Louisville football has the ability to beat FSU, but can they?
Since joining the ACC, Louisville football’s matchups with Florida State have produced a ton of memorable games with more highs and lows than maybe any other team in the conference.
From the Lamar Jackson coming out party that pushed Louisville football back to the national forefront and 2016 College Football Playoff conversation to back-to-back late game collapses, these matchups have been truly a synopsis of the Cardinal program over the last decade.
No team has won more than two games in a row since the series started up in 2014, with FSU winning two games to start before losing two games and then winning two more. That means Louisville currently sits 2-4 but, as you probably know, if not for a few crucial turnovers we could be talking about a completely different narrative.
You don’t need me to remind you of what’s happened each of the last two years in the waning moments of games where Louisville has held leads over Florida State, and hopefully this years squad won’t need reminding either.
While FSU isn’t the team they once were, they’ve proven to be able to take care of business when it matters against Louisville. These games have, for the most part, been highly competitive regardless of where each team is ranked. On Saturday there will again be a lot on the line.
A 1-4 start for Louisville is less than ideal and the season could be on the line when the Cardinals take the field inside Cardinal Stadium against the Seminoles. With Mike Norvell’s club coming off of a major upset of no. 5 UNC, the momentum is on their side.
Louisville has shown the ability to make big plays in each of their six matchups to this point, but they’ve also shown the inability to finish games when it’s time.
There was a lot to like in the Cards performance against Notre Dame last weekend, and if they’re going to be able to keep their season alive and get a much needed victory they’ll have to put together a well-rounded game
Let’s take a closer look at who this Florida State team is and why they scare me entering Saturday’s match-up.