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Florida seeks to close book on FBS upset with opener

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Florida State focused on starting early in the offseason.

The Seminoles hope he avoids a repeat in 2021, with Mike Nobel's team hosting football his championship subdivision program early in the season.

The Seminoles face off against Duquesne on Saturday, hoping to play the role of Jacksonville State.

Although the Seminoles rallied to start his 2021 season, he was just six days after losing to 9th-ranked Notre Dame, 41-38, in overtime. Coast his conference team is back at Doak Campbell Stadium. And in Jacksonville State rolled.

Sunshine His Gamecocks, who received $400,000 for visiting his state's panhandle, upset his FSU by scoring his final 14 points of the game. I was. Their landmark 20-17 upset the traditional football powerhouses.

Losses in the last four seasons – his 19-27 overall and . It undermined the position of the once mighty Seminoles who served. Texas A&M.

quarterback Jordan Travis said that in 2021 he's 5-7, ranking him 80th out of 130 programs, and his team has 379.3 yards per game. is leading the FSU was 52nd in rushing (177.8) and 94th in passing (201.6). The Palm, Florida native from his beach only snapped a few times behind JSU shocker and starter Mackenzie Milton for 1,539 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions, giving him 122. It was 194 vs. He rushed for 530 yards and seven points.

Nobel's offensive that propelled Memphis to his record of 38-15 in his four years with the Tigers (2016-19). It was difficult for the signal callers.

"This playbook is hard. I'm not going to sugarcoat it at all," said Travis. “I worked hard to figure it all out. It's about making sense of it."

Duquesne opened last season 7-3, losing 45-3 to TCU, but rebounded the next week with his biggest win, finishing at FBS Ohio Mid-American. Won the conference 28-26 road. Dukes finished his 5-2 in the Northeast Conference, back-to-back with Sacred Hearts (31-13) and hometown St. His Francis (17-10) on his October tilt. It was dropped. Pre-season NEC polls show Sacred Heart and Duquesne, the only two teams with an overall winning record in 2021, ranked 1st and 2nd respectively in the now eight-team conference with the addition of Stonehill College

Duquesne will travel to play in Hawaii on Sept. 17, but now all eyes are on the Seminoles.

"This is a big challenge and a big opportunity," said Dukes head coach Jerry Schmidt. He has led his group to five conference titles since his 2011, including an outright crown in 2015, and won some of his four titles over him. 18 seasons.

"Play like every other game and try to play the best football game. You'll try to figure it out from there," he added. 51} Running back Billy Lucas, wide receiver Joey Isabella and lineman Vincent Lumia were preseason All-NEC football selections. On defense, Austin lineman Maxi Hradenny, linebacker Todd Hill and defensive back Jeremiah Josephs were honored.

– Field Level Media