stats perspective right after the defeated Clemson in overtime.
Sunday, I took a glance at where the Noles were after the last five games compared to the first four. I want to add some context to who FSU played in the first four games compared to the last five.
Here are the combined records of the first four opponents: 19-17. The combined records of the last five opponents: 20-25. FSU has played three teams who are already bowl eligible.