Previewing The 2015 Florida State Football Schedule
February 18, 2015
The 2014 Florida State Seminoles ended their season on a disappointing note after being routed by the Oregon Ducks, 59-20 in the Rose Bowl. It was Jameis Winston’s first (and final) collegiate loss after 26 straight victories. Winston completed 29-of-45 passes for 348 yards and one touchdown. Winston’s top target, wide receiver Rashad Greene, had a quiet Rose Bowl performance, but finished his senior season by catching 99 passes for 1,365 yards and seven touchdowns. Florida State’s defense didn’t have an answer for Oregon’s potent rushing attack, which totaled 301 yards and five touchdowns. True freshman running back, Dalvin Cook lost two fumbles, which put a damper on an impressive freshman campaign. Cook rushed for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns on just 170 carries. Florida State went 6-0 against its ACC Atlantic division opponents, but may struggle without the leadership of Winston, Greene, and tight end, Nick O’Leary. O’Leary finished second on the team in catches (48), yards (618), and touchdowns (6).
Entering the 2015 season, Florida State will turn to quarterback Sean Maguire. Maguire started one game last season and led Florida State to a thrilling 23-17 overtime win against Clemson. Maguire threw for 304 yards and one touchdown. The presence of Cook should also help take the pressure off of Maguire. In addition, Florida State is once again armed with one of the top recruiting classes. Florida State inked three top prospects including the top athlete prospect, George Campbell, top safety prospect, Derwin James, and defensive end, Josh Sweat. Head coach Jimbo Fisher is one of the best recruiters in college football, so Florida State should once again be in contusion for an ACC Championship.
The current secondary market average price for 2015 Florida State football tickets is $277.48. The most expensive home game is currently October 10 against the Miami Hurricanes with an average price of $367.07. The get-in price for the game is $123.
An overview of Florida State’s schedule, which includes road games at Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Florida, is presented below: