LINE: Florida State -6.5, o/u: 54.5
POINT TOTAL PICK: Under
The game isn’t going to be played in hurricane conditions after being moved to Tallahassee, but there’s still a threat of a thunderstorm with a 50% chance of rain.
The last thing the Florida State offense needs is for sloppy weather.
The Noles are going to be better and stronger, but they’re not going to be Clemson when it comes to explosive plays and high-octane offense. On the other side, Boise State is starting a true freshman quarterback in Hank Bachmeier – the O isn’t going to blow up on the road against the FSU D.
As good as Boise State was last season, it scored 24 points or fewer in five of the last 11 games, including in a 44-21 loss at Oklahoma State. Florida State scored 28 or fewer nine times in 12 games, and now it has to deal with a nasty Bronco defense – and, potentially the weather.
It should be an entertaining and close game, but it’ll almost certainly be played in the 40s instead of the 50s – don’t expect either team to get to 30.