Five Questions For Florida State Against Georgia Tech

What are the five most pressing questions for Florida State against Georgia Tech?

1. How Many Yards Will Dalvin Cook Run For?

Georgia Tech has one of the worst run defenses in the country. They are ranked 100th in the S&P rushing rankings and are giving up 5.28 yards per carry to Power-5 opponents, and, while they have gone up against some good running backs like Wayne Gallman and Elijah Hood, they have not gone up against a running back as good as Dalvin Cook. Cook leads the country in 20-plus yard runs so far this season, and Cook will likely add to that total against the porous Yellow Jacket defense. 

2. How Will The FSU Run Defense Do Against The Option?

The Florida State run defense is the No. 10 ranked rush defense in the country, but they have not gone up against a rushing offense as potent as the Yellow Jackets. They are the No. 10 ranked rushing offense in the country and in the ACC Championship game last year the Georgia Tech offense lit up the Florida State defense for 331 rushing yards at 5.6 yards per carry and 35 points. Florida State has seemingly improved the run defense this year, and the Georgia Tech offense hasn't been as good as they were last year, but the Seminoles will find out just how much they have improved this weekend.

3. Will The FSU Offense Stay Turnover Free?

The Florida State offense is the only offense in the country not to turn the ball over this season. Everett Golson and Dalvin Cook both had issues with turnovers last season, but both have been clean so far this season. The Seminoles will look to keep that going for a school record seventh straight game on Saturday.

4. If FSU Gets A Lead Can They Put GT Away?

Florida State has had some trouble this season putting opponents away, specifically in two of the last three games against Wake Forest and Miami. The Seminoles took a step forward in that department against Louisville this past weekend, winning 41-21, but they need to continue to prove they can do so. 

5. How Will The Freshmen CBs Play?

With the loss of Trey Marshall for the season and Tyler Hunter for at least this game, Florida State will likely turn to one, if not two, true freshmen defensive backs. Marcus Lewis and Tarvarus McFadden have both been coming on lately according to Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher. This is a tough situation for either of them to step into with the type of offense Georgia Tech runs, but they need all the game experience they can get if Tyler Hunter is sidelined for a while. 

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