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Jordan Travis brings necessary spark for Florida State ahead of Virginia game

Posted at 2:57 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 14:57:29-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As Florida State steadily prepares for their upcoming showdown with Virginia this weekend, it’ll be the first time since Nov. 7 against Pittsburgh that FSU will get to scheme their offensive game-plan knowing Jordan Travis will be under center for them.

The redshirt-sophomore is set to return from injury and many are hoping he continues to be the spark that ignites this Seminole offense as they try to match the firepower they’ll see Saturday night against the Cavaliers.

His time away from the playing field has come with its own set of challenges. Not being able to suit up the pads with his team was difficult to overcome. So in the Thanksgiving spirit, Travis is thankful for an opportunity to get back to business come Saturday night.

“Yeah it was tough not being out there with the boys of course, I want to always be out there. But I’m not going to say mentally it was helpful because I’m ready to go every single day, ready to give 100 percent for my team, so watching it was not good for me, it didn’t feel good," said Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis. "But I’m back and I’m happy, and I’m thankful.

“I think Jordan’s ability has allowed him in different situations to be able to extend plays, to be able to kind of be an eraser when something bad happens," said Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell. "To be able to extend the play, keep his eyes down the field, to be able to hurt people with his legs and his arms throughout the course of a game.”