Boise State (@2.9) vs Florida State (@1.43)

Our Prediction:

Florida State will win

Boise State – Florida State Match Prediction | 22-08-2019

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Boise State vs Florida State Live Stream Football Game is one of the most popular, no love lost battles in college football every season. Get Ready For Boise State vs Florida State College football game, including box scores, individual and team statistics and play-by-play. 2019 is shaping up to be the most important season in recent TCU football history, and it all begins when the Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the season opener.

Lose and its a coup for the ages on the blue turf. Cool, you were expected to. This is not a Miami-Appalachian State/Arkansas State/Toledo kind of scenario. Boise State finished 2017 ahead of Wake Forest, NC State, and Boston College, not to mention a team hailing from Tallahassee. Youre Florida State and theyre a G5 team. But, like the home game, the Seminoles get nothing out of a game in Boise. Not to mention that, unlike Boises trip to Jacksonville, the geographical area the Seminoles will be visiting is not exactly rife with recruits. Win? I am also not suggesting that Boise State as a program is unworthy of a home-and-home series with Florida State. From a football perspective, an away game at Boise State is a disaster. Its also a cross-country trip in week three after playing a neutral site opener against West Virginia, and it may very well immediately precede conference play. The Broncos have a better program than several ACC teams at whose fields the Seminoles play each season.

On paper, Florida State is head and shoulders above any other opponent Boise State will face during the 2019 regular season. The talent is there, and there is plenty of experience at many positions. The game will be played in Orlando (edit* game will actually be played in Jacksonville), not in Tallahassee, but FSU will still have a definite home field advantage. The jury is still out on Willie Taggart as a head coach, but there is zero doubt the Seminoles will be a tough squad to beat.


Like the quarterback situation, wait for fall camp an underclassman could grab the gig. Boise State isnt usually a rotation running back team Mattison ran the ball 302 times last year but that might be what it is early on with 216-pound junior Robert Mahone and 220-pound junior Andrew Van Buren each seeing plenty of work. They both got a little bit of time last season, but not enough to matter.

No, I did not look that up, but Im pretty sure its true, and it seems like something youd want to avoid. Granted, Boise does not present the in-state considerations that the series with the Bulls did, but Boise is also consistently a much better team. No team has ever played for a national title in the BCS or CFP era after losing to a G5 team. Its a point weve made before about playing USF: Florida State has nothing to gain and everything to lose by playing good G5 teams.

Theres talent left tackle Ezra Cleveland might just be the Mountain Wests best blocker but with all five starters back, the experience has to translate into production. Yes, theres a ton of experience.Yes, the line has to be a whole lot better. It did a decent job generating a push for the ground game, but it was miserable in pass protection.

Now, I am not for one second suggesting that Boise in September will be anything but lovely. This is before we even get to the worst part about the series: the return trip to Boise, Idaho in September of 2020. I am quite confident that any FSU fan who makes the trek will enjoy it. Its a great reason to go see a part of the country you otherwise would not, and this factor is certainly worthy of consideration weighing an ideal schedule from a fan perspective. Bill Connelly did a trip out there and a full profile of the Broncos that is 1000% worth your time.

His effectiveness, however, in the first game and throughout the season, will be determined by the production of the offensive line. Laborn, however, is a bit unknown given his return from a knee injury, but if he can return for form, he will be a load to stop for the Bronco defense. He will be a tough player to stop. the only question is which talented RB it will be. Whoever lines up in the backfield, FSU is loaded with proven talent and will be difficult for the Broncos to contain. Look for the spot to be split betweenCam Akers, the highest-rated offensive recruit to ever sign with FSU when he became a Seminole in 2017, and Khalan Laborn, who is coming off a knee injury, and who narrowly avoided jail time in January by means of a plea deal to a marijuana possession charge. The player to watch for Florida State will be at running back.. Akers struggled in 2018 (706 rushing yards) because of the offensive line struggles, but he did break Dalvin Cooks freshman rushing record in 2017 as he accounted for 1,024 yards on the ground.

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Everyone remembers the great BSU teams of the 2000s, culminating in one of the most exciting bowl victories in history, but the Broncos have also been the best group of five (G5) team in the country over the last five years. More importantly, there is the match-up itself. And they have retained their dominance even after Chris Peterson left for Washington, as Bryan Harsin has won 42 games in 4 years. They are second among G5 teams in two-year recruiting ranking and third in five-year recruiting ranking. Boise State is a very good football program.