Willie Taggart's coaching seat is burning hot right now. The FSU head coach has led the Seminoles to a miserable 1-2 record. Close losses to Boise State and Virginia were filled with coaching and player blunders.
Can Taggart right the ship? He'll have a chance to do so on Saturday versus Louisville in a must-win game. The Seminoles have immense talent, but have been unable to field a quality product.
Louisville has surpassed expectations to start the season. The Cardinals put up a tough fight against No. 7 Notre Dame in their season opener. The Fighting Irish struggled to contain the Louisville offense, but in the end, ND has too much talent. UL responded with back-to-back wins over Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky. They'll look to build upon that winning streak on Saturday.
Here's all the details for Saturday's game:
Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
Spread: Florida State -6.5
Announcers: Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Olivia Dekker
The Seminoles are 6.5-point favorites in what's expected to be an offensive shootout. Both teams are averaging over 30 points per game, but Louisville is much better on the defensive side of the ball. The Cardinals are giving up just 18.7 points per game, nearly 20 points better than FSU (37 ppg).
If Louisville can get a few defensive stops, they'll have a chance to pull off the upset. The game kicks off at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN.