On Saturday September 14, the Florida State Seminoles are a 35.5 favorite over Nevada. Jameis Winston displayed pin point precision in his first game as the Seminoles starter. Saying it was one of the most impressive debuts was an understatement. Winston raised the bar so high, it’s going to be hard to live up to expectations. The only question is can Nevada slow down the Seminoles’ offense on Saturday? They gave up 58 points to UCLA in a loss.
Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Florida State Seminoles
When: Saturday September 14, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Doak Campbell Stadium
Nevada is giving up 240 yards passing per game. What’s more troubling is they are getting torched on the ground too. With an average of 231 yards per game, Florida State should have their way with the Nevada defense.
The only chance for Nevada to spring the huge upset is on the arm and feet of Cody Fajardo. Nevada can move the ball with balance and precision, but they are going to need touchdowns early to hang in the game. On the season, Fajardo has two touchdown passes and zero interceptions.
The Seminoles had a bye week, so they should be prepared for everything Nevada will do on Saturday. Even with all the success for Jameis Winston, Florida State needs to get the running game going strong. It was okay in their first game, but they didn’t produce any huge plays.
All eyes will be on Winston, however. From the beginning it looked like he had the magical touch.
Defensively, Florida State was tough in their first game. They gave up fewer than 100 yards on the ground. They are vulnerable in the passing game, but opponents must be aware of the defensive backs ability to intercept passes. The Seminoles thrive on turnovers. They must continue to tackle with force.
Florida State has a habit of losing that one game that they shouldn’t. We’ll see just how focused they’ll be from the start on Saturday. This is a big game for Cody Fajardo against the Seminoles. Nevada has already been blown out once this year, and they don’t want it to slip away early.
Florida State 42