The 2016 Florida State Seminoles are led by 7th year head coach Jimbo Fisher and his staff. Jimbo and staff’s numbers speak for themselves since he took over for Bobby Bowden. Twenty nine consecutive wins, A 14-0 season record in 2013 and 29 Draft Picks over a three year span. Some of the greatest players in team history have suited up for him.
As long as the Noles stay healthy I believe they can go to the Championship game this season. The odds makers seem to agree. Florida State is now 15/1 to win it all. Only teams ahead of them are Tennessee, LSU, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio State, Clemson, and Alabama. All good teams, but the Seminoles are right there with them. A national title would be them as one of the best Seminole teams ever.
Each game the Noles play will be the determining point to where they end up at the end of the year. Let me break down the 2016 schedule for you and game by game predictions in my opinion.
Game 1: This game is played at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Monday September 5th at 8pm ET on ESPN against the Ole Miss Rebels. I like these two teams and the set up of the season opener for both. I think the Noles will be a little more mentally prepared in this game than Ole Miss. This will be a close game I predict the Noles will win 24-20.
Game 2: Saturday September 10th 12:30pm ET on ESPN3 at Doak Campbell Stadium – Charleston Southern Buccaneers. Again as long as the Noles play smart and have that mental readiness the Noles will have no problem winning. Noles win 35 to 17.
Game 3: Saturday September 17th Noon EST ABC this game is played at Louisville. Now three games into the season I believe Jimbo will feel a little more confident and began using some trick plays to set off the Cardinals defense. The Noles win this game 28 to 17.
Game 4: Saturday September 24th at USF Bulls game time and televised is TBA. At this point in my opinion and predictions I believe the Noles will be on fire going into this game coming off a 3-0 start. The Noles win 42-13
Game 5: Saturday October 1st game at Doak Campbell Stadium in Florida time and television channel TBA. North Carolina Tar Heels. Still on Fire the Noles will move to 5-0 after this game. Their timing and teamwork is coming together better each week. This game could be a little closer than some of the recent games they have played I see the Noles winning 24-17.
Game 6: Saturday October 8th time and televised TBA at Miami (FL) Hurricanes at Sunlife Stadium. Both Florida teams and both want to win for the State of Florida. I think Jimbo will sneak more trick plays in this game due to the team they are playing and the great thinking of Jimbo. Noles will pull off the win but again this will be close game. Noles 21-19.
Game 7: Saturday October 15th at Doak Campbell Stadium (FL) time TBA Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Jimbo and the Noles are now 6-0 and feeling real confident in my opinion and prediction. This game will be another challenge for Jimbo and staff. As long as they are all healthy this game could be a nail biter till the end. Noles win 19-14.
Game 8: The Knoles have a bye week
Game 9: Saturday October 29th at Doak Campbell Stadium (FL) TBA time and televised. Clemson Tigers. The Noles have one thing going for them in this game, they play at home. Coming off a bye week against Clemson probably isn’t the best scenario the Noles could ask for. This will be their biggest challenge this year thus far. Clemson giving the Noles their first loss: Clemson 28 Noles 24.
Game 10: Saturday November 5th time TBA playing in Raleigh, NC against NC State Wolfpack. Coming off their first loss of the season Jimbo and company come back to shut out the Wolfpack 35-0.
Game 11: Friday November 11th at Doak Campbell Stadium 7:30pm ET on ESPN2 against Boston College Eagles. The Noles still fired up on their loss to Clemson goes into this game with a clear head and a winning heart. Noles win 28 to 12.
Game 12: Saturday November 19th at Syracuse Orange in Syracuse, NY Carrier Dome. With the predicted record of 11-1 the Noles still have three regular season games to play to claim their prize at the end of the season. The Noles will be on top of their game and beat Syracuse. Noles 28-12.
Game 13: Saturday November 26th at Doak Campbell Stadium the in state rivalry of Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles. This game will determine not only the best team in Florida but, who goes to the ACC Championship Game December 3rd. In my prediction for this game I do see both teams playing their hearts out for their fans. The Gators in my opinion will have a 7-6 record going into this game. The Noles are going to play this game like it’s the National Championship game. Noles win 38 to 21.
These are my predictions for the Noles for the 2016 season. If your a Seminoles fan buckle up for a great season!