NCAAF

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Florida State Seminoles

Virginia Tech
Hokies
0 - 0
Florida State
Seminoles
0 - 0
September 03, 2018, 8:00 PM EDT
 | Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium

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Virginia Tech
Hokies
0 - 0
Florida State
Seminoles
0 - 0
September 03, 2018, 8:00 PM EDT
 | Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Week 1 of the NCAA football schedule closes with a battle in the ACC as No. 19 Florida State plays host to No. 20 Virginia Tech at Doak Campbell Stadium. This is the first meeting between these two schools since 2012 with the Seminoles Sportsbook as the 7.5-point favorites and the total Sportsbook at 57 points.

    Shark Bites
    • Florida State is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games in September.
    • Virginia Tech is 10-3 SU in its last 13 road games.
    • Florida State has gone UNDER in six of its last nine games vs the ACC.

    View Virginia Tech vs Florida State matchup page

    Hokies have been Strong on the Road

    Packing up the bus for a road game looking for success hasn’t been an issue for Virginia Tech of late. The Hokies are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games away from home dating back to 2015. Additionally, they are 3-3 ATS over that span when they are single-digit road underdogs. The Hokies were 5-3 SU in conference play in 2017 but were just 1-3 ATS when they were underdogs over that span. This is just the second time since 1991 that Virginia Tech has played a road game against Florida State, with the most recent meeting coming in 2008.

    Last season was a great learning opportunity with a fairly young squad. Josh Jackson will be under center for the second straight year after coming off a season in which he threw for 2,743 yards and 19 touchdowns as a freshman. Although Jackson had a strong aerial game, the rushing attack averaged just 3.86 yards per carry – only 34 teams had a lower average. Lastly, the Hokies defense was ranked 13th last season, allowing just 319.3 yards per game, and although they did lose some pivotal players, they should once again be quite strong.

    Florida State looks for a bounce-back season

    Although the Seminoles had a winning 7-6 season in 2017, it didn’t come without adversity. Starting quarterback Deondre Francois appeared in just the Sportsbook game of the season when he suffered a knee injury and was done for the season. Florida State then went 3-5 SU in conference play, including 0-7-1 ATS. However, it did appear as though the Seminoles figured something out down the stretch as they went 4-0 SU and ATS, including beating Southern Mississippi in the Independence Bowl. The 2016 season was essentially a reverse of 2017, as they went 5-3 SU against ACC teams and 4-4 ATS.

    One hurdle Florida State has heading into the season is its defense. It was a bright spot in 2017, giving up just 331.1 yards per game which was good enough for 18th in the nation. However, the Seminoles are only returning three starters, including senior Demarcus Christmas, who enters his third season as a starter. With another season with Willie Taggart as the coach, perhaps the 4-0 SU ending to last season is a precursor to what’s in store for this year.

    Should you be on the UNDER?

    With two top-20 defenses from last season, Sportsbook has the total Sportsbook at 57 points. Virginia Tech went UNDER in six of its eight conference games last season, going OVER 57 points just twice all season. Similarly, Florida State has gone UNDER in six of its last nine contests against the ACC and went OVER 57 points three times all year. With two ranked teams meeting with fresh defenses entering the season, points could be hard to come by and the UNDER could be the bet to make.

Odds

Monday, September 3 Mon Sep 3


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+6.5
-110
+180
o52
-110
-6.5
-110
-220
u52
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+7.5
-110
+255
o54
-130
-7.5
-110
-305
u54
+110

Edge Finder

23.69
Total Score
27.58
176.38
Passing Yards
201.58
185.54
Rushing Yards
177.83
30:41
Time on Field
28:20
65.23
Number of Plays
65.50
5.55
Yards Per Play
5.79
23.69
Total Score
27.58
5.62
First Quarter
4.50
6.54
Second Quarter
11.25
6.69
Third Quarter
6.00
4.85
Fourth Quarter
5.83
176.38
Passing Yards
201.58
24.31
Pass Attempts
28.33
13.31
Pass Completions
17.42
2.31
Sacks
3.00
17.54
Sack Yards
21.25
13.25
Yards Per Pass
11.57
185.54
Rushing Yards
177.83
40.92
Rush Attempts
37.17
4.53
Yards Per Rush
4.78
0.38
Interceptions
1.00
1.15
Fumbles
1.50
0.62
Fumbles Lost
0.67
1.00
Total Turnovers
1.67
5.38
Penalties
6.92
45.85
Penalty Yards
62.50
30:41
Time on Field
28:20
65.23
Number of Plays
65.50
5.55
Yards Per Play
5.79
4.92
Punts
5.08
44.41
Punt Average
42.74
100.23
Return Yards
60.83

Head To Head

VTECH
Stat Type FLAST
2-5
Record
5-2
3-4
ATS
4-3
6-1
O/U
6-1
27.71
Score
30.71
128.29
Rush Yds
60.57
30.43
Pass Attempts
31.43
54.46
Completion %
56.82
251.14
Passing Yds
257.71
379.43
Total Yds
318.29
1.86
Turnovers
1.43
VTECH
Stat Type FLAST
1-2
Record
2-1
2-1
ATS
1-2
3-0
O/U
3-0
28.67
Score
30.33
116.00
Rush Yds
42.33
28.00
Pass Attempts
31.00
58.33
Completion %
63.44
240.67
Passing Yds
257.67
356.67
Total Yds
300
1.67
Turnovers
1.33
Nov 8/12 (1 of 7)
VTECH
Stat Type FLAST
Home
Away
22
Score
28
+13
ATS
-13
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
87
Rush Yds
-15
34
Pass Attempts
42
55.88
Completion %
59.52
298
Passing Yds
326
385
Total Yds
311
3
Turnovers
2
Dec 4/10 (2 of 7)
VTECH
Stat Type FLAST
Home
Away
44
Score
33
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
51 o
O/U
51 u
179
Rush Yds
53
28
Pass Attempts
32
64.29
Completion %
71.88
263
Passing Yds
288
442
Total Yds
341
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 25/08 (3 of 7)
VTECH
Stat Type FLAST
Away
Home
20
Score
30
+6.5
ATS
-6.5
44.5 o
O/U
44.5 u
82
Rush Yds
89
22
Pass Attempts
19
54.55
Completion %
57.89
161
Passing Yds
159
243
Total Yds
248
2
Turnovers
0
Nov 10/07 (4 of 7)
VTECH
Stat Type FLAST
Home
Away
40
Score
21
-7
ATS
+7
40 o
O/U
40 u
188
Rush Yds
116
19
Pass Attempts
33
57.89
Completion %
39.39
207
Passing Yds
151
395
Total Yds
267
1
Turnovers
3
Dec 3/05 (5 of 7)
VTECH
Stat Type FLAST
Home
Away
22
Score
27
-14
ATS
+14
45 o
O/U
45 u
41
Rush Yds
47
52
Pass Attempts
35
50.00
Completion %
60.00
335
Passing Yds
225
376
Total Yds
272
2
Turnovers
0
Jan 1/02 (6 of 7)
VTECH
Stat Type FLAST
Away
Home
17
Score
30
-0
ATS
0
51 o
O/U
51 u
43
Rush Yds
104
29
Pass Attempts
25
51.72
Completion %
48.00
269
Passing Yds
326
312
Total Yds
430
2
Turnovers
2
Jan 4/00 (7 of 7)
VTECH
Stat Type FLAST
Away
Home
29
Score
46
+6
ATS
-6
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
278
Rush Yds
30
29
Pass Attempts
34
51.72
Completion %
58.82
225
Passing Yds
329
503
Total Yds
359
3
Turnovers
1

Team Records

VTECH
Record FLAST
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
VTECH
Record FLAST
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
VTECH
Record FLAST
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:00pm Mostly Cloudy
27ºC / 80ºF
82% Humidity
22% Precipitation
66% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 11
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Dec 28, 2017OKLAST21-30L+6.5/60.5-L/U2482705181413514922
Nov 24, 2017VIRGNA10-0W-6.5/48.5-W/U20214334551861910
Nov 18, 2017PITT20-14W-14/48.5-L/U15721837555311366-1
Nov 11, 2017GATECH22-28L-3/47.5-L/O105153258261140401-1
Nov 4, 2017MI-FL10-28L+2.5/49.5-L/U1021972992192104291
Oct 28, 2017DUKE24-3W-17/48.5-W/U18720038710182183-2
Oct 21, 2017UNC59-7W-19/52.5-W/O18120238354118172-3
Oct 7, 2017BOST.C23-10W-16/46.5-L/U1093224311531913441
Sep 30, 2017CLEM17-31L+7/49-L/U902523421461863323
Sep 23, 2017OLDDOM38-0W-29/51.5-W/U27131158264851490
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Dec 27, 2017S.MISS42-13W-11.5/48-W/O214238452131129260-1
Dec 2, 2017UL.MON42-10W-25.5/63.5-W/U305199504382623002
Nov 25, 2017FLA38-22W-5/43.5-W/O8812821696184280-3
Nov 18, 2017DELAST77-6W-51/N/A-W/N/A24623648215177192-2
Nov 11, 2017CLEM14-31L+16/44.5-L/O212082292271513780
Nov 4, 2017SYRACU27-24W-7.5/50.5-L/O2071363431493144630
Oct 27, 2017BOST.C3-35L-5.5/46.5-L/U64149213241883293
Oct 21, 2017LOUISV28-31L-6/58.5-L/O1552484032931564492
Oct 14, 2017DUKE17-10W-7.5/44.5-L/U2281974251112043151
Oct 7, 2017MI-FL20-24L+2.5/45-L/U203203406832543371
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