Florida State completed its 13-0 season on Saturday with a 16-6 win over Louisville. In doing so, the Seminoles captured the program’s first ACC championship since 2014.

It was a defensive slugfest if ever there was one. The Seminoles were without Tate Rodemaker and ran out true freshman Brock Glenn at quarterback. Glenn finished just 8-for-21 passing for 55 yards. As a team, the Seminoles gained only 219 yards all game and went 2-for-16 on third down.

But the Noles grabbed the lone touchdown in the game. Lawrance Toafili, who finished with 118 rushing yards on 10 carries, ripped off a 73-yard gain to set Florida State up with a first-and-goal from the 2. Toafili punched it in on the very next play and FSU took a 10-3 lead with 6:20 to play in the third.

From there, Florida State’s defense came up with stop after stop.

In the fourth quarter, the Seminoles recorded five sacks. Louisville lost 23 yards in the frame. Lost. The Cards had a net of minus-23 yards on 17 fourth-quarter plays. Tatum Bethune had an interception in the endzone after a special teams misfire gave Louisville the ball inside the red zone to begin a drive.

The FSU defensive line dominated. Jared Verse had two sacks. Braden Fiske had three.

Louisville had just 188 yards of offense in the game, held to 2.7 yards per play.

Florida State will hope the defensive effort was enough to convince the College Football Playoff selection committee that it is still one of the best teams in the country even without starting quarterback Jordan Travis.

No unbeaten Power Five conference champion has been excluded from the CFP, but the Travis injury has prompted intense speculation about whether the Seminoles might be the first. Major voices throughout the sport have claimed Florida State might be deserving, but it’s not one of the four best teams without Travis.

The CFP selection committee is now tasked with choosing from a group that includes a 13-0 ACC champion Florida State team without a star quarterback, a 12-1 SEC champion Alabama team that ended Georgia’s 29-game win streak, and a 12-1 Big 12 champion Texas team that has a win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Florida State is 2-0 without Travis. Those wins came in a rivalry game on the road against an SEC school and in a conference championship game. In the biggest spots, Florida State has answered the bell. Now it will have to wait.

The final College Football Playoff rankings will be revealed on ESPN on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET.