For the second year in a row, the Florida State football team has started off the season 4-0. The Seminoles are coming off of their first victory over rival Clemson since 2014 and are currently ranked No. 5 in the new AP Top 25 Poll. The Seminoles face six ACC opponents in a row, including undefeated Syracuse and Duke.
Florida State is the highest ranked team in the ACC heading into their bye week and will resume their chase for the College Football Playoff on Oct. 7 against Virginia Tech.
Success for Jordan Travis
Senior quarterback Jordan Travis has been a large part of Florida State’s success over the past two seasons. Last year, he threw for over 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns. This year, he is continuing his success at Florida State and has thrown for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns while only throwing one interception.
Statistically, Travis had a solid performance against Clemson throwing for 289 yards and two touchdowns. Travis acknowledged in a postgame press conference that he could have performed better.
Despite Travis not having his best performance on Saturday, the Seminoles are still 4-0 and in good shape heading into their bye week. Travis said he and the team stepped up when it mattered most.
Travis threw the game winning touchdown pass to Keon Coleman in overtime and the Florida State defense stopped Clemson from scoring on the following possession.
After their 4-0 start last year, Florida State proceeded to lose three straight games. The Seminoles will look to avoid a similar result this year, and they have an extra week to prepare for their matchup against 1-3 Virginia Tech. Last year, Florida State went 6-0 after their bye week.
The Seminoles have shown they can beat tough opponents, but they have plenty of difficult matchups left. No. 17 Duke, 18th-ranked Miami and No. 22 Florida play Florida State in the coming weeks.