FSU's performance against Louisville could serve as turning point for season – Orlando Sentinel
Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson has drawn comparisons to former Virginia Tech and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick thanks to his dynamic play during three seasons at Louisville.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, whose team suffered a 43-point loss at Louisville last season, compared Jackson to another Heisman winner Seminoles fans might remember distinctly because of his elusiveness on the football field.
“What [Jackson] does is he feels pressure so much… He has a sixth sense when guys go to get him, that Charlie Ward-ism, I used to call it,” Jimbo said Thursday, comparing Jackson to former FSU quarterback Charlie Ward.
“Where everyone seemed like they were going 100 miles per hour, and he was like walking and they would never catch him. He could always feel people behind him, beside him, and those great players have that. That what it seems like [Jackson] does.”
The Seminoles (2-3, 2-2 ACC) will have their chance to avenge last season’s blowout loss to the Cardinals (4-3, 1-3 ACC) at noon Saturday in Doak Campbell Stadium.
This season’s matchup may have lost some luster with both teams entering the game with three losses, well out of contention for an ACC championship.
But the game could turn serve as a breaking point or instrumental turn for the rest of the season depending on the outcome for the Seminoles.
With Boston College’s 45-42 win at Louisville and Syracuse’s upset of Clemson last week, no game is a guaranteed victory for FSU for the rest of the season.
“We’ve seen how the season has [gone] and we’re just humble even more,” FSU cornerback Levonta