NCAAF: Boise State vs. Florida State preview and pick
O 54 (-110)
U 54 (-110)
FSU has made significant upgrades to its offensive lineTo try and combat last year’s awful OL play, Head Coach Willie Taggart has three key additions. First is Offensive Coordinator Kendall Briles, who will be expected to scheme easier blocking patterns for his lineman. Second is true freshman offensive guard Dontae Lucas, by all accounts a near immovable object and yet he is still a freshman. The third addition is graduate transfer offensive tackle, Ryan Roberts. Whether or not improvement is made will likely come down to these three’s effectiveness.
On the defensive side of the ball, Florida State should be very tough with first-round draft pick Brian Burns the only real loss for that unit. There is a load of talent at all levels, from Marvin Wilson at DT, to Jaiden Lars-Woodbey at LB, to Levonta Taylor and Asante Samuel Jr. at DB.
Hank Bachmeier will be put to the testFacing this extremely talented defensive roster will be true freshman Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier. In high school, Bachmeier amassed more than 13,000 passing yards and 156 touchdowns during his four-year career. He was an early enrollee and whether he can step right in at the major college level and expand upon his impressive career will be the biggest deciding factor of Boise State’s competitiveness in this contest.
Boise State will be starting true freshman QB Hank Bachmeier Saturday and FSU DT Marvin Wilson has one goal:— Warchant.com (@Warchant) August 28, 2019
"Get him on the ground. Get him rattled so we can start getting him to turn that ball over."
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All things considered, I like FSU to cover the number in this contest. FSU still has lots of blue-chip talent, especially on defense, and it would be quite a surprise for a true freshman QB to come in for his first game and beat this FSU team that now gets to play at home. In what will likely be a low-scoring affair, I like FSU to do enough offensively to get it done.