Alan Thomas: Cards rack up 3 or more sacks
Perhaps the most improved unit in last weeks game vs Notre Dame was the defensive line. They kept quarterback Ian Book in check and stood cleat-to-cleat with one of the most formidable offensive lines in college football, and I think they’ll capitalize on sacks against the Noles.
Now, I don’t need to explain the positive effects that something like that can have on the psyche of a player, but it’s also worth mentioning how much the magnitude of a nationally-televised game under Touchdown Jesus may have played a role. Regardless, the Seminole’s o-line is much less talented.
With Louisville Coach Scott Satterfield switching things in the lineup, we’re starting to see a hungry and aggressive defensive unit out there.
The majority of the options at d-line and linebacker positions knew and practiced against FSU starting quarterback Jordan Travis, who landed in Tallahassee after transferring away from Louisville that season.
There won’t be much love lost. Look for a spark in that area this Saturday. Three sacks at the very minimum, I say.