FSU football defeated the Louisville Cardinals by a score of 16-6 to secure its first ACC title since 2014.
The 2023 ACC Championship MVP was redshirt junior running back Lawrance Toafili, who finished with 10 rushing attempts for 118 yards and one touchdown.
Toafili’s highlight of the game happened with 7:02 left to go in the third quarter where he lined up in the Wildcat formation. The talented back had a 73-yard carry to set the Seminoles’ offense up at the Louisville 2-yard line to eventually give Florida State a 10-3 lead.
The offense struggled with true freshman quarterback Brock Glenn at the helm. However, the Saint Petersburg (FL) native was just the spark plug that Florida State needed when their backs were against the wall.
Toafili has not even had over 100 rushing yards in his previous five games. The redshirt junior running back was part of head football coach Mike Norvell’s first recruiting cycle back in 2020.
The four-star prospect remained committed to the plan in place for him in being a versatile weapon in the offense. While this football team is known for its players on the roster from the transfer portal with contributors such as Jordan Travis, Trey Benson, Keon Coleman, Johnny Wilson, Jaheim Bell, Jared Verse, among others, players such as Toafili were homegrown via the recruiting trail.
Florida State will now wait to see where its destination will be. For reference, the College Football Playoff rankings show will be premiering tomorrow (Sunday, December 3) at 12:00 PM EST on ESPN.
Most college football “analysts” wonder if the Seminoles even belong in the College Football Playoff. We, at ChopChat, have said on occasions that if Florida State wins the ACC Championship Game and go undefeated then they should be in the College Football Playoff.
This football team does not care about the outside noise involving the discussion of where the Seminoles should or should not be in the playoff. It’s simple: “All We Got, All We Need”.