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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Football Sits at 0-4 for First Time Since 1974

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A disappointing season continued for Florida State football on Saturday as the Seminoles fell to 0-4 for the first time in 47 years with a 31-23 home loss to Louisville.

FSU showed fight after falling behind by 24 points in the first half. Ultimately, the comeback bid came up short.

Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham accounted for four first-half touchdowns as the Cardinals raced to a commanding 31-7 lead. Cunningham rushed for two scores in addition to touchdown strikes to Jordan Watkins and Tyler Harrell less than 90 seconds in.

FSU got as close as eight behind touchdown runs from Treshaun Ward and Jashaun Corbin. McKenzie Milton connected with Andrew Parchment for a 23-yard score late in the first half that cut the deficit to 31-13.

Corbin scored from 75 yards out on his first carry of the second half before Ryan Fitzgerald connected on a long field goal midway through the fourth quarter. FSU reached midfield on the game’s final drive, but Milton’s deep pass was intercepted by Louisville’s Kei’Trel Clark to seal the contest.

Cunningham finished with 264 yards passing to go with a team-high 56 on the ground in the victory. Corbin led all rushers with 159 yards on 11 carries in the loss. Milton passed for 248 yards in the defeat.

At 0-4, FSU will try to get into the win column this week as it hosts Syracuse.


Record: 0-4 (0-2 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (0-1), lost to Louisville, 31-23
Upcoming: vs. Syracuse (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 10 nationally, first in ACC (18 total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU is 0-4 for the first time since 1974. The Seminoles are the last winless team in the ACC.


Record: 9-0 (2-0 ACC)
Ranking: No. 1 United Soccer Coaches
Past Week: (1-0), defeated Pittsburgh on Thursday, 5-0
Upcoming: at Louisville (Sunday); at Clemson (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU soccer continues to be a well-oiled machine. The Seminoles hit the road in ACC play for the first time this week.


Record: 8-2 (1-0 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (1-0), beat Notre Dame on Friday, 3-1
Upcoming: at Louisville (Sunday); vs. NC State (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU started ACC play on the right foot with a win at Notre Dame. The Seminoles have won three straight and six of seven as they prepare for a very good Louisville team.

Cross Country

Ranking: Men No. 2 USTFCCCA South Region; Women No. 18 USTFCCCA, No. 3 South
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: Notre Dame Invite (Friday)
Recognitions: Adriaan Wildschutt (ACC Performer of the Week)
Big Picture: Adriaan Wildschutt continues to rack up individual recognitions for FSU and is a national championship contender.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 12 Golfweek Coaches Poll
Past Week: FSU finished in 13th place in the Fighting Illini Invitational.
Upcoming: Barbara Nicklaus Cup (Oct. 4-5)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU didn’t get off to a great start to open its season, but it is a long year.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 5 Golfweek; No. 7 WGCA
Upcoming: Schooner Fall Classic (Sunday and Monday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU will kick off its season in Oklahoma on Sunday.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 41 nationally, seventh in ACC (1 total commitment)*
Big Picture: FSU is now just 45 days from kicking off its basketball season.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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

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