Florida State Football - 2011 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 2011 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Jimbo Fisher, Head Coach
James Coley, Offensive Coordinator, Tight Ends
Dameyune Craig, Quarterbacks, Recruiting Coordinator
Lawrence Dawsey, Passing Game Coordinator, Wide Receivers
D.J. Eliot, Defensive Ends
Eddie Gran, Associate Head Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, Running Backs
Odell Haggins, Defensive Line
Greg Hudson, Asst Head Coach Defense, Linebackers
Bob LaCivita, Dir of Player Personnel
Mark Stoops, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Rick Trickett, Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line
Vic Viloria, Strength and Conditioning

Click here for team picture

Click here to see individual mug shots
2011 FSU Football Media Guide


2011 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Austin Barron, 6-2, 295, OL, Fort Lauderdale - Sleeper offensive lineman in the class of 2011, who had a coming out party as a senior...Showed to be quick on his feet and exhibited toughness in the trenches...Helped St. Thomas Aquinas to a Class 5A state title in 2010, which included helping an offense rack up 5,612 yards of total offense...Named to EliteScoutingServices Class 5A All-Tournament Team...Ranked No.40 on the Sun-Sentinel Broward County Top 50 List...Joins fellow teammates Bobby Hart and Rashad Greene in the 2011 FSU signing class...Another one of veteran offensive line coach Jay Connolly's products, which include current FSU senior tackle Andrew Datko and Buffalo Bills deep snapper Garrison Sanborn...Underrated athlete who also plays third base for St. Thomas Aquinas...Member of the 2010 SunStateFootball All State Finals First Team Offense.

Kelvin Benjamin, 6-6, 242, WR, Belle Glade - Big target, whose sheer size - an 80-plus-inch wingspan and 9 1/8-inch hands - makes him difficult to defend...Has played only three years of football at Glades Central, a perennial power...Four-star recruit who is rated No. 8 wide receiver and the No. 60 overall player nationally by Rivals.com and the No. 12 receiver by Scout.com...Rated the No. 23 wide receiver nationally by ESPN...Ranks as the No. 13 wide receiver and the No. 89 player nationally according to 247Sports...Hauled in 30 catches for 551 yards and six touchdowns in just eight games this past season...No. 2 on the Sun Sentinel's Top 32 Broward County Seniors...Named First Team All-Palm Beach County by Sun Sentinel...No. 25 on Bill Buchalter's Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 36 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...Member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 1 wide receiver...Palm Beach Post All-Area First Team...No. 72 on Tom Lemming's MaxPreps.com Top 100...No. 42 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Selected Florida State over Auburn, Florida and Miami.

Eric Beverly, 5-9, 220, RB, Jacksonville - One of the leading rushers in the greater Jacksonville area for two seasons before suffering a knee injury in spring football, sidelining him for his entire senior season...A powerful back who is a tough, inside runner...Three-star running back by both Rivals.com and Scout.com who ranks as the No. 11 all-purpose back by Rivals.com and No. 65 running back by Scout.com...Rated the No. 29 running back by ESPN...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports...SunStateFootball ranks Beverly as the No. 82 player in the state, even after missing his senior season...No. 90 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Helped lead his team to the second round of the state playoffs as a junior in 2009 when he ran for 1,800 yards and scored 19 touchdowns...Rated No. 91 in the 2010 Post Season Top 100 by Scout.com's Mike Bakas...Selected Florida State over Auburn and Illinois.

Lamarcus Brutus, 6-0, 188, DB, Port Saint Lucie - Touted safety prospect who is equally adept at playing physical against the run or making plays on the ball in pass defense...Three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com and is ranked as the No. 47 safety by Rivals.com and No. 33 by Scout.com...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports...Rated the No. 14 safety by ESPN...First Team All-Area defensive back honors by TCPalm...Recorded 104 tackles, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, six interceptions and blocked two field goals as a senior...No. 62 on Bill Buchalter's Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...Member of the Florida Times-Union's Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 9 safety...Chosen by ESPN760 as the No. 7 player to watch in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast...No. 24 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Treasure Coast High School teammate of fellow FSU signee Keelin Smith and 2010 Seminole signee Jeff Luc...Selected Florida State over LSU, Michigan State and North Carolina.

Tank Carradine, 6-5, 267, DE, Cincinnati, OH - An outstanding all-around athlete with size, strength and speed...Effective in run support, as well as pressuring the quarterback...Four-star recruit according to Rivals.com and five-star recruit according to Scout.com...One of the nation's overall prospects out of junior college (No. 1 by Rivals.com; No. 5 by Scout.com) and the No. 1 JUCO defensive end prospect...Rated a five-star recruit by 247Sports...No. 1 on the SuperPrep JUCO 100...Racked up 26 sacks in his two years at Butler Community College, including 16 in 2010, which led the NJCAA...Named 2010 First Team NJCAA All-American...Led team to a final No. 2 ranking in the NJCAA and an appearance in the NJCAA National title game as Butler finished its season 11-1 while also winning the Jayhawk Conference and Region VI championships...An All-Jayhawk Conference First Team selection...Region VI Defensive Player of the Year...As a sophomore, led his team with 119 tackles including 29 for a loss and 16 sacks...Also forced three fumbles, recovered five others and recorded 15 quarterback hurries and a pass breakup...His 29 tackles for loss rank fourth in a single season...Started every game at weakside defensive end as a freshman in 2009 and led the Grizzlies with 90 tackles...Finished second on the team with 20 tackles-for-loss and 10 sacks... Prepped at Cincinnati's Taft High School where he was coached by Mike Martin...Regarded as one of the top prospects in the Midwest prior to signing a letter of intent with Illinois...Selected Florida State from a wide array of offers including Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia.

Ruben Carter, 6-5, 308, OL, Miami - Three-star offensive lineman who split time between guard and center as a senior at Miami Jackson High School and also logged time on the defensive line...Helped pave the way for Jackson's appearance in the first round of the 3A state playoffs...Rated the No. 29 offensive guard by Rivals.com and No. 42 offensive tackle by Scout.com...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports...No. 78 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...Selected Second Team All-Dade County by The Miami Herald as a senior and earned honorable mention standing as a junior...Member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 2 offensive guard...No. 92 offensive tackle by ESPN...No. 80 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Selected Florida State over Kentucky, Rutgers and Tennessee.

Jacob Coker, 6-5, 235, QB, Mobile, AL - Competitive and driven quarterback who is an exceptional athlete...Switched from running a Wing-T offense in his junior season to a pro-style offense as a senior and completed 94-of-153 passes for 1,508 yards and 16 touchdowns while also carrying 61 times for 355 yards and five TDs...Led St. Paul's to the semifinals of the Alabama State playoffs and a 10-2 record in his final season...A three-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com who is ranked the No. 18 pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com and No. 44 QB by Scout.com...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports...No. 17 on the SuperPrep Alabama 43...Selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game as a senior...Rated the No. 70 pro-style quarterback by ESPN...Also an exceptional basketball player who led St. Paul's to 17 wins as a junior while averaging 17.4 points per game...Named the Class 5A basketball player of the year in Mobile County as a junior and was invited to the state of Alabama's North-South All Star basketball game...Now averaging 21.9 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior for a team that hopes to make a deep run in the Class 5A state playoffs...Selected Florida State over Duke and Mississippi State.

Jacob Fahrenkrug, 6-4, 315, OG, Robbinsdale, MN - Widely considered the top offensive lineman in the JUCO ranks...Four-star recruit according to Rivals.com, who lined up at left guard for his North Dakota State College of Science team...An explosive and athletic interior line prospect who has no trouble leading as a pulling blocker, or getting on linebacker at the second level...Played in the Minneapolis suburban high school of Robbinsdale Cooper for three years...Once weighed 400 pounds and used athletics as a way to improve his health...No. 11 on the SuperPrep JUCO 100...The No. 4-rated overall JUCO prospect and the top-rated offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals.com...Rates a four-star recruit by 247Sports...Named 2010 First Team NJCAA All-American...Also named Academic All-Conference, First Team All-Region 11 and First Team All Midwest Football Conference...Earned honorable mention All-Region as a freshman at North Dakota State...Selected Florida State over Arkansas, Auburn, and Southern Cal.

Devonta Freeman, 5-8, 200, RB, Miami - Considered one of the most versatile runners in the country, effectively running between the tackles and capable of using his 4.5 40-yard dash speed to turn the corner...A four-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked the No. 10 running back and the No. 108 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 9 running back by Scout.com...No. 15 running back by ESPN...Rated as the No. 5 running back and the No. 52 overall player in the nation by 247Sports...Helped lead Miami Central to the 2010 Class 6A state title and was named the MVP after gaining 308 yards on 36 carries - falling just 20-yards shy of a state championship game record...As a senior ran for Miami-Dade County-leading 2,208 yards and 26 touchdowns...Recorded 663 rushing yards and six touchdowns in the final two games of the state playoffs...Rushed for 545 yards and two touchdowns as junior back-up to Kentucky signee Brandon Gainer...First Team All-Dade by The Miami Herald...Member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 4 running back...No. 24 on the SuperPrep Elite Top 50 and No. 4 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Selected Florida State over Auburn, Cincinnati and Florida.

Rashad Greene, 6-0, 175, WR, Albany, GA - A deep threat and a solid route runner, the speedy four-star receiver has been clocked around 4.42 in the 40-yard dash while starring for perennial state and national power St. Thomas Aquinas...Ranked the No. 10 wide receiver nationally by Scout.com, No. 20 by 247Sports and No. 29 by Rivals.com and No. 10 wide receiver by Scout.com...No. 125 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 20 wide receiver nationally by ESPN...Had 43 receptions for 943 yards (21.9 yards per catch) with 13 touchdowns as a senior...Came up big in the 2010 Class 5A State title game with six receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns -- including a title-clinching 74-yard pass in the fourth quarter...St. Thomas Aquinas defeated Tampa Plant 29-7 and finished with a No. 3 national ranking...Tallied 31 catches for 510 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, helping St. Thomas Aquinas to a state title...First Team Sun-Sentinel All-Broward County as a senior...No. 30 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...All-Broward County First Team by The Miami Herald as a senior and All-Broward County Second Team as a junior...No. 94 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...No. 17 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Member of the Florida Times-Union's Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 5 wide receiver...Also a standout track & field athlete in sprints and jumps...Coached in football by South Florida icon George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas...Selected Florida State over Clemson, FLorida and South Carolina.

Bobby Hart, 6-5, 303, OL, Lauderhill - Anchored a St. Thomas Aquinas offensive line that helped the Raiders compile 5,612 yards of total offense on their way to the 2010 Class 5A State championship and a No. 3 national ranking...Rated a five-star offensive tackle by Scout.com and four-star lineman by Rivals.com...Considered a relentless drive blocker with good feet in pass protection...Ranked No. 8 offensive tackle by Rivals.com, No. 77 nationally at any position and No. 19 in the state...Scout.com ranks him the No. 4 offensive tackle in the country...Rated a four-star prospect and the No. 16 offensive tackle by 247Sports...No. 25 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 4 overall offensive tackle...Selected to Under Armour All-American team...First Team All-Broward County by Sun Sentinel as a senior...No. 14 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...All-Broward County First Team by The Miami Herald as a senior...No. 43 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...Member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 1 offensive tackle...No. 32 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Second Team 2A All-State offensive lineman for the as a junior at Fort Lauderdale's Cardinal Gibbons...Won't celebrate his 17th birthday until August 21, after he has arrived on the FSU campus...Coached by legendary South Florida high school coach George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas...Also played forward on a highly ranked travel AAU basketball team until last summer, playing against the likes of Ohio State freshman phenom Jared Sullinger and Winter Park High senior Austin Rivers...Qualified for state in wrestling as a sophomore...Selected Florida State over Alabama, Nebraska and Southern Cal.

Tyler Hunter, 6-0, 200, DB, Valdosta, GA - Hunter is the fourth member of the Lowndes County High School football team to commit to Florida State in the last two years, joining Greg Reid, Gerald Demps and Telvin Smith...Ranks No. 116 in the ESPNU 150 and the No. 10 safety...Rated the No. 33 safety by Rivals.com and the No. 43 safety by Scout.com...Earned a three-star rating from 247Sports...No. 39 on the SuperPrep Georgia 83...No. 34 on the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top 50 Recruits...His father, Brice Hunter, was a receiver and a University of Georgia legend before his untimely death in 2004. The elder Hunter, who was slain during an argument with a neighbor, was the Bulldogs' top receiver in the early 1990s and still ranks among the school's career leaders in several offensive categories...He played for highly-respected Lowndes County coach Randy McPherson...Hunter has run a 4.50 40 and boasts a 4.33 shuttle time...Selected the Seminoles over offers from Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

Tre' Jackson, 6-4, 310, DT-OL, Jesup, GA - Versatile big man who was recruited by a number of programs as both a defensive tackle and an offensive lineman...Impressive physical specimen who has the frame and skill set that excites coaching staff...Holds a three-star ranking from Rivals.com as a defensive tackle and carries a No. 60 national position rank. Also ranked as the No. 78 overall player in football-rich Georgia...Scout.com has Jackson rated as a three-star prospect at offensive guard...Played his high school football at Wayne County for coach Jody Grooms...Was a late bloomer in the recruiting world because he sat out his junior season with an injury...Hails from the same school that produced former Seminoles offensive tackle Tony Yeomans, who was part of FSU's heralded 1985 signing class...Originally committed to Georgia Tech back in October...Selected Florida State over Georgia, Alabama, Miami and NC State, though he also had offers from Florida, Rutgers, Middle Tennessee, Georgia Southern and Southern.

Arrington Jenkins, 6-2, 225, LB, Miami - A three-star linebacker who plays physically and with outstanding instincts, Jenkins has been clocked at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash...Second Team All-Dade County by The Miami Herald as a senior...Rated the No. 8 overall prospect in Miami-Dade County by The Miami Herald, and No. 2 among linebackers...Ranked No. 43 among outside linebackers nationally by Rivals.com...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports...No. 87 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Rated the No. 9 outside linebacker by ESPN...No. 2 on the The Miami Herald's Top 25 Miami-Dade recruits for 2011...Started his high school at Miami Killian High School and earned First Team All-Dade as a sophomore before missing much of his junior year before finishing his senior season at Coral Park...Selected the Seminoles over Auburn, Nebraska and West Virginia.

Timmy Jernigan, 6-3, 297, DT, Lake City - Powerful and extremely quick off the ball, he has been a disruptive force in opposing backfields as evidenced by his 14 sacks as a senior...Five-star defensive lineman, who is ranked No. 4 at defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com...Listed as a four-star prospect ranked and No. 2 defensive tackle by Rivals.com...Ranked No. 29 in the Final Rivals 100...Recorded 77 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and one interception and also ran for four touchdowns on offense as a senior in 2010...2011 U.S. Army All-American...All-USA First-Team defense by USA Today...Rated a four-star prospect, No. 2 defensive lineman and No. 17 overall player on the ESPNU 150...No. 6 on the Gainesville Sun's Florida Top 50 Seniors...Named to the 2010 All-First Coast First Team Defense by the Florida Times-Union...Member of the Times-Union's Super 75 where is was rated as the No. 1 defensive tackle...No. 8 on the SuperPrep Florida 110 and No.35 on the SuperPrep Elite 50...No. 5 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 9 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...No. 41 on Tom Lemming's MaxPreps.com 2011 Top 100...Registered 131 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries and was an 3A All-State selection as a junior and a sophomore...Selected the Seminoles over LSU, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida.

Nile Lawrence-Stample, 6-2, 305, DT, Fort Lauderdale - A four-year starter who played middle linebacker as a junior before moving to defensive tackle as a senior...Despite playing defensive tackle for the first time in his life as a senior, became a dominating presence on the Nova defensive line, regularly drawing double- and occasionally triple-team attention...Finished the 2010 campaign with 47 tackles, six sacks and a forced fumble...Four-star prospect who is ranked the No. 29 defensive tackle by Rivals.com...Rated a four-star prospect and the No. 14 defensive tackle by 247Sports...Three-star prospect by Scout.com who is the No. 37 defensive tackle...Named First Team All-Broward County by the Sun Sentinel as a senior...No. 80 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 71 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Was a big hit at a Miami combine with 4.9 in the 40-yard dash...All-Broward County First Team by The Miami Herald as a senior...Member of the Florida Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 3 defensive tackle...No. 146 on the ESPNU 150 and rated the No. 13 overall defensive tackle...Coached by Bill Hobbs...As a junior middle linebacker at Nova, registered over 100 tackles...Selected Florida State over Auburn, Florida and Wisconsin.

Sterling Lovelady, 6-2, 285, OL, Navarre - A three-year starter at offensive tackle for Navarre High School where he was coached by Chad Lashley...Projected as a center or interior lineman in college...Helped lead team to the Region 1 4A title game and a school-record 11 wins as a senior...Navarre finished 11-2 overall and ranked No. 10 in 4A...Three-star recruit and No. 7 center prospect by Rivals.com...Rated the No. 13 center by Scout.com and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...No. 15 center according to ESPN... The first Navarre football player to sign with a Bowl Championship Series member school and one of the few prep football players from the Pensacola area to ever complete his high school requirements in December and join a major college football program before his senior class graduates...Member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 1 center...Selected Florida State over Troy.

Josue Matias, 6-5, 320, OL, Union City, NJ - One of New Jersey's finest prospects as a lineman because of his size and agility...A four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com who missed his entire senior season as he recuperated from a leg injury...Ranked the No. 25 offensive tackle nationally and No.9 best player in the state of New Jersey...Rated the No. 13 offensive tackle by ESPN, No. 27 offensive tackle by Scout.com and No. 18 offensive tackle by 247Sports...Named First Team All-Hudson Area by the Star-Ledger as a junior in 2009...No. 12 on the SuperPrep New Jersey 35... Maxes out at 350 pounds in the bench press...Marks the second consecutive year the Seminoles have landed a touted offensive lineman from New Jersey, which produced current redshirt freshman Daniel Foose...Selected Florida State over Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Rutgers and a lengthy list of additional options.

Derrick Mitchell, 6-5, 305, DT, Jacksonville - A quick defensive tackle prospect, who is listed as a four-star prospect by Scout.com and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com...Considered to have great hips and an outstanding first step...Ranked as the No. 20 defensive tackle and the No. 233 player nationally by Rivals.com and the No. 28 defensive tackle by Scout.com...Rated a four star prospect and the No. 7 defensive tackle and the No. 98 player nationally by 247Sports...Has been a standout at First Coast High School where he is a teammate of fellow FSU signee Eric Beverly...First Team All-First Coast defensive lineman by Florida Times-Union as a senior...Posted stunning numbers with 17.5 sacks and 89 tackles, including 42 for loss, while forcing four fumbles...Named Second Team 5A All-State as a junior when he helped his team reach the state playoffs...No. 97 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...Member of the Florida Times-Union's Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 4 defensive tackle in the state...Rated the No. 18 overall defensive tackle by ESPN...Rated No. 45 in the Gainesville Sun's top 50 seniors list for the state of Florida...No. 26 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Played at the same high school that produced current Seminoles Jermaine Thomas and Avis Commack...Mitchell's father, also named Derrick Mitchell, lettered in basketball for the Seminoles in 1988 and 1989...Selected Florida State over Clemson, Georgia Tech and South Carolina.

Giorgio Newberry, 6-6, 255, DE, Fort Pierce - A four-star defensive end with a good motor and explosiveness off the ball, he enjoyed a stellar senior season recording 83 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and eight sacks...Ranked the No. 10 strongside defensive end by Rivals.com and No. 18 defensive end by Scout.com...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports...Named First Team All-Area defensive end by TCPalm...Finished his junior season with 40 tackles and three sacks while also garnering First Team All-Area honors...No. 17 on Bill Buchalter's Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...Member of the Florida Times-Union's Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 3 defensive end...No.54 on the Sporting News Top 100...No. 27 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 3 overall athlete...selected to Under Armour All-American team...Played right tackle, left tackle and even some center in high school and did the same in the Under Armour All-American game despite being projected to play defense in college...No. 67 on Tom Lemming's MaxPreps.com Top 100...Rated No. 25 in the Gainesville Sun's top 50 seniors list for the state of Florida...No. 19 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Chosen by ESPN760 as the No. 3 player in the 10 players to watch in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast...Coached by Chris Hutchings...Selected Florida State over Florida, Miami and Notre Dame.

Nick O'Leary, 6-4, 240, TE, Palm Beach Gardens - The top-rated tight end prospect in the country, who presents matchup problems with his athleticism...As a senior, caught 51 passes for 875 yards and 12 touchdowns in helping lead Dwyer to 2010 Class 4A state football semifinals. O'Leary helped Dwyer win the 4A title in 2009...U.S. Army All-American...Rivals ranks him as the No. 1 tight end and No. 33 player overall while Scout.com has him the No. 3 tight end and the 62nd best player in the nation...Rated a five-star prospect, the No. 1 tight end and the No. 16 overall player in the nation by 247Sports...All-USA Second Team offense by USA Today...No. 20 on the ESPNU 150 and rated the No. 2 tight end prospect...No. 74 on Tom Lemming's MaxPreps.com 2011 Top 100...Sun Sentinel Super 11 selection...No. 1 on the Sun Sentinel's Top 32 Broward County Senior...No. 3 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 39 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...First Team All-Palm Beach County by Sun Sentinel...Also excelled as a punter and special teams player...Member of the Florida Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he is rated as the No. 1 tight end...Palm Beach Post All-Area First Team...No. 10 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Grandson of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus...Selected Florida State over Alabama, Auburn and Florida.

Trey Pettis, 6-5, 310, OL, Deland - Standout offensive lineman who split time between tackle and center as a senior for DeLand High School, where he was coached by his father, Kevin Pettis...Played a prominent role in DeLand's resurgence as the program compiled a 22-5 record over the past two seasons...Named an Under Armour All-American and took part in the All-American Game on Jan. 5...Three-star recruit who is rated the No. 8 center by ESPN, No. 10 by Scout.com and No. 13 by Rivals.com...Also a three-star prospect by 247Sports...First Team All-County by Daytona Beach News-Journal in 2009 and 2010...Started 43 varsity games -- 38 at DeLand...Selected for the FACA North-South All-Star Game...No. 43 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 105 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...No. 6 on Orlando Sentinel's 2011 Central Florida Super60...First Team All-Central Florida and First Team All-Volusia County by Orlando Sentinel...Member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 2 center...Selected Florida State over Georgia, Notre Dame and South Carolina.

Keelin Smith, 6-3, 190, DB, Fort Pierce - Three-star cornerback with great size and athleticism, who also could play safety...Ranked the No. 34 best cornerback by Rivals.com and No. 28 safety by Scout.com...Rated a four-star prospect and the No. 14 safety by 247Sports...As a senior posted 64 tackles, one interception and blocked three field goals...Selected to the Under Armour All-American team...No. 60 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 5 overall safety...No. 58 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No.40 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Member of the Florida Times-Union's Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 5 cornerback...Selected First Team All-Area defensive back by TCPalm...Scout.com's Mike Bakas rates Smith as the No. 55 player in Florida in the Post-Season Top 100...Rated No. 16 in the Gainesville Sun's top 50 seniors list for the state of Florida...Chosen by ESPN760 as the No. 6 player in the 10 players to watch in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast...At age 14 won not only a national but international title at the prestigious Hershey's National Track and Field Championship in Hershey, Pa., winning the boys age 13-14 standing long jump competition with jumps of 9 feet, 5 1/4 inches (national) and 9-4 1/4 (international) to be the first national champ in the 17-year history of Fort Pierce's Sheraton Plaza Track Club...Selected Florida State over Alabama, Miami and Ohio State.

Terrance Smith, 6-3, 220, LB, Decatur, GA - Three-year starter at Southwest Dekalb where he developed his reputation as an outstanding pass rusher...Enrolled at Florida State in January...Three-star prospect by Rivals.com rated the No. 18 outside linebacker...Has a four-star rating and ranked the No. 21 defensive end by Scout.com...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports...Rated the No. 26 outside linebacker by ESPN...As a senior amassed 60 tackles and 10 sacks in nine games...As a junior, had more than 120 tackles, 15 sacks and 15 tackles for loss...No. 27 on the SuperPrep Georgia 83...No. 34 on the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top 50 Recruits...Also enjoyed a standout career in track & field as a sprinter/jumper...Chose the Seminoles over the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt...Smith's father, the late Terry Smith, starred as a wide receiver for Clemson in the 1990s.

Nick Waisome, 5-10, 175, DB, Groveland - One of the top cover-corners in the country...Four-star recruit who is rated the No. 8 cornerback by both Rivals.com and Scout.com...ESPN ranks him the No. 67 overall prospect and No. 2 cornerback nationally...Rates as the No. 2 cornerback and the No. 44 overall player in the nation by 247Sports...Selected to Under Armour All-American team...Had 47 tackles, six interceptions and scored five touchdowns as a senior...First Team All-Central Florida defensive back by Orlando Sentinel and Defensive Player of the Year in Lake/Sumter County by Orlando Sentinel as a senior...No. 18 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 5 on Orlando Sentinel's 2011 Central Florida Super60...No. 49 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...Member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 3 cornerback...No. 57 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Finished his junior season with 67 tackles, 18 pass break-ups and four interceptions and also had 17 receptions for 495 yards and six touchdowns on offense...First Team All-State defensive back for 6A classification as a junior...Selected Florida State over Florida, LSU and Texas.

James Wilder, 6-2, 220, RB, Tampa - A dynamic, five-star athlete, who is considered the best overall athlete in the country after playing both running back and linebacker at Tampa Plant High School...Led Plant to the 5A state title game...Selected to U.S. Army All-American team as a senior and participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he scored the winning touchdown for the East...Rushed for 1,597 yards and 22 touchdowns, and had 75 tackles and eight sacks as a senior...Selected All-USA First Team defense defense by USA Today...Ranked as the No. 2 running back and No. 11 player nationally by Rivals.com...Ranked as the No. 3 outside linebacker and the No. 29 overall player by Scout.com...Rated the No. 29 player on the ESPN 150 and the No. 4 overall athlete in the nation...No. 7 on the Sporting News Top 100 for 2011Rated a five-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com...Tampa Tribune's All-Hillsborough County First Team as a senior...No. 1 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 7 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...Member of the Florida Times-Union's Super 75 where he is rated as the No. 1 overall athlete...2010 U.S. Air Force All-American Second Team Defense by MaxPreps...No. 2 on Tom Lemming's MaxPreps.com Top 100...As a junior helped Plant to a 5A state title after rushing for 1,004 yards (7.49 per carry) and 15 touchdowns, while registering 136 tackles (66 solo) and 19 sacks on defense...Earned First Team All-State honors for 5A classification as a junior...As a sophomore, registered 145 total tackles with 62 solo and 15 sacks and was selected All-Hillsborough County First Team, FSWA Second Team 5A All-State and All-Suncoast Second Team...Son of former Buccaneers running back James Wilder...Selected Florida State over Florida, Miami and Oregon.

Karlos Williams, 6-2, 220, S, Davenport - A hard-hitting, consensus five-star safety with good size, who is ranked the No. 2 safety, No. 8 player nationally and No. 2 player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com...Rated the No. 22 overall player and the No. 2 safety in the nation by Scout.com...Rated the No. 1 safety and the No. 7 player nationally by 247 Sports...Hits like a linebacker but reportedly has the hands of a receiver and skills of a top-notch safety...Selected to Under Armour All-American game...All-USA Second Team defense by USA Today...No. 17 on the Sporting News Top 100 for 2011...No. 5 on the ESPNU 150 and rated the No. 1 safety prospect...No. 9 on Tom Lemming's MaxPreps.com 2011 Top 100...No. 12 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 10 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...Member of the Florida Times-Union's Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 1 safety...No. 8 on the SuperPrep Elite Top 50, No. 3 on the SuperPrep Florida 110 and the SuperPrep Dixie Defensive Player of the Year...First Team All-Polk County by the Lakeland Ledger...Also played running back and ran 69 times for 564 yards (8.2 yards per carry) and scored seven touchdowns as a senior...As junior, had 102 tackles and three interceptions and was listed in The Associated Press South Region 25 list of top recruits...brother is Vince Williams, who is a rising junior linebacker at Florida State...Selected Florida State over Auburn, Miami and Ohio State.


2011 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 41 Chad Abram            DB      6-0   227  So   *    Lakeland (Kathleen)
  40 Jonathan Akanbi       DB      6-1   190  So        Orlando (Edgewater)
* 62 Austin Barron         OL      6-2   295  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
   1 Kelvin Benjamin       WR      6-6   242  Fr        Belle Glade (Glades Central)
  29 Eric Beverly          RB      5-9   220  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)
* 13 Nigel Bradham         LB      6-3   240  Sr   ***  Crawfordville (Wakulla)
  37 Nathan Brazeau        FB      5-9   210  Sr        Brooksville (Central)
*  3 Justin Bright         S       6-1   190  So-R *    Duncan, SC (Byrnes)
* 31 Terrence Brooks       DB      5-11  193  So   *    Dunnellon (Dunnellon)
  78 Shayne Broxsie        DE      6-2   260  Jr        Monticello (Jefferson County)
  42 Lamarcus Brutus       DB      6-0   188  Fr        Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
* 91 Tank Carradine        DE      6-5   267  Jr        Cincinnati, OH (Taft/Butler County CC)
  65 Ruben Carter          OL      6-5   308  Fr        Miami (Jackson)
  14 Jacob Coker           QB      6-5   235  Fr        Mobile, AL (Saint Paul's Episcopal)
  39 Chad Colley           S       5-11  190  Sr-R      Gulf Breeze (Gulf Breeze)
* 21 Avis Commack          S       6-4   203  Jr-R      Jacksonville (First Coast)
  12 Parker Conley         P       6-5   210  Fr-R      Norcross, GA (Norcross)
  42 Cory Cox              S       6-1   205  Jr        Blountstown (Blountstown)
  94 Darious Cummings      DT      6-2   285  So        Titusville (Astronaut)
  67 Andrew Datko          OT      6-6   321  Sr   ***  Weston (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 93 Everett Dawkins       DT      6-2   295  Jr-R **   Spartanburg, SC (Byrnes)
  70 Kevin Dehlinger       OL      6-1   235  So        Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
  63 David Dekle           DT      5-11  270  Jr        Crawfordville (Florida)
* 64 Dax Dellenbach        DS      6-1   235  Jr-R *    Fort Lauderdale (North Broward Prep/Auburn)
   6 Gerald Demps          S       5-10  206  So-R *    Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
* 15 Greg Dent             WR      5-11  191  So   *    Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
  30 Ryan DiMarco          FB      5-10  225  So        Port Saint Lucie (John Carroll)
  45 Jim Dolan             WR      5-10  175  Fr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  75 Philip Doumar         DS      6-1   215  So-R      Jupiter (Jupiter)
  68 Russell Eldridge      OL      6-3   275  Jr        Jacksonville (Mandarin)
* 98 Cameron Erving        DT      6-5   305  Fr-R      Moultrie, GA (Colquitt County)
* 60 Jacob Fahrenkrug      OG      6-4   315  Jr        Robbinsdale, MN (Cooper/ND State College of Science)
  76 Garrett Faircloth     OT      6-7   295  So-R      Brunswick, GA (Bolles)
  39 Jared Fenton          CB      5-11  190  Jr        Saint Cloud (Harmony)
  72 Daniel Foose          OL      6-6   290  Fr-R      Paramus, NJ (Paramus Catholic)
*  8 Devonta Freeman       RB      5-8   200  Fr        Miami (Miami Central)
  40 Kendall Fullington    FB      5-11  170  Fr        Weston (Cypress Bay)
  71 Ben Gatewood          OL      6-6   280  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Stanton)
  19 Josh Gehres           WR      6-3   202  So-R *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  13 Rashad Gholston       WR      5-10  167  So        Miami Gardens (Miramar)
  11 Ethan Gilbert         QB      5-11  175  So        Palmetto (Palmetto)
* 89 Christian Green       WR      6-0   201  Fr-R      Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
* 80 Rashad Greene         WR      6-0   175  Fr        Albany, GA (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  72 Roland Gutierrez      DT      6-1   255  Fr-R      Orlando (Olympia)
* 12 Jarred Haggins        WR      6-1   191  So   *    Lakeland (Lakeland)
  43 Glenn Hall            LB      6-0   196  Fr-R      Miami (Carol City)
  46 Joe Harmon            LB      6-2   200  Fr-R      Gonzalez (Tate)
*  1 Mike Harris           CB      5-11  195  Sr   *    Miami (South Miami/El Camino JC)
* 51 Bobby Hart            OL      6-5   303  Fr        Lauderhill (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  82 Willie Haulstead      WR      6-3   213  Jr   **   Titusville (Titusville)
  70 Sean Hector           DE      6-3   220  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny/Tallahassee CC)
* 58 Dan Hicks             DE      6-4   270  So-R *    Oxford, MS (Oxford)
* 18 Dustin Hopkins        K       6-2   190  Jr   **   Houston, TX (Clear Lake)
* 30 Tyler Hunter          DB      6-0   200  Fr        Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
* 54 Tre' Jackson          DT-OL   6-4   310  Fr        Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  26 Arrington Jenkins     LB      6-2   225  Fr        Miami (Coral Park)
* 49 Brandon Jenkins       DE      6-3   265  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
*  8 Timmy Jernigan        DT      6-3   297  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
  78 Jonathan Johnson      TE      6-7   250  Jr-R      Sanford (Seminole/Lynn)
*  7 Christian Jones       LB      6-4   240  So   *    Winter Park (Lake Howell)
* 33 Ty Jones              RB      5-10  210  Sr   **   Tampa (Middleton)
* 20 Lamarcus Joyner       CB      5-8   204  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  29 Lennox Kennedy        CB      5-9   183  Fr-R      Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
  29 Dillon Kidd           P       6-1   212  Fr        Deerfield Beach (Milford Academy)
  99 Nile Lawrence-Stample DT      6-2   305  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Nova)
* 85 Ja'Baris Little       TE      6-3   245  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  53 Sterling Lovelady     OL      6-2   285  Fr        Navarre (Navarre)
* 48 Jeff Luc              LB      6-0   245  So   *    Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
*  3 E.J. Manuel           QB      6-5   245  Jr-R **   Virginia Beach, VA (Bayside)
* 70 Josue Matias          OL      6-5   320  Fr        Union City, NJ (Union City)
* 97 Demonte McAllister    DT      6-2   285  So-R *    Tampa (Alonso)
* 92 Anthony McCloud       DT      6-2   311  Jr-R *    Thomasville, GA (Central/Itawamba CC)
  90 Moses McCray          DT      6-2   320  Jr-R **   Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 55 Jacobbi McDaniel      DT      6-1   297  Jr   **   Greenville (Madison County)
  56 Derrick Mitchell      DT      6-5   305  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)
  20 Daniel Monroe         RB      5-10  205  Fr-R      Miami (Coral Reef)
* 10 Nick Moody            S       6-2   224  Jr-R **   Wyncote, PA (Roman Catholic)
  51 Giorgio Newberry      DE      6-6   255  Fr        Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central)
  43 Frank Nicholas        DS      5-10  193  So        Tampa (Plant)
  12 Andrew Nowels         QB      6-3   224  Sr-R      Belleair (Lakeland)
* 35 Nick O'Leary          TE      6-4   240  Fr        Palm Beach Gardens (Dwyer)
  57 Holmes Onwukaife      LB      6-2   245  Fr-R      Cedar Park, TX (Cedar Park)
  59 Henry Orelus          OL      6-3   295  So-R *    Belle Glade (Glades Central)
*  4 Terrance Parks        S       6-2   215  Sr   **   Fairburn, GA (Creekside)
  56 Trey Pettis           OL      6-5   310  Fr        Deland (Deland)
  43 Anthony Porterfield   TE      6-3   231  So-R      Pensacola (Escambia)
* 45 Shawn Powell          P       6-4   235  Sr   ***  Rome, GA (Darlington Prep)
  56 Mickel Pringle        LB      6-1   222  So        Loxahatchee (Seminole Ridge)
  29 Xavier Pryce          CB      5-10  194  Jr        Miami (Parkway Academy)
* 24 Lonnie Pryor          RB      6-0   230  Jr   **   Okeechobee (Okeechobee)
  14 Ridge Read            QB      5-10  191  Jr        Panama City (Liberty County)
* 83 Bert Reed             WR      5-10  183  Sr-R ***  Panama City (Bay)
*  5 Greg Reid             CB      5-8   186  Jr   **   Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
* 88 Beau Reliford         TE      6-6   260  Sr   **   Coral Springs (Dillard)
  69 Chris Revell          DS      6-1   193  So-R      Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 27 Xavier Rhodes         CB      6-2   215  So-R *    Miami (Norland)
  35 Gerald Rogers         WR      5-8   145  So-R      Jacksonville (Lee)
* 77 Zebrie Sanders        OT      6-6   307  Sr   ***  Dayton, OH (Northmont)
  73 Rhonne Sanderson      OL      6-4   295  Jr-R **   Tampa (Plant)
  16 Will Secord           QB      6-2   214  So-R      Frisco, TX (Wakeland)
  47 Tank Sessions         TE      6-6   252  Fr-R      Decatur, GA (Columbia)
* 81 Kenny Shaw            WR      5-11  170  So   *    Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
  21 Debrale Smiley        FB      5-11  230  Jr-R *    Thomasville, GA (Central/Itawamba CC)
  37 Keelin Smith          DB      6-3   190  Fr        Fort Pierce (Treasure Coast)
* 84 Rodney Smith          WR      6-6   216  Jr   **   Miami (Archbishop Carroll)
* 22 Telvin Smith          LB      6-3   216  So   *    Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
  24 Terrance Smith        LB      6-3   220  Fr        Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
  61 Blake Snider          OG      6-3   295  So-R      Anniston, AL (Cleburne County)
  79 David Spurlock        OL      6-4   300  Sr   ***  Murfreesboro, TN (Riverdale)
  66 Jacob Stanley         OL      6-1   280  Sr-R *    Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 96 Toshmon Stevens       DE      6-5   235  Jr-R **   Pomona Park (Crescent City)
* 52 Bryan Stork           OG      6-4   299  So-R *    Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
  76 Trey Sumner           LB      6-2   215  Jr        Jacksonville (Bartram Trail)
  28 Nigel Terrell         LB      6-1   230  Fr-R      Helena, AL (Pelham)
* 38 Jermaine Thomas       RB      5-11  192  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (First Coast)
  75 Hunter Thomason       OL      6-0   245  Fr-R      Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)
* 23 Chris Thompson        RB      5-8   190  Jr   **   Greenville (Madison County)
  54 Tim Thompson          DB      5-10  195  Jr        Apopka (South Lake)
  32 Sean Tidmus           LB      6-0   217  So        Winter Garden (Ocoee)
*  9 Clint Trickett        QB      6-2   180  Fr-R      Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 44 Will Tye              TE      6-2   243  Fr-R      Middletown, CT (Salisbury School)
  39 David Tyrrell         WR      6-3   200  Fr-R      Cape Coral (Mariner)
*  6 Nick Waisome          DB      5-10  175  Fr        Groveland (South Lake)
  74 Jonathan Wallace      OT      6-7   284  So-R      Jacksonville (Lee)
* 95 Bjoern Werner         DE      6-4   273  So   *    Berlin, Germany (Salisbury School)
* 32 James Wilder          RB      6-2   220  Fr        Tampa (Plant)
  44 Derek Williams        P       6-1   195  Fr-R      Peachtree City, GA (Starr's Mill)
*  9 Karlos Williams       S       6-2   220  Fr        Davenport (Ridge Community)
* 11 Vince Williams        LB      6-1   240  Jr-R **   Davenport (Ridge Community)

2011 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   1 Kelvin Benjamin       WR      6-6   242  Fr        Belle Glade (Glades Central)
*  1 Mike Harris           CB      5-11  195  Sr   *    Miami (South Miami/El Camino JC)
*  3 Justin Bright         S       6-1   190  So-R *    Duncan, SC (Byrnes)
*  3 E.J. Manuel           QB      6-5   245  Jr-R **   Virginia Beach, VA (Bayside)
*  4 Terrance Parks        S       6-2   215  Sr   **   Fairburn, GA (Creekside)
*  5 Greg Reid             CB      5-8   186  Jr   **   Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
   6 Gerald Demps          S       5-10  206  So-R *    Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
*  6 Nick Waisome          DB      5-10  175  Fr        Groveland (South Lake)
*  7 Christian Jones       LB      6-4   240  So   *    Winter Park (Lake Howell)
*  8 Devonta Freeman       RB      5-8   200  Fr        Miami (Miami Central)
*  8 Timmy Jernigan        DT      6-3   297  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
*  9 Clint Trickett        QB      6-2   180  Fr-R      Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
*  9 Karlos Williams       S       6-2   220  Fr        Davenport (Ridge Community)
* 10 Nick Moody            S       6-2   224  Jr-R **   Wyncote, PA (Roman Catholic)
  11 Ethan Gilbert         QB      5-11  175  So        Palmetto (Palmetto)
* 11 Vince Williams        LB      6-1   240  Jr-R **   Davenport (Ridge Community)
  12 Parker Conley         P       6-5   210  Fr-R      Norcross, GA (Norcross)
* 12 Jarred Haggins        WR      6-1   191  So   *    Lakeland (Lakeland)
  12 Andrew Nowels         QB      6-3   224  Sr-R      Belleair (Lakeland)
* 13 Nigel Bradham         LB      6-3   240  Sr   ***  Crawfordville (Wakulla)
  13 Rashad Gholston       WR      5-10  167  So        Miami Gardens (Miramar)
  14 Jacob Coker           QB      6-5   235  Fr        Mobile, AL (Saint Paul's Episcopal)
  14 Ridge Read            QB      5-10  191  Jr        Panama City (Liberty County)
* 15 Greg Dent             WR      5-11  191  So   *    Belle Glade (Belle Glade Central)
  16 Will Secord           QB      6-2   214  So-R      Frisco, TX (Wakeland)
* 18 Dustin Hopkins        K       6-2   190  Jr   **   Houston, TX (Clear Lake)
  19 Josh Gehres           WR      6-3   202  So-R *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 20 Lamarcus Joyner       CB      5-8   204  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  20 Daniel Monroe         RB      5-10  205  Fr-R      Miami (Coral Reef)
* 21 Avis Commack          S       6-4   203  Jr-R      Jacksonville (First Coast)
  21 Debrale Smiley        FB      5-11  230  Jr-R *    Thomasville, GA (Central/Itawamba CC)
* 22 Telvin Smith          LB      6-3   216  So   *    Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
* 23 Chris Thompson        RB      5-8   190  Jr   **   Greenville (Madison County)
* 24 Lonnie Pryor          RB      6-0   230  Jr   **   Okeechobee (Okeechobee)
  24 Terrance Smith        LB      6-3   220  Fr        Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
  26 Arrington Jenkins     LB      6-2   225  Fr        Miami (Coral Park)
* 27 Xavier Rhodes         CB      6-2   215  So-R *    Miami (Norland)
  28 Nigel Terrell         LB      6-1   230  Fr-R      Helena, AL (Pelham)
  29 Eric Beverly          RB      5-9   220  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)
  29 Lennox Kennedy        CB      5-9   183  Fr-R      Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
  29 Dillon Kidd           P       6-1   212  Fr        Deerfield Beach (Milford Academy)
  29 Xavier Pryce          CB      5-10  194  Jr        Miami (Parkway Academy)
  30 Ryan DiMarco          FB      5-10  225  So        Port Saint Lucie (John Carroll)
* 30 Tyler Hunter          DB      6-0   200  Fr        Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
* 31 Terrence Brooks       DB      5-11  193  So   *    Dunnellon (Dunnellon)
  32 Sean Tidmus           LB      6-0   217  So        Winter Garden (Ocoee)
* 32 James Wilder          RB      6-2   220  Fr        Tampa (Plant)
* 33 Ty Jones              RB      5-10  210  Sr   **   Tampa (Middleton)
* 35 Nick O'Leary          TE      6-4   240  Fr        Palm Beach Gardens (Dwyer)
  35 Gerald Rogers         WR      5-8   145  So-R      Jacksonville (Lee)
  37 Nathan Brazeau        FB      5-9   210  Sr        Brooksville (Central)
  37 Keelin Smith          DB      6-3   190  Fr        Fort Pierce (Treasure Coast)
* 38 Jermaine Thomas       RB      5-11  192  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (First Coast)
  39 Chad Colley           S       5-11  190  Sr-R      Gulf Breeze (Gulf Breeze)
  39 Jared Fenton          CB      5-11  190  Jr        Saint Cloud (Harmony)
  39 David Tyrrell         WR      6-3   200  Fr-R      Cape Coral (Mariner)
  40 Jonathan Akanbi       DB      6-1   190  So        Orlando (Edgewater)
  40 Kendall Fullington    FB      5-11  170  Fr        Weston (Cypress Bay)
* 41 Chad Abram            DB      6-0   227  So   *    Lakeland (Kathleen)
  42 Lamarcus Brutus       DB      6-0   188  Fr        Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
  42 Cory Cox              S       6-1   205  Jr        Blountstown (Blountstown)
  43 Glenn Hall            LB      6-0   196  Fr-R      Miami (Carol City)
  43 Frank Nicholas        DS      5-10  193  So        Tampa (Plant)
  43 Anthony Porterfield   TE      6-3   231  So-R      Pensacola (Escambia)
* 44 Will Tye              TE      6-2   243  Fr-R      Middletown, CT (Salisbury School)
  44 Derek Williams        P       6-1   195  Fr-R      Peachtree City, GA (Starr's Mill)
  45 Jim Dolan             WR      5-10  175  Fr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 45 Shawn Powell          P       6-4   235  Sr   ***  Rome, GA (Darlington Prep)
  46 Joe Harmon            LB      6-2   200  Fr-R      Gonzalez (Tate)
  47 Tank Sessions         TE      6-6   252  Fr-R      Decatur, GA (Columbia)
* 48 Jeff Luc              LB      6-0   245  So   *    Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
* 49 Brandon Jenkins       DE      6-3   265  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
* 51 Bobby Hart            OL      6-5   303  Fr        Lauderhill (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  51 Giorgio Newberry      DE      6-6   255  Fr        Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central)
* 52 Bryan Stork           OG      6-4   299  So-R *    Vero Beach (Vero Beach)
  53 Sterling Lovelady     OL      6-2   285  Fr        Navarre (Navarre)
* 54 Tre' Jackson          DT-OL   6-4   310  Fr        Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  54 Tim Thompson          DB      5-10  195  Jr        Apopka (South Lake)
* 55 Jacobbi McDaniel      DT      6-1   297  Jr   **   Greenville (Madison County)
  56 Derrick Mitchell      DT      6-5   305  Fr        Jacksonville (First Coast)
  56 Trey Pettis           OL      6-5   310  Fr        Deland (Deland)
  56 Mickel Pringle        LB      6-1   222  So        Loxahatchee (Seminole Ridge)
  57 Holmes Onwukaife      LB      6-2   245  Fr-R      Cedar Park, TX (Cedar Park)
* 58 Dan Hicks             DE      6-4   270  So-R *    Oxford, MS (Oxford)
  59 Henry Orelus          OL      6-3   295  So-R *    Belle Glade (Glades Central)
* 60 Jacob Fahrenkrug      OG      6-4   315  Jr        Robbinsdale, MN (Cooper/ND State College of Science)
  61 Blake Snider          OG      6-3   295  So-R      Anniston, AL (Cleburne County)
* 62 Austin Barron         OL      6-2   295  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  63 David Dekle           DT      5-11  270  Jr        Crawfordville (Florida)
* 64 Dax Dellenbach        DS      6-1   235  Jr-R *    Fort Lauderdale (North Broward Prep/Auburn)
  65 Ruben Carter          OL      6-5   308  Fr        Miami (Jackson)
  66 Jacob Stanley         OL      6-1   280  Sr-R *    Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy)
  67 Andrew Datko          OT      6-6   321  Sr   ***  Weston (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  68 Russell Eldridge      OL      6-3   275  Jr        Jacksonville (Mandarin)
  69 Chris Revell          DS      6-1   193  So-R      Tallahassee (Chiles)
  70 Kevin Dehlinger       OL      6-1   235  So        Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
  70 Sean Hector           DE      6-3   220  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny/Tallahassee CC)
* 70 Josue Matias          OL      6-5   320  Fr        Union City, NJ (Union City)
  71 Ben Gatewood          OL      6-6   280  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Stanton)
  72 Daniel Foose          OL      6-6   290  Fr-R      Paramus, NJ (Paramus Catholic)
  72 Roland Gutierrez      DT      6-1   255  Fr-R      Orlando (Olympia)
  73 Rhonne Sanderson      OL      6-4   295  Jr-R **   Tampa (Plant)
  74 Jonathan Wallace      OT      6-7   284  So-R      Jacksonville (Lee)
  75 Philip Doumar         DS      6-1   215  So-R      Jupiter (Jupiter)
  75 Hunter Thomason       OL      6-0   245  Fr-R      Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)
  76 Garrett Faircloth     OT      6-7   295  So-R      Brunswick, GA (Bolles)
  76 Trey Sumner           LB      6-2   215  Jr        Jacksonville (Bartram Trail)
* 77 Zebrie Sanders        OT      6-6   307  Sr   ***  Dayton, OH (Northmont)
  78 Shayne Broxsie        DE      6-2   260  Jr        Monticello (Jefferson County)
  78 Jonathan Johnson      TE      6-7   250  Jr-R      Sanford (Seminole/Lynn)
  79 David Spurlock        OL      6-4   300  Sr   ***  Murfreesboro, TN (Riverdale)
* 80 Rashad Greene         WR      6-0   175  Fr        Albany, GA (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 81 Kenny Shaw            WR      5-11  170  So   *    Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
  82 Willie Haulstead      WR      6-3   213  Jr   **   Titusville (Titusville)
* 83 Bert Reed             WR      5-10  183  Sr-R ***  Panama City (Bay)
* 84 Rodney Smith          WR      6-6   216  Jr   **   Miami (Archbishop Carroll)
* 85 Ja'Baris Little       TE      6-3   245  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 88 Beau Reliford         TE      6-6   260  Sr   **   Coral Springs (Dillard)
* 89 Christian Green       WR      6-0   201  Fr-R      Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  90 Moses McCray          DT      6-2   320  Jr-R **   Tampa (Hillsborough)
* 91 Tank Carradine        DE      6-5   267  Jr        Cincinnati, OH (Taft/Butler County CC)
* 92 Anthony McCloud       DT      6-2   311  Jr-R *    Thomasville, GA (Central/Itawamba CC)
* 93 Everett Dawkins       DT      6-2   295  Jr-R **   Spartanburg, SC (Byrnes)
  94 Darious Cummings      DT      6-2   285  So        Titusville (Astronaut)
* 95 Bjoern Werner         DE      6-4   273  So   *    Berlin, Germany (Salisbury School)
* 96 Toshmon Stevens       DE      6-5   235  Jr-R **   Pomona Park (Crescent City)
* 97 Demonte McAllister    DT      6-2   285  So-R *    Tampa (Alonso)
* 98 Cameron Erving        DT      6-5   305  Fr-R      Moultrie, GA (Colquitt County)
  99 Nile Lawrence-Stample DT      6-2   305  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Nova)
3/29/2011 - Jamar Jackson and Cameron Wade transferred to North Alabama.
6/30/2011 - Taiwan Easterling signed with the Chicago Cubs.
8/9/2011 - Rhonne Sanderson, Tank Sessions and Blake Snider have been medically disqualified because of recurring injuries.
10/8/2011 - Chris Thompson is lostfor the year with compression fractures of the T-5 and T-6 vertebeae in his back.

2011 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dustin Hopkins           cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

Timmy Jernigan           Football Writers Association - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Shawn Powell             American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         espn.com - 1st Team All-American
                         CBS Sports - 2nd Team All-American
                         Scout - 2nd Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American
                         cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

Zebrie Sanders           College & Pro Football Weekly - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  4

2011 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mister Alexander         54      ILB                Houston Texans
Alex Barron              72      T                  New Orleans Saints
Anquan Boldin            81      WR                 Baltimore Ravens
Lorenzo Booker           27      RB                 Minnesota Vikings
Everette Brown           91      DE                 San Diego Chargers
Brodrick Bunkley         77      DT                 Denver Broncos
Tony Carter              32      CB                 Denver Broncos
Thomas Clayton           33      RB                 Cleveland Browns
Antonio Cromartie        31      CB                 New York Jets
Darnell Dockett          90      DE                 Arizona Cardinals
Andre Fluellen           96      DT                 Detroit Lions
Graham Gano               4      K                  Washington Redskins
Richard Goodman          15      WR                 San Diego Chargers
Letroy Guion             98      DT                 Minnesota Vikings
Geno Hayes               54      LB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Montrae Holland          64      G                  Dallas Cowboys
Chris Hope               24      SS                 Tennessee Titans
Rodney Hudson            61      C                  Kansas City Chiefs
Sebastian Janikowski     11      K                  Oakland Raiders
Greg Jones               33      FB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Bryant McFadden          20      CB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Eric Moore               92      DE                 New England Patroits
Preston Parker           87      WR                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Christian Ponder          7      QB                 Minnesota Vikings
Patrick Robinson         21      CB                 New Orleans Saints
Garrison Sanborn         65      LS                 Buffalo Bills
Ernie Sims               55      LB                 Indianapolis Colts
Antone Smith             35      RB                 Atlanta Falcons
Lawrence Timmons         94      ILB                Pittsburgh Steelers
Leon Washington          33      RB                 Seattle Seahawks
Dekoda Watson            56      LB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Markus White             55      LB                 Washington Redskins
Kamerion Wimbley         96      LB                 Oakland Raiders

Noles in the Pros - 33

2011 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
USA
AP
USA
AP
USA
REC
09/03
Ref
H
LOUISIANA-MONROE
W 34- 0
6
5
 
 
 
 
4-8
09/10
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 62-10
5
4
 
 
 
 
0-11
09/17
Ref
H
OKLAHOMA
L 13-23
5
5
1
1
16
15
10-3
09/24
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 30-35
11
14
21
22
22
22
10-4
10/08
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
L 30-35
23
22
 
 
 
 
6-7
10/15
Ref
A
DUKE
W 41-16
 
 
 
 
 
 
3-9
10/22
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 41-16
 
 
 
 
 
 
2-10
10/29
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 34- 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
8-5
11/03
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 38- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
4-8
11/12
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 23-19
 
 
 
 
 
 
6-6
11/19
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
L 13-14
23
22
 
 
 
 
8-5
11/26
Ref
A
FLORIDA
W 21- 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
7-6
12/29
Ref
N
NOTRE DAME
Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fl
W 18-14
25
25
 
 
 
 
8-5
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    9- 4     5-2     3-2     1-0
AGAINST ACC      5- 3     3-1     2-2     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   0- 2     0-1     0-1     0-0

FINAL  AP - 23
FINAL USA - 23


2011 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  CLEMSON               6- 2    10- 4 
 2t FLORIDA STATE         5- 3     9- 4 
 2t WAKE FOREST           5- 3     6- 7 
 4  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  4- 4     8- 5 
 5  BOSTON COLLEGE        3- 5     4- 8 
 6  MARYLAND              1- 7     2-10 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  VIRGINIA TECH         7- 1    11- 3 
 2t GEORGIA TECH          5- 3     8- 5 
 2t VIRGINIA              5- 3     8- 5 
 4t NORTH CAROLINA        3- 5     7- 6 
 4t MIAMI                 3- 5     6- 6 
 6  DUKE                  1- 7     3- 9 

2011 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP, Charlotte, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
12/03/2011  CLEMSON 38, VIRGINIA TECH 10                        

2011 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Devonta Freeman 10/15/2011 DUKE 19 109 5.74 1 Devonta Freeman 10/22/2011 MARYLAND 11 100 9.09 1

2011 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rashad Greene 10/08/2011 WAKE FOREST 12 163 13.58 1 Rodney Smith 09/24/2011 CLEMSON 4 118 29.50 1 Bert Reed 11/19/2011 VIRGINIA 4 104 26.00 0 Christian Green 10/08/2011 WAKE FOREST 4 102 25.50 0

2011 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clint Trickett 09/24/2011 CLEMSON 38 24 336 1 8.84 3 E.J. Manuel 09/10/2011 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 35 24 329 1 9.40 4 E.J. Manuel 10/29/2011 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 34 25 321 1 9.44 2

2011 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 398 196 Points Per Game............. 30.6 15.1 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 48 25 TDs Rushing................. 20 8 TDs Passing................. 25 16 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 1 TDs Punt Return............. 1 0 TDs Interception............ 1 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 44-48 20-25 Kick........................ 44-44 20-22 Pass........................ 0- 3 0- 2 Run......................... 0- 1 0- 1 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 22-27 8-11 SAFETY........................ 0 1 FIRST DOWNS................... 246 205 Rushing..................... 92 71 Passing..................... 134 110 Penalty..................... 20 24 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1458 1075 Yards gained rushing........ 1883 1550 Yards lost rushing.......... 425 475 Rushing Attempts............ 437 458 Average Per Rush............ 3.3 2.3 Average Per Game............ 112.2 82.7 PASSING YARDAGE............... 3341 2500 Att-Comp-Int................ 383-247-12 401-237-16 Efficiency.................. 153.04 116.66 Average Per Pass............ 8.7 6.2 Average Per Catch........... 13.5 10.5 Average Per Game............ 257.0 192.3 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 4799 3575 Total Plays................. 820 859 Average Per Play............ 5.9 4.2 Average Per Game............ 369.2 275.0 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 30- 795 50- 950 Average Per Return.......... 26.5 19.0 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 40-417 21-188 Average Per Return.......... 10.4 9.0 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 16-189 12-205 Average Per Return.......... 11.8 17.1 FUMBLE RETURNS: #-YARDS....... 7- 41 6- 35 Average Per Return.......... 5.9 5.8 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 18- 6 18- 7 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 103- 875 75- 617 Average Per Game............ 67.3 47.5 PUNTS-YARDS................... 57-2681 90-3529 Average Per Punt............ 47.0 39.2 Net punt average............ 43.7 34.6 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 29:51 30:09 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 59-153 69-197 3rd-Down Pct................ .386 .350 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS-4TH DOWN. 2- 7 7-14 4th-Down Pct................ .286 .500 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 40-282 41-284 MISC YARDS.................... 1 0 ATTENDANCE.................... 544,893 269,330 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 7-77,842 5-53,866 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 68,305 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 1-68,305
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
102
113
60
123
398
Opponents
34
43
44
75
196
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Devonta Freeman     12  120  593   14   579   4.8   8  41t   48.3
Jermaine Thomas     11   61  309   30   279   4.6   1  35t   25.4
James Wilder        12   35  161    1   160   4.6   1  41    13.3
E.J. Manuel         12  110  411  260   151   1.4   4  28    12.6
Chris Thompson       5   29   96   13    83   2.9   1  19    16.6
Lonnie Pryor        13   27   83    9    74   2.7   2  10     5.7
Ty Jones             9   23   74    3    71   3.1   1  12     7.9
Rashad Greene        9    3   56   12    44  14.7   0  53     4.9
Bert Reed           12    1   35    0    35  35.0   0  35     2.9
Debrale Smiley       5    6   15    1    14   2.3   1   4     2.8
Christian Green     13    2   11    0    11   5.5   0   9     0.8
Chad Abram          11    2    5    0     5   2.5   0   3     0.5
 Team                     4    0   14   -14  -3.5   0     
Clint Trickett       9   14   34   68   -34  -2.4   1  11    -3.8

Total.........      13  437 1883  425  1458   3.3  20  53   112.2
Opponents.....      13  458 1550  475  1075   2.3   8  57    82.7


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
E.J. Manuel         12  151.24 311-203- 8   .653 2666  18  68   222.2
Clint Trickett       9  160.83  72- 44- 4   .611  675   7  69t   75.0

Total.........      13  153.04 383-247-12   .645 3341  25  69t  257.0
Opponents.....      13  116.66 401-237-16   .591 2500  16  69   192.3


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Rashad Greene        9  38   596  15.7   7  96t   66.2
Rodney Smith        13  36   561  15.6   4  57t   43.2
Christian Green     13  26   450  17.3   0  59    34.6
Kenny Shaw          13  34   418  12.3   4  51    32.2
Bert Reed           12  29   403  13.9   5  68    33.6
Greg Dent           13  12   236  19.7   2  50t   18.2
Nick O'Leary        13  12   164  13.7   1  58    12.6
Jermaine Thomas     11   9   122  13.6   0  32    11.1
Devonta Freeman     12  15   111   7.4   0  21     9.3
Jarred Haggins       7  11    94   8.5   0  24    13.4
Beau Reliford       12   7    69   9.9   0  20     5.8
Lonnie Pryor        13   6    61  10.2   1  16     4.7
Ty Jones             9   5    17   3.4   0   9     1.9
Chris Thompson       5   3    17   5.7   0   9     3.4
James Wilder        12   2    14   7.0   0   8     1.2
Will Tye             4   1     7   7.0   0   7     1.8
Ja'Baris Little     12   1     1   1.0   1   1t    0.1

Total.........      13 247  3341  13.5  25  69t  257.0
Opponents.....      13 237  2500  10.5  16  69   192.3


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Greg Reid            37  416  11.2  1  83t
Rashad Greene         3    1   0.3  0   6 

Total.........       40  417  10.4  1  83t
Opponent......       21  188   9.0  0  41 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Lamarcus Joyner       4   22   5.5  0  22 
Nigel Bradham         2   17   8.5  0  17 
Greg Reid             2   12   6.0  0  12 
Terrance Parks        1   29  29.0  1  29 
Bjoern Werner         1    0   0.0  1   0 
Mike Harris           1   89  89.0  0  89 
Telvin Smith          1   13  13.0  0  13 
Vince Williams        1    7   7.0  0   7 
Everett Dawkins       1    0   0.0  0   0 
Xavier Rhodes         1    0   0.0  0   0 
Terrence Brooks       1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........       16  189  11.8  1  89 
Opponent......       12  205  17.1  0  69 


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Lamarcus Joyner      13   397 30.5  0  77 
Karlos Williams       8   186 23.3  0  33 
Greg Reid             6   147 24.5  0  34 
Rashad Greene         3    65 21.7  0  24 

Total.........       30   795 26.5  0  77 
Opponent......       50   950 19.0  0  63 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Bjoern Werner         2   25  12.5  0  25t   1
Telvin Smith          2    0   0.0  0   0    1
Timmy Jernigan        1   12  12.0  0  12    0
Nigel Bradham         1    4   4.0  0   4    1
Christian Jones       1    0   0.0  0   0    2
Everett Dawkins       0    0    .   0   .    1
Anthony McCloud       0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........        7   41   5.9  1  25t   7
Opponent......        6   35   5.8  1  29t


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dustin Hopkins        0  22-27   44-44   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   110
Devonta Freeman       8   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    48
Rashad Greene         7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Bert Reed             5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
E.J. Manuel           4   0-0     0-0    0-1   0   0-2   0   0    24
Rodney Smith          4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Kenny Shaw            4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Lonnie Pryor          3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Greg Dent             2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Ty Jones              1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Ja'Baris Little       1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Terrance Parks        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Debrale Smiley        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jermaine Thomas       1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Greg Reid             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Chris Thompson        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Bjoern Werner         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Clint Trickett        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0     6
James Wilder          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Nick O'Leary          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
====================================================================
FSU                  48  22-27   44-44   0-1   0   0-3   0   0   398
Opponent             25   8-11   20-22   0-1   0   0-2   0   1   196
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Devonta Freeman
8
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Rashad Greene
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Bert Reed
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
E.J. Manuel
4
.
18
.
.
.
.
.
.
Rodney Smith
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kenny Shaw
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Lonnie Pryor
2
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Greg Dent
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ty Jones
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ja'Baris Little
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Terrance Parks
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Debrale Smiley
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jermaine Thomas
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Greg Reid
.
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Chris Thompson
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Bjoern Werner
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Clint Trickett
1
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
James Wilder
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Nick O'Leary
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
20
25
25
2
.
1
.
.
.
Opponents
8
16
16
.
1
.
.
.
.
R = Rushing
C = Catch
P = Pass
I = Interception
FR = Fumble Recovery/Return
PR = Punt Return/Blocked Punt
KR = Kickoff Return
L = Lateral
FK = Free Kick Return


TOTAL OFFENSE        G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------
E.J. Manuel         12  421   151 2666  2817 234.8
Clint Trickett       9   86   -34  675   641  71.2
Devonta Freeman     12  120   579    0   579  48.3
Jermaine Thomas     11   61   279    0   279  25.4
James Wilder        12   35   160    0   160  13.3
Chris Thompson       5   29    83    0    83  16.6
Lonnie Pryor        13   27    74    0    74   5.7
Ty Jones             9   23    71    0    71   7.9
Rashad Greene        9    3    44    0    44   4.9
Bert Reed           12    1    35    0    35   2.9
Debrale Smiley       5    6    14    0    14   2.8
Christian Green     13    2    11    0    11   0.8
Chad Abram          11    2     5    0     5   0.5
 Team                     4   -14    0   -14

Total.........      13  820  1458 3341  4799 369.2
Opponent......      13  859  1075 2500  3575 275.0


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Dustin Hopkins       22-27  .815  0- 0 10-10  5- 7  6- 7  1- 3 53
FG SEQUENCE Dustin Hopkins
LOUISIANA-MONROE
(24), (23)
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
(24), (26)
OKLAHOMA
(53), (46)
CLEMSON
(32)
WAKE FOREST
(40)
DUKE
(27), (48)
MARYLAND
33, (38), (24)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
(43), 52, (39)
BOSTON COLLEGE
(47)
MIAMI
(37), 37, (21), (38)
VIRGINIA
(26), (21), 42
FLORIDA
50
NOTRE DAME
(42), (20)
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Shawn Powell        57 2681  47.0  69    7   4  23   0

Total.........      57 2681  47.0  69    7   4  23   0
Opponent......      90 3529  39.2  62    2  23  21   0


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Rashad Greene        9   44   596    1   65    0    0  706  78.4
Devonta Freeman     12  579   111    0    0    0    0  690  57.5
Greg Reid           11    0     0  416  147   12    0  575  52.3
Rodney Smith        13    0   561    0    0    0    0  561  43.2
Christian Green     13   11   450    0    0    0    0  461  35.5
Bert Reed           12   35   403    0    0    0    0  438  36.5
Lamarcus Joyner     13    0     0    0  397   22    0  419  32.2
Kenny Shaw          13    0   418    0    0    0    0  418  32.2
Jermaine Thomas     11  279   122    0    0    0    0  401  36.5
Greg Dent           13    0   236    0    0    0    0  236  18.2
Karlos Williams     12    0     0    0  186    0    0  186  15.5
James Wilder        12  160    14    0    0    0    0  174  14.5
Nick O'Leary        13    0   164    0    0    0    0  164  12.6
E.J. Manuel         12  151     0    0    0    0    0  151  12.6
Lonnie Pryor        13   74    61    0    0    0    0  135  10.4
Chris Thompson       5   83    17    0    0    0    0  100  20.0
Jarred Haggins       7    0    94    0    0    0    0   94  13.4
Mike Harris         13    0     0    0    0   89    0   89   6.8
Ty Jones             9   71    17    0    0    0    0   88   9.8
Beau Reliford       12    0    69    0    0    0    0   69   5.8
Terrance Parks      13    0     0    0    0   29    0   29   2.2
Bjoern Werner       13    0     0    0    0    0   25   25   1.9
Nigel Bradham       13    0     0    0    0   17    4   21   1.6
Debrale Smiley       5   14     0    0    0    0    0   14   2.8
Telvin Smith        12    0     0    0    0   13    0   13   1.1
Timmy Jernigan      13    0     0    0    0    0   12   12   0.9
Vince Williams      13    0     0    0    0    7    0    7   0.5
Will Tye             4    0     7    0    0    0    0    7   1.8
Chad Abram          11    5     0    0    0    0    0    5   0.5
Ja'Baris Little     12    0     1    0    0    0    0    1   0.1
 Team                   -14     0    0    0    0    0  -14
Clint Trickett       9  -34     0    0    0    0    0  -34  -3.8

Total.........      13 1458  3341  417  795  189   41 6241 480.1
Opponent......      13 1075  2500  188  950  205   35 4953 381.0


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nigel Bradham       13   56   30    86   9.5- 36.0    2.0- 20.0     2- 17   5    .   1-  4   1   .   .
Mike Harris         13   43   15    58   6.0- 15.0    1.0-  3.0     1- 89   9    .    .      .   .   .
Christian Jones     13   33   23    56   6.0- 20.0    3.0- 16.0      .      2    1   1-  0   2   .   .
Lamarcus Joyner     13   38   16    54   2.0-  7.0    1.0-  3.0     4- 22   3    .    .      .   .   .
Vince Williams      13   30   24    54   5.0- 18.0    2.0- 14.0     1-  7   3    .    .      .   .   .
Terrance Parks      13   33   14    47   2.0- 17.0       .          1- 29   3    .    .      .   .   .
Xavier Rhodes       13   36    7    43   1.5-  3.0       .          1-  0   4    1    .      .   .   .
Telvin Smith        12   28   14    42   8.5- 51.0    3.0- 31.0     1- 13   3    2   2-  0   1   .   .
Brandon Jenkins     13   29   12    41  12.0- 79.0    8.0- 62.0      .      1    5    .      .   .   .
Tank Carradine      13   24   14    38   8.0- 48.0    5.5- 42.0      .      .    1    .      .   .   .
Bjoern Werner       13   25   12    37  11.0- 52.0    7.0- 40.0     1-  0   8    8   2- 25   1   .   .
Greg Reid           11   27    5    32   1.0-  3.0       .          2- 12   5    .    .      .   .   .
Timmy Jernigan      13   16   14    30   6.0- 30.0    2.5- 19.0      .      .    3   1- 12   .   .   .
Everett Dawkins     13   15   10    25   3.0- 19.0    2.0- 18.0     1-  0   3    3    .      1   .   .
Anthony McCloud     13   14   11    25   5.0- 13.0    2.0-  4.0      .      1    1    .      1   .   .
Nick Moody           9   15    8    23      .            .           .      .    1    .      .   .   .
Cameron Erving      13   11    9    20   2.5- 11.0    1.0- 10.0      .      .    1    .      .   .   .
Terrence Brooks     12   11    6    17   0.5-  1.0       .          1-  0   5    1    .      .   .   .
Dan Hicks           13    7    9    16   4.5-  8.0       .           .      1    1    .      .   .   .
Jeff Luc            11    7    8    15   2.0-  3.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Toshmon Stevens     13    6    7    13      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Avis Commack        12    8    1     9      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jacobbi McDaniel     6    1    8     9   1.0-  1.0       .           .      .    1    .      .   1   .
Karlos Williams     12    4    4     8      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chad Abram          11    3    2     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Demonte McAllister  13    3    2     5      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Darious Cummings     2    .    4     4   0.5-  1.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Moses McCray         4    3    1     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tyler Hunter        11    1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dustin Hopkins      13    2    1     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dax Dellenbach      13    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lonnie Pryor        13    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chad Colley          4    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bryan Stork         11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jacob Fahrenkrug    13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Terrance Smith       2    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nigel Terrell        4    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nick Waisome        11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Shayne Broxsie       1    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Beau Reliford       12    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
E.J. Manuel         12    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Shawn Powell        13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Greg Dent           13    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jermaine Thomas     11    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Kenny Shaw          13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Bert Reed           12    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
 Team                     1    .     1   1.0- 11.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Devonta Freeman     12    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Clint Trickett       9    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  ULM     CSU     OU      CU      WF      DU      UMd     NCS     BC      UM      UVa     UF      ND      
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
41  Chad Abram                   11- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx
40  Jonathan Akanbi               0- 0                                                                                                   
62  Austin Barron                 9- 3  xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-C     O-C                     O-C   
 1  Kelvin Benjamin               0- 0                                                                                                   
29  Eric Beverly                  0- 0                                                                                                   
13  Nigel Bradham                13-13  D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-LB    D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB 
37  Nathan Brazeau                1- 0          xx                                                                                       
 3  Justin Bright                 5- 0  xx      xx                      xx              xx      xx                                       
31  Terrence Brooks              12- 0  xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
78  Shayne Broxsie                1- 0          xx                                                                                       
42  Lamarcus Brutus               0- 0                                                                                                   
91  Tank Carradine               13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
65  Ruben Carter                  0- 0                                                                                                   
14  Jacob Coker                   0- 0                                                                                                   
39  Chad Colley                   4- 0  xx      xx                                      xx      xx                                       
21  Avis Commack                 12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
12  Parker Conley                 0- 0                                                                                                   
42  Cory Cox                      0- 0                                                                                                   
94  Darious Cummings              2- 0  xx      xx                                                                                       
67  Andrew Datko                  4- 4  O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT                                                                     
93  Everett Dawkins              13-13  D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT  
70  Kevin Dehlinger               0- 0                                                                                                   
63  David Dekle                   0- 0                                                                                                   
64  Dax Dellenbach               12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 6  Gerald Demps                  0- 0                                                                                                   
15  Greg Dent                    13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
30  Ryan DiMarco                  0- 0                                                                                                   
45  Jim Dolan                     1- 0          xx                                                                                       
75  Philip Doumar                 2- 0          xx                                      xx                                               
68  Russell Eldridge              0- 0                                                                                                   
98  Cameron Erving               13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
60  Jacob Fahrenkrug             13-12  O-C     O-C     O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    xx
76  Garrett Faircloth            11- 6  xx      xx      xx      xx              O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    xx      O-RG     
39  Jared Fenton                  0- 0                                                                                                   
72  Daniel Foose                  3- 0                                                  xx      xx      xx                               
 8  Devonta Freeman              12- 7  xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      O-RB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-RB  
40  Kendall Fullington            2- 0          xx                              xx                                                       
71  Ben Gatewood                  0- 0                                                                                                   
19  Josh Gehres                   2- 0                                                          xx      xx                               
13  Rashad Gholston               1- 0          xx                                                                                       
11  Ethan Gilbert                 0- 0                                                                                                   
89  Christian Green              13- 4  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-Y     O-WR    xx      xx      O-WR    O-WR    xx      xx
80  Rashad Greene                 9- 3  xx      xx      O-WR    O-WR    O-WR                                    xx      xx      xx      xx
72  Roland Gutierrez              0- 0                                                                                                   
12  Jarred Haggins                7- 1  O-WR    xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx                      xx       
43  Glenn Hall                    0- 0                                                                                                   
46  Joe Harmon                    0- 0                                                                                                   
 1  Mike Harris                  13- 7  D-BC    D-FC    xx      D-CB    xx      xx      D-FC    D-BC    xx      D-FC    D-BC    xx      xx
51  Bobby Hart                   11- 9  xx      xx                      O-LT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT  
82  Willie Haulstead              0- 0                                                                                                   
70  Sean Hector                   0- 0                                                                                                   
58  Dan Hicks                    13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
18  Dustin Hopkins               13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
30  Tyler Hunter                 11- 0  xx      xx              xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
54  Tre' Jackson                  8- 1                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-RG  
26  Arrington Jenkins             0- 0                                                                                                   
49  Brandon Jenkins              13-13  D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-DE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-RDE   D-RE    D-RE    D-RE    D-DE  
 8  Timmy Jernigan               13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
78  Jonathan Johnson              0- 0                                                                                                   
 7  Christian Jones              13-13  D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-LB    D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB   D-SLB 
33  Ty Jones                      9- 4  O-RB    O-TB    O-TB            xx      O-TB            xx      xx      xx      xx               
20  Lamarcus Joyner              13-13  D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-SS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS  
29  Lennox Kennedy                0- 0                                                                                                   
29  Dillon Kidd                   0- 0                                                                                                   
99  Nile Lawrence-Stample         0- 0                                                                                                   
85  Ja'Baris Little              12- 3  xx      xx      xx      O-TE    O-TE            xx      O-TE    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
53  Sterling Lovelady             6- 0  xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx      xx                               
48  Jeff Luc                     11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx
 3  E.J. Manuel                  12-11  O-QB    O-QB    O-QB            xx      O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB  
70  Josue Matias                  7- 1  xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx      xx                              O-LG  
97  Demonte McAllister           13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
92  Anthony McCloud              13-11  D-DT    D-DT    xx      D-NG    D-NG    xx      D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG  
90  Moses McCray                  4- 0          xx      xx                                              xx      xx                       
55  Jacobbi McDaniel              6- 2  xx      xx      D-NG    xx      xx      D-NG                                                     
56  Derrick Mitchell              0- 0                                                                                                   
20  Daniel Monroe                 0- 0                                                                                                   
10  Nick Moody                    9- 2  xx                      xx              xx      D-SS    xx      D-FS    xx      xx              xx
51  Giorgio Newberry              0- 0                                                                                                   
43  Frank Nicholas                0- 0                                                                                                   
12  Andrew Nowels                 0- 0                                                                                                   
35  Nick O'Leary                 13- 2  xx      xx      xx      O-TE    xx      O-TE    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
57  Holmes Onwukaife              0- 0                                                                                                   
59  Henry Orelus                  0- 0                                                                                                   
 4  Terrance Parks               13-11  D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    xx      D-SS    xx      D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS  
56  Trey Pettis                   0- 0                                                                                                   
43  Anthony Porterfield           1- 0                                                  xx                                               
45  Shawn Powell                 13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
56  Mickel Pringle                0- 0                                                                                                   
29  Xavier Pryce                  0- 0                                                                                                   
24  Lonnie Pryor                 13- 8  xx      O-FB    O-FB    xx      O-FB    xx      O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    xx      xx      O-FB    O-FB  
14  Ridge Read                    0- 0                                                                                                   
83  Bert Reed                    12- 7  O-WR    O-WR    xx              xx      O-X     O-WR    xx      O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    xx      xx
 5  Greg Reid                    11- 9  D-FC            D-FC            D-FC    D-FC    xx      D-FC    D-BC    xx      D-FC    D-FC    D-CB  
88  Beau Reliford                12- 9  O-TE    O-TE    O-TE            xx      xx      O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    xx      O-TE    O-TE    O-TE  
69  Chris Revell                  0- 0                                                                                                   
27  Xavier Rhodes                13-10  xx      D-BC    D-BC    D-CB    D-BC    D-BC    D-BC    xx      D-FC    D-BC    xx      D-BC    D-CB  
35  Gerald Rogers                 0- 0                                                                                                   
77  Zebrie Sanders               13-13  O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT  
73  Rhonne Sanderson              0- 0                                                                                                   
16  Will Secord                   1- 0          xx                                                                                       
47  Tank Sessions                 0- 0                                                                                                   
81  Kenny Shaw                   13- 3  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-WR    xx      O-X     O-WR  
21  Debrale Smiley                5- 0  xx      xx                              xx      xx              xx                               
37  Keelin Smith                  0- 0                                                                                                   
84  Rodney Smith                 13-12  O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-Z     xx      O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-Z     O-WR  
22  Telvin Smith                 12- 1  xx              xx      xx      D-MLB   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
24  Terrance Smith                3- 0  xx      xx                                                                              xx       
61  Blake Snider                  0- 0                                                                                                   
79  David Spurlock                7- 6  O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG                                            O-RG            xx
66  Jacob Stanley                12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
96  Toshmon Stevens              13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
52  Bryan Stork                  11-10  O-LG    O-LG    O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C             xx      O-C     O-C      
76  Trey Sumner                   0- 0                                                                                                   
28  Nigel Terrell                 4- 0  xx      xx                                      xx      xx                                       
38  Jermaine Thomas              11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx       
75  Hunter Thomason               0- 0                                                                                                   
23  Chris Thompson                5- 2  xx      xx      xx      O-RB    O-TB                                                             
54  Tim Thompson                  0- 0                                                                                                   
32  Sean Tidmus                   0- 0                                                                                                   
 9  Clint Trickett                9- 2  xx      xx      xx      O-QB    O-QB    xx      xx      xx      xx                               
44  Will Tye                      4- 0  xx      xx                                              xx      xx                               
39  David Tyrrell                 1- 0          xx                                                                                       
 6  Nick Waisome                 11- 0  xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
74  Jonathan Wallace              3- 0                                          xx      xx      xx                                       
95  Bjoern Werner                13-13  D-LE    D-LE    D-DE    D-DE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-LDE   D-LE    D-LE    D-LE    D-DE  
32  James Wilder                 12- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
44  Derek Williams                0- 0                                                                                                   
 9  Karlos Williams              12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
11  Vince Williams               13-12  D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-LB    xx      D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB   D-MLB 

FLORIDA STATE 34, LOUISIANA-MONROE 0

09/03/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Brandon Mellor

Shut-Out Starts The Season.

The Florida State football team opens its much anticipated 2011 season Saturday with a 34-0 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at Doak Campbell Stadium.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With all the national attention and title-contending postseason prognostication that has been surrounding the program the past nine months, one might have expected Florida State to kick off its highly-hyped 2011 season with an eye-popping blowout of Louisiana-Monroe.

Instead, Saturday's 34-0 year-opening win against the Warhawks (0-1) was -- while still impressive -- more realistic for an FSU (1-0) team that is embracing the lofty expectations while understanding the process of positive progression.

The Seminoles didn't fill up the box score with gaudy offensive stats. They made some mistakes and missed on some plays that film study will certainly highlight and ideally rectify. But they showed flashes of what this team has the ability to do on a game-by-game basis -- both on offense and on defense.

"We were able to make plays in key moments in the game when we had to," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Even when sometimes things weren't going well, all of a sudden they brought it back up and made a play. We have a lot to clean up and we have a lot to get better on but it was a good first ballgame."

Quarterback EJ Manuel's play not-so-coincidentally jibed with Fisher's assessment of the team as a whole. He missed on a couple of throws but made plays and exciting strides in his first game as the 'Noles' undisputed starter.

Manuel spread the ball around, finding nine different pass catchers while completing 22 of his 34 passes in 3 1/2 quarters of work. He finished the game with 252 yards passing, two touchdowns, one interception and 22 yards rushing.

EJ Manuel made plays with his arms and his legs on Saturday.

"I thought he was a little nervous in the beginning," Fisher said. "The wind caught one of them balls early. He had a wind at his back ... it's actually easier to throw into the wind. I think nerves but then he got in a groove a played really well. He really made some big third-down throws on third and long."

"There was no mental mistakes as far as not knowing what to do," Fisher added about Manuel. "He had a poor decision on the interception. [ULM] clouded the coverage and he saw it, he just thought he could stick it in there. He came right back over as soon as he did it and told me what they were in and what they were doing. He's got to learn from that but for most part I thought he had a solid day."

Rodney Smith helped that by leading the charge as Manuel's favorite target. The rising junior hauled in a game-best six catches for 78 yards. Bert Reed and Greg Dent both caught touchdown passes and Jarred Haggins became a go-to target with five catches of his own.

True freshman Rashad Greene added a 28-yard touchdown in the game, too, but it came from the arm of another quarterback. Not only was the catch his first reception as a Seminole, but it was on the first pass ever thrown by backup quarterback Clint Trickett, who had spelled Manuel halfway through the final frame.

Playing against a ULM defense that loaded the box to slow down the running back, FSU split carries almost equally between Chris Thompson, Ty Jones and Devonta Freeman. The true freshman Freeman scored the only rushing score of the day on a one-yard plunge.

The Seminoles registered 372 total yards on the day (280 passing and 92 rushing).

Defensively the Seminoles were nearly perfect, limiting ULM and its hurry-up, no-huddle offense to just 191 yards. The Warhawks didn't register over 100 yards in either running or passing (99 team rushing yards and 92 team receiving yards).

Middle linebacker Vince Williams had a team-high and career-best seven tackles in the shut out. Brandon Jenkins, Jeff Luc and Lamarcus Joyner had five tackles apiece as well. Joyner added an interception.

"We have been working on the up-tempo stuff," Williams said. "I think we did a good job of getting set and keeping everything in front of us all game."

It took until the team's third offensive possession of the day for Manuel to get locked in. He started by hitting Smith on a 16-yard completion and then found Kenny Shaw on a toe-dragging 17-yard catch that the reviewal booth confirmed was indeed a great snag.

A play later, the offensive line gave Manuel enough time to find Reed coming across the field for a nine-yard touchdown and the first FSU points of the new season.

"[The offensive line] did a great job," Reed said. "I was EJ's third read so he had time to sit back there and wait for me to get open."

Reed then helped set up another score halfway through the second quarter. The Seminoles' lone senior at wide receiver caught a 25-yard pass to move the chains to the ULM 39 yard-line. A few plays later, kicker Dustin Hopkins made his first field goal attempt of the year on a 24-yarder that pushed FSU's lead to 10-0.

While Reed sparked the first two scores, Joyner was the catalyst for the third. His interception in the final few minutes of the opening half gave FSU the ball back and enough time to generate some points.

Two double-digit yardage runs by Thompson put the Seminoles on the 50-yard line and Manuel then floated a beautiful deep pass into the outstretched arms of Dent for the touchdown. The 50-yard scoring bomb was Dent's first-career touchdown reception and put the 'Noles on top 17-0 heading into the halftime break.

"That felt good because I had to get the butterflies out," said Dent, who had dropped what would have likely been a short touchdown catch earlier in the quarter. "I came in for a second try and had to do better."

FSU began the second half a little bit quicker than it did to start the game. After an opening-drive three-and-out, Freeman entered the game for the first time in his young career and made an instant impact. First he caught an eight-yard pass on third down and then ran the ball six times for 24 yards.

His one-yard scoring dive concluded a 14-play, 66-yard touchdown drive that gave the Seminoles a 24-0 advantage.

The Seminoles would later add a 23-yard field goal by Hopkins and Trickett's memorable touchdown toss to Greene accounted for the final points.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
LOUISIANA-MONROE
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
7
10
7
10
34

1st   7- 0  Bert Reed, 9, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 4:16 
2nd  10- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 24, field goal, 6:53 
     17- 0  Greg Dent, 50, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 1:09 
3rd  24- 0  Devonta Freeman, 1, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 3:48 
4th  27- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 23, field goal, 8:35 
     34- 0  Rashad Greene, 28, pass from Clint Trickett (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 6:57 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 12 Rushes-yards 28- 92 39- 99 Passing 280 92 Att-Comp-Int 35-23-1 22-12-1 Total Yards 63-372 61-191 Punt Returns 4-71 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-36 5-74 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 3-41.7 7-36.7 Sacks By-Yds 4-23 2-6 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0 Penalties-Yds 5-32 6-58 3rd Down Conversions 8-14 5-15 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-2 Time of Posession 30:28 29:32 Attendance 72,226 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Chris Thompson 6- 33 Devonta Freeman 7- 24 E.J. Manuel 8- 22 Ty Jones 5- 9 Debrale Smiley 1- 4 Lonnie Pryor 1- 0 Receiving Rodney Smith 6- 78 Greg Dent 1- 50 Bert Reed 4- 43 Jarred Haggins 5- 28 Rashad Greene 1- 28 Kenny Shaw 1- 17 Beau Reliford 1- 13 Ty Jones 2- 9 Devonta Freeman 1- 8 Nick O'Leary 1- 6 Passing E.J. Manuel 34-22-1-252 Clint Trickett 1- 1-0- 28 Punt Return Greg Reid 4- 71 Kickoff Return Lamarcus Joyner 1- 36 Punting Shawn Powell 3- 125 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vince Williams 3 4 7 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Jeff Luc 3 2 5 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Brandon Jenkins 3 2 5 2.0- 7.0 . . 1 . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 3 2 5 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Tank Carradine 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Nick Moody 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Telvin Smith 2 2 4 0.5- 0.0 . . 1 . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Greg Reid 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Mike Harris 1 2 3 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Christian Jones 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . 1 . . . . . Cameron Erving 2 . 2 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Avis Commack 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Anthony McCloud 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner 1 1 2 1.5- 4.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . 1 . . Darious Cummings . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Toshmon Stevens 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chad Colley 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Team 1 . 1 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . . Terrence Brooks . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Dan Hicks . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Karlos Williams . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Timmy Jernigan . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Demonte McAllister . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins . . . . . . . 1 . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
WR   12  Jarred Haggins
RB   33  Ty Jones
LG   52  Bryan Stork
C    60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
WR   83  Bert Reed
WR   84  Rodney Smith
TE   88  Beau Reliford
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
BC    1  Mike Harris
SS    4  Terrance Parks
FC    5  Greg Reid
SLB   7  Christian Jones
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
RE   49  Brandon Jenkins
DT   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
LE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Justin Bright
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 8  Devonta Freeman
 9  Clint Trickett
 9  Karlos Williams
10  Nick Moody
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
21  Debrale Smiley
21  Avis Commack
22  Telvin Smith
23  Chris Thompson
24  Terrance Smith
24  Lonnie Pryor
27  Xavier Rhodes
28  Nigel Terrell
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
35  Nick O'Leary
38  Jermaine Thomas
39  Chad Colley
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Chad Abram
44  Will Tye
45  Shawn Powell
48  Jeff Luc
51  Bobby Hart
53  Sterling Lovelady
55  Jacobbi McDaniel
58  Dan Hicks
62  Austin Barron
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
70  Josue Matias
76  Garrett Faircloth
80  Rashad Greene
81  Kenny Shaw
85  Ja'Baris Little
89  Christian Green
91  Tank Carradine
94  Darious Cummings
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

FLORIDA STATE 62, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 10

09/10/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Brandon Mellor.

Seminoles Slam CSU, 62-10.

Behind a relentless defensive effort and big plays in the passing game, the No. 4/5 Florida State football team routs Charleston Southern in its final game before the showdown with No. 1 Oklahoma.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - If Saturday's game against Charleston Southern was just a tune up, consider the Florida State machine ready for the Oklahoma Sooners.

FSU (2-0) wasted little time jumping all over the Buccaneers (0-2) at Doak Campbell Stadium, scoring on the first three possessions of the ballgame before running away with a 62-10 victory.

The Seminoles are now 15-0 all-time against FCS opponents with this Saturday's 8 p.m. game against No. 1 Oklahoma looming.

"We did what we were supposed to do and we played well," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "That's all you can do in those games. There was a lot of other games today that were hairy I saw today and last week when those things are happening. So I am glad we were able to do what we were supposed to do and this will be the right time of this challenge.

"We will see where we are at next week."

This week, quarterback EJ Manuel needed just 2 1/2 quarters of play to rack up 329 yards passing and a career-high four touchdowns against CSU. Manuel finished his day with 24 completions on 35 attempts and an interception. He is now 46-for-69 for 581 yards and six scores through the first two weeks of the season.

Senior wide receiver Bert Reed was the recipient on two of those Manuel touchdown tosses. Rodney Smith also had a touchdown catch included in his five-grab, 77-yard outing and Lonnie Pryor had a scoring catch as well. Kenny Shaw added five catches for 67 yards and Christian Green had 63 yards on two catches.

Rashad Greene achieved two second-half touchdown catches of 29 and 69 yards from backup quarterback Clint Trickett. The duo has now connected three times for scores this season.

Trickett finished his mop-up duty with 148 yards on 6-of-7 passing for 148 yards and two touchdown passes. He also ran one in for a score.

Playing in his first game as a Seminole, running back James Wilder, Jr. had a team-high 10 carries for a game-best 76 yards. Junior Chris Thompson added a touchdown run.

In total, the Seminoles generated 647 yards of offense, including 170 yards rushing and 477 yards passing. On the flip side, the Seminoles held Charleston Southern to just eight yards of offense and no first downs in the first half before allowing a paltry 84 yards total and just three first downs by game's end.

The Buccaneers were just 2-of-14 on third down compared to FSU's 7-for-11 mark on third-down attempts.

"It is a very important game," Fisher said afterwards about the impending matchup with the Sooners. "It can set the tone and do a lot of things but at the same time, it's one ballgame. It's the third football game of the year. We have a thing, 'live in the now.' Our 'now' is Oklahoma. Our now from right now until Saturday night is Oklahoma. Then we have to put that one away and go on to the next one."

The scoring onslaught started almost immediately for the 'Noles. On just the third play from scrimmage, Manuel found Smith on an easy 45-yard touchdown.

The next drive and ensuing touchdown was just as fast. Reed took a handoff 35 yards and then finished what he started with an eight-yard scoring reception from Manuel -- all before the halfway point in the first quarter.

On the 'Noles' very next drive, junior kicker Dustin Hopkins booted a 24-yard field goal to make it a 17-0 ballgame late in the opening quarter. The Seminoles then added to that total a few minutes into the second frame thanks to Reed again. Following a nifty shake-and-bake move by Shaw that put FSU in the redzone, Reed hauled in his second touchdown catch of the day -- this time a six-yarder to make it 24-0 in favor of Florida State.

Bert Reed was one of two FSU players to catch two touchdowns Saturday.

That lead then stretched to 31-0 later in the quarter. Green hauled in the first reception of his career and turned it into a 53-yard play deep into CSU territory. One play later, Thompson bowled his way into the paint for the FSU score.

"You see that speed and that size," Fisher said. "It was great to see [Green] do that."

The first half then ended with a 25-yard Hopkins field goal, which gave the 'Noles a 34-0 lead.

After that, the second half opened with a the first bit of adversity for the Seminoles.

Greene, who replaced Greg Reid during his one-game suspension on special teams, returned a punt 77 yards for the score. But the return was negated because of a holding call and it got worse when Manuel was then intercepted.

FSU's first turnover of the day put CSU in scoring range and the Buccaneers dusted off the trick-play section of their playbook on a halfback pass. The successful play resulted in a one-yard touchdown pass from running back Teddy Allen to tight end Carson Leshin.

The touchdown put an end to an impressive streak; FSU hadn't allowed a single point in 106 minutes and 22 seconds of game-play dating back to the 11:56 mark in the fourth quarter of last season's Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Despite that miscue, Manuel bounced back on his final possession of the night. After Lamarcus Joyner returned the kickoff into CSU territory, Manuel found Pryor on a 14-yard touchdown pass to push FSU on top 41-7.

"We overcame a turnover and came right back and scored," Fisher said. "I know some people don't think no matter who you play that's a big deal; I do. That's still one of the accomplishments in what we did and where we are trying to go."

FSU's second-team unit then got in on the scoring action late in the third quarter.

Wilder, Jr. got his first offensive snaps and churned out 15 yards while helping move the chains. Trickett then capped off a six-play, 66-yard drive with his perfectly-placed touchdown toss to Greene.

Trickett and Greene then found each other once again on their 69-yard score early in the fourth quarter to make it 55-7 in favor of the home team. CSU added a late field goal for its final points and then Trickett scampered four yards for the game's final points.

Next up for the 'Noles is that highly anticipated matchup with the Sooners. ESPN GameDay will be in town for what will be one of the biggest games in Doak Campbell Stadium history.

"When you play big games, you can't want to win them you've got to want to prepare for them," Fisher said. "You've got to take one day at a time. Right now we are in a mode, tonight enjoy the win, get focused tomorrow, lock in to what you've got to do and get ready to get prepared. They know what's ahead of them."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
0
0
7
3
10
FLORIDA STATE
17
17
14
14
62

1st   7- 0  Rodney Smith, 45, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 13:40
     14- 0  Bert Reed, 8, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 8:11 
     17- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 24, field goal, 1:22 
2nd  24- 0  Bert Reed, 6, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 10:26
     31- 0  Chris Thompson, 2, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 4:44 
     34- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 26, field goal, 0:11 
3rd  34- 7  Opp, 3, pass (kick), 10:33
     41- 7  Lonnie Pryor, 14, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 6:35 
     48- 7  Rashad Greene, 29, pass from Clint Trickett (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 0:36 
4th  55- 7  Rashad Greene, 69, pass from Clint Trickett (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 11:38
     55-10  Opp, 22, field goal, 8:05 
     62-10  Clint Trickett, 4, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 2:23 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 29 3 Rushes-yards 37-170 28- 21 Passing 477 63 Att-Comp-Int 42-30-1 17-9-0 Total Yards 79-647 45-84 Punt Returns 3-1 1-13 Kickoff Returns 3-78 6-136 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-39 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 2-44.5 11-39.0 Sacks By-Yds 3-15 2-11 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 12-84 4-50 3rd Down Conversions 7-11 2-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 34:04 25:56 Attendance 75,229 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing James Wilder 10- 76 Bert Reed 1- 35 Jermaine Thomas 4- 23 Chris Thompson 6- 21 Devonta Freeman 6- 15 Ty Jones 4- 13 E.J. Manuel 2- 8 Debrale Smiley 1- -1 Clint Trickett 3- -20 Receiving Rashad Greene 2- 98 Rodney Smith 5- 77 Kenny Shaw 5- 67 Christian Green 2- 63 Greg Dent 3- 42 Devonta Freeman 3- 30 Lonnie Pryor 2- 30 Bert Reed 3- 21 Jarred Haggins 2- 21 Beau Reliford 1- 11 Nick O'Leary 1- 10 Will Tye 1- 7 Passing E.J. Manuel 35-24-1-329 Clint Trickett 7- 6-0-148 Punt Return Rashad Greene 3- 1 Kickoff Return Rashad Greene 2- 41 Lamarcus Joyner 1- 37 Punting Shawn Powell 2- 89 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Timmy Jernigan 3 1 4 2.0- 11.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Terrence Brooks 3 . 3 . . . 1 1 . . . . Dan Hicks 3 . 3 2.0- 5.0 . . 1 1 . . . . Vince Williams 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tank Carradine 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jacobbi McDaniel 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Brandon Jenkins 1 2 3 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Toshmon Stevens . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Avis Commack 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Moses McCray 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Christian Jones 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Mike Harris 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Luc 1 1 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Dustin Hopkins 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Darious Cummings . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Demonte McAllister 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Nigel Terrell 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Cameron Erving 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony McCloud 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Devonta Freeman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Nick Waisome 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Dent . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Shayne Broxsie . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
FB   24  Lonnie Pryor
TB   33  Ty Jones
LG   52  Bryan Stork
C    60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
WR   83  Bert Reed
WR   84  Rodney Smith
TE   88  Beau Reliford
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FC    1  Mike Harris
SS    4  Terrance Parks
SLB   7  Christian Jones
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
BC   27  Xavier Rhodes
RE   49  Brandon Jenkins
DT   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
LE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Justin Bright
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 8  Devonta Freeman
 9  Clint Trickett
 9  Karlos Williams
12  Jarred Haggins
13  Rashad Gholston
15  Greg Dent
16  Will Secord
18  Dustin Hopkins
21  Debrale Smiley
21  Avis Commack
23  Chris Thompson
24  Terrance Smith
28  Nigel Terrell
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
35  Nick O'Leary
37  Nathan Brazeau
38  Jermaine Thomas
39  David Tyrrell
39  Chad Colley
40  Kendall Fullington
41  Chad Abram
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Will Tye
45  Jim Dolan
45  Shawn Powell
48  Jeff Luc
51  Bobby Hart
53  Sterling Lovelady
55  Jacobbi McDaniel
58  Dan Hicks
62  Austin Barron
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
70  Josue Matias
75  Philip Doumar
76  Garrett Faircloth
78  Shayne Broxsie
80  Rashad Greene
81  Kenny Shaw
85  Ja'Baris Little
89  Christian Green
90  Moses McCray
91  Tank Carradine
94  Darious Cummings
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

OKLAHOMA 23, FLORIDA STATE 13

09/17/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Brandon Mellor

Close, But Not There Yet.

No. 5 FSU puts No. 1 OU on the ropes late before falling 23-13 in a ballgame that -- despite the loss -- still show's signs of the Seminoles' resurgence.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State football program may not be back to the consistently-dominant ways of the good old days, but if Saturday night proved anything it's that the Seminoles are indeed headed on a return trip in that direction quickly.

In a 23-13 loss to No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 5 FSU proved that it can hang with the country's best college football team on a national stage despite some good, bad and ugly.

The good in this case? FSU's defense.

In a 47-17 loss last year in Norman, Okla., the FSU (2-1) defenders weren't ready for the potent, quick-fire offense of the Sooners (2-0) and ultimately gave up 487 yards of offense on a whopping 83 plays. This time around the outcome was much different, with the 'Noles holding OU to just 310 yards on 66 plays.

Better yet, Oklahoma converted just 4-of-12 third-down conversions this time after gaining first downs at will last year on their home turf.

OU superstar wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who torched the FSU secondary a season ago, was held Saturday night to a pedestrian-for-his-standards 55 yards on seven grabs. The same was true for Heisman-candidate quarterback Landry Jones, who finished with just 199 yards passing for the Sooners.

In front of a Doak Cambell Stadium record-crowd of 84,392 screaming fans, the Seminoles also had several huge redzone stops. Defensively, Mike Harris and Nigel Bradham had nine tackles apiece. Lamarcus Joyner and Christian Jones added eight more tackles and Bjoern Werner had a sack.

Joyner and Bradham both had interceptions as well.

"I am disappointed we lost and we had a great opportunity because we had a chance to win that football game," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "But I am also very encouraged that our kids can compete at the highest level. I truly believe that. Now, how do we rebound from this? We don't let one loss become two."

Other positives in the "good list" included backup quarterback Clint Trickett's play and the emerging star power of wide receiver Rashad Greene.

Trickett got thrust to into the fire late in the third quarter when starter EJ Manuel had to retreat to the locker room with an injured shoulder. Trickett came in to complete seven of his 15 pass attempts for 134 yards. Trickett connected with fellow freshman Greene for a 56-yard touchdown pass with 9:32 left in the ballgame that knotted the score at 13-13.

Greene had a team-high 70 yards and Jarred Haggins added 45 yards receiving on four catches.

The bad in this case? FSU's offensive effort against a ferocious Oklahoma defense wasn't helped by its lack of a running game.

The Seminoles managed just 27 yards rushing on 26 attempts. Without a pile-moving run-game to rely on, the offense became one dimensional and Manuel, who, himself was able to average 6.1 yards per carry, was limited to just 85 yards passing and had two interceptions.

"We've got to find a way to run the football, be more physical up front and control the line of scrimmage," Fisher said.

FSU also committed six penalties -- one of which negated a touchdown -- for 57 total yards.

"We have got to look at ourselves and correct some of the mistakes that we had and look at some of the missed opportunities that we had," Fisher said. "The plays we had called back. We had some opportunities in the game. Oklahoma made some plays and we didn't make enough."

The ugly in this case? Wide receiver Kenny Shaw's scary moment.

Shaw, who had established himself as Manuel's go-to guy in the early moments of the game and was the recipient on that called-back touchdown reception, was clobbered on what was very nearly a fantastic touchdown reception early in the second quarter. On the play, Shaw caught the ball but was then hit high as he fell across the goal line by two Oklahoma defenders and the ball was jarred incomplete.

Following the vicious hit, Shaw lay motionless on the field before being strapped to a backboard and carted off for x-rays at a local hospital. Luckily, the Orlando, Fla. native returned before the end of the game and was in good spirits and health.

Shaw's injury further hindered a wide receiver corps that was already dangerously depleted without veterans Bert Reed (ankle) and Willie Haulstead (concussion).

"We were really concerned with that hit right there," Fisher said. "Just to let you all know, he's alright. He's walking around and we are very happy for that. He played a great football game and we are glad that he's OK."

Oklahoma appeared to pick up right where it left off last season on the opening drive that culminated with Jones' one-yard quarterback keeper.

But just as quickly, the Seminoles answered on their first possession with a 53-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins. The long-distance three-pointer came after the holding call wiped off Shaw's would-be touchdown reception.

The next series saw FSU slow down the Sooners for the first time. The Seminoles parlayed their intense pressure on Jones into an interception by Bradham. It was the first pick that OU's steady quarterback had thrown in 56 attempts this season and was a good sign for an FSU team that didn't force Jones to commit any turnovers in last season's meeting.

The Oklahoma turnover was then followed by a twisting turn of events in the second quarter and third quarters.

Following Shaw's injury on the goal line, the Seminoles wound up not registering any points when Manuel was intercepted by OU's Tom Wort. Oklahoma then turned that takeaway into a 21-yard field goal after a big third-and-goal stop by the Seminoles with 4:32 left in the second quarter.

Florida State's redzone defense then came in handy a few minutes later. Manuel's second interception of the day was returned deep into FSU territory but Oklahoma could only manage another field goal as time expired and took a 13-3 lead into the break.

The third quarter then saw the FSU defense continue its stout play. Highlighted by a Joyner interception, the Seminoles held the Sooners to just 28 yards of offense in the third frame. The 'Noles then added another Hopkins field to make it 13-6 heading into the final quarter of play -- but not before Manuel was removed from the game with his left shoulder injury.

After the Trickett-to-Greene touchdown throw, Jones connected with wide receiver Kenny Stills on what would be the game-winning touchdown pass of 37 yards. OU then intercepted Trickett and tacked on a final field goal.

Next up for the 'Noles is a 3:30 p.m. game at Clemson on Sept. 24 to start ACC play.

"I am very proud of our kids," Fisher said. "I think we have a heck of a football team. I really do. That's one game. Our goals are still all ahead of us. The season starts next week when we go on our conference schedule."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
OKLAHOMA
7
6
0
10
23
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
3
7
13

1st   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 8:35 
      3- 7  Dustin Hopkins, 53, field goal, 2:42 
2nd   3-10  Opp, 21, field goal, 4:32 
      3-13  Opp, 29, field goal, 0:00 
3rd   6-13  Dustin Hopkins, 46, field goal, 0:53 
4th  13-13  Rashad Greene, 56, pass from Clint Trickett (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 9:32 
     13-20  Opp, 37, pass (kick), 7:00 
     13-23  Opp, 31, field goal, 2:01 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 16 20 Rushes-yards 26- 27 39-111 Passing 219 199 Att-Comp-Int 34-20-3 27-18-2 Total Yards 60-246 66-310 Punt Returns 1-0 2-7 Kickoff Returns 5-97 2-35 Interception Ret. 2-0 3-81 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-50.3 4-46.3 Sacks By-Yds 1-7 6-37 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 6-57 7-60 3rd Down Conversions 5-13 4-12 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0 Time of Posession 31:16 28:44 Attendance 84,392 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing E.J. Manuel 8- 49 Ty Jones 4- 15 Devonta Freeman 3- 3 Lonnie Pryor 1- -5 Chris Thompson 5- -9 Clint Trickett 5- -26 Receiving Rashad Greene 3- 70 Jarred Haggins 4- 45 Beau Reliford 3- 30 Kenny Shaw 2- 22 Chris Thompson 3- 17 Rodney Smith 1- 16 Nick O'Leary 2- 10 Ty Jones 1- 6 Greg Dent 1- 3 Passing Clint Trickett 15- 7-1-134 E.J. Manuel 19-13-2- 85 Punt Return Greg Reid 1- 0 Kickoff Return Greg Reid 3- 62 Lamarcus Joyner 2- 35 Punting Shawn Powell 4- 201 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Harris 7 2 9 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Nigel Bradham 3 6 9 1.5- 2.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 3 5 8 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Christian Jones 2 6 8 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner 5 1 6 2.0- 11.0 1.0- 7.0 . . 1 . . . . Vince Williams 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Parks 1 5 6 . . . . . . . . . Brandon Jenkins 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins 1 2 3 . . . . 1 . . . . Greg Reid 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Jacobbi McDaniel . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Anthony McCloud 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tank Carradine 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Fahrenkrug 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . E.J. Manuel . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Beau Reliford . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Luc . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
FB   24  Lonnie Pryor
TB   33  Ty Jones
C    52  Bryan Stork
LG   60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
WR   80  Rashad Greene
WR   84  Rodney Smith
TE   88  Beau Reliford
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    4  Terrance Parks
FC    5  Greg Reid
SLB   7  Christian Jones
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
BC   27  Xavier Rhodes
RE   49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   55  Jacobbi McDaniel
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
DE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Mike Harris
 8  Devonta Freeman
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 9  Clint Trickett
 9  Karlos Williams
12  Jarred Haggins
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
21  Avis Commack
22  Telvin Smith
23  Chris Thompson
32  James Wilder
35  Nick O'Leary
38  Jermaine Thomas
45  Shawn Powell
##  NAME
-----------------------------
48  Jeff Luc
58  Dan Hicks
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
76  Garrett Faircloth
81  Kenny Shaw
83  Bert Reed
85  Ja'Baris Little
89  Christian Green
90  Moses McCray
91  Tank Carradine
92  Anthony McCloud
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

CLEMSON 35, FLORIDA STATE 30

09/24/2011, CLEMSON, SC

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Doomed In Death Valley.

Penalties and defensive struggles spoil a terrific performance by backup quarterback Clint Trickett in FSU's 35-30 loss at Clemson Saturday night.

By Brandon Mellor.

CLEMSON, SC - The Florida State football team fell victim to a plethora of penalties and third-down defensive deficiencies Saturday night in Death Valley and Clemson withstood a late rally to earn the 35-30 win.

The No. 11 Seminoles (2-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) allowed the No. 21 Tigers (4-0, 1-0) to convert nine of their 17 third-down attempts while committing 11 penalties for 124 yards -- two statistical black holes that didn't help an inspired performance by a backup quarterback.

"We were our own worst enemy a lot of times today," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Leaving it on the field with penalties and not getting off the field on third-and-long."

Without the services of injured starter EJ Manuel (left shoulder) at quarterback, redshirt freshman Clint Trickett made the first start of his career in perhaps the ACC's most hostile environment at Memorial Stadium.

Trickett wasn't perfect -- he threw an interception and missed a read here or there -- but he didn't look anything like a rookie playing in the most difficult game of his life. Despite the consistent cackling of a fired up crowd, the Tallahassee, Fla. native finished the day with an impressive 24-of-38 passing mark for 336 yards and three touchdowns.

It was because of those numbers that FSU had a legitimate shot to tie the game in the final moments despite all the miscues and defensive breakdowns. The Seminoles had scored on a Kenny Shaw touchdown halfway through the fourth quarter and then got a fourth-down stop by it's defense. Both of those things set up a potential "hero moment" for Trickett but his first-career two-minute drill ended on a sack.

For the game, Clemson out-gained FSU 455 yards to 365 but those numbers weren't what mattered. What mattered was that the Tigers committed just five penalties for 50 yards and held the 'Noles to just 3-of-10 on third-down conversions.

Three of Trickett's four favorite targets on Saturday were fellow freshmen.

Rashad Greene had a team-high eight catches for 98 yards and one touchdown, Christian Green had seven receptions for 77 yards and Nick O'Leary, who made the first start of his career, had three grabs for 23 yards. Junior Rodney Smith added 118 yards and one touchdown on four catches.

On the other side, Sammy Watkins -- the nation's best offensive freshman so far this season -- caught eight passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd was 23-of-37 for 344 yards and three scores.

FSU still couldn't get the running game going, which led to an unbalanced effort. Chris Thompson had 36 yards on 11 carries and the team finished with just 29 yards on the ground.

Defensively, Mike Harris had 11 tackles, Nigel Bradham had nine and Christian Jones had seven. Bjoern Werner had a big interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Trickett's first drive as the Seminoles' starter couldn't have gone much better. Well, perhaps four more points would have been ideal. But Trickett still orchestrated a nine-play, 66-yard drive that culminated with a 32-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal.

Boyd's first drive against FSU was better, though. After Vince Williams dropped what would have been an interception on the Tigers' first play, Clemson moved effortlessly down the field and Watkins hauled in a touchdown reception to give the home team a 7-3 lead.

That advantage ballooned to 14-3 a few minutes later because of an FSU miscue in special teams.

After forcing the Tigers to punt, safety Lamarcus Joyner ran into the punter to reset the chains. A deep pass and one-yard quarterback-plunge later and the Tigers had another touchdown with 1:54 left in the first quarter.

The next drive then saw FSU get it's first touchdown. Trickett bought time in the pocket, rolled out to the left and floated a perfect pass into the outstretched arms of Smith, who then ran it into the endzone for a 57-yard score.

Two more miscues by the 'Noles then followed. First Terrance Parks was called for a pass interference that put Clemson in the redzone and set up a Dwayne Allen touchdown grab to make it 21-10. Then Trickett threw an interception deep in his own territory that -- luckily for the 'Noles -- resulted in a missed Chandler Catanzaro field goal attempt.

If the football didn't bounce the 'Noles' way in the first half, that changed temporarily very early in the third quarter.

On second down, Boyd evaded a near-sack by Jones and then comically tripped and threw the ball up in the air. Werner was in the right spot at the right time and ran the interception into the endzone untouched in front of the stunned Clemson crowd.

Werner's timely play trimmed the deficit to 21-17 before anyone in attendance had time to digest what exactly had just happened.

While the 'Noles were on the good side of that play, the trend didn't continue. Clemson escaped from a failed third-and-long because of a facemask penalty on FSU that was then followed by an Andre Ellington touchdown run that pushed the scoreboard to 28-17 late in the third quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, Joyner then took the ball back deep into Tiger territory but it was called back because of holding.

FSU had just two possessions in the third quarter but that didn't matter to start the fourth. Trickett quickly found Greene on a 30-yard touchdown toss to pull within 28-23 just five seconds into the final quarter. The 'Noles then went for the two-point conversion but failed on the attempt.

But then another third-down conversion did the Seminoles in again -- this time a 62-yard touchdown pass to Watkins. On FSU's next drive, Trickett answered with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Shaw with 7:21 still left on the game clock.

Just when it seemed like the Tigers were on the ropes, FSU gave up its ninth third-down conversion of the game on Clemson's next drive. The Tigers wound up not registering any points on the drive but their sustained possession dwindled the clock enough that Trickett was faced with the near-impossible before being sacked on his team's final offensive snap of the game.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
0
7
13
30
CLEMSON
14
7
7
7
35

1st   3- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 32, field goal, 10:23
      3- 7  Opp, 24, pass (kick), 7:47 
      3-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 1:54 
     10-14  Rodney Smith, 57, pass from Clint Trickett (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 0:14 
2nd  10-21  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 11:31
     10-21  Opp, 35, field goal failed, 9:38 
3rd  17-21  Bjoern Werner, 25, interception return (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 13:40
     17-28  Opp, 1, run (kick), 3:03 
4th  23-28  Rashad Greene, 30, pass from Clint Trickett (Clint Trickett, pass failed), 14:55
     23-35  Opp, 62, pass (kick), 13:06
     30-35  Kenny Shaw, 9, pass from Clint Trickett (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 7:21 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 26 Rushes-yards 15- 29 49-111 Passing 336 344 Att-Comp-Int 38-24-1 37-23-1 Total Yards 53-365 86-455 Punt Returns 0-0 2-29 Kickoff Returns 3-89 1-21 Interception Ret. 1-25 1-4 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 5-42.8 3-36.3 Sacks By-Yds 2-14 2-18 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 11-124 5-50 3rd Down Conversions 3-10 9-17 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-2 Time of Posession 24:30 35:30 Attendance 82,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Chris Thompson 11- 36 Clint Trickett 4- -7 Receiving Rodney Smith 4- 118 Rashad Greene 8- 98 Christian Green 7- 77 Nick O'Leary 3- 23 Kenny Shaw 2- 20 Passing Clint Trickett 38-24-1-336 Kickoff Return Lamarcus Joyner 2- 60 Karlos Williams 1- 29 Punting Shawn Powell 5- 214 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Harris 6 5 11 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Nigel Bradham 5 4 9 . . . 1 . . . . . Christian Jones 4 3 7 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Terrance Parks 3 3 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Vince Williams 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Tank Carradine 3 2 5 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Timmy Jernigan 3 1 4 . . . . 1 . . . . Anthony McCloud 2 2 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner 3 . 3 . . 1- 25 . . . . . . Cameron Erving 3 . 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Brandon Jenkins 2 1 3 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Dan Hicks 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Telvin Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Clint Trickett 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Terrence Brooks . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jacobbi McDaniel . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    9  Clint Trickett
RB   23  Chris Thompson
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
C    52  Bryan Stork
LG   60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
LT   67  Andrew Datko
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
WR   80  Rashad Greene
WR   84  Rodney Smith
TE   85  Ja'Baris Little
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    1  Mike Harris
SS    4  Terrance Parks
LB    7  Christian Jones
LB   11  Vince Williams
LB   13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
CB   27  Xavier Rhodes
DE   49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
DE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 9  Karlos Williams
10  Nick Moody
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
21  Avis Commack
22  Telvin Smith
24  Lonnie Pryor
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
38  Jermaine Thomas
41  Chad Abram
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Shawn Powell
48  Jeff Luc
55  Jacobbi McDaniel
58  Dan Hicks
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
76  Garrett Faircloth
81  Kenny Shaw
89  Christian Green
91  Tank Carradine
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

WAKE FOREST 35, FLORIDA STATE 30

10/08/2011, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Deacon-Structed.

Florida State sees its opportunity to bounce back from consecutive losses torn down by the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and falls 35-30 in Winston-Salem, NC.

By Brandon Mellor

WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- When it rains it pours and Florida State is returning to Tallahassee as a drenched football team.

The Seminoles lost their third consecutive game of the season Saturday against Wake Forest, falling 35-24 to the Demon Deacons in a contest that was painfully similar to the team's performance two weeks ago at Clemson.

Blame penalties (13 of them for 109 yards), defensive struggles (second-straight game allowing 35 points and costly third-down conversions) and five turnovers (four interceptions and one fumble) for this loss. Combine those together and FSU finds itself winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference at 0-2 and just 2-3 overall.

"Very disappointing performance," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "The same issues. Five turnovers, you can't win a football game. Thirteen penalties, you can't win a football game."

Despite each of those win-hindering factors, it was just an eight-point Wake Forest (4-1, 3-0 ACC) lead with 12:37 left to play.

But the defense could't prevent the Demon Deacons from adding a field goal midway through the fourth quarter and a failed onside kick attempt after a late Kenny Shaw touchdown catch ultimately sealed the deal and Wake Forest moved to 3-0 in the league for the first time in its history.

On a day lacking many bright spots, Rashad Greene did his best to help prevent that Demon Deacon milestone.

The true freshman wide receiver had career highs in catches (12) and yards (164) and continued his season-long streak of catching at least one touchdown in every game. Still, his continued spectacular play could't help a 'Noles team that started off on the wrong cleated foot at BB&T Field.

Clint Trickett got the start at quarterback over the not-quite-healthy EJ Manuel but was yanked late in the second quarter after two interceptions and a fumble. Trickett finished the day with just two completions for 29 yards while Manuel passed for 286 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions of his own.

"[The team doctors] had told me he could play but one good shot could put us back six weeks," Fisher said about Manuel and the week-long question as to whether or not he was healthy enough to play after missing the Clemson game. "The swelling is down but if he takes a shot, if he falls, if he gets hit hard ... we said he could go in emergency if we had to have him and [the team doctors] would prefer that he had one more week."

"It was an emergency," Fisher later added.

With Manuel providing a bit of a spark, the FSU offense actually out-gained Wake Forest's 425 to 391. Christian Green had a career-high 102 of those yards receiving and the ground game finally showed signs of life, registering 110 yards and James Wilder and Ty Jones touchdowns.

Unfortunately, the improved performance from the running game came at a price as staring tailback Chris Thompson sustained T5 and T6 compression fractures in his back and had to stay in North Carolina for further evaluation.

For the Demon Deacons, Tanner Price threw for 233 yards and three touchdowns.

"We have played well on special teams at times, we've played well on offense at times and we've played well on defense but what we haven't done is played well together," Fisher said. "One side is not feeding off the other side."

The Seminoles started the game in Wake Forest territory after a defensive stop. The good field position didn't matter much though, as Thompson was injured on a first down run and then Trickett threw an interception that was returned 50 yards.

The turnover led to a 27-yard Demon Deacons field goal with 7:37 left in the first quarter for the game's first points.

On the ensuing drive, the Seminoles finally generated some positive offense on the ground after struggling in that area through the first four games of the season. Wilder capped off an 80-yard drive that featured 54 rushing yards by four different tailbacks with his three-yard smash into endzone that put the 'Noles on top 7-3.

The Demon Deacons then began the second quarter with a stop of their own and resulting touchdown drive. Wake Forest scored quickly on a tricky play that saw receiver Michael Campanaro catch the football behind the line of scrimmage and then throw a scoring strike for 30 yards. The touchdown was then followed by a Jacobbi MdDaniel block on the extra point attempt and the score moved to 9-7 in favor of the home team with 12:38 left in the opening half.

Back-to-back Trickett turnovers -- a fumble on a big hit and then a tipped pass that was intercepted -- on successive drives led to a Wake Forest touchdown late in the second quarter.

With Trickett struggling and the offense reeling, Manuel entered the ballgame with just a few minutes to play in the second frame and promptly threw a beautiful 44-yard touchdown toss to a diving Greene just before the conclusion of the opening half.

The play cut Wake Forest's lead to just 16-14 at the break.

The late FSU momentum only lasted as long as intermission. Manuel was sacked on the first play of the third quarter, Zebrie Sanders then got a false start penalty and Jermaine Thomas' tackle in the endzone on the next play resulted in a safety for the Demon Deacons.

FSU's deficit then moved to 25-14 a few minutes later when Wake Forest's quick 70-yard drive ended on a two-yard Price touchdown pass. That score was then answered with a Dustin Hopkins 40-yard field goal after a blatant defensive holding on Shaw that went uncalled.

Down 25-17 at that point, the FSU offense appeared to be on the verge of an answer. Manuel had hit Green on a 41-yard pass that had the Seminoles threatening but two plays later he was intercepted on a badly thrown ball into triple coverage.

That fourth turnover was followed by another long Wake Forest scoring drive. Price connected with Terence Davis on a third-down touchdown pass to make it 32-17 with 14:50 left to play.

If they were on the ropes at that point, the FSU offense didn't show it. Utilizing a no-huddle offense, Manuel orchestrated a two-minute drive with quick, short passes to Greene and Rodney Smith and Jones ran one in from three yards out to make it a one-score ballgame with 12:37 in the fourth quarter.

In need of a stop, the FSU defense couldn't prevent Wake Forest from moving down the field, though. The Demon Deacons took six minutes off the clock and tacked on a 37-yard field goal with six and a half minutes left on the clock to go back up by two scores.

"We had to get turnovers and we didn't do that," junior cornerback Greg Reid said.

The Seminoles were easily marching once again when they got the ball back but a long Greene reception was negated by a holding penalty. A play later, Manuel was intercepted for the second time.

After FSU used two timeouts and forced a punt, Manuel guided a last-ditch, 12-play scoring drive with a two-yard touchdown pass to Shaw to change the scoreboard to 35-30. After the two-point conversion failed, the 'Noles attempted an onside kick but it was fielded cleanly by Wake Forest for the game-clincher.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
3
13
30
WAKE FOREST
3
13
9
10
35

1st   0- 3  Opp, 27, field goal, 7:37 
      7- 3  James Wilder, 3, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 3:00 
2nd   7- 9  Opp, 30, pass (kick blocked by Jacobbi McDaniel), 12:38
      7-16  Opp, 22, pass (kick), 1:57 
     14-16  Rashad Greene, 46, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 0:54 
3rd  14-18  Opp, safety, 14:14
            Note: Jermaine Thomas tackled in the end zone.              
     14-25  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 9:11 
     17-25  Dustin Hopkins, 40, field goal, 7:23 
4th  17-32  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 14:50
     24-32  Ty Jones, 3, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 12:37
     24-35  Opp, 32, field goal, 6:27 
     30-35  Kenny Shaw, 2, pass from E.J. Manuel (E.J. Manuel, pass failed), 0:54 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 19 Rushes-yards 27-110 38-128 Passing 315 263 Att-Comp-Int 46-25-4 36-22- Total Yards 73-425 74-391 Punt Returns 5-51 1-4 Kickoff Returns 5-117 5-99 Interception Ret. 0-0 4-78 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 3-46.3 7-37.1 Sacks By-Yds 4-34 2-17 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 13-109 10-87 3rd Down Conversions 4-10 4-15 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1 Time of Posession 27:37 32:23 Attendance 33,116 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Devonta Freeman 5- 37 Ty Jones 6- 30 Clint Trickett 2- 19 Jermaine Thomas 7- 19 James Wilder 2- 9 Rashad Greene 1- 3 Chris Thompson 1- 2 E.J. Manuel 3- -9 Receiving Rashad Greene 12- 163 Christian Green 4- 102 Rodney Smith 4- 36 Greg Dent 1- 15 Ty Jones 2- 2 Kenny Shaw 1- 2 Devonta Freeman 1- -5 Passing E.J. Manuel 35-19-2-286 Clint Trickett 11- 6-2- 29 Punt Return Greg Reid 5- 51 Kickoff Return Lamarcus Joyner 2- 52 Karlos Williams 2- 38 Greg Reid 1- 27 Punting Shawn Powell 3- 139 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brandon Jenkins 4 2 6 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . . Telvin Smith 3 3 6 1.0- 3.0 . . 1 . . . . . Terrance Parks 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Christian Jones 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner 4 . 4 2.0- 15.0 2.0- 15.0 . 1 . . . . . Nigel Bradham 4 . 4 2.0- 12.0 1.0- 11.0 . 1 . . . . . Tank Carradine 2 2 4 1.5- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . 1 . . . . Anthony McCloud 2 1 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Timmy Jernigan 1 2 3 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Cameron Erving 1 2 3 . . . . 1 . . . . Mike Harris 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Greg Reid 2 . 2 1.0- 3.0 . . 2 . . . . . Karlos Williams 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jacobbi McDaniel . 2 2 . . . . . . . 1 . Bryan Stork 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Shaw 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Terrence Brooks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dan Hicks . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Luc . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    9  Clint Trickett
TB   23  Chris Thompson
FB   24  Lonnie Pryor
LT   51  Bobby Hart
C    52  Bryan Stork
LG   60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
RT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
WR   80  Rashad Greene
WR   84  Rodney Smith
TE   85  Ja'Baris Little
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    4  Terrance Parks
FC    5  Greg Reid
SLB   7  Christian Jones
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
MLB  22  Telvin Smith
BC   27  Xavier Rhodes
RE   49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
LE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Mike Harris
 3  E.J. Manuel
 3  Justin Bright
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 8  Devonta Freeman
 9  Karlos Williams
11  Vince Williams
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
21  Avis Commack
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
33  Ty Jones
35  Nick O'Leary
38  Jermaine Thomas
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Chad Abram
45  Shawn Powell
48  Jeff Luc
55  Jacobbi McDaniel
58  Dan Hicks
62  Austin Barron
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
81  Kenny Shaw
83  Bert Reed
88  Beau Reliford
89  Christian Green
91  Tank Carradine
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

FLORIDA STATE 41, DUKE 16

10/15/2011, DURHAM, NC

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Brandon Mellor

Running Free.

Devonta Freeman fuels a resurgent Florida State ground game and EJ Manuel is masterful in the Seminoles' losing-streak snapping 41-16 win at Duke on Saturday.

DURHAM, NC -- Forget about the perceived quality of the opponent. The Florida State football program needed this outcome Saturday in Durham, N.C.

In a 41-16 win over historically hapless Duke, the Seminoles displayed noteworthy improvement in a variety of areas that had crippled the season up to this point and had the garnet and gold on a 35-day winless streak.

The 'Noles (3-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) moved to 17-0 all-time against the Blue Devils (3-3, 1-1) because they ran the football, avoided a large number of penalties and put pressure on the quarterback better than they had in three consecutive losses.

FSU had just 428 yards rushing through five games but more than doubled that at Wallace Wade Stadium with 242 yards on the ground. True freshman Devonta Freeman was the star of that ground game as he became the first Seminole to eclipse the 100-yard mark in 2011 with 109 on the day.

"He has a great deal of strength, a great deal of power and a great deal of speed," quarterback EJ Manuel said. "Devonta is a very smart young man so I am proud of him. He had a great game today."

Playing healthy for the first time since he went down in the third quarter of the Oklahoma game, Manuel ran for 64 yards and two scores and had to throw the ball just 14 times for nine completions, 239 yards and two touchdowns.

Rodney Smith and Nick O'Leary had the two scoring grabs. Christian Green and Kenny Shaw added 59 and 58 yards in the passing game, respectively.

With Manuel at the helm, Florida State racked up 481 yards of offense compared to Duke's 289.

As for the penalties, the Seminoles were flagged just five times for 59 yards. Still not an ideal number but a vast improvement for a team that before Saturday's win was ranked last in the nation with just over nine infractions per game.

The penalty cut-down coincided with a resurgence in the pass rush. FSU sacked Duke quarterback Sean Renfree a season-best five times.

Defensively, the Seminoles still had some breakdowns but bottled up the Blue Devils overall. Renfree threw for 224 yards and one touchdown but averaged just 5.4 yards per completion and had a first-quarter interception at the hands of Everett Dawkins. Duke also had just 69 yards rushing.

Most importantly from an FSU standpoint, the Seminoles held their opponent to just 5-of-17 on third down conversions. Duke did convert three of their five fourth-down attempts when it was in second-half desperation mode.

Nigel Bradham lead the 'Noles with eight tackles and Mike Harris had seven. As a team, FSU registered 10 tackles for loss as Telvin Smith recorded two of those stops for negative yardage.

"It feels good to get back on the winning track," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Nothing like winning; don't take it ever for granted. It makes a big difference."

The Seminoles started the game by doing something they hand't done much of through the first few games of the season: force a turnover.

On third down, Bjoern Werner tipped Renfree's pass and Dawkins snagged the ball out of the air for the interception and fantastic FSU field position. The early turnover then led to a Dustin Hopkins 27-yard field goal and 3-0 FSU lead.

After Duke added its own 38-yard field goal on the next drive, Manuel got to work with Green and found him on a 59-yard bomb down to the one yard-line. A play later, Manuel burrowed his way into the endzone for a 10-3 Seminoles lead.

It was a similar recipe the next time that the 'Noles got the ball, except this time a long Manuel pass went all the way for the score. The 50-yard arcing toss to Smith was thrown from inside the pocket by Manuel and pushed the Seminoles' advantage to 17-3 late in the first quarter.

The opening period was all about Manuel's propensity for the deep ball but the second quarter started with a little ground work. Freeman pushed the score to 23-3 with his 10-yard touchdown run and then Hopkins tied the FSU record for consecutive extra points with his 108th conversion in a row.

Hopkins then tacked on a 48-yard field goal as time expired and the Seminoles took a halftime lead into the break for the first time since the game against Charleston Southern early in the season.

Duke started off the second half with a successful onside kick but the feel-good moment quickly evaporated following Bradham's first-down sack and Terrence Brooks' pass break-up on a fourth-and-two.

On FSU's ensuing drive, Freeman then gained 39 yards on seven carries, O'Leary snared a three-yard touchdown reception and Hopkins set the extra-point record to extend the lead to 34-3.

The Blue Devils finally found pay dirt on the first play of the fourth quarter. Greg Dent's fumble had helped spark a 44-yard Duke drive that culminated in a one-yard touchdown run to trim the score to 34-10 with a full quarter still to play.

In a shade of deja vu, Duke converted another onside kick on their very next attempt and used that momentum boost to score a touchdown once again.

After failing to score on their two-point conversion, the Blue Devils again -- yes, again -- tried another onside kick and this time it was field by the Seminoles. The gamble came at a price as Manuel capped off a short scoring drive with his untouched run into the endzone from six yards out put the Seminoles on top 41-16 with 9:49 left to play.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
17
10
7
7
41
DUKE
3
0
0
13
16

1st   3- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 27, field goal, 11:00
      3- 3  Opp, 38, field goal, 8:24 
     10- 3  E.J. Manuel, 1, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 7:50 
     17- 3  Rodney Smith, 50, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 3:01 
2nd  24- 3  Devonta Freeman, 10, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 13:48
     27- 3  Dustin Hopkins, 48, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  34- 3  Nick O'Leary, 3, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 8:26 
4th  34-10  Opp, 1, run (kick), 14:23
     34-16  Opp, 5, pass (pass failed), 12:38
     41-16  E.J. Manuel, 6, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 9:49 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 19 15 Rushes-yards 45-242 27- 63 Passing 239 226 Att-Comp-Int 14-9-0 43-26-1 Total Yards 59-481 70-289 Punt Returns 4-40 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-26 3-53 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 2-39.0 5-53.2 Sacks By-Yds 5-30 2-19 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 5-59 3-24 3rd Down Conversions 5-9 5-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 3-5 Time of Posession 28:41 31:19 Attendance 24,687 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Devonta Freeman 19- 109 E.J. Manuel 11- 62 Jermaine Thomas 4- 28 Lonnie Pryor 4- 16 James Wilder 3- 13 Christian Green 2- 11 Avis Commack 1- 3 Ty Jones 1- 0 Receiving Rodney Smith 2- 61 Christian Green 1- 59 Kenny Shaw 2- 58 Greg Dent 2- 48 Devonta Freeman 1- 10 Nick O'Leary 1- 3 Passing E.J. Manuel 14- 9-0-239 Punt Return Greg Reid 4- 40 Kickoff Return Karlos Williams 1- 26 Chad Abram 1- 0 Team 1- 0 Punting Shawn Powell 2- 78 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nigel Bradham 6 2 8 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Mike Harris 5 2 7 1.5- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 5 . 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Greg Reid 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 4 . 4 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Telvin Smith 3 1 4 2.0- 5.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . 1 . . Terrance Parks 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Vince Williams 2 1 3 1.5- 12.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Anthony McCloud 2 1 3 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . 1 . . . . . Terrence Brooks 2 1 3 0.5- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Cameron Erving . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Nick Moody 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tank Carradine 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Luc 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Christian Jones 1 . 1 . . . 1 . 1- 0 1 . . Avis Commack 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner 1 . 1 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . 1 2 . . . . Timmy Jernigan . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jacobbi McDaniel . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Dan Hicks . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Demonte McAllister . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brandon Jenkins . . . . . . . 2 . . . . Everett Dawkins . . . . . 1- 0 . 1 . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
TB   33  Ty Jones
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
C    52  Bryan Stork
LG   60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
RG   76  Garrett Faircloth
LT   77  Zebrie Sanders
X    83  Bert Reed
Z    84  Rodney Smith
Y    89  Christian Green
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    4  Terrance Parks
FC    5  Greg Reid
SLB   7  Christian Jones
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
BC   27  Xavier Rhodes
RE   49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   55  Jacobbi McDaniel
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
LE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Mike Harris
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Devonta Freeman
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 9  Clint Trickett
 9  Karlos Williams
10  Nick Moody
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
21  Debrale Smiley
21  Avis Commack
22  Telvin Smith
24  Lonnie Pryor
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
38  Jermaine Thomas
40  Kendall Fullington
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Chad Abram
45  Shawn Powell
48  Jeff Luc
53  Sterling Lovelady
54  Tre' Jackson
58  Dan Hicks
62  Austin Barron
66  Jacob Stanley
70  Josue Matias
74  Jonathan Wallace
81  Kenny Shaw
88  Beau Reliford
91  Tank Carradine
92  Anthony McCloud
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

FLORIDA STATE 41, MARYLAND 16

10/22/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Brandon Mellor

'Noles Flip Over Terps, 41-16.

Credit the defensive pressure and balanced offense in the Florida State Seminoles' conference win over the visiting Maryland Terrapins Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- A balanced offense and bothersome defense helped the Florida State football team return home in style Saturday with a 41-16 win over Maryland.

Playing inside Doak Campbell Stadium for the first time in more than a month, FSU (4-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) racked up 482 yards of offense and registered a season-high six sacks on Terrapins (2-5, 1-3) quarterbacks C.J. Brown and Danny O'Brien.

"It was very good to keep balance in what we did," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said.

Quarterback EJ Manuel helped the 'Noles earn their second-straight win with his 264 yards and one touchdown on 18-of-26 passing before the dynamic duo of rookie Devonta Freeman and senior Jermaine Thomas took over in the second half.

Starting for the first time as a Seminole, Freeman finished with 100 yards rushing and one score on just 11 carries. It was the second game in a row that the versatile runner had hit the 100-yard mark, which made him the first FSU freshman to accomplish such a feat since since Sammy Smith did so in 1986, but that wasn't even the biggest story from the backfield.

After missing most of fall camp with migraines, Thomas had played sparingly this season before Saturday's affair. Against the Terps, his fresh legs propelled him to 86 yards rushing and one score, which was especially fitting because the Jacksonville, Fla. native's re-emergence party came on the same day that he served as an honorary captain for the pre-game coin toss.

"I was kind of excited because I had never been a captain before and it kind of got me even more excited [for the game] right before kick-off," said Thomas, who had just 70 yards to his credit before playing Maryland.

James Wilder, Jr. also added 28 yards and backup fullback Debrale Smiley had a late-game, first-career touchdown.

As for the receivers, sophomore Kenny Shaw grabbed a game- and career-best six catches with one score. Bert Reed added 76 yards on a season-high five catches and Rodney Smith had 64 yards through the air.

While the offense was keeping Maryland guessing, the 'Noles' defense was dominating the trenches.

Sophomore linebacker Telvin Smith had a career-best two of FSU's six sacks on the day and Bjoern Werner once again lived in the offensive backfield as he registered a sack of his own. The consistent pressure from Werner and Brandon Jenkins on the ends and push from improving freshman Timmy Jernigan in the middle was just too much for the Terrapins.

Brown had entered the game on the heels of a loss to Clemson that saw him set a new school record for most rushing yards by a quarterback. But FSU held him to zero yards on 10 carries and he threw for just 92.

Brown was knocked out by senior linebacker Nigel Bradham in the second half and former starter O'Brien came on in relief to throw for 180 yards and one touchdown.

"We made it real simple for those guys," redshirt junior middle linebacker Vince Williams said. "Just go get the quarterback. Then when the non-scrambler (O'Brien) came in, we knew exactly what we were going to get. This guy is going to sit back there and try to throw the ball so we really had to get after him."

Bradham and Williams each had a team-best seven tackles on the day. Cornerbacks Mike Harris and Xavier Rhodes had six stops apiece as well.

It took FSU less than three minutes to get the scoring started. Manuel misfired on just one of his four passes on a 62-yard opening drive and then trotted into the endzone from seven yards out thanks to a critical Lonnie Pryor block.

The 'Noles' next score was almost as swift.

After forcing a punt, the Seminoles benefitted from a tough first-down run by Freeman then Manuel found Shaw on a 26-yard touchdown pass to push the score to 14-0 with 4:45 left in the first quarter. On the scoring play, Shaw came back for the football, made a move on safety Eric Franklin and then dove across the goal line.

The smoothness at which the game was moving then came to a screeching halt.

First Greg Reid's apparent punt return for a touchdown was called back because the referees ruled he illegally pointed at the football. A few plays later, an obvious personal foul penalty from a hit on Smith went uncalled. Then kicker Dustin Hopkins missed the shortest kick of his career from 37 yards out that would have made it a 17-0.

"Superman finally missed, unfortunately," Fisher joked about Hopkins, who would have tied Graham Gano's school record of 18 consecutive field goals made had he converted. "That caught me off guard. I just stood there and I was questioning the refs. I thought they were wrong."

Jermaine Thomas had the best game of his senior season against the Terrapins.

Despite all of that, Hopkins later redeemed himself and started a new streak with a 38-yard field goal with 2:35 left in the second quarter. Maryland would then add its own field goal as the clock expired and both teams went to the locker room with a 17-3 score in favor of FSU.

The second half then began with a pair of firsts.

Bradham's helmet-to-helmet hit on Brown knocked the quarterback out of the ballgame and former O'Brien had to come in to the game for the first time. The change in quarterback resulted in a change in offensive philosophy for the Terps as O'Brien immediately went to the air.

But the shift in play-calling was met with similar results: a Terrapins punt. Thomas then registered his first touchdown of the season on an untouched 34-yard scoring scamper that was made possible by another Pryor block.

"I hadn't been in the endzone for a long time," Thomas said. "Lonnie had a great block and Bert Reed, too. I have to give credit to those guys."

Down 24-3, O'Brien then connected with Quintin McCree for a 69-yard third-down passing play. O'Brien then did his best Brown impression with a five-yard touchdown run that cut the score to 24-10 with 3:31 left in the third quarter.

Florida State then pushed their lead back to three scores -- 27-10 -- when Hopkins' second successful field goal of the day sailed through the uprights early in the final quarter.

With 5:57 left to play, Freeman then iced the ballgame with his 41-yard touchdown run. Smiley then added six more in the final moments with his goal-line plunge and the Seminoles were on top 41-10 before the Terrapins added a last-second touchdown and missed extra point.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MARYLAND
0
3
7
6
16
FLORIDA STATE
14
3
7
17
41

1st   7- 0  E.J. Manuel, 7, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 12:12
     14- 0  Kenny Shaw, 26, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 4:45 
2nd  14- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 33, field goal failed, 11:02
     17- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 38, field goal, 2:35 
     17- 3  Opp, 23, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  24- 3  Jermaine Thomas, 35, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 7:40 
     24-10  Opp, 5, run (kick), 3:31 
4th  27-10  Dustin Hopkins, 24, field goal, 10:16
     34-10  Devonta Freeman, 41, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 5:57 
     41-10  Debrale Smiley, 1, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 0:47 
     41-16  Opp, 15, pass (kick failed), 0:05 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 18 Rushes-yards 44-218 37- 59 Passing 264 272 Att-Comp-Int 26-18-1 38-20- Total Yards 70-482 75-331 Punt Returns 3-8 2-13 Kickoff Returns 2-62 6-125 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 3-53.7 10-34.4 Sacks By-Yds 6-53 4-34 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 8-54 7-59 3rd Down Conversions 7-13 8-18 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 32:19 27:41 Attendance 72,697 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Devonta Freeman 11- 100 Jermaine Thomas 9- 86 James Wilder 6- 28 Debrale Smiley 3- 8 Lonnie Pryor 1- 3 E.J. Manuel 12- 0 Team 2- -7 Receiving Bert Reed 5- 76 Kenny Shaw 6- 65 Rodney Smith 3- 64 Christian Green 2- 30 Jermaine Thomas 1- 25 Devonta Freeman 1- 4 Passing E.J. Manuel 26-18-1-264 Punt Return Greg Reid 3- 8 Kickoff Return Karlos Williams 2- 62 Punting Shawn Powell 3- 161 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nigel Bradham 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Vince Williams 4 3 7 . . . 1 . . . . . Mike Harris 6 . 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 5 1 6 1.0- 2.0 . . 2 . . . . . Christian Jones 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Telvin Smith 3 1 4 2.0- 30.0 2.0- 30.0 . . . . . . . Brandon Jenkins 2 2 4 1.5- 6.0 1.5- 6.0 . . 1 . . . . Nick Moody 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Parks 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Tank Carradine 1 3 4 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Greg Reid 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Bjoern Werner 2 1 3 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Timmy Jernigan . 3 3 0.5- 4.0 0.5- 4.0 . . 2 . . . . Toshmon Stevens 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Avis Commack 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Terrence Brooks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dustin Hopkins 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Karlos Williams 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony McCloud . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Dan Hicks . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
RB    8  Devonta Freeman
FB   24  Lonnie Pryor
RT   51  Bobby Hart
C    52  Bryan Stork
LG   60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
RG   76  Garrett Faircloth
LT   77  Zebrie Sanders
WR   83  Bert Reed
TE   88  Beau Reliford
WR   89  Christian Green
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FC    1  Mike Harris
SLB   7  Christian Jones
SS   10  Nick Moody
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
BC   27  Xavier Rhodes
RE   49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
LE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Justin Bright
 4  Terrance Parks
 5  Greg Reid
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 9  Clint Trickett
 9  Karlos Williams
12  Jarred Haggins
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
21  Debrale Smiley
21  Avis Commack
22  Telvin Smith
28  Nigel Terrell
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
35  Nick O'Leary
38  Jermaine Thomas
39  Chad Colley
41  Chad Abram
##  NAME
-----------------------------
43  Anthony Porterfield
45  Shawn Powell
48  Jeff Luc
53  Sterling Lovelady
54  Tre' Jackson
58  Dan Hicks
62  Austin Barron
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
70  Josue Matias
72  Daniel Foose
74  Jonathan Wallace
75  Philip Doumar
81  Kenny Shaw
84  Rodney Smith
85  Ja'Baris Little
91  Tank Carradine
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

FLORIDA STATE 34, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0

10/29/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

by Brandon Mellor

'Noles Make 'State'ment.

The Florida State football team cruises to a 34-0 victory over NC State thanks to a well-executed game-plan Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- If Florida State had a three-item checklist of things to accomplish coming into Saturday's home game against NC State, it could have read something like this:

1. Protect the football. 2. Limit T.J. Graham. 3. Generate turnovers.

At the conclusion of a 34-0 blowout win over the Wolfpack, the Seminoles can put three tomahawk-shaped check marks in each of those to-do-list boxes. Of course FSU (5-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) had a number of important tasks to take care of against NC State (4-4, 1-3) -- as it does for every game -- but those three were especially important considering the opponent.

The Wolfpack came into the game boasting the nation's top defensive back in David Amerson, who had registered a college-football best eight interceptions before his trek to Tallahassee.

But 'Noles quarterback EJ Manuel made sure he didn't add to that total with his 321 yards and two touchdowns on 25-of-34 passing. Manuel did have an interception but it was on a pass that bounced off his wide receiver's chest and wasn't corralled by the aforementioned Amerson.

Coinciding with his career-high 25 completions was Manuel's ability to run the option play to near-perfection. A high-risk, high-reward play, Manuel's pitches to the running back were well-timed and well-placed and most importantly were kept out of the hands of Wolfpack defenders.

"It's just a matter of trying to make plays while also knowing how important it is to not give the ball away," Manuel said.

Protect the football: tomahawk.

Graham also entered the game with a country's-best statistic of his own as his 185.7 all-purpose yards per contest were more than anyone else in college football.

The FSU defense, which held NC State to a total of 166 yards on 62 plays in the shutout, allowed Graham to garner just 39 yards receiving on five catches. And the special teams did their part too. Graham had four returns because of all the Seminole scoring but finished with just 76 yards in the return game for a below-his-standards all-purpose output of 116 yards.

"That goes with just game-planning a whole week for that guy," sophomore safety Lamarcus Joyner. "Taking special teams seriously because that's a big factor in this game. Just practicing and focusing on stopping that guy who is one of the most explosive players in the nation."

Limit T.J. Graham: tomahawk.

In addition to game-planning for Graham, the same proved to be true for NC State quarterback Mike Glennon.

The big-armed Wolfpack quarterback had an FSU defender in his face all day and threw for a season-low 130 yards on 19-of-34 passing. He also didn't throw a touchdown pass in a game for the first time this year.

Glennon was forced to pass the ball so much because the NC State running game mustered just 36 yards on 28 carries.

"We are keeping teams one dimensional," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "That allows you to pass rush and turn your ends loose."

Glennon finished the day with two interceptions -- one to Xavier Rhodes, which was the first pick by an FSU cornerback all season, and another to Vince Williams -- and one fumble that was forced by Christian Jones and recovered by Timmy Jernigan.

Generate turnovers: tomahawk.

Jones wound up as the leading tackler for the Seminoles with nine total stops and a sack. Mike Harris added eight tackles and a sack and Jernigan had a sack to go along with his five tackles. Cornelius Carradine added a sack, too.

Offensively, Kenny Shaw grabbed seven of Manuel's passes for 57 yards and one touchdown. Fellow sophomore Greg Dent added a career-high three catches for 70 yards and a late-game touchdown.

Jermaine Thomas posted 48 yards rushing on 11 carries to eclipse the 2,000-yards mark for his career and also had a career-best 53 yards receiving. Lonnie Pryor and Devonta Freeman both posted touchdown runs.

Florida State finished the day with 444 yards of offense -- 249 of which were achieved in a 24-point first half.

Lonnie Pryor's bruising run into the endzone Saturday will certainly make the highlight reels.

"Offensively, we put pressure on them just because we were scoring a lot early," Fisher said.

That early scoring started after Florida State forced back-to-back three-and-outs to start the game.

After Christian Green took a pass-play 32 yards into the redzone, the FSU offense spread out the Wolfpack defenders on an option play and Manuel pitched the ball to Freeman at the last second. Freeman snagged the ball out of the air and danced untouched across the goal line for the seven-yard touchdown early in the first quarter.

NC State picked up its first third-down conversion on the following drive but it again ended in a punt. FSU then tacked on a 43-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal to go up 10-0 with 1:40 left in the opening quarter.

The Wolfpack were then able to generate some offensive momentum at the onset of the second quarter. Buoyed by a big third-down conversion on a near-miss sack attempt by Brandon Jenkins, Glennon guided his team into scoring position. But a missed 51-yard field goal gave the ball back to the 'Noles.

On FSU's drive after the miss, Manuel connected on four consecutive pass attempts and then ran another beautiful option play that put the Seminoles on the eight yard-line. On the next play, Pryor's bruising, Wolfpack-dragging run to pay dirt pushed FSU's lead to 17-0 halfway through the second quarter.

"I knew I was getting the ball," Pryor said. "I told myself it doesn't matter who comes in my way I am scoring a touchdown. I had that whole mentality. I took the ball and I got a touchdown."

Rhodes' interception then helped FSU pad its advantage before the half ended.

The turnover helped set up what would be a memorable drive because of two specific plays. Thomas grabbed a screen pass and took it 32 yards down the field thanks to his excellent vision and a stadium-shaking crack-back block by Rodney Smith. Two plays later, Manuel threaded the needle perfectly to Shaw, who withstood a big hit but held on for a 20-yard touchdown reception that gave the 'Noles a 24-0 lead at halftime.

As it turns out, the play was the exact same one that frighteningly knocked Shaw out of the game against Oklahoma. Only different this time was that Manuel was able to keep the pass low enough to avoid a high hit by the defender.

"I was able to protect him this time," Manuel said.

NC State then had its best drive of the day late in the third quarter as it after Hopkins had missed a 52-yard field goal. But Christian Jones' blitz forced a Glennon fumble and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan scooped up the loose ball and returned it to the FSU 42 yard-line to end the scoring threat and cap off a scoreless third quarter.

That drought ended at the 8:56 mark of the third quarter. Everett Dawkins tipped a Glennon pass that was then intercepted by Williams in NC State territory. Four plays later, Hopkins booted a 39-yard field goal to extend the advantage to 27-0.

Dent's 26-yard touchdown in the final moments then slid the scoreboard to 34-0.

"Thirty-four-point game; we won the football game," Fisher said. "We are getting better. We still have a lot of room for improvement but we are making some strides. We've got to get ready quick. We have to put this one behind us quick because we've got a five-day turnaround."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
10
14
0
10
34

1st   7- 0  Devonta Freeman, 7, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 8:46 
     10- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 43, field goal, 1:37 
2nd  10- 0  Opp, 51, field goal failed, 10:32
     17- 0  Lonnie Pryor, 8, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 6:57 
     24- 0  Kenny Shaw, 20, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 0:54 
3rd  24- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 52, field goal failed, 3:44 
4th  27- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 39, field goal, 8:56 
     34- 0  Greg Dent, 26, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 4:28 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 12 Rushes-yards 37-123 28- 36 Passing 321 130 Att-Comp-Int 34-25-1 34-19-2 Total Yards 71-444 62-166 Punt Returns 3-37 1-1 Kickoff Returns 0-0 6-107 Interception Ret. 2-7 1-3 Fumble Returns 1-12 0-0 Punts 3-41.3 7-40.6 Sacks By-Yds 4-29 3-7 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 5-42 3-20 3rd Down Conversions 4-10 7-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 32:21 27:39 Attendance 80,849 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jermaine Thomas 11- 48 Lonnie Pryor 5- 26 James Wilder 5- 19 Devonta Freeman 7- 17 E.J. Manuel 8- 11 Chad Abram 1- 2 Receiving Greg Dent 3- 70 Kenny Shaw 7- 57 Jermaine Thomas 5- 53 Bert Reed 5- 49 Christian Green 1- 32 Nick O'Leary 1- 25 Rodney Smith 2- 18 Devonta Freeman 1- 17 Passing E.J. Manuel 34-25-1-321 Punt Return Greg Reid 3- 37 Punting Shawn Powell 3- 124 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Christian Jones 5 4 9 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . 1 . 1 . . Mike Harris 6 2 8 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . 1 . . . . . Timmy Jernigan 3 2 5 2.0- 11.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . 1- 12 . . . Telvin Smith 2 3 5 . . . . 1 . . . . Nick Moody 4 . 4 . . . . 1 . . . . Greg Reid 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Vince Williams 1 3 4 . . 1- 7 . . . . . . Toshmon Stevens 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Tank Carradine 2 1 3 1.0- 8.0 1.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner . 3 3 . . . . 1 . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 2 . 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Anthony McCloud 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Chad Abram 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Terrence Brooks 1 1 2 . . . 2 . . . . . Demonte McAllister 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bert Reed 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brandon Jenkins 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jeff Luc . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Cameron Erving . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins . 1 1 . . . 2 . . . . . Dan Hicks . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
TB    8  Devonta Freeman
FB   24  Lonnie Pryor
RT   51  Bobby Hart
C    52  Bryan Stork
LG   60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
RG   76  Garrett Faircloth
LT   77  Zebrie Sanders
WR   84  Rodney Smith
TE   85  Ja'Baris Little
TE   88  Beau Reliford
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
BC    1  Mike Harris
SS    4  Terrance Parks
FC    5  Greg Reid
SLB   7  Christian Jones
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
RE   49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
LE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Justin Bright
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 9  Clint Trickett
 9  Karlos Williams
10  Nick Moody
12  Jarred Haggins
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
19  Josh Gehres
21  Avis Commack
22  Telvin Smith
27  Xavier Rhodes
28  Nigel Terrell
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
33  Ty Jones
35  Nick O'Leary
38  Jermaine Thomas
39  Chad Colley
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Chad Abram
44  Will Tye
45  Shawn Powell
48  Jeff Luc
53  Sterling Lovelady
54  Tre' Jackson
58  Dan Hicks
62  Austin Barron
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
70  Josue Matias
72  Daniel Foose
74  Jonathan Wallace
81  Kenny Shaw
83  Bert Reed
89  Christian Green
91  Tank Carradine
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

FLORIDA STATE 38, BOSTON COLLEGE 7

11/03/2011, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Brandon Mellor.

'Noles Bowl Over BC, 38-7.

The Florida State football team becomes bowl eligible for the 30th consecutive season behind a dominating defensive performance and two Devonta Freeman touchdowns Thursday night at Boston College.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA -- The Florida State football program is going bowling for the 30th consecutive season.

A 38-7 beat-down of Boston College Thursday night in Chestnut Hill, Mass. officially stamped the Seminoles' ticket to a postseason bowl game. At 30 seasons and counting, FSU (6-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) owns the nation's longest active bowl streak and is just five years away from potentially tying Nebraska's record of 35.

After a three-game losing streak drastically shifted the momentum and expectations of the season, FSU put itself in position to extend the bowl streak behind a balanced team effort over the course of its current four-game winning streak -- much like the one that was on display in front of ESPN's cameras Thursday night.

EJ Manuel returned from his injury and has guided an offense that has now outscored four-straight ACC opponents by 25 points or more -- FSU's first such scoring streak since 2000. Defensively, Florida State has benefitted from a tremendous pass rush and run-stuffing ability that had the team ranked eighth nationally this week.

After the trip to New England, those defensive rankings will be improved. FSU benefited from the 38 points it hung on Boston College (2-7, 1-5) but it didn't need to have another margin of victory of 25 points or more. The Seminoles held the Eagles to just 207 yards of offense and a 5-of-15 mark on third-down conversions.

The Seminoles forced four turnovers -- two fumbles and interceptions by Bjoern Werner and Telvin Smith -- too. Nigel Bradham finished with a team-high seven tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss. Terrance Parks added six tackles and Anthony McCloud had five stops and a tackle for loss.

Lamarcus Joyner had a quarterback sack.

Boston College tailback Rolandan Finch, who had rushed for 243 yards in a win over Maryland last weekend, was held to just 59 yards on 28 carries for a minuscule per-rush average of 2.1 yards. Quarterbacks Chase Rettig and Josh Bordner combined to throw for 113 yards and touchdown for BC.

Offensively, Manuel threw for just 62 yards in the second half but finished with another high-efficiency outing in his 180-yards, 12-of-16 effort. He also added a touchdown pass and a touchdown throw.

Devonta Freeman got the start at tailback and the bulk of the carries as he registered two touchdowns and 62 yards rushing on 12 opportunities and fellow freshman Nick O'Leary had a game-best 87 yards on three catches. Bert Reed added 35 yards receiving and a score and Lonnie Pryor had a fourth-quarter touchdown.

FSU posted 307 yards of offense and had just three penalties for 15 yards -- both statistics that are well below their game-by-game averages.

The 'Noles and Eagles traded three-and-outs to start the game before Shawn Powell rugby-kicked his punt inside the BC 10 yard-line.

Two plays later, the FSU defense forced a Finch fumble near the goal line and the Eagles paid mightily after Smith fell on the loose ball. Manuel then calmly stood in the pocket on second-and-goal after that play and found Reed for the four-yard touchdown pass to take a 7-0 lead.

The Seminoles then started the second quarter with another scoring effort. Freeman's 12-yard run capped off a seven-play, 56-yard drive that increased the score to 14-0.

EJ Manuel's numbers weren't gaudy but he did enough to maximize a strong defensive performance by his teammates on defense.

After yet another three-and-out by the Boston College offense, another freshman put FSU in scoring position. O'Leary's career-best 58-yard reception was followed by a 12-yard run to the goal line by Freeman. Two plays later, Manuel burrowed his way through the linemen for a one-yard touchdown and 21-0 score with 10:24 still left in the second quarter.

The script then remained the same for FSU. Boston College had to punt the ball away on fourth down and Freeman's 3-yard cut-back run extended the advantage to 28-0 midway through the second frame.

The ensuing Boston College drive finally resulted in some positive yardage for the home team. BC made a switch at quarterback from Rettig to the redshirt freshman Bordner. The dual-threat signal-caller scrambled for his team's first first-down of the game with 4:35 left in the second quarter and then threw a bomb down to the goal line to Bobby Swigert.

But the Seminoles' defense struck again and a fumbled exchange between Bordner and Finch that was recovered by FSU and the offense ran out the clock before the conclusion of the half.

Boston College caught its first break of the night after both teams emerged from their respective locker rooms.

The Seminoles got the ball first but Manuel's fumble was recovered by the Eagles on FSU's 26 yard-line. The short field resulted in a 12-yard scoring pass from Rettig to Swigert with 9:56 left in the third.

After Dustin Hopkins booted a 47-yard field goal to push the 'Noles' lead to 31-7, the next two Boston College drives saw the same thing: FSU interceptions.

First Smith took a pass away from Bordner and after a failed fourth-down conversion by the 'Noles, Werner's magnificent takeaway set up an offensive scoring drive for his team. Pryor's one-yard plunge with 10:16 left in the fourth quarter came after a completion to O'Leary, a third-down pass conversion to Freeman and back-to-back runs by James Wilder, Jr.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
21
3
7
38
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
7
0
7

1st   7- 0  Bert Reed, 8, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 9:07 
2nd  14- 0  Devonta Freeman, 12, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 13:09
     21- 0  E.J. Manuel, 1, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 10:24
     28- 0  Devonta Freeman, 3, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 4:51 
3rd  28- 7  Opp, 12, pass (kick), 9:56 
     31- 7  Dustin Hopkins, 47, field goal, 4:43 
4th  38- 7  Lonnie Pryor, 1, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 10:16


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 10 Rushes-yards 41-127 39- 94 Passing 180 113 Att-Comp-Int 16-12-0 20-12-2 Total Yards 57-307 59-207 Punt Returns 2-0 1-10 Kickoff Returns 1-20 4-80 Interception Ret. 2-13 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 4-49.0 7-33.6 Sacks By-Yds 1-3 2-13 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 3-15 5-40 3rd Down Conversions 4-10 5-15 4th Down Conversions 0-1 2-2 Time of Posession 28:30 31:30 Attendance 38,729 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Devonta Freeman 12- 62 E.J. Manuel 16- 37 Lonnie Pryor 6- 19 James Wilder 4- 5 Ty Jones 3- 4 Receiving Nick O'Leary 3- 87 Bert Reed 3- 35 Lonnie Pryor 3- 26 Rodney Smith 1- 18 Devonta Freeman 2- 14 Passing E.J. Manuel 16-12-0-180 Punt Return Greg Reid 2- 0 Kickoff Return Lamarcus Joyner 1- 20 Punting Shawn Powell 4- 196 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nigel Bradham 6 1 7 2.5- 9.0 . . . . . . . . Terrance Parks 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Anthony McCloud 4 1 5 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . 1 . . Telvin Smith 4 . 4 . . 1- 13 . . 1- 0 . . . Cameron Erving 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Vince Williams 2 2 4 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Jeff Luc 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 3 . 3 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Christian Jones 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Karlos Williams 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Timmy Jernigan 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Moses McCray 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Brandon Jenkins 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Nick Moody 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tank Carradine 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Dan Hicks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Reid 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dax Dellenbach 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner . 1 1 . . 1- 0 1 . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
TB    8  Devonta Freeman
FB   24  Lonnie Pryor
RT   51  Bobby Hart
LG   60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
C    62  Austin Barron
RG   76  Garrett Faircloth
LT   77  Zebrie Sanders
WR   83  Bert Reed
WR   84  Rodney Smith
TE   88  Beau Reliford
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
BC    5  Greg Reid
SLB   7  Christian Jones
FS   10  Nick Moody
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
SS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
FC   27  Xavier Rhodes
RDE  49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
LDE  95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Mike Harris
 4  Terrance Parks
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 9  Clint Trickett
 9  Karlos Williams
12  Jarred Haggins
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
19  Josh Gehres
21  Debrale Smiley
21  Avis Commack
22  Telvin Smith
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
33  Ty Jones
35  Nick O'Leary
38  Jermaine Thomas
##  NAME
-----------------------------
44  Will Tye
45  Shawn Powell
48  Jeff Luc
53  Sterling Lovelady
54  Tre' Jackson
58  Dan Hicks
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
70  Josue Matias
72  Daniel Foose
81  Kenny Shaw
85  Ja'Baris Little
89  Christian Green
90  Moses McCray
91  Tank Carradine
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

FLORIDA STATE 23, MIAMI 19

11/12/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Brandon Mellor.

U Know It: FSU Knocks Off UM.

Special teams are the key as the Florida State football team beats Miami 23-19 in yet another nail-biter in this storied in-state rivalry.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- When it's Florida State versus Miami, there are always some figurative on-field fireworks.

Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium, the fireworks were literally in the sky too. After all, beating an in-state foe in one of the most entertaining and important rivalries in all of college football warrants a little early-evening post-game pyrotechnics.

In a 23-19, down-to-the-wire-once-again win over Miami, the Seminoles not only captured their second victory in as many years over the Hurricanes but they also put themselves in position to claim back-to-back state championships.

If that's not enough, the senior student-athletes that went to battle one last time in this yearly showdown will eventually leave Florida State knowing they beat Miami in three out of the four years of their collegiate playing careers.

"That's huge; three times ... wow," senior linebacker Nigel Bradham afterwards. "That's big. It feels good. I mean, to do that is big. Wow."

Bradham's reflection on his class' accomplishment was made possible despite some typical late-game nail-biting moments that have become such a prevalent storyline anytime that the 'Noles and 'Canes cross paths.

FSU led 23-7 with a little less a few minutes into the fourth quarter but the Hurricanes (5-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) used two separate 80-yard scoring drives to trim it to a one-score game despite failing on a two-point conversion attempt on the first score and botching the snap on the extra-point try on the second.

Clinging to the 23-19 advantage with just 1:24 left, freshman tight end Nick O'Leary leapt into the air and snagged the onside kick attempt to secure the win for the Seminoles (7-3, 5-2), who have now triumphed in five consecutive ballgames.

O'Leary's clutch grab was one of several positive special teams plays that FSU made Saturday night in a series that is known more so for special-teams blunders than anything else. Dustin Hopkins converted three field goals and junior cornerback Greg Reid's 83-yard punt return late in the second quarter proved to be the momentum builder the 'Noles needed after a sloppy first half.

Senior Shawn Powell's 54.8 yards-per-punt average on five kicks can't be overlooked either.

"Special teams was huge for us," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "And then getting the onside kick and coverage. We covered very well on [Travis] Benjamin, whose a great returner. Shawn punted the heck out of that thing, boy."

Playing in his first game against Miami, EJ Manuel threw for 196 yards on 17-of-23 passing with one touchdown. His favorite target on the night was Christian Green, who hauled in four catches for 55 yards. Bert Reed also grabbed three passes for 45 yards and Rodney Smith had a 21-yard touchdown reception.

Devonta Freeman caught three passes of his own for 21 yards and ran the ball 16 times for 76 yards for a 'Noles team that finished the game with 259 yards of total offense.

Buoyed by those two 80-yard drives, Miami rung up 383 yards of offense behind Jacory Harris' 225 yards passing and Lamar Miller's 92 yards rushing.

Despite being ejected from the ballgame on Miami's final series for a questionably illegal hit, Bradham put a stamp on his final FSU-Miami contest with a game-best 10 tackles, half a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and forced fumble. Greg Reid, Xavier Rhodes and Christian Jones each had five tackles apiece and Lamarcus Joyner had an interception.

Counting Bradham and Joyner's respective takeaways, the Seminoles forced three turnovers and didn't commit any of their own.

"That's the key; we didn't have turnovers and they had the turnovers," Fisher said. "We created turnovers and we didn't turn it over on ourself. Turnovers affect the game more than anything."

On the very first play from scrimmage it became apparent that this was going to be another crazy FSU versus Miami battle.

Mike Harris appeared to force a fumble by Benjamin that Joyner scooped up and scored from 31 yards away. But the review revealed that Benjamin never had control of the football and the points had to be removed from the scoreboard.

Later in the first quarter, Powell's beautifully booming punt down to the one-yard line still didn't stop Miami from moving down the field and into scoring position. But after making it all the way to the FSU 16-yard line, Joyner stepped in front of a Harris pass and intercepted the football in the endzone -- and this time it counted.

Powell's next punt may have not gone out of bounds near the goal line but it did go off the hands of Benjamin, who muffed the kick and it was recovered by Telvin Smith. The short field position was enough to allow Hopkins a 37-yard chip-shot attempt that he successfully sent through the uprights for a 'Noles' 3-0 lead with 45 seconds left in the first quarter.

If the first quarter was strange, the second started just as bizzarly. Reid fielded a punt on his own goal line and the lapse in judgement was compounded by a personal foul penalty that backed the 'Noles up against their own endzone.

A few plays later, it was ruled that FSU would be charged with a safety after Manuel's intentional grounding penalty was said to have taken place in the endzone. A review confirmed the call but after an additional lengthy delay the officials finally determined that it in fact was a dead ball at the one-yard line.

Greg Reid's first punt return for a touchdown this season came at the most opportune time: against the Miami Hurricanes.

FSU had to punt because of the play and Miami capitalized with a short field that ended with a one-yard Harris to Clive Walford touchdown pass that gave UM a 7-3 lead midway through the second quarter.

On FSU's ensuing drive, the Seminoles registered their first first-down of the ballgame and it was a sign of good things to come. On third down, Manuel stood tall in the pocket and found the 6-foot-6 Smith for the leaping touchdown toss between two defenders.

If the home crowd found that exciting then they certainly liked what happened next. The defense did its job to force a punt and Reid caught the kick off the bounce, weaved between a few defenders and ran untouched into the endzone for the 83-yard return.

"He kind of shanked the kick a little bit and it took one hop and I grabbed it and I was just there," Reid said. "The whole field was just there and I just took it."

Reid's standout special teams play was the fourth-longest punt return in school history and it gave FSU a 17-7 lead. The Seminoles then had a chance to pad the advantage before the first-half clock expired but Hopkins missed a short field goal after Miami had fumbled in the final moments.

For as sloppy as the Seminoles played on offense in the first half -- and it was sloppy with just 77 yards gained on that side of the ball -- the first drive of the second half was anything but. FSU eclipsed its first-two-quarters output with an 83-yard drive that culminated with a 21-yard Hopkins field goal.

Hopkins' second field goal of the second half was then good from 38 yards out as FSU built a 23-7 with just over 11 minutes to play before Miami made its late push.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MIAMI
0
7
0
12
19
FLORIDA STATE
3
14
3
3
23

1st   3- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 37, field goal, 0:45 
2nd   3- 7  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 7:53 
     10- 7  Rodney Smith, 21, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 4:42 
     17- 7  Greg Reid, 83, punt return/blocked punt (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 0:51 
     17- 7  Dustin Hopkins, 37, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd  20- 7  Dustin Hopkins, 21, field goal, 9:15 
4th  23- 7  Dustin Hopkins, 38, field goal, 11:07
     23-13  Opp, 1, run (pass failed), 6:27 
     23-19  Opp, 1, run (run failed), 1:27 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 24 Rushes-yards 29- 63 36-140 Passing 196 243 Att-Comp-Int 23-17-0 34-22-1 Total Yards 52-259 70-383 Punt Returns 3-106 2-17 Kickoff Returns 3-66 4-75 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 2-4 0-0 Punts 5-54.8 5-45.2 Sacks By-Yds 1-7 3-17 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-2 Penalties-Yds 10-76 9-55 3rd Down Conversions 4-11 6-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 27:16 32:44 Attendance 82,322 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Devonta Freeman 16- 76 Lonnie Pryor 2- 0 Team 2- -4 E.J. Manuel 9- -9 Receiving Christian Green 4- 55 Bert Reed 3- 45 Kenny Shaw 2- 24 Devonta Freeman 3- 21 Rodney Smith 1- 21 Rashad Greene 3- 19 Beau Reliford 1- 11 Passing E.J. Manuel 23-17-0-196 Punt Return Greg Reid 3- 106 Kickoff Return Greg Reid 1- 34 Karlos Williams 1- 18 Lamarcus Joyner 1- 14 Punting Shawn Powell 5- 274 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nigel Bradham 7 3 10 0.5- 0.0 . . 1 . 1- 4 1 . . Greg Reid 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Christian Jones 3 2 5 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 3 1 4 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Nick Moody 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner 2 1 3 1.0- 6.0 . . . 1 . . . . Telvin Smith 2 1 3 . . . . 1 1- 0 . . . Tank Carradine 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Chad Abram 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Timmy Jernigan 1 2 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Vince Williams 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins 2 . 2 . . . . . . 1 . . Brandon Jenkins 2 . 2 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Anthony McCloud . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Dan Hicks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Toshmon Stevens 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Harris . 1 1 . . . 2 . . . . . Cameron Erving . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Terrence Brooks . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
TB    8  Devonta Freeman
RT   51  Bobby Hart
LG   60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
C    62  Austin Barron
RG   76  Garrett Faircloth
LT   77  Zebrie Sanders
WR   81  Kenny Shaw
WR   83  Bert Reed
WR   84  Rodney Smith
WR   89  Christian Green
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FC    1  Mike Harris
SS    4  Terrance Parks
SLB   7  Christian Jones
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
BC   27  Xavier Rhodes
RE   49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
LE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 5  Greg Reid
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 9  Karlos Williams
10  Nick Moody
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
21  Avis Commack
22  Telvin Smith
24  Lonnie Pryor
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
33  Ty Jones
35  Nick O'Leary
41  Chad Abram
##  NAME
-----------------------------
45  Shawn Powell
48  Jeff Luc
52  Bryan Stork
54  Tre' Jackson
58  Dan Hicks
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
80  Rashad Greene
85  Ja'Baris Little
88  Beau Reliford
90  Moses McCray
91  Tank Carradine
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

VIRGINIA 14, FLORIDA STATE 13

11/19/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Home Finale To UVa.

The No. 23/25 Florida State football team falls to Virginia, 14-13, Saturday night in a wild-finish heartbreaker.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Normally a potentially game-winning field goal by one of the nation's top kickers in front of his home crowd would be one preceded by excitement and followed by either jubilation or despair.

There's the build-up for the plays leading to the kicking situation and the high or low reaction depending on whether or not the football flies through the uprights. It's standard stuff. These type of situations happen all the time.

But this wasn't a normal game between Florida State and new-and-improved Virginia. Far from it.

No. 23/25 FSU lost to UVa, 14-13, Saturday night after Dustin Hopkins' missed a 43-yard potential game-winner in the final few seconds. But it wasn't Hopkins' uncharacteristic and unlikely miss that was the lasting storyline as senior night was spoiled inside Doak Campbell Stadium.

No, this time it was that build-up that stole the headlines. Not the outcome of the kick.

After holding the Cavaliers (8-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) to 241 yards of total offense through 58:07 of a 60-minute slugfest, the Seminoles (7-4, 5-3) allowed Virginia to score what would turn out to be the game-winning touchdown on a 10-yard run by Kevin Parks at the conclusion of a 37-second, 75-yard drive in the final moments.

With 1:16 left and trailing by just one point, Lamarcus Joyner's 32-yard kick return to the FSU 41-yard line seemingly put the 'Noles within striking distance for another Hopkins game-winner much like what he did last year in the win over Clemson. After two short passes over the middle and an incomplete toss, quarterback EJ Manuel was sacked on 4th-and-1 in what appeared to be a Cavs' game-clincher but it was ruled that he was brought down with the aid of a facemask.

Three plays after the 15-yard penalty and well within Hopkins' range at the Virginia 30-yard line, Manuel appeared to connect with Bert Reed on a completion that would have stunningly ended the game because he was short of the first-down marker and did not get out of bounds. But while the Cavs bench was celebrating and the 'Noles faithful were shaking their heads, a booth review revealed that Reed never had possession and FSU would in fact get one more chance for a 48-yard field goal try.

Meanwhile, many of the Virginia players had already retreated to the locker room to celebrate further and the lengthy delay of the review was extended as all the players from both benches were put into position.

If that wasn't enough, the Cavaliers were then called for a five-yard penalty before the special-teams snap and it pushed Hopkins even closer to what would have been game-winning glory land.

"We've got to manage that situation at the end better," Fisher said. "We don't need to catch that ball. We work on it every day; eight seconds or less we throw it if you catch and can get out you do, if you don't you knock it down. We were fortunate that we didn't catch it right there. But that's something we practice every week and work on."

Hopkins, who made a pair of field goals earlier in the game, may have missed his final attempt but Saturday's outcome won't be solely placed on his gold cleats.

FSU was penalized 11 times for 94 yards and Manuel had perhaps his worst game of the 2011 season. FSU's leader under center finished 18-of-23 for 200 yards with one touchdown and a fumble that lead to a Perry Jones' second-quarter score.

FSU was just 3-of-13 on third-down conversions on offense and didn't force a third down defensively on UVa's quick game-winning drive.

"We are making some young mistakes but we should be older," Fisher said. "You're not a freshman anymore, you're not a sophomore, you're not a junior. It's the end of the year. Those all need to stop. Very disappointing. This team was doing some really good things and they still had an opportunity at the end we just didn't make the play. Had some great opportunities, that's for sure."

For the several things that FSU didn't do well on Saturday night, the running game wasn't one of them. The 'Noles eclipsed 100 yards rushing in the first half for the first time since last year's win at Virginia and finished with 186 yards on the ground in total, including a game-best 69 yards by senior Jermaine Thomas.

Also playing in his final home game at Doak Campbell Stadium was Reed, whose 104 yards receiving led both teams. Senior Ja'Baris Little picked his final game in his hometown of Tallahassee to catch the first touchdown of his career.

Fourth-year linebacker Nigel Bradham finished with a team-high 13 tackles for a defensive unit that limited the Cavaliers to just 78 yards rushing on 29 attempts and 316 yards of total offense. Cavs quarterback Micahel Rocco finished the night 22-of-31 for 238 yards and his team was two-for-two in the redzone.

With the victory, UVa will face rival Virginia Tech next weekend with the winner of that game claiming the ACC's Coastal Division crown.

"Virginia hung in the game; made enough plays to win at the end, made the play they needed to make, had the drive they needed to get," Fisher said. "It was all on us as far as keep leaving them in the game. They kept hanging and scratching and clawing. That's my fault because obviously it's got to start at the top. There's no one play that lost that game; it was a conglomerate of them across the board."

On FSU's second possession of the game, freshman Rashad Greene took a reverse handoff 53 yards into scoring position but the Seminoles came away empty handed. Right tackle Bobby Hart missed a block and UVa's Billy Schautz came cleanly around the end to sack Manuel and force the fumble.

The Cavaliers turned the takeaway into seven points when Jones capped off a long drive with his seven-yard touchdown reception to give the visitors a 7-0 lead with 14:56 left in the second quarter.

Ten minutes later on the game-clock, that score changed to 7-7 when Manuel found his former roommate for the one-yard touchdown. Little's scoring grab capped off an 11-play, 75-yard drive that featured a few signature Manuel plays. On third and long he bought time and fired a laser to Reed and then later scrambled in crowd-pleasing fashion down to the goal line.

FSU would later add a 26-yard field goal by Hopkins after a 34-yard Greg Reid punt return. Hopkins' kick gave the 'Noles a 10-7 lead heading into halftime.

Midway through the third quarter, Reed's career-long 68-yard reception then put the Seminoles at the one-yard line. But FSU couldn't punch it in and had to settle for another Hopkins field goal -- this time from 21 yards out -- to extend its lead to 13-7 where it would remain until the final two minutes.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA
0
7
0
7
14
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
3
0
13

2nd   0- 7  Opp, 7, pass (kick), 14:56
      7- 7  Ja'Baris Little, 1, pass from E.J. Manuel (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 4:49 
     10- 7  Dustin Hopkins, 26, field goal, 0:54 
3rd  13- 7  Dustin Hopkins, 21, field goal, 7:55 
4th  13-14  Opp, 10, run (kick), 1:16 
     13-14  Dustin Hopkins, 42, field goal failed, 0:03 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 16 Rushes-yards 33-186 29- 78 Passing 200 238 Att-Comp-Int 31-18-0 31-22-0 Total Yards 64-386 60-316 Punt Returns 5-40 4-29 Kickoff Returns 3-69 2-35 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 6-50.3 8-36.1 Sacks By-Yds 3-28 3-24 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 11-94 7-50 3rd Down Conversions 3-13 5-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 31:10 28:50 Attendance 77,178 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jermaine Thomas 14- 69 Rashad Greene 0- 53 Devonta Freeman 6- 44 E.J. Manuel 10- 20 James Wilder 1- 0 Lonnie Pryor 1- 0 Receiving Bert Reed 4- 104 Jermaine Thomas 2- 34 Kenny Shaw 2- 22 Rashad Greene 4- 21 Greg Dent 1- 8 Beau Reliford 1- 4 Rodney Smith 1- 4 Christian Green 2- 2 Ja'Baris Little 1- 1 Passing E.J. Manuel 31-18-0-200 Punt Return Greg Reid 5- 40 Kickoff Return Lamarcus Joyner 1- 32 Greg Reid 1- 24 Karlos Williams 1- 13 Punting Shawn Powell 6- 302 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nigel Bradham 7 6 13 1.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Brandon Jenkins 4 2 6 2.5- 22.0 2.4- 22.0 . . . . . . . Vince Williams 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Greg Reid 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Parks 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Bjoern Werner 1 3 4 0.5- 0.0 . . 1 2 . . . . Christian Jones 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Telvin Smith 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Nick Moody 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Avis Commack 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tank Carradine 1 1 2 1.5- 8.0 0.5- 6.0 . . . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Cameron Erving 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mike Harris 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Karlos Williams . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony McCloud . . . . . . . 1 . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
TB    8  Devonta Freeman
RT   51  Bobby Hart
C    52  Bryan Stork
LG   60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
LT   77  Zebrie Sanders
RG   79  David Spurlock
WR   83  Bert Reed
WR   84  Rodney Smith
TE   88  Beau Reliford
WR   89  Christian Green
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
BC    1  Mike Harris
SS    4  Terrance Parks
FC    5  Greg Reid
SLB   7  Christian Jones
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
RE   49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
LE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 9  Karlos Williams
10  Nick Moody
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
21  Avis Commack
22  Telvin Smith
24  Lonnie Pryor
27  Xavier Rhodes
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
33  Ty Jones
35  Nick O'Leary
##  NAME
-----------------------------
38  Jermaine Thomas
41  Chad Abram
45  Shawn Powell
54  Tre' Jackson
58  Dan Hicks
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
76  Garrett Faircloth
80  Rashad Greene
81  Kenny Shaw
85  Ja'Baris Little
91  Tank Carradine
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

FLORIDA STATE 21, FLORIDA 7

11/26/2011, GAINESVILLE, FL

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Brandon Mellor Seminoles.com Senior Writer

State Champs: FSU 'D'-nies UF.

Florida State doesn't need very much offense Saturday night in the Swamp as the Seminoles beat the rival Gators 21-7 to claim a second-consecutive state championship.

GAINESVILLE, FL -- No offense? No problem.

Despite only gaining 95 yards Saturday night, the Florida State football team rode its opportunistic defense to a 21-7 victory over rival Florida at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.

In doing so, the Seminoles (8-4) not only won a game in the Swamp for the first time since 2003 but they also claimed a second-consecutive state championship. FSU hadn't defeated both Florida and Miami in back-to-back seasons since doing so in 1998 and '99.

If that's not enough, the win marks head coach Jimbo Fisher's 18th triumph since taking over for legendary coach Bowden -- a feat that makes him the winningest coach in the first two years of his head-coaching tenure in Seminoles history.

But for Fisher, who is an offensive coach by trade and still calls the plays for the 'Noles, the win is bitter sweet. Florida State averaged just 1.6 yards per play and picked up only seven first downs against the Gators (6-6).

"We've got a lot of problems," Fisher said about the offense. "But I thought our defense played unbelievable. I thought that was one of the best defensive performances I have been around in my 22 years of coaching."

FSU's defense only gave up 184 yards and one late score after a Jermaine Thomas fumble, but it was the Seminoles' ability to force turnovers and turn the Gators' giveaways into points that was the difference at Florida Field.

The Seminoles intercepted four passes -- three off starter John Brantley and one off his injury replacement, Jacoby Brissett -- and while the first two were quickly followed by FSU scores on short fields, it was senior Terrance Parks' 29-yard pick-six that put the visitors on top 21-0 and the game out of reach early in the fourth quarter.

"That was a great play by Terrance," said defensive end Bjoern Werner, who registered one of FSU's season-best 13 tackles for loss.

Parks also lead the Seminoles with six total tackles and two tackles for loss. Greg Reid had two interceptions and Mike Harris had one of his own.

Senior Shawn Powell did his part, too. The nation's No.-1 ranked punter kept the Gators pinned back in their own territory all evening with nine punts for an average of 44.4 yards per kick.

Powell also served as the sod captain; the player responsible for bringing back so turf to bury in the program's storied sod cementary.

Offensively, EJ Manuel was 6-of-13 for 65 yards. Devonta Freeman finished the night with 44 yards to break Warrick Dunn's record for most rushing yards as a freshman in Florida State history.

Freeman, who now has a team-high 531 yards rushing this year, had two one-yard touchdown runs against UF.

For Florida, Brantley threw for 104 yards before FSU's Brandon Jenkins knocked him -- and consequently himself -- out of the game late in the second quarter. Brissett finished with just 27 yards passing.

Gators speedsters Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey combined for 36 yards rushing on 19 carries.

After fielding the opening kickoff, the Gators gave it away when Reid read Brantley's eyes, jumped the route and intercepted the ball to put FSU in scoring position.

Manuel was then stopped on 3rd-and-1 after leading the 'Noles to the goal line but after the play UF's Ronald Powell was flagged for a personal foul. The fresh set of downs lead to a Freeman one-yard carry for an early 7-0 score.

The Seminoles' second score would then play out much like the first. With UF threatening in FSU territory, Brantley threw into quadruple coverage and Harris intercepted the football before returning it 89 yards.

Harris' play marked the seventh-longest inception return in school history and set up another Freeman one-yard dash behind the blocking of Werner, who was also in the freshman's first score earlier.

FSU would get another Reid interception and then stuffed the Gators on 4th-and-1 later inside their own redzone to preserve a 14-0 lead heading into halftime despite gaining just 39 total yards on offense through the first two quarters.

The second half began without much offense by either side. FSU appeared to catch a break midway through the third quarter when Reid returned a punt deep into UF territory. But a Karlos Williams penalty pushed ball back 15 yards and the offense stalled.

Dustin Hopkins then missed a 50-yard field goal attempt as neither team would score in the third quarter.

That changed with Parks' interception return for a score. Parks was the beneficiary of a bad throw but it was Cornelius Carradine's pressure on Brissett that lead to the errant toss.

Down 21-0 with just a few minutes to play, UF added its lone score of the game after Thomas' fumble. Had the Gators not added that touchdown, it would have been UF's first shut-out since 1988.

"I'm very excited, very happy for our football team. I thought they battled, scratched and clawed," Fisher said. "It wasn't pretty by any means. But, coming here and getting a win doesn't happen very often. We have won the state championship two years in a row now and it feels very good."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
0
7
21
FLORIDA
0
0
0
7
7

1st   7- 0  Devonta Freeman, 1, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 6:34 
2nd  14- 0  Devonta Freeman, 1, run (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 14:24
3rd  14- 0  Dustin Hopkins, 50, field goal failed, 5:22 
4th  21- 0  Terrance Parks, 29, interception return (Dustin Hopkins, kick), 12:20
     21- 7  Opp, 6, pass (kick), 4:16 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 7 11 Rushes-yards 46- 30 33- 54 Passing 65 130 Att-Comp-Int 13-6-0 29-14-4 Total Yards 59-95 62-184 Punt Returns 5-45 2-20 Kickoff Returns 1-34 1-16 Interception Ret. 4-130 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-6 Punts 9-44.4 9-40.0 Sacks By-Yds 2-16 4-32 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 9-85 4-25 3rd Down Conversions 2-15 2-15 4th Down Conversions 1-2 1-2 Time of Posession 31:37 28:23 Attendance 90,798 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Devonta Freeman 15- 44 Lonnie Pryor 6- 15 Jermaine Thomas 12- 6 Rashad Greene 1- -12 E.J. Manuel 12- -23 Receiving Christian Green 2- 27 Rodney Smith 2- 16 Bert Reed 1- 12 Jermaine Thomas 1- 10 Passing E.J. Manuel 13- 6-0- 65 Punt Return Greg Reid 5- 45 Kickoff Return Lamarcus Joyner 1- 34 Punting Shawn Powell 9- 400 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrance Parks 6 . 6 2.0- 17.0 . 1- 29 . . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Christian Jones 4 . 4 2.0- 6.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins 4 . 4 2.0- 12.0 1.0- 11.0 . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner 3 1 4 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Mike Harris 3 . 3 . . 1- 89 1 . . . . . Vince Williams 3 . 3 1.0- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Terrence Brooks 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Telvin Smith 2 . 2 2.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . . Tank Carradine 2 . 2 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Brandon Jenkins 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Nigel Bradham 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Demonte McAllister 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lonnie Pryor 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dax Dellenbach 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Greg Reid 1 . 1 . . 2- 12 1 . . . . . Dan Hicks 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Avis Commack 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Devonta Freeman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jermaine Thomas . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
TB    8  Devonta Freeman
FB   24  Lonnie Pryor
RT   51  Bobby Hart
C    52  Bryan Stork
LG   60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
RG   76  Garrett Faircloth
LT   77  Zebrie Sanders
X    81  Kenny Shaw
Z    84  Rodney Smith
TE   88  Beau Reliford
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    4  Terrance Parks
FC    5  Greg Reid
SLB   7  Christian Jones
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
BC   27  Xavier Rhodes
RE   49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
LE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Mike Harris
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Timmy Jernigan
 9  Karlos Williams
12  Jarred Haggins
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
21  Avis Commack
22  Telvin Smith
24  Terrance Smith
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
35  Nick O'Leary
38  Jermaine Thomas
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Chad Abram
45  Shawn Powell
54  Tre' Jackson
58  Dan Hicks
64  Dax Dellenbach
66  Jacob Stanley
80  Rashad Greene
83  Bert Reed
85  Ja'Baris Little
89  Christian Green
91  Tank Carradine
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving

FLORIDA STATE 18, NOTRE DAME 14

12/29/2011, Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fl

Click here for program cover

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

Green(e) 'Noles Knock Off ND.

Rookie Rashad Greene scores the go-ahead touchdown and the freshmen-heavy FSU football team scores 18 unanswered points to beat Notre Dame, 18-14, in the Champs Sports Bowl.

ORLANDO, FL -- Four true freshmen finding their groove, a hobbled quarterback, two lost defensive stars and 18 unanswered points; that about sums up what took place Thursday night at the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl.

Florida State capped off its nine-win season by defeating Notre Dame 18-14 in Orlando despite a seemingly never-ending string of setbacks.

The Seminoles entered the game without the services of three typical starters on the offensive line and were forced to charge four rookies with winning the battles in the trenches. As the game progressed and those freshmen struggled en route to an early-third quarter 14-0 advantage for the Fighting Irish, a battered and limping EJ Manuel became noticeably less-than-100-percent.

If that wasn't enough, FSU lost the services of standout cornerbacks Greg Reid and Xavier Rhodes to in-game injuries as they traded blows with Notre Dame superstar wide receiver Michael Floyd.

Still, those 18 unanswered second-half points were the difference. A difference that was sparked by improved second-half play by that green offensive line, a national-television outburst by rising star wide receiver Rashad Greene and a 'Noles defense that intercepted Notre Dame's rotating quarterbacks three times.

"I've said all along this team has some special character about it. And it always does. It competes, it fights, it loves each other, it stays together. No matter what people say; what people do. I've been on some great football teams and coached some great football teams that I don't know if they have the bond and the relationship that these guys do."

Manuel, FSU's gritty redshirt junior signal-caller, finished the night with more bruises than touchdown passes but still found Greene and Bert Reed for big fourth-quarter scoring tosses. Manuel threw for 249 yards in total, 154 of which he recorded in the second half.

As the recipient of FSU's go-ahead touchdown with 13:18 left to play combined with his game-high 99 yards receiving, Greene was named the bowl's MVP in a vote by the media in attendance. Kenny Shaw added 64 yards receiving and Devonta Freeman led FSU in rushing with 48 yards.

Florida State had just 104 yards of offense and no third-down conversions at halftime but finished the game inside the Citrus Bowl with 290 total yards and three crucial conversions that were followed by a pair of touchdowns and one of Dustin Hopkins' two field goals.

Despite allowing five sacks and countless hits on Manuel, the young line improved enough late in the second half to provide the foundation for FSU's come-from-behind win.

"The guys up front finally realized they could play," Fisher said.

While the offense was working through its growing pains, the Seminoles' defense was its dominant four-quarters self.

Lamarcus Joyner, Nigel Bradham and Terrence Brooks each had an interception with Joyner's and Brooks' takeaways occurring in the endzone when the Fighting Irish were threatening to score. Notre Dame finished the night with 280 yards of offense.

Fighting Irish quarterbacks Tommy Rees and Andrew Hendrix combined for 187 yards and the three turnovers.

Set up by the longest punt return allowed by the Seminoles all season, Notre Dame was about to punch it into the endzone for the game's first score before Bradham tipped Rees' pass and Joyner snagged the interception.

But after Joyner's 22-yard interception return, FSU gave it right back. Manuel connected with Freeman on a swing pass out of the backfield but the freshman tailback fumbled the football and Zeke Motta scooped it and scored for an early 7-0 Notre Dame lead.

Freeman's giveaway was just the second fumble of the year by a Seminoles running back.

That score would hold until halftime as both teams combined for just 195 yards and 10 punts in the opening 30 minutes.

Notre Dame may have only had 91 of those first-half yards but its first drive of the second half couldn't have been any worse for the Seminoles.

Reid's personal foul penalty helped extend the Fighting Irish's drive and then Rhodes went down with a game-ending knee injury after Floyd hauled in a pass. A few plays later, Reid dropped a would-be interception and Floyd bobbled and caught the scoring pass for a 14-0 Notre Dame lead.

Making matters worse for the 'Noles, Reid landed awkwardly on his neck on the play and didn't return with concussion-like symptoms.

EJ Manuel was hit all night but as the young offensive line improved he made the throws and found the endzone when he had to in FSU's comeback win.

FSU may have quickly been down two defensive backs but Joyner just as speedily gave FSU a scoring chance. His 77-yard kick return on the ensuing kickoff set up a 42-yard field goal by Hopkins to trim the deficit to 14-3 with 9:03 left in the third quarter.

The 'Noles bent but didn't break on Notre Dame's next possession as Brandon Jenkins' sack ended a promising Fighting Irish drive. FSU got the ball back and Greene's diving catch gave the Seminoles' their first third-down conversion of not just the night but the first in 18 attempts dating back to the win over Florida.

Avoiding fourth downs is conducive to positive offense and the Seminoles followed that logic on the drive. Reed capped off FSU's 84-yard march down the field with his 18-yard touchdown reception before the Seminoles failed to convert a two-point conversion.

Down 14-9 with 14:54 left in the game, FSU needed a turnover and a senior answered the bell.

Bradham's interception and return set the Seminoles up on Notre Dame's 18-yard-line and two plays later Greene's twisting touchdown grab gave FSU its first lead of the game -- 15-14 -- before another failed two-point conversion attempt.

"It was all trying to make plays for my team," Greene said. "Just doing it for my team. Just like Coach Fisher said, when the line got settled down and realized it could play there was a lot more that we could do. EJ gave me a chance and I made it for the team. That's what this has been about; family and team."

After not scoring an offensive touchdown since the second quarter of the Florida game, the 'Noles got two in just 1:36 Thursday night. They then added three more points with 8:05 remaining on a 29-yard Hopkins field goal that was set up by Greene's 42-yard catch on third down.

With 2:48 and Notre Dame threatening to re-gain the lead in the redzone, Brooks' interception all but sealed the victory and the Seminoles' defense didn't allow a Hail Mary play with 13 seconds to play to preserve the win.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NOTRE DAME
7
0
7
0
14
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
15
18

1st   0- 7  Opp, 29, fumble recovery/return (kick), 9:04 
      0- 7  Opp, 47, field goal failed, 0:09 
3rd   0-14  Opp, 5, pass (kick), 11:24
      3-14  Dustin Hopkins, 42, field goal, 9:03 
4th   9-14  Bert Reed, 18, pass from E.J. Manuel (E.J. Manuel, pass failed), 14:54
     15-14  Rashad Greene, 15, pass from E.J. Manuel (E.J. Manuel, run failed), 13:18
     18-14  Dustin Hopkins, 20, field goal, 8:05 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 13 19 Rushes-yards 29- 41 35- 93 Passing 249 187 Att-Comp-Int 31-20- 35-19-3 Total Yards 60-290 70-280 Punt Returns 2-18 3-45 Kickoff Returns 2-101 5-94 Interception Ret. 3-39 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-29 Punts 8-47.3 7-40.7 Sacks By-Yds 4-28 5-44 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yds 5-44 5-39 3rd Down Conversions 3-14 7-15 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0 Time of Posession 29:51 30:09 Attendance 68,305 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Devonta Freeman 13- 48 James Wilder 4- 10 Chad Abram 1- 3 E.J. Manuel 11- -20 Receiving Rashad Greene 5- 99 Kenny Shaw 4- 64 Rodney Smith 4- 34 Bert Reed 1- 18 James Wilder 2- 14 Devonta Freeman 2- 12 Lonnie Pryor 1- 5 Christian Green 1- 3 Passing E.J. Manuel 31-20-0-249 Punt Return Greg Reid 2- 18 Kickoff Return Lamarcus Joyner 1- 77 Rashad Greene 1- 24 Punting Shawn Powell 8- 378 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nigel Bradham 8 1 9 0.5- 1.0 . 1- 17 2 . . . . . Lamarcus Joyner 7 . 7 . . 1- 22 . . . . . . Terrance Parks 5 2 7 . . . 1 . . . . . Mike Harris 5 . 5 1.0- 5.0 . . 1 . . . . . Telvin Smith 4 1 5 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Vince Williams 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Xavier Rhodes 4 . 4 . . . . 1 . . . . Tank Carradine 3 1 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Greg Reid 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Bjoern Werner 2 . 2 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . 1 . . . . Brandon Jenkins 2 . 2 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . 2 . . . . Timmy Jernigan 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Toshmon Stevens 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Dan Hicks . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Everett Dawkins 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Lonnie Pryor 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Shawn Powell 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Terrence Brooks 1 . 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Christian Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Anthony McCloud . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Cameron Erving . 1 1 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Nick Moody . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    3  E.J. Manuel
RB    8  Devonta Freeman
FB   24  Lonnie Pryor
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
C    62  Austin Barron
LG   70  Josue Matias
LT   77  Zebrie Sanders
WR   81  Kenny Shaw
WR   84  Rodney Smith
TE   88  Beau Reliford
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    4  Terrance Parks
CB    5  Greg Reid
SLB   7  Christian Jones
MLB  11  Vince Williams
WLB  13  Nigel Bradham
FS   20  Lamarcus Joyner
CB   27  Xavier Rhodes
DE   49  Brandon Jenkins
NG   92  Anthony McCloud
DT   93  Everett Dawkins
DE   95  Bjoern Werner
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Mike Harris
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Timmy Jernigan
10  Nick Moody
15  Greg Dent
18  Dustin Hopkins
22  Telvin Smith
30  Tyler Hunter
31  Terrence Brooks
32  James Wilder
35  Nick O'Leary
41  Chad Abram
45  Shawn Powell
##  NAME
-----------------------------
48  Jeff Luc
58  Dan Hicks
60  Jacob Fahrenkrug
64  Dax Dellenbach
79  David Spurlock
80  Rashad Greene
83  Bert Reed
85  Ja'Baris Little
89  Christian Green
91  Tank Carradine
96  Toshmon Stevens
97  Demonte McAllister
98  Cameron Erving