FSU football: Thoughts on Gator QB collarbone injury

FSU football was able to secure a victory on Saturday night versus the North Alabama Lions by a score of 58-13.

As most fans know by now, redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Travis suffered an apparent lower-body injury where you could hear a pen drop in the sold-out Doak Campbell Stadium.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Travis. He certainly means the world to this program and its ascension to being back in the race of the College Football Playoff discussion again.

The Seminoles will now have to turn its attention to the remaining games against arch-rival Florida and Louisville in the ACC Championship.

The Gators were defeated by No. 9 Missouri Tigers on the road by a score of 33-31 after kicker Harrison Mevis hit the game-winning field goal.

Florida is still one win away from obtaining bowl eligibility and have one more chance to do so as the Florida State Seminoles come to town to take on the Gators in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Florida is coming off a hard-fought battle with Missouri. They are dealing with their own set of injuries as head football coach Billy Napier stated in his post-game conference that quarterback Graham Mertz suffered a non-displaced collarbone fracture after taking a hit in the third quarter.

Napier stated that Mertz will “be out for a little bit”. This is certainly significant, given how challenging it is to play in the Swamp. Regardless of the rivalry, we at ChopChat wish Mertz has a speedy recovery with the injury.

Backup Max Brown stepped in nicely for relief duty for the Gators where he completed four of his five passes for 56 yards. His dual-threat ability was also on display where had seven carries for 42 yards.

If Brown does indeed get the opportunity to start, Florida State’s defensive unit will have to continue to focus in on Brown’s skillset to utilize his legs.