NCAA Preseason top 25 countdown: #4 Florida State Seminoles
4. FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
2016 record: 10-3 (5-3 in conference)
Pass yards per game: 264.1
Rush yards per game: 202.3
Points scored per game: 35.1
Points allowed per game: 24.4
QB Deondre Francois led the ‘Noles to a 10-3 record in 2016 as a freshman. Not many guys can lay claim to 10 wins as a freshman starting QB. In the 3 losses he suffered his defense gave up 137 combined points. The loss of RB Dalvin Cook to the NFL will be felt by them in 2017. Cook was the type of back that could hurt an opponent in multiple ways (1,765 rush yards, 488 receiving yards and 20 total TDs).
Freshman RB Cam Akers who was named Gatorade Player of the year for the state of Mississipps in 2016 will try to fill thw void left by Cook. Jimbo Fisher is looking for his 6th consecutive 10 win season. Thats a nice accomplishment but the college football playoffs and a national title is always the goal.
The season starts with an angry Alabama crimson tide team so the fight will start early for this team. They will have to begin the season with a W if they plan on winning it all.
Sat. Sept. 2nd vs Alabama
Sat. Oct. 21st vs Louisville
Sat. Nov. 11th @ Clemson