The Florida State Seminoles (1-2) will attempt to get back to back wins to get to .500 as they take on the 5th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0) Saturday at 6:30 pm CST in South Bend, IN on NBC. In the Fighting Irish first two games, they’ve outscored their opponents 79-13.
Quarterback Ian Book has completed 62% of his passes for 407 yards and one touchdown for the Irish. Tommy Tremble has eight catches for 104 yards while on the ground, Kyren Williams has 29 carries for 174 yards and two touchdowns to lead the team.
This is the first game in three weeks for the Irish as it’s September 26 game against Wake Forest was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
The Seminoles are going with Louisville transfer Jordan Travis as the starting quarterback. He earned the job after coming off the bench last week to help fend off Jacksonville State. In that game, Travis was 12 of 17 for 210 yards and a touchdown. The Seminoles will need stability at the quarterback position. This will be Florida State’s third starting quarterback this early season.
The Seminoles lead the series 6-3. The Irish have won 20 consecutive home games dating back to Sept. 30th, 2017. Despite their record, the Seminoles have scored touchdowns on six of their last seven drives.
The Seminoles will try to slow down Book and the offense led by safety Asante Samuel Jr.; a Preseason All-ACC selection leads the country with three.