No. 5 FSU football will travel to face the Florida Gators on Saturday night. It’s a rivalry game with a lot on the line for both teams, but for the first time I can recall, both teams will start backup quarterbacks because the starters got injured in the previous week.
That dynamic has thrown a level of uncertainty into a contest that heavily favors the Noles. They win nearly every statistical category that matters on offense and defense.
Which backup will play the best, or which coaching staff will best position that player to have success? FSU backup Tate Rodemaker has played in way more games than Florida backup Max Brown.
He’s been in the FSU offensive system for four years, while Brown is in his second year as a redshirt freshman. FSU has the better defense by far, yet some FSU fans still wonder how this game will unfold.
FSU has faced several quarterbacks that fit the mold of Brown and has not allowed more than 24 points in a game all year. Florida routinely allows 30 points lately.
While FSU has the edge and should win the game, some intangibles may come into play. Here are three things I want to see from the Noles Saturday night.