The Florida State Seminoles lost their 2014 starting quarterback to the NFL Draft. Jameis Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, was selected No. 1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Seminoles have gone undefeated in the past two seasons and were heading into the 2015 season looking for a new leader under center. The Seminoles may have found that man, but not where many had expected. Reports have come out that former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson will transfer to Florida State University for the upcoming school year.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 19, 2015
On the secondary market, Florida State football tickets were among the most expensive in the country. The current season average price is $227.10 over eight home games. Florida State has not lost at home since November 24, 2012. That loss came at the hands of a then-No. 6 ranked Florida Gators squad. It was a top-10 matchup as the Seminoles were ranked No. 10 in the nation heading into that game.
Florida State’s most expensive home game of the 2015 season will come against the in-state rival Miami Hurricanes on October 10. The average price for Florida State vs Miami tickets is $294.48, 30% above the season average for the Seminoles. The next most expensive game will be against the North Carolina Wolfpack on November 14. Florida State vs North Carolina State tickets have an average price of $263.35.
Golson played 13 games for the Fighting Irish during the 2014 season after missing the 2013 season due to a suspension. Golson completed 60 percent of his passes in 2014, threw for 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. When Notre Dame played Florida State on October 18, Golson threw for 313 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Seminoles were able to erase an early deficit and win 31-27.