Florida State plays Louisville in our free college football pick. Florida State (2-0) is number two nationally, while Louisville (2-0) is ranked number 10. Both teams are in the ACC Atlantic Division. To this point, only the Cardinals have played a conference opponent. That was Syracuse who Louisville beat easily 62-28. But it’s doubtful that the Cardinals will find the Seminoles to be as accommodating. Florida State is the top rated club in the ACC Atlantic, while the Cardinals are rated third. This is a huge game for both teams. It will be played at noon today at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.
Florida State Offense vs. Cardinal Defense
The Cardinal defense notched eight sacks in their first two games, and they will try to add to that total today. But that will not be easy against the Cardinals. DeVonte Fields is the primary threat here, but Keith Kelsey and Trevon Young can also bring heat. The deep backs for Louisville are skilled and resourceful. CB Trumaine Washington could be a big player today. The problem is he will be going up against a group of fine receivers.
Louisville Offense vs. Seminoles D
DE DeMarcus Walker is one of the most voracious pass rushers in college football. Also aiding in this area is Derwin james and Ro’Derrick Hoskins. Expect the FSU secondary to be challenged by Jackson. How well they meet that challenge could determine to outcome of this contest. We believe that the Seminoles have the talent and skill to play Cardinal receivers and equalize them for much of the game.
Free Pick: Florida State Plays Louisville
At this point, you can get Florida State at -1.0. Take that for all it’s worth. Expect a close game. The fact is Cardinal QB Jackson is extremely versatile and a wild card. However, we expect the veteran Seminole line and LBs to control him and the line of scrimmage.