SEC Football Preview: LSU at Florida State

LSU-Florida State football game preview

LSU faces Florida State on Sunday in Tallahassee. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS (FIRST GAME)

LSU

Date Opponent Time TV
3-Sep vs. Florida State 7:30 PM ET ABC
9-Sep vs. Grambling State 7:30 PM ET ESP+
16-Sep at Mississippi State 12:00 PM ET ESPN
23-Sep vs. Arkansas TBA
30-Sep at Ole Miss TBA
7-Oct at Missouri TBA
14-Oct vs. Auburn TBA
21-Oct vs. Army West Point TBA
4-Nov at Alabama TBA
11-Nov vs. Florida TBA
18-Nov vs. Georgia State TBA
25-Nov vs. Texas A&M TBA

Florida State

Date Opponent Time TV
3-Sep vs. LSU 7:30 PM ET ABC
9-Sep vs. Southern Miss 8:30 PM ET ACCN
16-Sep at Boston College 12:00 PM ET ABC
23-Sep at Clemson TBA
7-Oct vs. Virginia Tech TBA
14-Oct vs. Syracuse TBA
21-Oct vs. Duke TBA
28-Oct at Wake Forest TBA
4-Nov at Pittsburgh TBA
11-Nov vs. Miami (FL) TBA
18-Nov vs. North Alabama TBA
25-Nov at Florida TBA

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating LSU Florida State
ESPN FPI 4 14
Sagarin 10 16
Massey Composite 7 13
PiRate Ratings 4 7

KEY STATS (2022, PER GAME)

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Florida St.
LSU
4
9
1
2
0.512
0.486
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Florida St.
LSU
36
72
5
9
0.350
0.390
4th Down Conversion Pct LSU
Florida St.
62
120
8
13
0.500
0.333
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense LSU
Florida St.
19
81
3
10
0.400
0.542
Blocked Kicks Florida St.
LSU
36
72
4
10
2
1
Blocked Kicks Allowed Florida St.
LSU
1
103
1
12
0
3
Blocked Punts LSU 31 4 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Florida St.
LSU
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage LSU
Florida St.
10
46
4
4
0.671
0.630
Defensive TDs LSU 12 3 3
Fewest Penalties LSU
Florida St.
96
99
7
10
86
87
Fewest Penalties Per Game LSU
Florida St.
67
91
4
7
6.14
6.69
Fewest Penalty Yards LSU
Florida St.
97
98
8
10
760
768
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game LSU
Florida St.
67
93
6
9
54.29
59.08
First Downs Defense Florida St.
LSU
50
70
8
9
248
264
First Downs Offense LSU
Florida St.
6
22
2
4
347
315
Fumbles Lost Florida St.
LSU
45
110
6
12
7
12
Fumbles Recovered LSU
Florida St.
20
50
4
6
11
8
Kickoff Return Defense Florida St.
LSU
74
115
8
12
20.55
23.53
Kickoff Returns Florida St.
LSU
13
70
5
8
23.40
19.82
Net Punting LSU
Florida St.
51
75
7
8
39.08
37.94
Passes Had Intercepted LSU
Florida St.
21
21
4
2
7
7
Passes Intercepted LSU
Florida St.
78
91
7
10
9
8
Passing Offense Florida St.
LSU
28
29
3
5
270.2
269.3
Passing Yards Allowed Florida St.
LSU
4
32
1
4
165.4
206.2
Passing Yards per Completion Florida St.
LSU
9
77
1
11
14.10
11.71
Punt Return Defense Florida St.
LSU
46
107
7
9
6.00
10.94
Punt Returns Florida St.
LSU
25
124
3
14
10.81
3.25
Red Zone Defense LSU
Florida St.
40
60
5
6
0.804
0.829
Red Zone Offense LSU
Florida St.
48
61
7
5
0.862
0.848
Rushing Defense LSU
Florida St.
62
74
7
11
148.4
156.4
Rushing Offense Florida St.
LSU
13
40
1
8
214.1
183.9
Sacks Allowed Florida St.
LSU
38
115
3
13
1.54
3.21
Scoring Defense Florida St.
LSU
20
30
3
5
20.6
22.1
Scoring Offense Florida St.
LSU
15
23
1
4
36.1
34.5
Tackles for Loss Allowed LSU
Florida St.
67
80
8
9
5.64
5.92
Team Passing Efficiency Florida St.
LSU
14
32
2
5
157.57
145.95
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Florida St.
LSU
22
29
2
8
120.63
122.13
Team Sacks Florida St.
LSU
11
79
5
9
3.08
2.07
Team Tackles for Loss Florida St.
LSU
39
86
9
11
6.5
5.2
Time of Possession Florida St.
LSU
37
40
5
5
31:02
30:57
Total Defense Florida St.
LSU
14
40
1
6
321.8
354.6
Total Offense Florida St.
LSU
10
28
1
6
484.2
453.1
Turnover Margin Florida St.
LSU
53
64
6
4
0.15
0.07
Turnovers Gained LSU
Florida St.
45
85
5
9
20
16
Turnovers Lost Florida St.
LSU
25
69
4
8
14
19
Winning Percentage Florida St.
LSU
14
19
2
4
0.769
0.714

PLAYERS TO WATCH

LSU

QB Jayden Daniels, RB Noah Cain, WR Malik Nabers, TE Mason Taylor, OL Emery Jones, LB Harold Perkins, DT Mekhi Wingo, DT Maason Smith, OL Will Campbell, OL Emery Jones, LB Ovie Oghoufu, LB Omar Speights, S Greg Brooks.

Florida State

QB Graham Mertz, RB Trevor Etienne, WR Ricky Pearsall, OL Kingsley Eguakan, OL Austin Barber, DE Princely Umanmielen, DB Jason Marshall, P Jeremy Crawshaw.

INJURIES

LSU

Player		POS	Status	
J. Williams	RB	Prob Sun - Undisclosed
A. Goodwin	RB	Ques Sun - Undisclosed
L. Diggs	RB	Ques Sun - Hamstring
L. Ibieta	WR	Ques Sun - Undisclosed
M. Smith	DT	Elig Sept 9 - Suspension

Florida State

Player		POS	Status	
J. Douglas	WR	Out indefinitely - Undisclosed
D. Jackson Jr.	DL	out for season - Eligibility

Source: Covers.com

LSU vs. Florida State Football Series History

Florida State leads 8-2

COMMENTS

The Seminoles return 77 players from the 2022 squad, including 11 all-conference selections and the ACC’s Defensive Rookie of the Year. Those players combined to account for 89.2 percent of FSU’s total offense, including 99.5 percent of passing yards and 76.4 percent of rushing yards, and 68.7 percent of its defensive production, including 80.0 percent of tackles for loss, last season. Look for the Tigers to win in a close one.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

LSU 35, Florida State 28

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

LSU 41, Florida State 38

Sunday‘s game kicks off at (7:30 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the ABC Network.

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