FSU football finished its regular season campaign with a bang as they defeated their arch-rival Florida Gators on the road by a score of 24-15.
While it certainly was not a complete performance, FSU has maintained their composure and got the job done. With their backs against the wall, in having backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker under center, the Seminoles’ offense stepped up when it mattered most.
In today’s landscape of college football, individuals want to see style points and game control, but there is no such thing as a “bad win”.
Florida State has continuously handled its business for the things that it can control. The Seminoles are not the same team without the services of quarterback Jordan Travis. The West Palm Beach (FL) native was one of the best players in all of college football.
However, backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker has been in the offensive system for four seasons now and is more than capable of handling everything the coaching staff throws his way.
During last week’s ranking release, the College Football Playoff stated that the Seminoles’ drop from No. 4 to No. 5 had nothing to do with the injury of Jordan Travis. They said that Washington’s resume was stronger at this time, considering that they just come off a top-25 victory over Oregon State.
After No. 2 Ohio State lost to No. 3 Michigan, it is expected that Florida State should make an appearance back in the top four.
With that being said, the job is not finished as the Seminoles are preparing to take on the Louisville Cardinals this Saturday in the ACC Championship.
While fans are concerned about where Florida State will be in the rankings, it is amazing to witness how far this program has progressed under the guidance of head football coach Mike Norvell.
Things are looking bright in Tallahassee.