New coach, same results for Florida State: Mike Norvell era starts with thud in Tallahassee
You could excuse Florida State fans for not being too upset on Saturday night, they’ve been here before.
One of the bigger upsets on Saturday came as Geoff Collins’ Georgia Tech team rallied after going down 10 points in the first quarter to Florida State, and had three kicks blocked in the game, but refused to surrender in Tallahassee.
The game was even delayed at one point due to lightning but that break seemed to give Georgia Tech some momentum as the Yellow Jackets outscored FSU 16-3 following the delay on their way to winning the game 16-13 in the 2020 season opener for both programs.
Georgia Tech was led by freshman QB Jeff Sims, who completed 24 of 35 passes for 277 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions and led the team with 64 rushing yards on Saturday.
While Seminole backers were expecting different results under Mike Norvell, Saturday’s season opener proved to be much of the same for Florida State as the team lost at home as a double-digit favorite to a team playing a true freshman quarterback.
Sound familiar? It should.
FSU’s season opener was eerily similar to the one suffered last season against Boise State, as called out by Matt Hayes:
2019 FSU season opener: lost as double-digit favorite to a team playing a true freshman QB — after blowing a double-digit lead.
2020 FSU season opener: lost as double-digit favorite to a team playing a true freshman QB — after blowing a double-digit lead.
— Matt Hayes (@MattHayesCFB) September 13, 2020
So much for starting the Mike Norvell era with a bang.