FSU Football: Louisville Fans React To Missing Orange Bowl Bid
FSU football finished strong down the stretch to earn an Orange Bowl bid over Louisville. Cardinal fans react to the news on social media after beating ‘Noles earlier in the year.
FSU football played its first true road game against Louisville in its third game of the season and got embarrassed, losing by 43 points, the worst loss in FSU history.
Lamar Jackson was the front-runner (probably still is) for the Heisman Trophy and Louisville looked to be a player in the national picture.
Fast forward about 10 weeks and both FSU and Louisville had lost to Clemson. However, FSU won six of its final seven with the lone loss being against Clemson, and Louisville lost back-to-back games to finish their season on a sour note.
That coupled with FSU playing the stronger schedule was the deciding factor in getting the Orange Bowl bid over Louisville.
Louisville fans are livid, citing the huge win over FSU earlier in the season as reason enough to receive the Orange Bowl bid.
Check out reaction on social media.
— Cardinal Jim (@CardinalJim1) November 30, 2016
Louisville should be in the orange bowl not Florida st js
— ⌚️ (@TGajdaa) December 4, 2016
FSU is going to get killed by Michigan It should atleast be Louisville… #OrangeBowl
— Lance Bolton (@LanceBolton_) December 4, 2016
Man louisville vs Michigan would’ve been nice in the orange bowl.. but nah they want to lose to Kentucky
— Cameron Vaxter (@CamVaxter10) December 4, 2016
hahahahahahaha florida state goes to the orange bowl before louisville… what a joke
— dyl (@DyIFromTheVille) December 4, 2016
How you can put Florida State (9-3) ahead of UofL in the Orange Bowl when Louisville (9-3) destroyed them?
— Trevor Jones (@tjones0521) December 4, 2016
FSU ranked over Louisville and going to the Orange Bowl… Beat them by 40 points…
— Will Brockman (@Will_Brockman3) December 4, 2016
Louisville lost to Houston and Kentucky.. they really don’t deserve orange bowl.. losing to UK at home being a 26 point favorite is a dq..
— Nick Waddell (@nwadde24) December 4, 2016
louisville’s collapse was so bad that fsu got the orange bowl over us despite the 43pt beatdown…..and we can’t really argue about it
— Nathan Snyder (@BigNate_88) December 4, 2016
Louisville didn’t deserve the orange bowl honestly. Im not upset.
— Gun Emoji (@DylanRayMiller) December 4, 2016
Kentucky knocked Louisville out of the Orange Bowl into the Diet Orange Soda Bowl https://t.co/cjsXP1ssTA
— Jason Marcum (@marcum89) December 4, 2016
Too many Louisville fans bitching about the Orange Bowl. Embarrassed on nation TV against Houston. Lost at home to mediocre UK. Get over it.
— Hartlage (@Biff_Webster) December 4, 2016
where all the Louisville fans at now? #orangebowl
— (@BlessedNole) December 4, 2016
— THE CIS-TINE CHAPEL (@BeardedLegacy) December 4, 2016
If you want to go to the Orange Bowl (looking at you Louisville) don’t lose to fucking Kentucky at home
— Otinho (@Otinho20) December 4, 2016
— Brian Foster (@BrianFosterFSU) December 4, 2016
— Jason Sciavicco (@JSciavicco) December 4, 2016
Listen, there are arguments to be made on both sides. Yes, Louisville beat the brakes off FSU at home in the third game of the season.
Everyone knows its better to lose earlier in the season than later in the season. Teams change as seasons progress, FSU got significantly better and Louisville lost its final two games.
The final game Louisville lost against Kentucky, they were 26 point betting favorites at HOME.
Louisville lost the game before that by 26 points on the road against Houston.
The Orange Bowl is in Florida and FSU will draw a larger crowd which is what matters to those in charge of the bowls.Also, historically, FSU is the ACC’s best in terms of drawing power on TV.
So blame whoever, but ultimately, it’s Louisville fault they are not playing in the Orange Bowl. All they had to do was beat Kentucky at home, and they couldn’t get it done as three touchdown favorites.
Have fun in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl against LSU, Louisville!
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