Florida State Seminoles Football Betting
Brent Venables walked into a firestorm upon being named the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners. Venables built a stellar reputation as one of the nation’s top defensive coordinators at Oklahoma and later at Clemson. Because of that performance, he was one of the hottest prospects on the coaching carousel. Venables turned down several head coaching jobs to stay at Clemson, including from his alma mater, Kansas State. Venables patiently waited for his perfect opportunity. And then it came. But his first season at Oklahoma was not what anyone hoped for. Previous Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley took too many key players with him to the USC Trojans. So Venables was never playing with a full deck. Oklahoma did squeak into bowl qualification. But the most important thing he will do is hit the recruiting trail and hit it hard.
NCAA Football Betting Odds
Oklahoma Sooners +7
Florida State Seminoles -7
Florida State Seminoles Weekly Matchup
On Thursday, December 29, 2022, the Florida State Seminoles of the Atlantic Coast Conference will face the Oklahoma Sooners of the Big 12 Conference in the Cheez-It Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Kickoff time is 5:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.
The casual sector still respects Oklahoma as a former perennial contender for the national championship. Wise Guys may consider Oklahoma because a large segment of the public wrote them off during a subpar season. By contrast, Florida State won a lot of respect from gamblers this season for its big leap forward.
Last game, the Oklahoma Sooners lost 51-48 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders as 1.5-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 65.5. Oklahoma has a record of 6-6 straight up, 4-8 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under the total. Oklahoma ranks 18th for total offense, 44th for passing, 13th for rushing and 37th for scoring. Defensively they rank 121st overall, 107th against the pass, 109th against the rush, and 100th for points allowed. Also, Oklahoma ranks 49th for fewest turnovers lost and 6th for takeaways.
Trey Wolff made a 35-yard field goal in overtime after a tying kick in the final seconds of regulation, and Texas Tech erased an 18-point deficit in a win over Oklahoma.
Dillon Gabriel threw for 449 yards and six touchdowns, but the OU quarterback was sidelined briefly in OT after a hard hit from safety Reggie Pearson Jr. on a catch on a throwback play. The Sooners appeared out of sync on offense and had to settle for a 34-yard field goal try from Zach Schmit after Gabriel was sacked. The kick was wide right.
Oklahoma’s Marvin Mims Jr. had a career-high 162 yards receiving and two touchdowns, and Brayden Willis also had two TD grabs. Eric Gray rushed for 161 yards.
Florida State Seminoles Weekly Recap
Last game, the Florida State Seminoles won 45-38 against the Florida Gators as 9.5-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 58.5. Florida State has a record of 9-3 straight up, 8-4 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. Florida State ranks 14th for total offense, 41st for passing, 12th for rushing and 18th for scoring. Defensively they rank 14th overall, 4th against the pass, 64th against the rush, and 17th for points allowed. Also, Florida State ranks 53rd for fewest turnovers lost and 85th for takeaways.
Trey Benson had a 17-yard touchdown run with 4:06 left to give Florida State a win over Florida. Benson had 111 yards rushing and three touchdowns, and Jordan Travis ran for 83 yards and two touchdowns. The Seminoles ran for 228 yards - the seventh straight time they surpassed the 200-yard rushing mark.
Travis also completed 13 of 30 passes for 270 yards as Florida State finished a sweep of its state rivals for the first time under Mike Norvell. The Seminoles drilled Miami 45-3 on November 5. A redshirt junior, Travis used his ability to escape and elude to his advantage. He initially broke out of the pocket to avoid sacks but then made cuts and off-balance runs once in the open field to get into the end zone or set up FSU's touchdowns.
Travis finished with a season-high 15 carries, and his 83 rushing yards were the second most he accumulated this season, only to a 108-yard output in the loss at NC State on October 8.
2022 Florida State Seminoles Schedule
||vs. LSU (New Orleans, LA)
||vs. Boston College
||vs. Wake Forest
||at NC State
||vs. Georgia Tech
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