Leaving Tallahassee as an undefeated starter against the Miami Hurricanes, Jordan Travis, the dynamic quarterback for the No. 4 Florida State Seminoles (10-0, 8-0 ACC), showcased his prowess in a hard-fought victory over the Miami Hurricanes (6-4, 2-4 ACC) this past Saturday. Despite the Miami defense’s resilience in limiting the explosive plays typical of the Seminole offense, the game marked the 17th consecutive instance where the ‘Noles scored more than 24 points.
This triumph also marked Florida State’s third consecutive win against the Hurricanes. Coincidentally, it was the third consecutive season that Heisman contender Jordan Travis found himself at the helm against a team he holds no love for.
Jordan Travis Becomes First Florida State
Reflecting on Travis’s impact on the program, FSU head coach Mike Norvell stated, “I think when you see what Jordan Travis has meant to this program, and especially the path that he’s been on, you know, there have been ups and downs. He’s had to work, he’s had to believe, he’s had to grow throughout it, and he is a tremendous leader. For him to finish up as a starting quarterback 3-0 against those guys, it’s big. You know, I’m so proud of him.”
Travis’s contribution to the victories included over 750 yards of offense, six touchdowns, and just one interception across the three games, solidifying his place in the Florida State record books. After the recent win against Miami, Travis surpassed Chris Rix to claim the No. 2 spot on FSU’s career passing yards list, boasting a total of 8,622 yards as a Seminole. Moreover, he has led the team to back-to-back 10-win seasons and their first ACC Championship Game appearance in nearly a decade.
Expressing his satisfaction with the win, Travis shared, “I love winning football games at the end of the day. That’s the goal every week. Going against Miami, it’s a little bit different. The feeling is a little bit different. Emotions are a little bit different. Yeah, as Kalen said, it’s my last year, too, so I mean, I love — I’m so happy I’m going out with a win against the boys. I’m not a fan of them at all. Yeah, very thankful.”
It’s worth noting that Travis was part of the 2020 team that fell short 52-10 against Miami. However, in that contest, James Blackman started, and Mike Norvell wasn’t even with the Seminoles after testing positive for COVID-19.
As Travis enters the final stretch of his last season as a Seminole, there is still much to accomplish. In two weeks, Florida State will travel to Gainesville to face the Florida Gators, another long-time rival. A victory in the state of Florida and an ACC Championship would almost certainly secure their spot in the College Football Playoff and present an opportunity for another National Title.
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