Florida State Set For Friday Night Lights
Florida State (6-3, 3-3) hosts Boston College (4-5, 1-5) Friday night in Tallahassee with the Seminoles looking to climb the ladder in the college football rankings. This is the first time Doak Campbell Stadium will host a Friday night football game since 1957.
The Seminoles are coming off a thrilling 24-20 victory over NC State and are looking to continue their march towards an unbeaten November and a quality bowl game. The Eagles on the other hand got destroyed by Louisville 52-7.
The Seminoles are facing a tough Eagle defense, but the Eagle offense has struggled throughout the season. The Eagles haven’t scored more than 20 points in games that they lost, so the Seminoles should look to get ahead early.
Since Jimbo Fisher has taken over as the head coach for FSU, the Noles are 6-0 against the Eagles. The last two wins have not been easy for FSU with the Noles winning 14-0 in Boston last year and scored a last second field goal to avoid an upset at home 20-17 in 2014.
The Eagles allow the eighth-fewest rushing yards per game of any team in the country, but their pass defense isn’t quite up to par. This may be a chance for Deondre Francois to showcase his arm. Poor Francois seems to be getting hit every single time he drops back, but hopefully that will change tonight. But, Florida State needs to keep handing Dalvin Cook the ball if they want to be successful. If they continue to run the ball, which will set up the play action pass, the FSU offense should have success against the Eagles defense.
With FSU coming off an exciting game in their last win and the Boston College coming off an embarrassing loss, the Seminoles should handle the Eagles easily. A Friday night game in Tallahassee on a short week for both teams seem to a line the stars nicely for the Noles. Seminoles win this game 31-10.
Dalvin Cook is 127 rushing yards away from becoming the all-time leader in career rushing yards at FSU.
Deondre Francois is completing 61.8 percent of his passes.
Cornerback Tarvarus McFadden has had seven interceptions this season.