4. Harder schedule
The Seminoles faced their first big test of the season when they traveled to play Oklahoma State. Winston came up with a clutch touchdown to give the Seminoles a 37-24 lead, but the Cowboys responded with a touchdown to make it 37-31. This showed that the Seminoles are vulnerable and ripe for an upset by a team who can execute.
Last year, the Seminoles benefited from playing games against teams such as Bethune-Cookman and Idaho, but this time they will have to face teams such as Notre Dame and Louisville. They also have to play division rivals Clemson and Miami, and Florida will be hungry for revenge as they field a stronger team primed for a bounceback season.