Florida State Football: Five most important games for the Seminoles in 2015

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Nov 29, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Kyle Bolin (14) and wide receiver Eli Rogers (6) pose for a picture with the mascot and the Governor

Louisville at Florida State – October 17th

The Louisville Cardinals played their first season in the ACC last year and announced that they were in it for the long haul. Louisville went an impressive 9-4 on the year (finishing second in the Atlantic Division), and one of their best played games was against the Seminoles, who they had on the ropes until Jameis Winston pull some late game magic out of his cleats and led the ‘Noles to a 42-31 victory at Cardinal Stadium.

Related: Louisville Season Preview and Prediction

The Cardinals had one of the stingiest defenses in the NCAA last season, and they let the Winston led Seminoles know it when they played last season. However, the biggest difference with the Cardinals of this year is that defensive guru Charlie Strong bolted from Louisville to take residence in Austin to become the head coach of the Texas Longhorns.

Replacing Strong is Bobby Petrino, but Petrino is known more for his offensive coaching style. Can Petrino install a defense that will be able to hold the ‘Noles long enough for his offense to ramp up the score? Or will Florida State’s talent be too much for the Cardinals for the second year in a row.

It’s going to be interesting to see the chess match between the two seasoned head coaches as they try to feel each other out. Will Petrino walk out of Doak with a win, or will Jimbo Fisher give him a cold welcome?

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