#5 LSU vs #8 Florida State Odds, and Picks (Sep 3)

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  • LSU improved last season, finishing with a 10-4 record and a Citrus Bowl win.
  • Florida State also took a big step forward, earning 10 wins and a bowl victory.
  • These two teams last met on September 4, in a game Florida State won 24-23.

The college football season is rapidly approaching. Let’s preview the upcoming LSU vs Florida State game.

How to Watch

  • ABC


LSU got back on track last season, going 10-4, and blowing out Purdue 63-7 in the Citrus Bowl. The Tigers went just 11-12 overall during the previous two seasons, after their 15-0 championship season. Finding their first success since the Burrow and Chase era, the Tigers have high hopes for this season. They open up ranked #5 in the country. They need to win this opening week game to stay in the CFP conversation.

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Florida State had a similar season to LSU last year. The main difference was Florida State had gone 26-33 over the past five seasons since their last 10-win finish. Even so, the Seminoles went 39-3 from 2012 to 2014, proving their own history of success. After bouncing back in 2022, they open up ranked #8 this year. QB Jordan Travis was stellar last season. His health and level of play will decide everything for the Noles.


This is probably the toughest Week 1 game to predict as it takes place between two teams that were very similar last year, and both ended up ranked in the top-8 for this season. I believe that Florida State will benefit from being at home, but these teams did face each other in Week 1 of last season too, with the Noles winning on the road. LSU could force the split, but I’m still leaning towards Florida State to win it.

NCAAF Picks:

  • Florida State 27, LSU 24 ()
Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.