Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida State-Louisville

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 21: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals runs the ball into the endzone for a touchdown during their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) 775042617
TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 21: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals runs the ball into the endzone for a touchdown during their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) 775042617
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1. One of the many hard-to-believe stats about FSU’s underperforming defense: DE Brian Burns led all freshmen nationally with 9?½ sacks last year; his first one this season came midway through the second quarter Saturday.

2. If any NFL teams have doubts about whether Louisville’s Lamar Jackson can be a great quarterback at the next level, they should rewatch his 26-yard touchdown pass to Seth Dawkins. FSU DB Kyle Meyers had great coverage, but Jackson threw it perfectly where only Dawkins could get it.

3. Congratulations to Lakewood High alum William Floyd for being inducted into FSU’s athletics hall of fame. Floyd helped the Seminoles win the 1993 national title before spending seven years in the NFL.

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