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The Daily Nole — Sept. 18, 2016: Can FSU Bounce Back from Pounding at Louisville?

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It was a day for Florida State fans to forget on Saturday as the Seminoles suffered their worst loss ever under head coach Jimbo Fisher and the fourth biggest in school-history at Louisville, 63-20. FSU is sure to take a dive in the polls that will be released shortly, but the Seminoles will have three other teams in action to hopefully help salvage the weekend. The news and notes section will be updated as the day goes on.

Lead Story

Saturday’s 63-20 loss at Louisville served a smack into reality for second-ranked Florida State who was dominated from the start. Louisville’s Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterback Lamar Jackson lived up to the hype with five total touchdowns while FSU’s Deondre Francois finally looked like a freshman.

The question moving forward now is whether or not the Seminoles can circle the wagons. At this point, a berth in the College Football Playoff and even an ACC crown seem like a long shot, but a 10-plus win season and a New Year’s Six bowl berth are still in play.

The Seminoles cannot afford to have any hangover from Saturday’s loss. FSU will be on the road to face South Florida this coming Saturday.

Between the Lines

In addition to the shellacking Florida State took on the gridiron, the FSU men’s golf team continued to hit the links in Illinois. The Seminoles moved up a spot from sixth to fifth out of 14 teams at the Olympia Fields Invitational.

On the Agenda

The men’s golf team will wrap up the Olympia Fields Invitational on Sunday. FSU soccer will begin ACC play at 1 p.m. EST against rival Miami. The match will air on ACC Network Extra. FSU volleyball will be in Baton Rogue to take on LSU at 2 p.m.

News and Notes

Florida State women’s golfer Kim Metraux finished third at the World Amateur Championships in Mexico on Saturday.

Following Saturday’s dismal performance, FSU defensive end DeMarcus Walker promised a different team moving forward.

FSU fell out of the top 10 in both polls on Sunday. The Seminoles are now 13th in the Amway Coaches Poll and No. 14 in the AP Poll.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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