Florida State (home) vs. Louisville (away)
Current Records: Florida State 1-2-0; Louisville 2-1-0
What to Know
An ACC battle is on tap between Florida State and Louisville at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium. Florida State has the odds in their favor, so they’ll need to guard against complacency.
Last week, the Seminoles came up short against Virginia last week, falling 31-24. Florida State’s defeat came about despite a quality game from QB James Blackman, who passed for 234 yards and three touchdowns. Near the top of the highlight reel was Blackman’s 77-yard TD bomb to TE Joshua Simon in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, Louisville won the last time they met up with W. Kentucky, and they shouldn’t regret having come to the reunion, either. Louisville strolled past W. Kentucky with points to spare, taking the contest 38-21. The team accrued the bulk of their points in the first half (31) and coasted on those for the win.
Louisville’s victory lifted them to 2-1 while Florida State’s loss dropped them down to 1-2. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Florida State are stumbling into the game with the seventh most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 314.30 on average. On the other hand, the Cardinals come into the matchup boasting the 19th fewest passing yards allowed per game in the league at 160. Maybe that strength will give the Cardinals the oomph they need to beat the odds.
How To Watch
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium — Tallahassee, Florida
Follow: CBS Sports App
Ticket Cost: $9.23
The Seminoles are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Cardinals.
Bettors have moved against the Seminoles slightly, as the game opened with the Seminoles as an 8-point favorite.
Florida State and Louisville both have two wins in their last four games.
Sep 29, 2018 – Florida State 28 vs. Louisville 24
Oct 21, 2017 – Louisville 31 vs. Florida State 28
Sep 17, 2016 – Louisville 63 vs. Florida State 20
Oct 17, 2015 – Florida State 41 vs. Louisville 21