Florida State Bowl Projections

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After the win against Alabama State, Florida State is bowl eligible once again. We won’t know exactly where Florida State will land for their bowl game until after the conference championship games, but it’s always fun to take a look at the possibilities.

FSU can finish anywhere between 4th and 9th in the ACC depending on how the last few games for other teams shake out. The Seminoles are done with conference play, while some teams close out the season with conference games.

Stewart Mandel: The Athletic

Quick Lane Bowl – Detroit, Michigan – December 26

Michigan State vs Florida State

This would essentially be a road game for Florida State, but the matchup of names would be fun for the casual college football fan. If this game was in another location, the opponent is ideal.

Jerry Palm: CBS Sports

Quick Lane Bowl – Detroit, Michigan – December 26

Michigan State vs Florida State

People really want this game to happen, huh?

Joe Tansey: Bleacher Report

Independence Bowl – Shreveport, Louisiana – December 26

Florida State vs Florida Atlantic

This isn’t a horrible situation for the ‘Noles. getting to play a Group of Five team in FAU in a bowl environment they’re familiar in. Lane Kiffin reportedly had interest in the FSU job, so to see him go up against the team he wants to coach at would be entertaining at least.

Erick Smith: USA Today

Sun Bowl – El Paso, Texas – December 31

Florida State vs Arizona State

Two teams that are both some variations of a dark red and gold, matching up with a Herm Edwards squad would also be mildly entertaining, and it’s a matchup you wouldn’t otherwise see.


Music City Bowl – Nashville, Tennessee – December 30

Mississippi State vs Florida State

A bowl game in Nashville? Sign me up. Both teams have underwhelmed this season and it probably wouldn’t be a very pretty game.


Belk Bowl – Charlotte, North Carolina – December 31

Mississippi State vs Florida State

The second vote for this matchup as well, this time in Charlotte which is another great city.


Military Bowl – Annapolis, Maryland – December 27

Navy vs Florida State

Preferably wouldn’t want to play a team that runs the triple option so some of our defensive linemen can still have some knees.


Independence Bowl – Shreveport, Louisiana – 26

Louisiana Tech vs Florida State

Another mention of Shreveport and this game would also essentially be a road game.

Bowl games give extra practice time which is vital for a team as young and undisciplined as Florida State. We will keep you up to date as the bowl predictions are updated by writers and websites.

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