Travis, who began his career at Louisville, beat out Milton, a UCF transfer, for the starting nod. In 2020, Travis passed for 1,056 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions for FSU.
Milton is expected to play tonight, which in and of itself is a bit of a miracle. In his final game of the 2018 season, Milton suffered a gruesome broken leg in a game against USF. It has been a long road back for the onetime star.
“I always believed that, you know, I would get back on the football field and here I am with that opportunity,” Milton said earlier this summer, via 247Sports. “Couldn’t imagine it being at any other place. This is unbelievable, this is something you dream about as a kid.”
— Ryan Bass (@Ry_Bass) September 5, 2021
No surprise, but official. Jordan Travis starts for FSU at QB. https://t.co/PNdkxX42sm
— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) September 5, 2021
The video board announces Jordan Travis will start at QB for #FSU tonight. I do expect we will see McKenzie Milton at some point tonight too though.
— Will Desautelle (@wdesautelle) September 5, 2021
Florida State's starting QB is NOT McKenzie Milton? Dang…
— Steve Helwick (@s_helwick) September 5, 2021
Wow Jordan Travis starting for FSU over McKenzie Milton
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) September 5, 2021
Looks like Jordan Travis is going to get the start over McKenzie Milton for Florida State tonight. Still hoping we get to see the former UCF QB at somepoint tonight.
— Chris Crawford (@OnAirWithCC) September 5, 2021
Travis and Florida State are about to get the ball for the first time this season. They’ll be working from behind, after Notre Dame struck for seven points on its first drive when Jack Coan hit tight end Michael Mayer for a 41-yard touchdown pass on fourth down.
You can watch Notre Dame-FSU on ABC.