Jordan Travis, the Seminoles' first-half sack victim, remained on the ground while supporting his leg.Travis appeared to break away from Louisville's YaYa Diaby by getting off an intercepted pass, but Diaby later ruled that the play was a sack because Travis' leg contacted the ground before the throw.
Travis was helped off the field as he walked carefully. Tate Rodemaker took his position, and on the subsequent play, he threw an incomplete pass.
Rodemaker had a great second half, helping FSU win the game 35-31. He completed 6 of 10 passes for 109 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception (which came late in the first half).
Rodemaker handled the snaps, and Florida State gained 260 of its 455 yards. For the Seminoles, who rushed for 189 yards on 37 carries as a team, Treshaun Ward contributed 126 yards on 10 carries. In the end, Johnny Wilson caught seven passes from Rodemaker for 149 yards and both touchdowns.
Travis, the starting quarterback for the Seminoles who switched from Louisville after the 2018 campaign, had an excellent start, completing his first 11 attempts and delivering two touchdown passes.
Near the goal line, Travis threw one to Preston Daniel and another to Malik McClain.
Compared to his first game versus Louisville in 2020, where he went 14 of 32 (43.8%) for 141 yards and a touchdown with an interception in addition to 12 rushes for 47 yards and a score, it was a far improved performance. The Cardinals lost 48-16 as a result of that.