TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida State football team lost to Louisville on Saturday in a game where not much went right.
Consistency is a word the Florida State football team has been looking for for years and the parallels from last week's win over North Carolina to Saturday's loss at Louisville define why they seek it.
The Seminoles put together the best two quarters we've seen from them in quite some time in the win over number five UNC, but this past Saturday Florida State gave up nearly 570 yards of offense and allowed Louisville to score on their first five offensive possessions.
Head coach Mike Norvell said after the game they need to reevaluate the standard they expect from this team, they have to play more aggressively, and they have to remember the work they put in during the week and rely on that on game day.
Right now, that's not happening, and it showed on Saturday.
"We played a really good half of football last week, and we missed out on some opportunities in the second half, and we did some things that are going to cost you," said Norvell. "That showed up today, and you're not going to be successful if those things continue to show up in the way we play."
Norvell also said this Seminole team is a continuous work in progress.
"We're a team that's a continued work in progress," Norvell said. "You say a setback, we understand what it is to play winning football. We've seen it. We've seen flashes of it, we've seen moments, but right now, we are not playing consistent enough to be able to sustain that. We have to continue to work and learn lessons and get improved in practice and it has to show up there on game day."
They have two weeks to progress; Florida State doesn't play again until November 7 when they host Pitt.