When teams have a quarterback that’s among the best, it takes the team to another place overall. We saw what poor to mediocre quarterback play led to from 2017-2020.
It wasn’t until Jordan Travis began to solidify himself as the starter and the coaches helped develop him that the FSU program finally got back on track.
Jordan Travis is much better than any option Miami can trot out there and has outplayed Tyler Van Dyke each of the last two years. He’s a true dual-threat and didn’t have to use his legs last year against the Canes.
I would expect him to use his legs if he has to Saturday afternoon, which makes the FSU offense even more difficult to defend. If Miami commits a guy to spy on Jordan Travis, that’s a mistake and leaves a void in the pass defense.
If they don’t bring pressure, that’s a mistake. If they only rush three, FSU will gash them in the run game. If they play man-to-man, Jordan Travis can torch them with his legs. Miami thrives off of turnovers, and they have lost every game they have lost the turnover margin against Power 5 teams.
Jordan Travis usually makes great decisions and rarely turns it over, unlike Miami’s counterparts.