FSU football handled its business last Saturday in their matchup versus the Pittsburgh Panthers where they won by a score of 24-7.
While it wasn’t a perfect performance, the Seminoles’ offense were without the likes of ultra-talented wide receivers Keon Coleman and Johnny Wilson. Some fans even suggested that the game would be a disaster without them.
However, Florida State’s offense was still able to muster 360 passing yards from signal caller Jordan Travis.
FSU has been without Wilson since the Duke contest, but they had been able to navigate the loss by leaning upon Keon Coleman. It was a bit surprising by some that Coleman was not dressed out for this Pittsburgh game.
The Seminoles were certainly hobbled at the wide receiver position on Saturday afternoon given that Keon Coleman, Johnny Wilson, Deuce Spann, and Hykeem Williams were out with injuries.
Not to mention, Kentron Poitier and Destyn Hill played through injuries. The featured weapon in the offense was Ja’Khi Douglas, who broke the rock after the victory.
Head football coach Mike Norvell met with the media on Monday afternoon and shared an update about the injured wide receivers: “I do expect us being in a better spot.”
Norvell is not an individual who discloses much injury updates about his football team, unless it is a season-ending injury. However, in a rivalry game against Miami, it is vitally important that quarterback Jordan Travis has his plethora of weapons.
The ultimate cheat code for this offense is having the competitive advantage of having big-bodied pass catchers John Wilson and Keon Coleman, especially on the outside.
Florida State made easy work of the Hurricanes on the road last season when they defeated Miami by a score of 45-3 even without having Coleman on the roster. Norvell understands the meaning of the rivalry game from a recruiting standpoint as well as college football perception.