The last image of the 2013 season the Florida State Seminoles were celebrating on the Rose Bowl field as college football’s national champions. The Seminoles, led by 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, had an amazing game winning drive the final minute of the game to defeat the Auburn Tigers to capture the national championship. It was a magical season for the Seminoles last year, but how will their 2014 season unfold after a historically great 2013 season?
The Seminoles set the record for the most points scored by a team in a single season passing the previous record holder the 2008 Oklahoma Sooners. Florida State in 2014 returns the defending Heisman winner Winston and is expected to be better than ever. Winston is the heart and soul of this Seminole’s team and if they wish to repeat he will be the main reason.
The 2014 season will be one where the Seminoles are expected to win it all once again with Winston returning. The rumors of Head Coach Jimbo Fisher possibly going to Texas were shattered and he appears to be set in stone at Florida State for years to come. The Seminoles, by most, arrived a year early by winning it all in 2013 and 2014 was the season they were really supposed to compete for the national title.
The schedule for Florida State in 2014 opens up with what just might be their toughest game of the entire season. The Seminoles face off against the high powered offense of Oklahoma State from the Big 12. The Oklahoma State Cowboys will battle with the likely preseason number one Florida State in Arlington, Texas in week one. This game will test the Seminole’s offense right from the start and test what was a great defense in 2013.
The Seminoles also have key road games against Louisville and Miami during the second half of the season. These two games may be the toughest two games during ACC conference play for Florida State, but if Florida State shows up with the right mindset they will have no problems. The Seminoles have always been known to have that one game where they struggle when you don’t expect them to, but last year those memories were put to rest.
Another strong season by Winston and the great Seminole’s defense and they should find themselves in the first annual college football final four looking to repeat as college football national champions. The Seminoles will more than likely enter 2014 as preseason number one and Winston will be the favorite to repeat as the Heisman Trophy winner. It could be another magical season in Tallahassee, Florida if the stars are aligned like they were in 2013.
Here is a look at the entire 2014 schedule for Florida State.
Saturday, August, 30- Oklahoma State Cowboys (Arlington, Texas)
Saturday, September, 6- The Citadel Bulldogs
Saturday, September, 13- No Game
Saturday, September, 20- Clemson Tigers
Saturday, September, 27- at North Carolina State Wolfpack
Saturday, October, 4- Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Saturday, October, 11- at Syracuse Orange
Saturday, October, 18- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Saturday, October, 25- No Game
Thursday, October, 30- at Louisville Cardinals
Saturday, November, 8- Virginia Cavaliers
Saturday, November, 15- at Miami Hurricanes
Saturday, November, 22- Boston College Eagles
Saturday, November, 29- Florida Gators