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The Daily Nole — Sept. 16, 2018: FSU Football in Early-Season Turmoil

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It’s Sunday, Florida State fans. As your weekend winds down, keep it here for the latest in FSU athletics. The news and notes section of this post will be updated throughout the day.

Lead Story

Three games into the Willie Taggart era and things couldn’t seem much worse for Florida State. The Seminoles fell to 1-2 and 0-2 in ACC play on Saturday with a 30-7 road loss at Syracuse.

Against a Syracuse defense that allowed 42 points, 642 yards and greater than eight yards per carry to Western Michigan, FSU managed just 240 yards and was shut out into the fourth quarter. The poor start has resulted in much angst among the FSU faithful and ultimately prompted former quarterback Danny Kanell to try to be the voice of reason.

FSU is off to a 1-2 start for the second straight season. Its streaks of 36 straight bowl appearances and 41 winning seasons appear to be in jeopardy. The Seminoles will look for their first FBS win on Saturday as they host Northern Illinois.

Between the Lines

Aside from the FSU football loss, FSU’s men golf continued the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational on Saturday. FSU men’s tennis continued the Thomasville Collegiate Invite.

On the Agenda

FSU men’s golf and men’s tennis will wrap up their respective invitationals on Sunday. FSU volleyball wraps up non-conference play at Auburn. That contest begins at 12 p.m. EST and airs on SEC Network.

News and Notes

The AP and Amway Coaches Polls will be unveiled on Sunday.

FSU men’s golf is in ninth place after two rounds at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite.

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

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