Dalvin Cook proves to be to much for the Miami defense.
The Seminoles entered their fifth week of the season, and faced off against rival, Miami Hurricanes. The FSU run game was too much for the Miami defense as they beat the Canes for the sixth time in a row, matching their longest streak in the series since winning seven straight from 1963-72. Running back Dalvin Cook was unstoppable, scoring 3 touchdowns for the garnet and gold. Cook was coming off a hamstring injury he endured last game and was questionable to play. He did not practice for the first half of the week, but ended up playing and made a huge impact in the win against the in-state rival. The injury didn’t stop him as he scored two touchdowns on his first two touches of the game. He ended the game with 222 all purpose yards, while also scoring the last touchdown to ice the game with 6 minutes and 44 seconds remaining. QB Everett Golson also had a good game throwing for 291 yards and a touchdown contributing to this win.
With Miami in the rear view mirror, the Florida State Seminoles will face another huge ACC opponent in the Louisville Cardinals next week in Doak Cambell Stadium in Tallahassee only 7 days after their ACC opener against Miami. Even though the Cardinals lost a lot of key players last season to the NFL draft (10 players drafted, second to only FSU) they brought in some transfer students that have looked good so far. FSU has had a rather simple season so far, breezing past every opponent they’ve played, other than this last week where it went all the way to the wire. Other than that, this Louisville team should be nothing different as they have had a tough time against more qualified opponents such as Auburn and Clemson, and FSU is also another highly qualified team waiting for them this week.
Final Prediction: The FSU offense will come out with a bang and will establish the running game early, continuing on what they have done the entire season and keep feeding the beast that is Dalvin Cook. Everett Golson will get his fair share of throws, throwing for over 150 yards. Dalvin Cook will end the game with over 220 all purpose yards and 3 touchdowns for the second week in a row against this highly regarded Louisville defense. Jalen Ramsey and this FSU defense will continue what they have been doing all season holding Louisville to only two touchdowns.
Final Score: Florida State 28 Louisville 14