ESPN updates bowl projections for Florida State after Week 3
ESPN has updated its bowl projections for Florida State following Week 3.
The Noles narrowly defeated Boston College 31-29 over the weekend. It was a concerning performance, especially with a trip to Clemson looming in Week 4.
But for now at least, ESPN analysts Mark Schlabach and Kyle Bonagura are sticking with the Noles. Both Schlabach and Bonagura are projecting FSU to face Georgia in the Sugar Bowl as part of the College Football Playoff.
Here’s some analysis from Bonagura:
“It was an unconvincing weekend for the top four teams in the AP poll, with Georgia, Michigan, Florida State and Texas all winning without gaining any style points. The only change I made was to flip Florida State with idle USC. Texas might have had a chance to supplant Florida State, but the Longhorns needing the fourth quarter at home to finish off Wyoming didn’t exactly inspire confidence and Alabama’s struggle against USF cast a new light on Texas’ win last week.”
Both Schlabach and Bonagura are projecting Florida State to lose to the Bulldogs in the semifinals.
FSU last appeared in the Sugar Bowl at the end of the 2002 season. Florida State and Georgia have not met since 2003.
Florida State’s last trip to the College Football Playoff came back in 2014. The Seminoles are hoping to end that drought this season.