Florida State Seminoles soccer had each motive to crumble in opposition to Louisville on Friday night time.
On the street, dealing with a raucous crowd that at all times enjoys making the Seminoles depressing, FSU misplaced probably its greatest defensive participant (defensive finish Jared Verse), probably greatest offensive lineman (Robert Scott) and certain greatest participant on the roster (Jordan Travis.) Florida State had began off scorching, however cooled off a bit as Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham labored his magic.
Somehow, someway, Florida State persevered by means of all of that, driving the abilities of extensive receiver Johnny Wilson and the Seminoles’ operating again room to escape Cardinal Stadium with a 35-31 victory.
It definitely didn’t come simple — with slightly below two minutes left within the sport, kicker Ryan Fitzgerald missed his second discipline aim of the sport, giving Louisville one ultimate likelihood to combat again and check out to beat FSU for the third yr within the row.
Instead, quarterback Tate Rodemaker rose to the event, bouncing again from a forgettable begin to lead the Seminoles on three separate scoring drives.
His job turned a bit simpler thanks to the abilities of Wilson and backs Treshaun Ward, Lawrance Toafili and Trey Benson — particularly Ward, who managed to be the deciding consider preserving the Seminoles afloat.
Florida State is now 3-0 for the primary time since 2015, as well as to 1-0 within the ACC for the primary time since 2015 as properly.
Florida State takes on the Boston College Eagles subsequent Saturday in Tallahassee at 8 p.m.