TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Louisville and Florida State have a lot on the line when they meet on Saturday, just not the stakes that many thought before the season.
Instead of the matchup being a major factor determining the Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division race, both teams are struggling to get bowl eligible. They each have challenging schedules the rest of the way, which makes this week's game even more vital.
The Cardinals (4-3, 1-3 ACC), who haven't missed playing in a bowl game since 2009, have dropped three of their last four and were upset 45-42 last Saturday by Boston College . The Seminoles (2-3, 2-2), who have a 35-year bowl streak, have been under .500 all season after losing starting quarterback Deondre Francois in the Sept. 2 season opener against Alabama.