Florida State defeated LSU 24-23 on Sunday night in the Superdome.

The Noles had control of the game late, but a fumble inside of 2 minutes gave LSU a chance. The Tigers scored with no time remaining, but the ensuing extra point was blocked.

Here are 3 takeaways from FSU’s win:

Jordan Travis made a leap

Travis played the game of his life on Sunday night in New Orleans. He finished 20-of-32 for 260 yards and 2 touchdowns.

He was exceptional on 3rd down, helping Florida State pick up a staggering 11 of 17 attempts. He made virtually every right read in the passing game and showed pinpoint accuracy all night long.

As a runner, Travis was somewhat limited by LSU’s athletic defensive front. But he made several key runs and showed off his quick feet in the pocket in a variety of situations. Simply put, this is the best version of Jordan Travis that Florida State has seen to date.

Ontaria Wilson is WR 1

There was a lot of debate and questions about who would be Travis’ No. 1 receiver target would be this season. It appears that question now has an answer: Ontaria Wilson.

Wilson caught 2 spectacular touchdowns on Sunday night. First, he made a great adjustment to an under-thrown ball on a reverse flea flicker that gave FSU its first lead of the game. Then, he hauled in a one-handed grab in the corner of the end zone to extend FSU’s advantage to double digits in the second half.

He finished the contest with 7 catches for 102 yardsHe entered this game with just one career 100+ yard game, and it was all the way back in 2020 vs. NC State.

Is Florida State back?

Overall, this was a remarkable performance for a Florida State team that has been lost in the wilderness for the last several seasons. This is FSU’s first 2-0 start to a season since 2016.

Time will tell if Florida State is “back” — but this is certainly an impressive start to Year 3 of the Mike Norvell era. The opportunity is now there for the Seminoles to go on a long undefeated run to start this season. They likely won’t be underdogs again until they travel to Raleigh on Oct. 1 or perhaps not until they host Clemson on Oct. 15.

Florida State faces Louisville on the road in Week 3.