Final thoughts: Must-win situation, fourth downs

From time to time on Fridays this football season, we’ll clean out the notebook and offer some final thoughts ahead of a Saturday game. Below are a variety of reflections on FSU ahead of Saturday’s game with Syracuse (3:30 p.m. on ACC Network) as well as a few thoughts on the big picture.

Positives, desperate for a win

Florida State has struggled to build off positives under coach Mike Norvell. A big win over No. 5 North Carolina in Oct. 2020 was followed by humbling losses to Louisville, Pitt and NC . . .

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