Texas State Bobcats vs. Florida State Seminoles
Texas State faces off against No. 10 Florida State tonight in a deceptively competitive game that pits the Bobcats’ blitz-happy defense against a Seminoles offense in transition after the loss of several star players.
The biggest loss for the Seminoles was the top pick in the 2015 draft, quarterback Jameis Winston. Leading the offense will be Everett Golson, a transfer from Notre Dame, who tallied 3,445 passing yards and 29 touchdowns last season with the Fighting Irish. An unknown for the Seminoles is its offensive line, which has five new players up front as the team kicks off its 2015 season.
Texas State is the underdog, but the Bobcat offense does have some talent that could present some challenges to the Seminole squad. Running back Robert Lowe rushed for 1,091 yards and 12 touchdowns with 5.9 yards-per-carry last season, while backup Chris Nutall could also be a sleeper talent after sitting out the 2014 season. On the defensive side of the ball, cornerback David Mims will be tasked with limiting the productivity of Florida State receiver Bobo Wilson and his younger, less experienced teammates. Mims had a productive season last year with five interceptions
Unless the Texas State defense can rattle newcomer Golson, who can be interception-prone, Florida State should not have much trouble winning its season opener decisively. If Texas State does win, however, it will mark the first time in school history that it has beaten a ranked team.
Here’s how you can watch the action live:
Date: Saturday, September 5
Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Stadium: Doak Campbell Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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