In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai preview FSU’s Rose Bowl matchup against Oregon in the semifinals of the inaugural College Football Playoff.
The game is being billed as battle of Heisman Trophy winners: Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota. However, a pair of freshmen running backs will be a major factor in determining the winner of the game. For FSU, Dalvin Cook’s emergence has provided the Seminoles with a balanced attack that they lacked early in the season. Royce Freeman is Oregon’s feature back and has rushed for over 1,200 yards this season.
Defensively, both teams face major challenges. How will FSU deal with the Duck’s tempo? How will Oregon account for the loss of their best defender, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.
Off the field we also discuss Jimbo Fisher’s new 8 year contract and the results of Jameis Winston’s code of conduct hearing.
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