Football welcomes # 1 Virginia on Seniors Day
TALLAHASSEE, Florida – The No. 3 (14-1-1) ranked Florida state football team hosts the No. 1 (15-1-1) Virginia on Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m. on the ACC network. Florida State celebrates its three seniors, Jaelin Howell, Gabby Carle and Gianna Mitchell ahead of the Seniors Day game.
The last time Florida State faced the nation’s No.1 team was in the 2020 CCA Championship game. The Seminoles went on to defeat the No.1 North Carolina 3- 2 to win their seventh ACC tournament title.
FSU VS. VIRGINIA
Thursday’s meeting between the Seminoles and the Cavaliers will be the 37th meeting between the two programs. Florida State is 9-21-7 against Virginia. The Seminoles are 9-10-6 against Virginia under head coach Mark Krikorian.
Florida State has dominated Virginia since Krikorian joined in 2005 (28-26). Of the 25 matches, 19 of them were settled by one point or were tied. FSU excluded UVA nine times during this period. The two teams have met seven times in the ACC tournament and three times in the NCAA tournament since 2005. Since winning their first victory over UVA in the 2011 FSU ACC tournament, it has been 9-5-2 against Virginia. including winning the 2014 ACC and 2015 Championships with victories over UVA and the 2014 National Championship.
Last season, the two teams met twice, with FSU winning 4-3 in Charlottesville in the regular season and both teams drawing 0-0 in the semi-finals of the NCAA tournament. FSU qualified for the national championship after advancing to PKs 3-0.
THE SOFTNESS OF THE HOME
Florida State has a 178-15-9 home record since 2005, when Mark Krikorian became Florida State’s head coach.
The Noles are 109-7-6 in their last 122 home games, dating back to 2011. FSU has recorded 37 wins against ranked opponents in that span.
The Seminoles hold the ACC’s best home record since 2012: 86-7-6 (0.899) and have won 13 straight home games since the start of the 2020 season.
FSU VS. THE CAC
The Seminoles have an ACC all-time record of 140-79-26.
Florida State is 118-33-20 in the league under head coach Mark Krikorian, as more than three-quarters of FSU’s all-time ACC wins have come from Krikorian at the bar. Under Krikorian, FSU is 70-10-6 against its league opponents at home and 48-23-14 on the road.
FSU has not finished below second place (including ties) in the ACC 12 times (2005-10, 2012-15, 2019-20) in the past 16 years, winning five regular season titles (2009 , 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2020).
In the first 16 games of the season, the Seminoles controlled the ball as they had possession for 68% of the season. This translated into a 51-9 goals advantage and a 291-60 shooting advantage.
The Seminoles had the ball for a season-high 81% of the game against FGCU.
SHARE THE WEALTH
In 16 games this season, a program record, 17 different Seminoles have scored one goal and 17 Noles have scored at least one point. Florida State’s 17 different goal scorers are over 90 Division 1 teams that have scored goals.
Thursday’s game is on the ACC network. All broadcast links can be found on the football schedule page of seminoles.com.
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