Kirk Herbstreit breaks down matchup between LSU and Florida State

We are two days away from the biggest opening game of the season, No. 5 LSU vs. No. 8 Florida State. This is the second year in a row that these two teams have faced off. Last season, the Seminoles came out on top 24-23 after an incredible comeback attempt fell short after a missed PAT doomed the Tigers.

That game was in New Orleans, this one is in Orlando. Florida State gets the home-field advantage and they’ve got a great team. Jordan Travis is probably one of the top players in the country and Mike Norvell has done a great job building his team. Kirk Herbstreit, who will be on the call for the game on Sunday night, gave his thoughts on the game recently.

“I think what’s interesting in that game is both teams are trying to be, as you say, ‘back.’ Because LSU, with Brian Kelly in his second year, showed some signs. They beat Alabama, they showed with Jayden Daniels who they can be. And with Florida State, they lost three in a row last year in the middle of the year, it was like, ‘Oh well. Here we go again with Florida State.’ And then, they ended up finishing strong and won six in a row and ended up with 10 wins, including a bowl win. That’s why there’s momentum and that’s why people are saying here comes Florida State,” Herbstreit said, per On3.

I guess we will see who is possibly ‘back’ after the two teams kick off Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. CT on ABC.

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