Florida State Football - 2014 Year In Review

Florida State Football - 2014 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Jimbo Fisher, Head Coach
Tim Brewster, Recruiting Coordinator, Tight Ends
Justin Bright, Defensive Graduate Assist
Lawrence Dawsey, Co-Offensive Coordinator, Wide Receivers
Mario Edwards, Dir of Player Development
Jay Graham, Running Backs, Special Teams Coordinator
Odell Haggins, Associate Head Coach, Defensive Tackles
Charles Kelly, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Bob LaCivita, Dir of Player Personnel
Addison Lynch, Defensive Graduate Assist
Bill Miller, Linebackers
Chris Revell, Offensive Graduate Assist
Mark Robinson, Director of Operations
Randy Sanders, Co-Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
David Spurlock, Offensive Graduate Assist
Sal Sunseri, Head Coach of Defense, Defensive Ends
Rick Trickett, Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line
Vic Viloria, Strength and Conditioning

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2014 Football


2014 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Kareem Are, 6-6, 335, OL, Floral Park, NY - Enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice...will have two years of eligibility...versatile offensive lineman who played guard at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan., but could play tackle or center...ranked the nation's No. 1 JUCO offensive guard, and 36th overall JUCO player, by 247Sports...rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout, Rivals, and ESPN...ranked No. 45 on the ESPN JC50 and No. 46 by Rivals...named First Team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and First Team All-Region 6 as a freshman and a sophomore at Fort Scott...PrepStar Magazine JUCI All-American...selected to play in New York Upstate/Downstate Game and the Long Island Empire Challenge Game after graduating from Sewanhaka High School in 2011...chose FSU over Ole Miss, South Carolina and Penn State.

Demarcus Christmas, 6-3, 302, DT, Bradenton - Consensus four-star defensive tackle prospect...ranked the No. 8 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 15 player in Florida by Rivals (No. 101 overall)...rated No. 16 defensive tackle and No. 27 player in Florida by 247Sports (No. 212 overall)...ranked No. 17 defensive tackle and No. 37 player in Florida by ESPN (No. 212 overall)...Scout's eighth-ranked defensive tackle recruit...No. 15 in FlaVarsity100 preseason rankings...led Manatee to an 11-1 record and the Class 8A-Region 2 semifinals in 2013...collected Class 8A All-State First Team, All-Southwest Florida First Team and Bradenton Herald All-Area First Team accolades as a senior...American Family Insurance All-USA Second Team...tallied 39 tackles, including 33 solo stops, 20 quarterback hurries, eight tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one recovered fumble in final prep season...chose Florida State over Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Miami.

Dalvin Cook, 6-0, 200, RB, Miami - Enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice...holds five-star rankings from both Rivals and 247Sports and a four-star mark by ESPN...rated the No. 1 prospect in Florida, the No. 2 running back in the nation and the overall No. 13 prospect by 247Sports...member of PrepStar also ranked in the national Top 25 by Rivals (No. 18) and ESPN (No. 21)...named 2013 Mr. Florida Football by Florida Dairy Farmers Association...rushed for Miami-Dade County-best 1,940 yards and 24 touchdowns on 177 carries (11.0 yards per rush) and intercepted three passes on defense in 2013...led Miami Central to the Class 6A state championship by rushing for 223 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-7 win over Seffner Armwood...finished his prep career rushing for for 4,267 yards and 64 touchdowns, while leading Miami Central to a 52-5 record...rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in 2014 Under Armour All-America Game... USA Today All-USA Football Team...247Sports Second Team All-American...two-time All-State Class 6A First Team...invited to "The Opening", an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus...attended same high school as 2013 All-ACC First Team running back Devonta Freeman, who declared for the NFL Draft following the 2013 season after leading the Seminoles in rushing...selected Florida State over Florida, Texas, Arkansas and Miami.

J.J. Cosentino, 6-4, 234, QB, Pittsburgh, PA - Consensus four-star prospect...rated the 15th-best pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 8 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals...the No. 16 pro-style quarterback by 247Sports and No. 6 player in his state...member of the ESPN300 (No. 240)...ranked the 11th-best pocket passer in the nation by ESPN and No. 3 player in Pennsylvania...rated the nation's No. 11 quarterback by Scout...ranked the 17th-best quarterback (No. 218 overall) by PrepStar Magazine...in 2013, led Central Catholic to a 15-1 record, including the WPIAL championship...led Central Catholic to runner-up at the PIAA Class AAAA final...one of two quarterbacks named to Pennsylvania Big 33 team...passed for 771 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 256 yards and 13 scores during his senior season...passed for 552 yards and rushed for 10 touchdowns as a junior, taking over the starting job in Week 3...named MaxPreps preseason Mr. Football for Pennsylvania before senior season...participated in the Semper Fidelis All-Star game in Carson, Calif. in January...threw for 100 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown, in the Semper Fi game...attended the same high school as former NFL stars Dan Marino and Marc Bulger, and current FSU assistant coach Sal Sunseri...chose FSU over Penn State and USF.

Kain Daub, 6-4, 243, LB, Jacksonville - Enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice...consensus four-star recruit out of Sandalwood High in Jacksonville...rated the third-best inside linebacker and sixth-best player in Florida in ESPN300 (No. 32 player overall)...the ninth-best inside linebacker (No. 142 player overall) by Rivals and the No. 6 inside linebacker by 247Sports (No. 144 overall)...a five-star recruit and the nation's No. 4 middle linebacker recruit by Scout...PrepStar Magazine's No. 4 linebacker and No. 59 overall player...played in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Game, racking up two tackles...named a 247Sports Second-Team All-American...led Sandalwood to the 8A regional quarterfinals and captured honorable mention All-First Coast honors in 2013...totaled 74 tackles, seven sacks and five forced fumbles as a junior and 108 tackles, 12 sacks and two forced fumbles as a sophomore...First Team Class 8A All-State in 2012...invited to The Opening, a skills camp held at the Nike campus in Oregon...also played basketball in high school...chose Florida State over Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Florida, among others.

Alec Eberle, 6-5, 282, OL, Mechanicsville, VA - Versatile two-way player in high school who was recruited to play center, but can play any position on the offensive line...selected for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game...received a four-star rating by Rivals and a three-star grade from ESPN, 247Sports and Scout...ranked nation’s No. 4 center and No. 7 player in Virginia by Rivals (No. 235 player overall)...No. 6 center by 247Sports and No. 8 center by ESPN...captured All-State 5A First Team honors on both the offensive and defensive lines in 2013...all-conference and all-south region honoree... PrepStar Magazine All-Atlantic Region...helped lead Atlee to an 11-2 record and the Virginia State playoffs in 2013...chose FSU over Connecticut, Maryland, and Temple.

Lorenzo Featherston, 6-7, 220, DE, Greensboro, NC - The No. 1-ranked recruit out of North Carolina according to ESPN, which called him a "human condor in football pads"...rated a four star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports and a three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout...tabbed by ESPN as the nation's No. 33 overall player and the fifth-best defensive end...ranked the No. 6 weakside defensive end and No. 4 player in North Carolina by 247Sports (No. 125 player overall)...rated the No. 20 weakside defensive end and No. 14 player in North Carolina by Rivals...PrepStar Magazine's No. 14 defensive end and No. 127 overall prospect...selected to the Under Armour All-American Game, but had to sit out due to injury...missed most of his senior season due to injury, but registered 58 tackles and 15 tackles for loss during his junior season at Page...named to the Preseason All-State Class 4A team by NCPreps.com...chose Florida State over Clemson and Florida, amongst others.

Stephen Gabbard, 6-3, 226, LS, Tallahassee - Enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice...consensus two-star recruit...ranked the third-best long snapper in the nation by ESPN...rated a five-star long snapper and the nation's fourth-best by Kohls Kicking, which specializes in special teams recruiting...won a 5A state championship in 2012 and helped lead Godby to a 10-2 record and a playoff appearance in 2013... PrepStar Magazine All-Southeast Region...father Steve started at defensive tackle for four years at Florida State from 1985-88 before playing in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers.

Ja'Vonn Harrison, 6-2, 197, WR, Lakeland - Consensus four-star recruit who starred at Kathleen High School on offense, defense and special teams...rated the nation's No. 13 athlete and the No. 22 player in Florida by ESPN (No. 117 overall)...rated the No. 20 athlete and No. 32 player in Florida by 247Sports...No. 42 wide receiver and No. 47 Florida prospect by Rivals...No. 45 wide receiver by Scout...selected for Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Game...led Kathleen to a 9-2 record and the Class 7A regional finals in 2013...tallied 43 receptions for 678 yards and nine receiving touchdowns as a senior...had a receiving touchdown, rushing touchdown and two punt-return scores in Class 7A regional quarterfinals victory...captured Class 7A All-State First Team honors as a senior and Class 6A Third Team accolades as a junior...totaled 28 receptions, 637 yards and five scores as a junior...ranked No. 9 on Bright House Sports Network's Tampa Bay area Top 30 Football Players entering fall...attended Nike's "The Opening" in Beaverton, Ore....also plays basketball for the Red Devils...picked Florida State over Virginia Tech.

Ryan Izzo, 6-6, 236, TE, Highland Lakes, NJ - A four-star prospect and ranked the nation's ninth-best tight end by 247Sports...rated a three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and Scout...ranked nation's No. 18 tight end and No. 18 player in New Jersey by ESPN...No. 12 player in New Jersey by 247Sports...No. 25 tight end and No. 13 player in New Jersey by Rivals...No. 27 tight end by Scout...ranked No. 16 on Star Ledger 50, a list of the top recruits in New Jersey, heading into the fall...helped Pope John finish with a 10-2 record and an appearance in the sectional championship game as a senior, tallying 766 receiving yards and seven touchdowns...captured All-West Jersey First Team, All-Non-Public Second Team and All-State Third Team honors in 2013...All-Area First Team honors as a junior...combined statistics for final two prep seasons include 63 catches, 1,098 yards and 13 touchdowns...also plays basketball for Pope John and nabbed All-West Jersey Second Team honors in 2012-13...can split out as wide receiver...chose Florida State over Wisconsin, Rutgers and Boston College.

Malique Jackson, 6-1, 165, DB, Jesup, GA - Underrated consensus three-star recruit who starred at quarterback and on defense at Wayne County High School...ranked the nation's No. 25 athlete and No. 32 player in Georgia by Rivals...tabbed the No. 34 athlete and No. 32 player in the Peach State by 247Sports...ESPN's No. 98 athlete and No. 89 player in Georgia...led Wayne County to a 12-3 record and the Georgia AAAA state semifinals as a senior...nabbed Class AAAA All-State honorable mention honors in 2013...passed for a school-record 371 yards and six touchdowns in first round of playoffs...threw for over 1,500 yards and ran for over 900 yards, while scoring nine touchdowns as a junior...also played on the varsity golf team...cousin is FSU's All-ACC right guard Tre' Jackson, who also attended Wayne County...chose Florida State over Cincinnati, NC State and Missouri.

Roderick Johnson, 6-7, 330, OL, Florissant, MO - Consensus four-star recruit and the No. 1 prospect in Missouri and No. 7 offensive tackle by Scout (No. 86 overall)...ranked No. 12 offensive tackle and No. 2 player in Missouri by 247Sports (No. 123 overall), No. 14 offensive tackle and No. 3 player in Missouri by ESPN (No. 158 overall)...No. 21 offensive tackle and No. 3 player in Missouri by Rivals (No. 220 overall)...ranked No. 1 in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Super 30...captured Missouri Class 6A All-State First Team honors...two-time First Team All-Metro selection...helped lead Hazelwood Central to a 12-1 record and the Suburban North Conference championship as a senior and advanced to the Missouri 6A state semifinals...the Hawks racked up 5,186 total yards of offense in 2013 (3,088 rushing, 2,098 passing)... STL Football U Junior National Elite award winner...participated in track and field in high school...chose FSU over offers from Ohio State and Alabama.

Fredrick Jones, 6-2, 307, DT, Miami - Under-the-radar defensive tackle recruit whose father and uncle starred on the gridiron for the Seminoles...rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout, and a two-star recruit by Rivals...ranked the nation's No. 81 defensive tackle by both 247Sports and Scout... helped lead Miami Central to a 13-1 record and the Class 6A state championship his senior year...had a sack in the state title game, a 52-7 victory over Seffner Armwood...captured class 6A All-State Third Team as a senior...nabbed First Team All-State honors from FloridaHSFootball.com... All-Dade County Third Team as a junior at Monsignor Pace, where he also starred in track and field, winning the Class 2A state title in the shot put in 2012 and 2013... ranked No. 1 in state with season-best shot put mark of 61-7.50...committed to Seminoles at Jimbo Fisher Camp last summer...father is Fred Jones, who played linebacker at Florida State from 1983-86...uncle is all-time Florida State great linebacker Marvin Jones, who nabbed consensus All-America honors in 1991-1992 and was elected to the FSU Hall of Fame in 2000...prep teammate of fellow Class of 2014 signee Dalvin Cook at Central.

Derrick Kelly, 6-5, 310, OL, Havana - Four-star offensive tackle recruit by 247Sports...ranked the No. 25 offensive tackle and the No. 31 prospect in Florida by 247Sports...rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout...shot up recruiting boards during his senior year at nearby East Gadsden High in Havana, Fla....collected Class 4A All-State First Team honors as a senior and Second Team honors as a junior...originally committed to Kentucky...chose Florida State over offers from Florida, Georgia, LSU, and UCLA, among others.

Ermon Lane, 6-3, 206, WR, Homestead - A five-star prospect by Rivals and Scout and ranked among the top five wide receivers in the nation by nearly every recruiting service...Four-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN...Ranked nation's No. 2 wide receiver and the No. 4 player in Florida by ESPN (No. 22 overall)...Rated the No. 4 wide receiver and No. 4 player in Florida by 247Sports (No. 33 overall)...Ranked No. 5 wide receiver and No. 5 player in Florida (No. 28 overall)...rated nation's third-best receiver by Scout...PrepStar Magazine's No. 1 wide receiver and No. 20 overall player in the country...had four catches for 35 yards and one kickoff return for 24 yards at the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game...caught 31 balls for 605 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior and collected Miami Herald First-Team All-Dade and Class 6A All-State Third Team honors... named a Second-Team All-American by 247Sports as a senior...garnered Class 6A All-State First Team accolades as a junior after tallying 30 receptions for 801 yards and eight touchdowns...had 22 receptions for 679 yards and seven touchdowns...participated in Nike's "The Opening" in Beaverton, Ore., where he ran a 4.52 40 and 4.23 shuttle during SPARQ testing...chose Florida State over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Miami (Fla.), among others.

Rick Leonard, 6-7, 268, DE, Middletown, MD - Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN...rated the nation's 15th-best strongside defensive end and the No. 6 player in Maryland by Rivals...ranked the No. 21 strongside defensive end and No. 15 player in Maryland by 247Sports...tabbed No. 37 defensive end and No. 8 player in Maryland by ESPN...Scout's No. 31 defensive end...committed to the Seminoles at the Jimbo Fisher Camp last summer...led Middletown to a third straight Class 2A state championship as a senior, capturing the state's Defensive Player of the Year award by the Maryland sportswriters and consensus All-State First Team honors...totaled 30 solo tackles, 14 sacks and 24 tackles-for-loss in 2013...had 67 tackles, 12 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss as a junior in 2012 - his first season of varsity football...also played lacrosse in high school...played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla. following his senior season....father and grandmother attended Florida State...chose Florida State over Clemson and Maryland.

Trey Marshall, 6-0, 192, DB, Lake City - Enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice...consensus four-star defensive back recruit...rated the nation's sixth-best safety by 247Sports and the country's 14th-best by Rivals...ranked the 48th-best safety in the nation by ESPN...named a second-team All-American by 247Sports...named First-Team All-State as a junior...missed part of his senior season with an injury but rebounded to lead Columbia to 10-2 record and an appearance in the 6A regional semifinals...ranked as one of the 50 best players in Florida heading into the season by the Orlando Sentinel...ran a 4.34 40 at Nike's The Opening in summer...selected to play in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. in January...PrepStar Magazine All-Southeast Region...selected FSU over offers from Georgia, Miami (Fla.), Tennessee, and Ole Miss.

Corey Martinez, 6-5, 290, OL, Tampa - Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and Scout, and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...committed to Seminoles at Nike's "The Opening" in Beaverton, Ore., in July 2013...played tackle in high school, but projects as a guard at the collegiate level...ranked the nation's No. 11 guard and No. 30 player in Florida by Rivals (No. 198 overall)...rated No. 13 guard and No. 33 player in state by ESPN (No. 191 overall)...ranked No. 27 guard in nation and No. 68 player in Florida by 247Sports...competed in Semper Fidelis All-Star Game in Fullerton, Calif. in January... PrepStar Magazine Top 300 All-American...helped lead Tampa Catholic to a 10-3 record and the Class 3A state semifinals in 2013...Florida Class 3A All-State First Team honoree as a junior and senior...captured Tampa Bay Times First Team and All-SunCoast Second Team honors as a senior...Tampa Bay Times' No. 6-ranked recruit for 2014...four-year starter at Tampa Catholic...Chose Florida State over Alabama, Georgia and Boston College.

Chad Mavety, 6-5, 315, OL, Sparta, NJ - Consensus four-star and Top 10 national junior college prospect from Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y....rated the nation's No. 2 junior college offensive line prospect by Rivals (No. 5 JUCO player overall), 247Sports (No. 4 overall) and ESPN (No. 7 overall)...helped lead Nassau to a 9-2 record in 2013...named a NJCAA All-America First Team in 2013...captured Northeast Football All-Conference First Team honors in 2013 and Third Team accolades in 2012...PrepStar Magazine JUCO All-American...led Sparta High School to the No. 2 seed in the state playoffs in 2011... captured All-Herald First Team honors on both offense and defense in 2011....selected for New Jersey's North-South All-Star Football Classic following senior season...chose FSU over Ohio State and Alabama.

Derrick Nnadi, 6-2, 303, DT, Virginia Beach, VA - Consensus four-star defensive tackle recruit...ranked the nation’s fourth-best defensive tackle recruit and the No. 4 prospect in Virginia by Rivals (No. 81 player overall)... ranked No. 8 defensive tackle and the No. 5 prospect in Virginia by 247Sports (No. 80 overall)...tabbed No. 21 defensive tackle and No. 6 player in Virginia by ESPN (No. 253 overall)...Scout’s third-best defensive tackle...played in the Chesapeake Bowl, a Virginia all-star game, and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...listed as the Virginia-Pilot’s No. 4 prospect...led Ocean Lakes to a 12-1 record and the Group 6A South Region semifinals as a senior, piling up 71 tackles and 20 sacks... anchored a Dolphins’ defense that held eight opponents to a touchdown or less...Beach District co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2013...totaled 167 total tackles, 27 tackles for loss and 13 sacks while leading Ocean Lakes to its first state championship game appearance as a junior in 2012, grabbing First Team All-Beach District and All-Eastern Region honors...First Team All-Tidewater selection as a junior and a senior...chose Florida State over Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Virginia and Penn State.

Jacob Pugh, 6-4, 236, OLB, Tallahassee - Highly-touted, consensus four-star local product out of Godby High School in Tallahassee...tabbed the nation's No. 5 outside linebacker and No. 7 player in Florida by 247Sports (No. 39 player overall)...ranked the No. 5 outside linebacker and No. 18 Florida prospect by ESPN (No. 110 overall)...rated No. 7 outside linebacker nad No. 16 player in Florida by Rivals (No. 105 overall)...Scout's No. 6 outside linebacker recruit...selected as No. 4 player in state in the Orlando Sentinel's 2014 Florida Top 100... PrepMagazine's No. 158 overall player and No. 17 linebacker...Class 5A All-State First Team as a junior and a senior...selected for 2014 Under Armour All-American Game...tallied 64 tackles, 12 TFLs, nine sacks, 12 hurries, four PBUs, three forced fumbles despite facing double and triple teams en route to earning All-Big Bend Defensive Player of the Year in 2013...led Godby to the Class 5A state championship in 2012, recording two sacks in final...transferred to Godby prior to his junior year from Jefferson County...led Jefferson County to the 1A state championship as a sophomore and nabbed all-state honorable mention accolades in 2011.

Delvin Purifoy, 6-2, 237, LB, Cantonment - Consensus four-star and national Top 10 linebacker recruit from nearby Pensacola Catholic High School...rated the nation's No. 5 inside linebacker prospect and No. 19 Florida prospect by 247Sports (No. 131 overall player)...No. 8 inside linebacker and No. 20 player in Florida by Rivals (No. 128 overall)...tabbed the sixth-best outside linebacker and No. 20 player in Florida by ESPN (No. 114 overall)...Scout's No. 19 middle linebacker prospect...PrepStar Magazine's No. 138 player overall and No. 14 linebacker...Captured Class 5A All-State First Team honors and was named the Pensacola News Journal Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...snagged MaxPreps.com Medium School First Team All-America accolades...led Pensacola Catholic to a 10-0 regular season record and the No. 1 ranking in Class 5A...Crusaders advanced to second straight regional final and finished 12-1...tallied 102 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior...named to High School Butkus Award Watch List...totaled 116 tackles and two sacks en route to Class 3A All-State First Team and New Journal First Team honors as a junior...cousin is former Florida defensive back Louicheiz Purifoy...committed to Florida State in January 2013...selected Seminoles over Kentucky, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

Brock Ruble, 6-8, 324, OL, LaPlata, MD - Consensus three-star recruit...ranked the No. 9 player in Maryland and the nation’s No. 35 offensive tackle prospect by 247Sports...No. 43 tackle and No. 14 player in Maryland by Rivals...No. 51 tackle and No. 17 recruit in Maryland by ESPN...PrepStar Magazine All-Atlantic Region...helped lead DeMatha Catholic to an 11-1 record and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship in 2013 for the school’s first title since 2008...DeMatha’s offense averaged 31 points per game...captured consensus Maryland all-state first team and All-Gazette First Team accolades in 2013...also played basketball and baseball in high school...chose FSU over offers from NC State and Maryland.

Travis Rudolph, 6-2, 184, WR, West Palm Beach - Ranked the nation's No. 1 wide receiver prospect by Rivals...Five-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports and a four-star prospect by ESPN...rated top player in Florida (No. 11 player overall) by Rivals...ranked the nation's second-best wide receiver and the No. 2 player in Florida by 247Sports (No. 23 overall)...rated sixth-best wide receiver in the nation and No. 9 Florida prospect by ESPN (No. 40 overall)...played in the Under Armour All-American Game with the nation's best talent...had a game-high 48 yards on four catches, including an 11-yard touchdown...MaxPreps Second Team All-American...PrepStar Magazine's No. 11 wide receiver and No. 76 overall prospect... No. 2 recruit in Palm Beach area on PBGametime's Class of 2014 Big Board...Palm Beach Post Small Schools Offensive Player of the Year and Sun Sentinel Class 5A-4A-3A-2A Player of the Year...American Family Insurance All-USA Florida First Team...Class 3A All-State First Team in 2013 and 2011...Class 3A All-State Second Team in 2012...caught 63 passes for school records of 1,237 yards and 15 touchdown receptions in 2013...added four interceptions on defense...led Cardinal Newman to an 8-4 record, the regional finals and first district title since 2004...named the Lou Groza Awards High School Player of the Year...had 833 total yards of offense and scored 17 total touchdowns as a junior despite missing three games with an injury...tallied 40 receptions for 625 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a sophomore...scored 15 touchdowns as a freshman...also competed in track and field...coached at Cardinal Newman by Steve Walsh, former star quarterback at University of Miami and NFL veteran...chose FSU over Alabama, Auburn, Miami and Ohio State.

Mavin Saunders, 6-6, 252, TE, Bimini, Bahamas - Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout, and a three-star recruit by Rivals...ranked the No. 3 tight end in the country and No. 23 player in Texas (No. 187 player overall) by 247Sports...rated the No. 7 tight end and No. 45 player in Texas by ESPN...ranked the No. 14 tight end and No. 32 player in Texas by Rivals...Scout's No. 9 tight end prospect...PrepStar Magazine All-Midlands Region... came to the United States from Bimini, Bahamas, and first played football his junior season of high school...helped lead Kincaid to an 11-0 record and the Southwest Preparatory Conference title by totaling 35 receptions for 468 yards and eight touchdowns...had 40 catches for 590 yards and six touchdowns as a junior to lead the Falcons to an 8-3 mark and the SPC large-school title game...also starred in basketball for Kincaid where he held averages of 16.5 points and 8.6 rebounds following his junior season...received college basketball offers from Connecticut and Oklahoma, among others...chose Florida State over football offers from Arkansas, Houston and Michigan State.

Adam Torres, 6-4, 288, DT, Lake Mary - Consensus three-star recruit who is very athletic for his size...ranked No. 33 defensive tackle prospect in the nation and the 75th-best player in Florida by Rivals...rated the No. 47 defensive tackle and No. 98 player in Florida by 247Sports...Scout's No. 35 defensive tackle and ESPN's No. 73 interior defender...entered fall ranked No. 3 in the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida Super60 and No. 47 in the Sentinel's 2014 Florida Top 100...accounted for 39 tackles, five tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior...led a Lake Mary defense that allowed only 109 rushing yards per game in 2013...Orlando Sentinel All-Area First Team....FACA District 9 First Team...selected for Central Florida All-Star Game...led Lake Mary to the Class 8A regional semifinals and an 11-1 record...2013 Preseason All-State Third Team selection by the Miami Herald...chose Florida State over Miami, Louisville and South Carolina.

Johnathan Vickers, 6-1, 213, RB, Quincy - Consensus three-star, Top 50 running back and local product out of North Florida Christian in Tallahassee...rated a four-star prospect and the No. 40 running back in the nation by ESPN...No. 31 running back by both Rivals and Scout...ranked one of Florida's Top 100 players by Rivals (No. 57), 247Sports (No. 78) and ESPN (No. 70)...named North MVP at the 59th Annual Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game in December... PrepStar Magazine All-Southeast Region...ranked No. 47 in FlaVarsity150...2013 Class 2A All-State First Team...2013 All-Big Bend Offensive Player of the Year...rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns, while averaging 8.4 yards per carry as a senior...added 27 receptions for 329 yards and four scores, leading the Eagles to the state semifinals...rushed for 266 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries and threw for another score in his final high school game...missed junior season with an injury...helped NFC go 14-0 and win the 2011 Class 2A Florida high school football championship, rushing for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the title game...chose Florida State over Louisville, Alabama and Clemson.

Arthur Williams, 6-5, 325, DT, Waycross, GA - Consensus three-star defensive tackle prospect out of Fayetteville, N.C....ranked the No. 21 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 39 player in North Carolina according to Rivals...tabbed the No. 37 defensive tackle and the No. 16 player in North Carolina...Scout's No. 43 defensive tackle...ranked No. 21 on Fayetteville Observer Top 50...totaled 105 tackles and interception en route to All-State First Team (all classifications), All-Mid South Conference and All-Cape Fear Region honors...piled up 84 tackles as a junior and led E.E. Smith High School to a conference championship...picked up MVP award at VTO Elite Combines in both North Carolina and Florida...chose Florida State over South Carolina, Miami and East Carolina.


2014 Roster - By Name

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R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  40 Danny Adams           LS      5-9   193  Sr-R *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas/Eastern Kentucky)
* 19 Roberto Aguayo        K       6-1   203  So-R *    Mascotte (South Lake)
* 29 Nate Andrews          DB      5-11  210  So   *    Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
  72 Kareem Are            OL      6-6   335  Jr        Floral Park, NY (Sewanhaka/Fort Scott CC)
  58 Ryan Arnold           OL      6-3   280  Jr        Orlando (Bishop Moore)
* 62 Austin Barron         OC      6-3   293  Sr   ***  Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 38 Cason Beatty          P       6-3   227  Jr   **   Charlotte, NC (Olympic)
  78 Wilson Bell           OL      6-4   309  Fr-R      Mobile, AL (Blount)
  76 Marcel Benalcazar     OL      6-6   305  So        Miramar (Archbishop McCarthy)
  93 Brad Bentz            DL      6-2   265  Jr-R      Wellington (Wellington)
  30 Colin Blake           DB      6-3   205  So-R *    San Antonio, TX (Brandeis)
* 42 Lamarcus Brutus       DB      6-0   208  Jr-R **   Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
  95 Keith Bryant          DT      6-2   319  Fr-R      Delray Beach (Atlantic)
  41 Cameron Budde         FB      5-10  223  Sr-R      Vero Beach (Saint Edward's School/Franklin and Marshall)
  45 Will Burnham          RB      6-0   185  Jr-R *    Lithia (Newsome)
  65 Ruben Carter          OL      6-4   306  Jr-R **   Miami (Jackson)
* 21 Chris Casher          DE      6-4   250  So-R *    Mobile, AL (Davidson)
  93 Demarcus Christmas    DT      6-3   302  Fr        Bradenton (Manatee)
  21 Lucas Clark           QB      6-1   195  Jr        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
*  4 Dalvin Cook           RB      6-0   200  Fr        Miami (Miami Central)
  19 Troy Cook             QB      6-2   198  Fr-R      Miami (Southridge)
  31 Tres Copeland         DB      5-11  176  So        Madison (Aucilla Christian Academy/Tallahassee CC)
  16 J.J. Cosentino        QB      6-4   234  Fr        Pittsburgh, PA (Central Catholic)
  96 Brian Crews           P       6-0   162  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
*  3 Ronald Darby          CB      5-11  195  Jr   **   Oxon Hill, MD (Potomac)
  46 Kain Daub             LB      6-4   243  Fr        Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
  20 Alfredo Davis         DB      6-3   182  Fr-R      Miami (Palmetto)
  35 Reginald Dixon        LB      5-10  200  So-R      Tallahassee (Godby)
  94 Michael Dougherty     K-P     5-9   153  Sr        Valrico (Bloomingdale)
  71 Alec Eberle           OL      6-5   282  Fr        Mechanicsville, VA (Atlee)
* 15 Mario Edwards         DE      6-3   294  Jr   **   Gautier, MS (Ryan)
  52 Ukeme Eligwe          LB      6-2   239  So-R *    Stone Mountain, GA (Stone Mountain)
  14 Javien Elliott        DB      5-11  180  Jr-R      Panama City (Rutherford)
  43 Ebo Entsuah           FB      5-11  245  Sr        Clermont (East Ridge)
* 75 Cameron Erving        OT      6-6   308  Sr-R ***  Moultrie, GA (Colquitt County)
* 41 Lorenzo Featherston   DE      6-7   220  Fr        Greensboro, NC (Page)
  31 Ryan Feely            K       6-0   155  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
  99 Matthew Finn          K       6-0   150  Fr-R      Maitland (Bishop Moore)
  11 John Franklin         QB      6-0   180  Fr-R      Plantation (South Plantation)
* 47 Stephen Gabbard       LS      6-3   226  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
  13 Rashad Gholston       WR      5-10  170  Sr-R      Miami Gardens (Miramar)
* 90 Eddie Goldman         DT      6-4   320  Jr   **   Washington, DC (Friendship Collegiate Academy)
* 89 Christian Green       WR      6-2   204  Sr-R ***  Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
*  6 Ryan Green            RB      5-10  195  So   *    Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
* 80 Rashad Greene         WR      6-0   180  Sr   ***  Albany, GA (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  18 Christian Griffith    WR      6-6   190  Jr-R      Palm Beach (King's Academy/Liberty)
* 12 Jarred Haggins        WR      6-0   202  Sr-R ***  Lakeland (Lakeland)
* 33 Kevin Haplea          TE      6-4   247  Sr-R *    Annandale, NJ (North Hunterdon/Penn State)
* 13 Ja'Vonn Harrison      WR      6-2   197  Fr        Lakeland (Kathleen)
* 51 Bobby Hart            OT      6-4   320  Sr   ***  Lauderhill (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  49 Jonathan Hernandez    P       6-4   202  So        Bradenton (Manatee)
  73 Joseph Hernandez      LB      6-0   202  So-R      Miami Beach (Miami Beach)
* 59 Ryan Hoefeld          OC      6-3   290  Fr-R      Kenner, LA (Brother Martin)
* 43 Desmond Hollin        DE      6-3   285  Sr   *    Miami (Southridge/ASA College)
* 18 Ro'Derrick Hoskins    LB      6-2   233  Fr-R      Orlando (Evans)
*  1 Tyler Hunter          S       5-11  200  Jr-R **   Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
  38 Chet Iwagwu           WR      5-10  172  Fr        Tallahassee (Pope John Paul II)
  81 Ryan Izzo             TE      6-6   236  Fr        Highland Lakes, NJ (Pope John XXIII)
  87 Jared Jackson         WR      6-3   190  Fr-R      Monticello (Aucilla Christian Academy)
* 28 Malique Jackson       DB      6-1   165  Fr        Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 54 Tre' Jackson          OG      6-4   330  Sr   ***  Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  60 Cody Jay              OL      6-1   250  Sr-R      Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee/South Florida)
  28 Emmanuel Johnson      WR      5-5   150  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* 77 Roderick Johnson      OL      6-7   330  Fr        Florissant, MO (Hazelwood Central)
  94 Fredrick Jones        DT      6-2   307  Fr        Miami (Miami Central)
  84 Isaiah Jones          WR      6-4   198  So   *    Milton (Milton)                                  academially ineligible
  74 Derrick Kelly         OL      6-5   310  Fr        Havana (East Gadsden)
  69 Barrett Kernon        LS      6-4   250  Jr-R      Ormond Beach (Seabreeze/Auburn)
* 85 Jeremy Kerr           TE      6-5   262  Fr-R      Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)
  86 Jeren Kowalewski      WR      6-1   180  Jr        Bradenton (Lakewood Ranch)
  82 Bryan LaCivita        WR      6-1   180  So   *    Gainesville (Saint Francis Catholic)
*  1 Ermon Lane            WR      6-3   206  Fr        Homestead (Homestead)
* 99 Nile Lawrence-Stample DT      6-1   314  Jr-R **   Fort Lauderdale (Nova)
  32 Larry Lawson          P       6-0   195  So        Tampa (Plant)
* 98 Rick Leonard          DE      6-7   268  Fr        Middletown, MD (Middletown)
* 10 E.J. Levenberry       LB      6-3   246  So   *    Woodbridge, VA (C.D. Hylton)
  63 Larry Levy            OL      6-2   275  Sr-R      Boynton Beach (Park Vista Community)
  20 Bobby Lyons           WR      6-0   191  Fr        Orlando (Ocoee)
* 22 Tyrell Lyons          DB      6-0   215  Fr-R      Jacksonville (First Coast)
* 10 Sean Maguire          QB      6-3   220  So-R *    Sparta, NJ (Seton Hall Prep)
* 20 Trey Marshall         DB      6-0   192  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
  57 Corey Martinez        OL      6-5   290  Fr        Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
* 70 Josue Matias          OG      6-6   325  Sr   ***  Union City, NJ (Union City)
  55 Chad Mavety           OL      6-5   315  Jr        Sparta, NJ (Sparta/Nassau CC)
  24 Matthew McNulty       WR      6-3   185  Sr-R      Jacksonville (First Coast Christian)
* 11 Derrick Mitchell      DT      6-4   303  Jr-R *    Jacksonville (First Coast)
  48 Dorsey Moore          TE      6-4   205  Jr-R      Rockledge (Martins Ferry)
  86 Justin Motlow         WR      5-11  182  Fr        Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  49 Brandyn Musgrave      TE      6-0   220  Jr-R      Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
*  4 Giorgio Newberry      DT      6-6   285  Jr-R **   Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central)
* 91 Derrick Nnadi         DT      6-2   303  Fr        Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes)
*  5 Reggie Northrup       LB      6-1   220  Jr   **   Jacksonville (First Coast)
* 35 Nick O'Leary          TE      6-3   247  Sr   ***  Palm Beach (Dwyer)
  83 Dan O'Neill           WR      6-0   175  Sr        Jupiter (Jupiter)
  40 Nick Patti            LB      6-1   225  Fr        Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
*  7 Mario Pender          RB      5-10  193  So-R      Cape Coral (Island Coast)
  56 Novisa Petrusich      LB      6-0   210  Fr-R      Saint Petersburg (Admiral Farragut)
  44 Cameron Ponder        FB      6-1   245  Sr-R *    Yulee (Yulee)
* 16 Jacob Pugh            OLB     6-4   236  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
  45 Delvin Purifoy        LB      6-2   237  Fr        Cantonment (Pensacola Catholic)
*  8 Jalen Ramsey          DB      6-1   204  So   *    Smyrna, TN (Brentwood)
  68 Brock Ruble           OL      6-8   324  Fr        LaPlata, MD (DeMatha Catholic)
* 15 Travis Rudolph        WR      6-2   184  Fr        West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman)
  88 Mavin Saunders        TE      6-6   252  Fr        Bimini, Bahamas (The Kinkaid School)
  79 Sean Scott            DB      6-0   203  Sr        Orlando (Apopka/Southern Mississippi)
* 92 Justin Shanks         DT      6-2   322  So-R *    Prattville, AL (Prattville)
  14 DeShawn Simpkins      WR      5-10  165  So        Miami (Norland)
  23 Je'Twan Smith         DB      5-11  170  Sr        Plant City
* 37 Keelin Smith          DB      6-3   187  Jr-R **   Fort Pierce (Treasure Coast)
* 24 Terrance Smith        LB      6-4   222  Jr-R **   Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
  48 Junior St. Louis      LB      6-2   210  Sr        Pompano Beach (Deerfield Beach)
* 23 Freddie Stevenson     FB      6-1   237  So   *    Bartow (Bartow)
  97 Malachi Tatum         DL      5-10  270  Sr        Apopka (Wekiva)
*  7 Matthew Thomas        LB      6-3   218  Fr-R      Miami (Booker T. Washington)
  67 Adam Torres           DT      6-4   288  Fr        Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
  91 Anthony Valdes        LB      6-1   215  Fr        Royal Palm Beach (Royal Palm Beach)
  37 Osner Valmeus         DB      5-10  175  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Boyd Anderson)
* 22 Johnathan Vickers     RB      6-1   213  Fr        Quincy (North Florida Christian)
*  6 Nick Waisome          DB      5-10  182  Sr   ***  Groveland (South Lake)
  49 Andre Walker          LB      6-0   215  Jr        Coral Springs (Taravella)
* 44 DeMarcus Walker       DE      6-3   277  So   *    Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
* 66 Keith Weeks           OL      6-4   303  So-R *    Valrico (Newsome)
* 27 Marquez White         DB      6-0   172  So   *    Dothan, AL (Northview)
*  8 Kermit Whitfield      WR      5-7   183  So   *    Orlando (Jones)
  96 Arthur Williams       DT      6-5   325  Fr        Waycross, GA (Smith)
*  9 Karlos Williams       RB      6-1   225  Sr   ***  Davenport (Ridge Community)
* 26 P.J. Williams         DB      6-0   196  Jr   **   Ocala (Vanguard)
  32 Steven Williams       WR      5-7   175  Jr        Naples (Tallahassee CC)
*  3 Jesus Wilson          WR      5-9   177  So   *    Miami (Columbus)
*  5 Jameis Winston        QB      6-4   230  So-R *    Bessemer, AL (Hueytown)
  59 Andrew Wright         LB      6-0   214  Sr-R      Bradenton (Bradenton)
  46 Jayon Young           TE      6-1   220  So-R      Coral Springs (Taravella)
  39 Mitchell Zak          LB      5-11  202  Sr-R      New Smyrna Beach (Calvary Christian Academy)

2014 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Tyler Hunter          S       5-11  200  Jr-R **   Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
*  1 Ermon Lane            WR      6-3   206  Fr        Homestead (Homestead)
*  3 Ronald Darby          CB      5-11  195  Jr   **   Oxon Hill, MD (Potomac)
*  3 Jesus Wilson          WR      5-9   177  So   *    Miami (Columbus)
*  4 Dalvin Cook           RB      6-0   200  Fr        Miami (Miami Central)
*  4 Giorgio Newberry      DT      6-6   285  Jr-R **   Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central)
*  5 Reggie Northrup       LB      6-1   220  Jr   **   Jacksonville (First Coast)
*  5 Jameis Winston        QB      6-4   230  So-R *    Bessemer, AL (Hueytown)
*  6 Ryan Green            RB      5-10  195  So   *    Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
*  6 Nick Waisome          DB      5-10  182  Sr   ***  Groveland (South Lake)
*  7 Mario Pender          RB      5-10  193  So-R      Cape Coral (Island Coast)
*  7 Matthew Thomas        LB      6-3   218  Fr-R      Miami (Booker T. Washington)
*  8 Jalen Ramsey          DB      6-1   204  So   *    Smyrna, TN (Brentwood)
*  8 Kermit Whitfield      WR      5-7   183  So   *    Orlando (Jones)
*  9 Karlos Williams       RB      6-1   225  Sr   ***  Davenport (Ridge Community)
* 10 E.J. Levenberry       LB      6-3   246  So   *    Woodbridge, VA (C.D. Hylton)
* 10 Sean Maguire          QB      6-3   220  So-R *    Sparta, NJ (Seton Hall Prep)
  11 John Franklin         QB      6-0   180  Fr-R      Plantation (South Plantation)
* 11 Derrick Mitchell      DT      6-4   303  Jr-R *    Jacksonville (First Coast)
* 12 Jarred Haggins        WR      6-0   202  Sr-R ***  Lakeland (Lakeland)
  13 Rashad Gholston       WR      5-10  170  Sr-R      Miami Gardens (Miramar)
* 13 Ja'Vonn Harrison      WR      6-2   197  Fr        Lakeland (Kathleen)
  14 Javien Elliott        DB      5-11  180  Jr-R      Panama City (Rutherford)
  14 DeShawn Simpkins      WR      5-10  165  So        Miami (Norland)
* 15 Mario Edwards         DE      6-3   294  Jr   **   Gautier, MS (Ryan)
* 15 Travis Rudolph        WR      6-2   184  Fr        West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman)
  16 J.J. Cosentino        QB      6-4   234  Fr        Pittsburgh, PA (Central Catholic)
* 16 Jacob Pugh            OLB     6-4   236  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
  18 Christian Griffith    WR      6-6   190  Jr-R      Palm Beach (King's Academy/Liberty)
* 18 Ro'Derrick Hoskins    LB      6-2   233  Fr-R      Orlando (Evans)
* 19 Roberto Aguayo        K       6-1   203  So-R *    Mascotte (South Lake)
  19 Troy Cook             QB      6-2   198  Fr-R      Miami (Southridge)
  20 Alfredo Davis         DB      6-3   182  Fr-R      Miami (Palmetto)
  20 Bobby Lyons           WR      6-0   191  Fr        Orlando (Ocoee)
* 20 Trey Marshall         DB      6-0   192  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
* 21 Chris Casher          DE      6-4   250  So-R *    Mobile, AL (Davidson)
  21 Lucas Clark           QB      6-1   195  Jr        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
* 22 Tyrell Lyons          DB      6-0   215  Fr-R      Jacksonville (First Coast)
* 22 Johnathan Vickers     RB      6-1   213  Fr        Quincy (North Florida Christian)
  23 Je'Twan Smith         DB      5-11  170  Sr        Plant City
* 23 Freddie Stevenson     FB      6-1   237  So   *    Bartow (Bartow)
  24 Matthew McNulty       WR      6-3   185  Sr-R      Jacksonville (First Coast Christian)
* 24 Terrance Smith        LB      6-4   222  Jr-R **   Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
* 26 P.J. Williams         DB      6-0   196  Jr   **   Ocala (Vanguard)
* 27 Marquez White         DB      6-0   172  So   *    Dothan, AL (Northview)
* 28 Malique Jackson       DB      6-1   165  Fr        Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  28 Emmanuel Johnson      WR      5-5   150  Fr-R      Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* 29 Nate Andrews          DB      5-11  210  So   *    Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
  30 Colin Blake           DB      6-3   205  So-R *    San Antonio, TX (Brandeis)
  31 Tres Copeland         DB      5-11  176  So        Madison (Aucilla Christian Academy/Tallahassee CC)
  31 Ryan Feely            K       6-0   155  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
  32 Larry Lawson          P       6-0   195  So        Tampa (Plant)
  32 Steven Williams       WR      5-7   175  Jr        Naples (Tallahassee CC)
* 33 Kevin Haplea          TE      6-4   247  Sr-R *    Annandale, NJ (North Hunterdon/Penn State)
  35 Reginald Dixon        LB      5-10  200  So-R      Tallahassee (Godby)
* 35 Nick O'Leary          TE      6-3   247  Sr   ***  Palm Beach (Dwyer)
* 37 Keelin Smith          DB      6-3   187  Jr-R **   Fort Pierce (Treasure Coast)
  37 Osner Valmeus         DB      5-10  175  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Boyd Anderson)
* 38 Cason Beatty          P       6-3   227  Jr   **   Charlotte, NC (Olympic)
  38 Chet Iwagwu           WR      5-10  172  Fr        Tallahassee (Pope John Paul II)
  39 Mitchell Zak          LB      5-11  202  Sr-R      New Smyrna Beach (Calvary Christian Academy)
  40 Danny Adams           LS      5-9   193  Sr-R *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas/Eastern Kentucky)
  40 Nick Patti            LB      6-1   225  Fr        Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
  41 Cameron Budde         FB      5-10  223  Sr-R      Vero Beach (Saint Edward's School/Franklin and Marshall)
* 41 Lorenzo Featherston   DE      6-7   220  Fr        Greensboro, NC (Page)
* 42 Lamarcus Brutus       DB      6-0   208  Jr-R **   Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
  43 Ebo Entsuah           FB      5-11  245  Sr        Clermont (East Ridge)
* 43 Desmond Hollin        DE      6-3   285  Sr   *    Miami (Southridge/ASA College)
  44 Cameron Ponder        FB      6-1   245  Sr-R *    Yulee (Yulee)
* 44 DeMarcus Walker       DE      6-3   277  So   *    Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
  45 Will Burnham          RB      6-0   185  Jr-R *    Lithia (Newsome)
  45 Delvin Purifoy        LB      6-2   237  Fr        Cantonment (Pensacola Catholic)
  46 Kain Daub             LB      6-4   243  Fr        Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
  46 Jayon Young           TE      6-1   220  So-R      Coral Springs (Taravella)
* 47 Stephen Gabbard       LS      6-3   226  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
  48 Dorsey Moore          TE      6-4   205  Jr-R      Rockledge (Martins Ferry)
  48 Junior St. Louis      LB      6-2   210  Sr        Pompano Beach (Deerfield Beach)
  49 Jonathan Hernandez    P       6-4   202  So        Bradenton (Manatee)
  49 Brandyn Musgrave      TE      6-0   220  Jr-R      Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
  49 Andre Walker          LB      6-0   215  Jr        Coral Springs (Taravella)
* 51 Bobby Hart            OT      6-4   320  Sr   ***  Lauderhill (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  52 Ukeme Eligwe          LB      6-2   239  So-R *    Stone Mountain, GA (Stone Mountain)
* 54 Tre' Jackson          OG      6-4   330  Sr   ***  Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  55 Chad Mavety           OL      6-5   315  Jr        Sparta, NJ (Sparta/Nassau CC)
  56 Novisa Petrusich      LB      6-0   210  Fr-R      Saint Petersburg (Admiral Farragut)
  57 Corey Martinez        OL      6-5   290  Fr        Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  58 Ryan Arnold           OL      6-3   280  Jr        Orlando (Bishop Moore)
* 59 Ryan Hoefeld          OC      6-3   290  Fr-R      Kenner, LA (Brother Martin)
  59 Andrew Wright         LB      6-0   214  Sr-R      Bradenton (Bradenton)
  60 Cody Jay              OL      6-1   250  Sr-R      Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee/South Florida)
* 62 Austin Barron         OC      6-3   293  Sr   ***  Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  63 Larry Levy            OL      6-2   275  Sr-R      Boynton Beach (Park Vista Community)
  65 Ruben Carter          OL      6-4   306  Jr-R **   Miami (Jackson)
* 66 Keith Weeks           OL      6-4   303  So-R *    Valrico (Newsome)
  67 Adam Torres           DT      6-4   288  Fr        Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
  68 Brock Ruble           OL      6-8   324  Fr        LaPlata, MD (DeMatha Catholic)
  69 Barrett Kernon        LS      6-4   250  Jr-R      Ormond Beach (Seabreeze/Auburn)
* 70 Josue Matias          OG      6-6   325  Sr   ***  Union City, NJ (Union City)
  71 Alec Eberle           OL      6-5   282  Fr        Mechanicsville, VA (Atlee)
  72 Kareem Are            OL      6-6   335  Jr        Floral Park, NY (Sewanhaka/Fort Scott CC)
  73 Joseph Hernandez      LB      6-0   202  So-R      Miami Beach (Miami Beach)
  74 Derrick Kelly         OL      6-5   310  Fr        Havana (East Gadsden)
* 75 Cameron Erving        OT      6-6   308  Sr-R ***  Moultrie, GA (Colquitt County)
  76 Marcel Benalcazar     OL      6-6   305  So        Miramar (Archbishop McCarthy)
* 77 Roderick Johnson      OL      6-7   330  Fr        Florissant, MO (Hazelwood Central)
  78 Wilson Bell           OL      6-4   309  Fr-R      Mobile, AL (Blount)
  79 Sean Scott            DB      6-0   203  Sr        Orlando (Apopka/Southern Mississippi)
* 80 Rashad Greene         WR      6-0   180  Sr   ***  Albany, GA (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  81 Ryan Izzo             TE      6-6   236  Fr        Highland Lakes, NJ (Pope John XXIII)
  82 Bryan LaCivita        WR      6-1   180  So   *    Gainesville (Saint Francis Catholic)
  83 Dan O'Neill           WR      6-0   175  Sr        Jupiter (Jupiter)
  84 Isaiah Jones          WR      6-4   198  So   *    Milton (Milton)                                  academially ineligible
* 85 Jeremy Kerr           TE      6-5   262  Fr-R      Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)
  86 Jeren Kowalewski      WR      6-1   180  Jr        Bradenton (Lakewood Ranch)
  86 Justin Motlow         WR      5-11  182  Fr        Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  87 Jared Jackson         WR      6-3   190  Fr-R      Monticello (Aucilla Christian Academy)
  88 Mavin Saunders        TE      6-6   252  Fr        Bimini, Bahamas (The Kinkaid School)
* 89 Christian Green       WR      6-2   204  Sr-R ***  Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
* 90 Eddie Goldman         DT      6-4   320  Jr   **   Washington, DC (Friendship Collegiate Academy)
* 91 Derrick Nnadi         DT      6-2   303  Fr        Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes)
  91 Anthony Valdes        LB      6-1   215  Fr        Royal Palm Beach (Royal Palm Beach)
* 92 Justin Shanks         DT      6-2   322  So-R *    Prattville, AL (Prattville)
  93 Brad Bentz            DL      6-2   265  Jr-R      Wellington (Wellington)
  93 Demarcus Christmas    DT      6-3   302  Fr        Bradenton (Manatee)
  94 Michael Dougherty     K-P     5-9   153  Sr        Valrico (Bloomingdale)
  94 Fredrick Jones        DT      6-2   307  Fr        Miami (Miami Central)
  95 Keith Bryant          DT      6-2   319  Fr-R      Delray Beach (Atlantic)
  96 Brian Crews           P       6-0   162  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  96 Arthur Williams       DT      6-5   325  Fr        Waycross, GA (Smith)
  97 Malachi Tatum         DL      5-10  270  Sr        Apopka (Wekiva)
* 98 Rick Leonard          DE      6-7   268  Fr        Middletown, MD (Middletown)
  99 Matthew Finn          K       6-0   150  Fr-R      Maitland (Bishop Moore)
* 99 Nile Lawrence-Stample DT      6-1   314  Jr-R **   Fort Lauderdale (Nova)

The following players from the 2013 National Championship Team left school early for the NFL:
Kelvin Benjamin
Devonta Freeman
Timmy Jernigan
James Wilder

September 22, 2014 - Nile Lawrence-Stample will miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

2014 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Roberto Aguayo           American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         CBS Sports - 1st Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - 1st Team All-American
                         SB Nation - 1st Team All-American
                         Scout - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

Dalvin Cook              Athlon Sports - 2nd Team Freshman All-American
                         College Football News - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention
                         CampusInsiders.com - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention

Mario Edwards            cnnsi.com - 2nd Team All-American

Cameron Erving           CBS Sports - 1st Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

Lorenzo Featherston      College Football News - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention
                         CampusInsiders.com - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention

Eddie Goldman            cnnsi.com - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American

Rashad Greene            Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

Tre' Jackson             Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         CBS Sports - 1st Team All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - 2nd Team All-American
                         NCAA - Unanimous All-American

Roderick Johnson         Athlon Sports - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         College Football News - 2nd Team Freshman All-American
                         CampusInsiders.com - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Josue Matias             cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

Nick O'Leary             Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         CBS Sports - 1st Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - 1st Team All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

Jalen Ramsey             Scout - 1st Team All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - 2nd Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American

Travis Rudolph           Athlon Sports - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         CampusInsiders.com - 1st Team Freshman All-American

P.J. Williams            USA Today/Sports Weekly - 2nd Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

Jameis Winston           cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans - 15

2014 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kelvin Benjamin          13      WR                 Carolina Panthers
Anquan Boldin            81      WR                 San Francisco 49ers
Nigel Bradham            53      LB                 Buffalo Bills
Terrence Brooks          31      FS                 Baltimore Ravens
Everette Brown           90      DE                 Washington Redskins
Brodrick Bunkley         77      DT                 New Orleans Saints
Tank Carradine           95      DE                 San Francisco 49ers
Tony Carter              32      CB                 Denver Broncos
Antonio Cromartie        31      CB                 Arizona Cardinals
Darnell Dockett          90      DE                 Arizona Cardinals
Andre Fluellen           96      DT                 Detroit Lions
Devonta Freeman          33      RB                 Atlanta Falcons
Graham Gano               9      PK                 Carolina Panthers
Letroy Guion             98      DT                 Green Bay Packers
Mike Harris              37      DB                 New York Giants
Geno Hayes               55      LB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Rodney Hudson            61      C                  Kansas City Chiefs
Sebastian Janikowski     11      PK                 Oakland Raiders
Timmy Jernigan           97      DT                 Baltimore Ravens
Christian Jones          59      LB                 Chicago Bears
Lamarcus Joyner          20      CB                 St. Louis Rams
E.J. Manuel               3      QB                 Buffalo Bills
Jacobbi McDaniel         60      DL                 Cleveland Browns
Nick Moody               54      LB                 San Francisco 49ers
Preston Parker           83      WR                 New York Giants
Terrance Parks           42      DB                 Seattle Seahawks
Christian Ponder          7      QB                 Minnesota Vikings
Xavier Rhodes            29      CB                 Minnesota Vikings
Patrick Robinson         21      CB                 New Orleans Saints
Garrison Sanborn         65      LS                 Buffalo Bills
Antone Smith             35      RB                 Atlanta Falcons
Rodney Smith             83      WR                 Cleveland Browns
Telvin Smith             50      LB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Bryan Stork              66      C                  New England Patroits
Chris Thompson           25      RB                 Washington Redskins
Lawrence Timmons         94      LB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Leon Washington          29      RB                 Tennessee Titans
Dekoda Watson            57      LB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Dekoda Watson            56      LB                 Dallas Cowboys
Menelik Watson           71      OT                 Oakland Raiders
Bjoern Werner            92      LB                 Indianapolis Colts
James Wilder             34      HB                 Cincinnati Bengals
Vince Williams           98      LB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Kamerion Wimbley         95      LB                 Tennessee Titans

Noles in the Pros - 43

2014 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
USA
AP
USA
AP
USA
REC
08/30
Ref
N
OKLAHOMA STATE
Arlington, Tx
W 37-31
1
1
 
 
 
 
7-6
09/06
Ref
H
CITADEL
W 37-12
1
1
 
 
 
 
5-7
09/20
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 23-17
1
1
22
24
15
15
10-3
09/27
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 56-41
1
1
 
 
 
 
8-5
10/04
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 43- 3
1
2
 
 
 
 
3-9
10/11
Ref
A
SYRACUSE
W 38-20
1
1
 
 
 
 
3-9
10/18
Ref
H
NOTRE DAME
W 31-27
2
2
5
5
 
 
8-5
10/30
Ref
A
LOUISVILLE
W 42-31
2
2
 
 
24
24
9-4
11/08
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 34-20
2
2
 
 
 
 
5-7
11/15
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 30-26
2
2
 
 
 
 
6-7
11/22
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 20-17
1
1
 
 
 
 
7-6
11/29
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 24-19
1
2
 
 
 
 
7-5
12/06
Ref
N
GEORGIA TECH
ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC
W 37-35
2
2
12
12
8
7
11-3
01/01
Ref
N
OREGON
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca
L 20-59
2
2
3
3
2
2
13-2
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   13- 1     7-0     4-0     2-1
AGAINST ACC      8- 0     4-0     4-0     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   3- 1     2-0     0-0     1-1

FINAL  AP -  5
FINAL USA -  6


2014 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  FLORIDA STATE         8- 0    13- 1 
 2  CLEMSON               6- 2    10- 3 
 3  LOUISVILLE            5- 3     9- 4 
 4  BOSTON COLLEGE        4- 4     7- 6 
 5  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  3- 5     8- 5 
 6t SYRACUSE              1- 7     3- 9 
 6t WAKE FOREST           1- 7     3- 9 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  GEORGIA TECH          6- 2    11- 3 
 2  DUKE                  5- 3     9- 4 
 3t NORTH CAROLINA        4- 4     6- 7 
 3t PITTSBURGH            4- 4     6- 7 
 5t MIAMI                 3- 5     6- 7 
 5t VIRGINIA TECH         3- 5     7- 6 
 5t VIRGINIA              3- 5     5- 7 

2014 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP, Charlotte, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
12/06/2014  FLORIDA STATE 37, GEORGIA TECH 35                   

2014 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dalvin Cook 12/06/2014 GEORGIA TECH 31 177 5.71 1 Dalvin Cook 11/29/2014 FLORIDA 24 144 6.00 0 Karlos Williams 09/27/2014 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 21 126 6.00 3 Dalvin Cook 10/11/2014 SYRACUSE 23 122 5.30 1 Dalvin Cook 10/30/2014 LOUISVILLE 9 110 12.22 2 Dalvin Cook 01/01/2015 OREGON 15 103 6.87 0

2014 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rashad Greene 08/30/2014 OKLAHOMA STATE 11 203 18.45 1 Rashad Greene 11/08/2014 VIRGINIA 13 136 10.46 1 Rashad Greene 09/20/2014 CLEMSON 9 135 15.00 1 Rashad Greene 09/27/2014 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 11 125 11.36 1 Rashad Greene 12/06/2014 GEORGIA TECH 7 123 17.57 2 Jesus Wilson 09/27/2014 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6 109 18.17 2 Rashad Greene 10/18/2014 NOTRE DAME 8 108 13.50 1 Rashad Greene 10/11/2014 SYRACUSE 6 107 17.83 0 Rashad Greene 11/22/2014 BOSTON COLLEGE 8 106 13.25 0

2014 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jameis Winston 10/30/2014 LOUISVILLE 48 25 401 3 8.35 3 Jameis Winston 08/30/2014 OKLAHOMA STATE 40 25 370 2 9.25 1 Jameis Winston 09/27/2014 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 38 26 365 2 9.61 3 Jameis Winston 01/01/2015 OREGON 45 29 348 1 7.73 1 Jameis Winston 10/11/2014 SYRACUSE 36 30 317 0 8.81 3 Jameis Winston 12/06/2014 GEORGIA TECH 30 21 309 0 10.30 3 Sean Maguire 09/20/2014 CLEMSON 39 21 305 2 7.82 1 Jameis Winston 11/15/2014 MIAMI 42 25 304 1 7.24 1

2014 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 472 358 Points Per Game............. 33.7 25.6 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 56 44 TDs Rushing................. 26 21 TDs Passing................. 26 22 TDs Fumble Return........... 2 1 TDs Punt Return............. 0 0 TDs Interception............ 2 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 55-55 39-44 Kick........................ 55-55 38-42 Pass........................ 0- 0 1- 2 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 27-30 18-25 SAFETY........................ 0 0 FIRST DOWNS................... 322 295 Rushing..................... 111 146 Passing..................... 187 131 Penalty..................... 24 18 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 1933 2382 Yards gained rushing........ 2312 2730 Yards lost rushing.......... 379 348 Rushing Attempts............ 451 573 Average Per Rush............ 4.3 4.2 Average Per Game............ 138.1 170.1 PASSING YARDAGE............... 4246 3175 Att-Comp-Int................ 516-330-20 435-248-14 Efficiency.................. 141.95 128.57 Average Per Pass............ 8.2 7.3 Average Per Catch........... 12.9 12.8 Average Per Game............ 303.3 226.8 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 6179 5557 Total Plays................. 967 *** Average Per Play............ 6.4 5.5 Average Per Game............ 441.4 396.9 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 49- 971 45- 846 Average Per Return.......... 19.8 18.8 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 17-179 13- 92 Average Per Return.......... 10.5 7.1 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 14-156 20-132 Average Per Return.......... 11.1 6.6 FUMBLE RETURNS: #-YARDS....... 12- 33 12- 65 Average Per Return.......... 2.8 5.4 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 23-12 23-12 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 87- 668 77- 685 Average Per Game............ 47.7 48.9 PUNTS-YARDS................... 48-1966 64-2712 Average Per Punt............ 41.0 42.4 Net punt average............ 39.0 39.6 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 28:57 31:03 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 80-175 93-212 3rd-Down Pct................ .457 .439 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS-4TH DOWN. 0- 6 7-23 4th-Down Pct................ .000 .304 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 17-136 23-187 MISC YARDS.................... 0 0 ATTENDANCE.................... 577,478 232,822 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 7-82,497 4-58,206 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 217,651 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 3-72,550
 1st2nd3rd4th OT Total
Florida State
82
158
119
107
6
472
Opponents
94
98
89
77
0
358
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Dalvin Cook         13  170 1052   44  1008   5.9   8  44    77.5
Karlos Williams     12  150  718   29   689   4.6  11  28    57.4
Mario Pender         9   41  222   16   206   5.0   4  56    22.9
Jameis Winston      13   57  238  173    65   1.1   3  28     5.0
Kermit Whitfield    14    3   40    0    40  13.3   0  21     2.9
Ryan Green           7    6   31    0    31   5.2   0   8     4.4
Mario Edwards       13    1    4    0     4   4.0   0   4     0.3
Johnathan Vickers   13    1    3    0     3   3.0   0   3     0.2
Nick O'Leary        14                              1         0.0
Freddie Stevenson   14    1    0    0     0   0.0   0   0     0.0
Rashad Greene       14    1    0    2    -2  -2.0   0  -2    -0.1
Cason Beatty        14    1    0   18   -18 -18.0   0 -18    -1.3
 Team                    11    0   44   -44  -4.0   0   0 
Sean Maguire         4    8    4   53   -49  -6.1   0   3   -12.3

Total.........      14  451 2312  379  1933   4.3  26  56   138.1
Opponents.....      14  573 2730  348  2382   4.2  21  36   170.1


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Jameis Winston      13  145.54 467-305-18   .653 3907  25  68   300.5
Sean Maguire         4  107.71  49- 25- 2   .510  339   1  74t   84.8

Total.........      14  141.95 516-330-20   .640 4246  26  74t  303.3
Opponents.....      14  128.57 435-248-14   .570 3175  22  71   226.8


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Rashad Greene       14  99  1365  13.8   7  74t   97.5
Nick O'Leary        14  48   618  12.9   6  46    44.1
Travis Rudolph      13  38   555  14.6   4  68    42.7
Jesus Wilson        13  42   527  12.5   4  39    40.5
Ermon Lane          14  13   267  20.5   1  59    19.1
Karlos Williams     12  29   265   9.1   1  27    22.1
Dalvin Cook         13  22   203   9.2   0  30    15.6
Kermit Whitfield    14  11   145  13.2   0  29    10.4
Christian Green     12   6   120  20.0   1  62    10.0
Freddie Stevenson   14   7    72  10.3   1  35     5.1
Mario Pender         9  10    56   5.6   1  11     6.2
Kevin Haplea        14   2    19   9.5   0  10     1.4
Jarred Haggins      14   1    18  18.0   0  18     1.3
Ja'Vonn Harrison     6   1     9   9.0   0   9     1.5
Ryan Izzo            2   1     7   7.0   0   7     3.5

Total.........      14 330  4246  12.9  26  74t  303.3
Opponents.....      14 248  3175  12.8  22  71   226.8


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Rashad Greene        15  160  10.7  0  34 
Jesus Wilson          2   19   9.5  0  13 

Total.........       17  179  10.5  0  34 
Opponent......       13   92   7.1  0  28 


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Nate Andrews          3    9   3.0  1     
Terrance Smith        2   97  48.5  1     
Jalen Ramsey          2   27  13.5  0     
Jacob Pugh            2    5   2.5  0     
Lamarcus Brutus       2    4   2.0  0     
P.J. Williams         1   14  14.0  0     
Reggie Northrup       1    0   0.0  0     
Tyler Hunter          1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       14  156  11.1  2  94t
Opponent......       20  132   6.6  0     


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Kermit Whitfield     32   665 20.8  0  35 
Jesus Wilson         10   228 22.8  0  34 
Karlos Williams       3    41 13.7  0  14 
Kevin Haplea          3    32 10.7  0  12 
Freddie Stevenson     1     5  5.0  0   5 

Total.........       49   971 19.8  0  46 
Opponent......       45   846 18.8  0  46 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Nate Andrews          2    0   0.0  0   .    1
Reggie Northrup       1   21  21.0  1   .    1
Tyler Hunter          1    2   2.0  0   .    0
Eddie Goldman         1    0   0.0  0   .    1
P.J. Williams         1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Lorenzo Featherston   1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Nick O'Leary          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Travis Rudolph        1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Derrick Mitchell      1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Giorgio Newberry      1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Derrick Nnadi         1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Jacob Pugh            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Terrance Smith        0    0    .   0   .    2
Mario Edwards         0    0    .   0   .    2
Jalen Ramsey          0    0    .   0   .    2
Jameis Winston        0    0    .   0   .    1
Ronald Darby          0    0    .   0   .    1
DeMarcus Walker       0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........       12   33   2.8  2  31t  14
Opponent......       12   65   5.4  1  58t


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Roberto Aguayo        0  27-30   55-55   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   136
Karlos Williams      12   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    72
Dalvin Cook           8   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    48
Nick O'Leary          7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Rashad Greene         7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Mario Pender          5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Jesus Wilson          4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Travis Rudolph        4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Jameis Winston        3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Christian Green       1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Terrance Smith        1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Reggie Northrup       1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Nate Andrews          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Freddie Stevenson     1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Ermon Lane            1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
====================================================================
FSU                  56  27-30   55-55   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   472
Opponent             44  18-25   38-42   0-0   1   1-2   0   0   358
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Karlos Williams
11
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Dalvin Cook
8
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Nick O'Leary
1
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Rashad Greene
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Mario Pender
4
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jesus Wilson
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Travis Rudolph
.
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jameis Winston
3
.
25
.
.
.
.
.
.
Christian Green
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Terrance Smith
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Reggie Northrup
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
Nate Andrews
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
Freddie Stevenson
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ermon Lane
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Sean Maguire
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
27
26
26
2
1
.
.
.
.
Opponents
21
22
22
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Jameis Winston      13  524    65 3907  3972 305.5
Dalvin Cook         13  170  1008    0  1008  77.5
Karlos Williams     12  150   689    0   689  57.4
Sean Maguire         4   57   -49  339   290  72.5
Mario Pender         9   41   206    0   206  22.9
Kermit Whitfield    14    3    40    0    40   2.9
Ryan Green           7    6    31    0    31   4.4
Mario Edwards       13    1     4    0     4   0.3
Johnathan Vickers   13    1     3    0     3   0.2
Rashad Greene       14    1    -2    0    -2  -0.1
Cason Beatty        14    1   -18    0   -18  -1.3
 Team                    11   -44    0   -44

Total.........      14  967  1933 4246  6179 441.4
Opponent......      14  ***  2382 3175  5557 396.9


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Roberto Aguayo       27-30  .900  0- 0  9- 9  9- 9  6- 8  3- 4 53
FG SEQUENCE Roberto Aguayo
OKLAHOMA STATE
(36), (27), (37)
CITADEL
(22), (27), (24)
CLEMSON
(50)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
None
WAKE FOREST
(43), (40), (52), (42), (32)
SYRACUSE
(34)
NOTRE DAME
(28)
LOUISVILLE
41
VIRGINIA
(43), (40)
MIAMI
(43), (37), (53)
BOSTON COLLEGE
(37), 40, (26)
FLORIDA
(37)
GEORGIA TECH
(33), (32), (28)
OREGON
(28), (26), 54
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Cason Beatty        48 1966  41.0  67    2  22  15   0

Total.........      48 1966  41.0  67    2  22  15   0
Opponent......      64 2712  42.4                     


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Rashad Greene       14   -2  1365  160    0    0    0 1523 108.8
Dalvin Cook         13 1008   203    0    0    0    0 1211  93.2
Karlos Williams     12  689   265    0   41    0    0  995  82.9
Kermit Whitfield    14   40   145    0  665    0    0  850  60.7
Jesus Wilson        13    0   527   19  228    0    0  774  59.5
Nick O'Leary        14    0   618    0    0    0    0  618  44.1
Travis Rudolph      13    0   555    0    0    0    0  555  42.7
Ermon Lane          14    0   267    0    0    0    0  267  19.1
Mario Pender         9  206    56    0    0    0    0  262  29.1
Christian Green     12    0   120    0    0    0    0  120  10.0
Terrance Smith      12    0     0    0    0   97    0   97   8.1
Freddie Stevenson   14    0    72    0    5    0    0   77   5.5
Jameis Winston      13   65     0    0    0    0    0   65   5.0
Kevin Haplea        14    0    19    0   32    0    0   51   3.6
Ryan Green           7   31     0    0    0    0    0   31   4.4
Jalen Ramsey        14    0     0    0    0   27    0   27   1.9
Reggie Northrup     14    0     0    0    0    0   21   21   1.5
Jarred Haggins      14    0    18    0    0    0    0   18   1.3
P.J. Williams       13    0     0    0    0   14    0   14   1.1
Nate Andrews        14    0     0    0    0    9    0    9   0.6
Ja'Vonn Harrison     6    0     9    0    0    0    0    9   1.5
Ryan Izzo            2    0     7    0    0    0    0    7   3.5
Jacob Pugh          13    0     0    0    0    5    0    5   0.4
Lamarcus Brutus     14    0     0    0    0    4    0    4   0.3
Mario Edwards       13    4     0    0    0    0    0    4   0.3
Johnathan Vickers   13    3     0    0    0    0    0    3   0.2
Tyler Hunter        14    0     0    0    0    0    2    2   0.1
Cason Beatty        14  -18     0    0    0    0    0  -18  -1.3
 Team                   -44     0    0    0    0    0  -44
Sean Maguire         4  -49     0    0    0    0    0  -49 -12.3

Total.........      14 1933  4246  179  971  156   33 7518 537.0
Opponent......      14 2382  3175   92  846  132   65 6692 478.0


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reggie Northrup     14   61   61   122   4.0-  7.0    1.0-  1.0     1-  0   1    1   1- 21   1   .   .
Nate Andrews        14   66   27    93   0.5-  2.0       .          3-  9   5    1   2-  0   1   .   .
Terrance Smith      12   48   38    86   4.5- 12.0    1.0-  6.0     2- 97   1    2    .      2   .   .
Jalen Ramsey        14   45   34    79   9.5- 47.0    3.0- 32.0     2- 27  12    2    .      2   1   .
P.J. Williams       13   52   22    74   6.5- 16.0    1.0-  9.0     1- 14  10    1   1-  0   1   .   .
Tyler Hunter        14   48   17    65   2.5- 20.0    1.0-  9.0     1-  0   7    1   1-  2   .   .   .
Mario Edwards       13   25   19    44  11.0- 50.0    3.0- 27.0      .      5    2    .      2   .   .
Ronald Darby        14   28   15    43   1.0-  2.0       .           .      4    .    .      1   .   .
DeMarcus Walker     14   27   11    38   6.0- 18.0    1.0-  6.0      .      .    4    .      1   .   .
Eddie Goldman       14   19   16    35   8.0- 30.0    4.0- 24.0      .      1    1   1-  0   1   .   .
Desmond Hollin      13   20   13    33   4.0- 10.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Casher        13   15   13    28   3.5- 10.0    1.0-  5.0      .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Matthew Thomas       8   21    5    26   2.5-  5.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
E.J. Levenberry     13   11   10    21   1.0-  2.0       .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Derrick Mitchell    12    6   14    20   1.0-  2.0       .           .      2    1   1-  0   .   .   .
Lorenzo Featherston 11    9   10    19   5.0- 31.0    1.0- 17.0      .      .    2   1-  0   1   .   .
Derrick Nnadi        9    8   10    18   1.5-  2.0       .           .      1    1   1-  0   .   .   .
Jacob Pugh          13    7    5    12   2.0-  4.0       .          2-  5   1    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Trey Marshall       11    6    6    12   1.5-  3.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nile Lawrence-Stample
                     4    4    6    10   0.5-  0.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   1   .
Ro'Derrick Hoskins  13    2    7     9      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lamarcus Brutus     14    8    .     8      .            .          2-  4   1    .    .      .   .   .
Roberto Aguayo      14    4    .     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keelin Smith        12    3    .     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Freddie Stevenson   14    2    1     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Marquez White       12    2    1     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nick Waisome        12    3    .     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jarred Haggins      14    1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Johnathan Vickers   13    3    .     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tyrell Lyons        11    1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nick O'Leary        14    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Giorgio Newberry    14    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Ukeme Eligwe         1    .    2     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dalvin Cook         13    .    2     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Bryant         1    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Justin Shanks        5    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ermon Lane          14    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Rashad Greene       14    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Demarcus Christmas   2    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tre' Jackson        14    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jameis Winston      13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Rick Leonard         4    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Karlos Williams     12    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Josue Matias        14    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Ryan Green           7    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Austin Barron        6    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Travis Rudolph      13    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .

FLORIDA STATE 37, OKLAHOMA STATE 31

08/30/2014, Arlington, Tx

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Final: FSU 37, OK State 31
By Bob Thomas, Associate Sports Information Director

ARLINGTON, TX - Top-ranked Florida State absorbed the best shot Oklahoma State could muster Saturday night at AT&T Stadium, then countered with the late knockout blow.

Two fourth-quarter defensive stops and a back-breaking 50-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston to Rashad Greene delivered the Seminoles a 37-31 season-opening victory in the AdvoCare Cowboys Classic.

“We didn’t play well; like we wanted,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “A lot of credit goes to Oklahoma State, but we still made critical plays when we had to make critical plays. And there’s something to that.”

None were bigger than the one cornerback P.J. Williams made with 4:41 remaining and the Seminoles clinging to a 30-24 lead.

Upending OSU quarterback J.W. Walsh, Williams forced and recovered a fumble at the Seminoles’ 48. Two plays later, Greene corralled Winston’s pass, split two Cowboys defenders, racing untouched for a score to cap his career-best performance.

Roberto Aguayo’s third field goal of the night on the previous possession – set up by a Mario Edwards Jr. sack and intentional grounding penalty which forced an OSU punt - provided the Seminoles with a 30-24 lead. His point-after following Greene’s score provided a 13-point cushion that voided a late touchdown run by Walsh.

“It changed the momentum and gave us the ball back where we could get points,” said Fisher, after Edwards and DeMarcus Walker chased Walsh into a sack and a net loss of 14 yards after the grounding penalty.

Winston completed 25 of 40 attempts for 370 yards, and Greene collected 11 receptions for a career-high 203 yards as the Seminoles set a school record with their 18th consecutive victory.

Jalen Ramsey and Terrance Smith had 12 tackles each to lead the Seminole defense, which surrendered 364 total yards. FSU managed 476 in total offense, despite converting only 4 of 14 third down plays.

“We had a couple opportunities to put the game away, and that just comes with it being the first game,” said Winston, assessing the opener. “We have to get better. That’s an eye-opener.”

The action-packed finish offset a laborious first half effort by the Seminoles that only ESPN Gameday celebrity picker “Stone Cold” Steve Austin could appreciate.

After jumping out to a 17-0 lead, the Seminoles were forced to dig in after the Cowboys twice cut the lead to three points in the second half.

Winston’s 28-yard touchdown gallop – the longest run of his career - with 5:28 remaining in the third quarter gave the Noles 27-17 lead. Walsh countered with a 24-yard touchdown run to trim the margin back to 27-24.

That’s when the FSU defense, which limited the Cowboys to 129 total yards in the first half, dug in to seal the victory.

Austin, the former professional wrestling champion-turned-actor, picked the Seminoles to win with conviction earlier in the day on the Gameday set.

He had not counted on Winston tossing two interceptions before intermission, nor the Seminoles managing just 27 rushing yards on 11 carries against an OSU defense with seven new starters.

The Seminoles jumped out to a 10-0 first quarter lead on Aguayo’s 36-yard field goal and Nate Andrews’ 9-yard interception return for a touchdown, which came in a 14-second span.

Winston looked very much like the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner on FSU’s lone touchdown drive of the half, completing 4-of-6 attempts for 80 yards. The big play came when Winston rifled a deep out to Greene for 51 yards to the OSU 29.

Two plays later, on his first career carry, redshirt sophomore tailback Mario Pender bulled his way into the end zone at the end of 11-yard run as the Noles pushed their lead to 17-0 with 8:19 to play in the half.

Surprisingly, the 94-yard scoring drive – the longest in a college game at AT&T Stadium – seemed to awaken the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State, which had not sustained a drive longer than eight plays on its first five possessions, responded in momentum-changing fashion. Picking up the pace between snaps, the Cowboys marched 75 yards on 11 plays, five of which went to speedster Tyreek Hill for 44 yards.

Desmond Roland’s 1-yard touchdown run with 3:58 remaining in the half pulled the Cowboys within 17-7.

Winston’s second interception, by Ashton Lampkin with 29 seconds remaining, led to Ben Grogan’s half-ending 37-yard field goal to trim the lead to 17-10.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
OKLAHOMA STATE
0
10
7
14
31
FLORIDA STATE
10
7
10
10
37

1st   3- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 36, field goal, 8:51 
     10- 0  Nate Andrews, 9, interception return (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:37 
     10- 0  Opp, 42, field goal failed, 0:04 
2nd  17- 0  Mario Pender, 11, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:19 
     17- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 3:58 
     17-10  Opp, 37, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  20-10  Roberto Aguayo, 27, field goal, 11:50
     20-17  Opp, 55, pass (kick), 10:45
     27-17  Jameis Winston, 28, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 5:26 
4th  27-24  Opp, 24, run (kick), 11:51
     30-24  Roberto Aguayo, 37, field goal, 5:13 
     37-24  Rashad Greene, 50, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 3:58 
     37-31  Opp, 3, run (kick), 1:55 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 22 Rushes-yards 31-106 42-161 Passing 370 203 Att-Comp-Int 40-25-2 28-15-1 Total Yards 71-476 70-364 Punt Returns 1-2 2-32 Kickoff Returns 3-44 7-159 Interception Ret. 1-9 2-14 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 5-35.8 6-40.0 Sacks By-Yds 1-14 2-20 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 8-71 7-70 3rd Down Conversions 4-14 8-16 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 Time of Posession 33:05 26:55 Attendance 61,521 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Karlos Williams 23- 66 Mario Pender 3- 31 Jameis Winston 5- 9 Receiving Rashad Greene 11- 203 Christian Green 2- 73 Karlos Williams 5- 36 Kermit Whitfield 3- 30 Nick O'Leary 3- 28 Mario Pender 1- 0 Passing Jameis Winston 40-25-2-370 Punt Return Rashad Greene 1- 2 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 1- 25 Karlos Williams 1- 14 Freddie Stevenson 1- 5 Punting Cason Beatty 5- 179 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jalen Ramsey 7 5 12 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith 6 6 12 1.0- 4.0 . . . 1 . . . . Reggie Northrup 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 3 3 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 2 2 4 . . . . 1 . . . . Mario Edwards 2 2 4 1.0- 14.0 1.0- 14.0 . 1 . . . . . E.J. Levenberry 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Eddie Goldman 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Ronald Darby . 3 3 0.5- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . P.J. Williams 2 . 2 . . . 2 1 1- 0 1 . . Freddie Stevenson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 1 1 2 . . 1- 9 . . . . . . Roberto Aguayo 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tre' Jackson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Malique Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Jameis Winston
TB    9  Karlos Williams
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
C    62  Austin Barron
LG   70  Josue Matias
LT   75  Cameron Erving
WR   80  Rashad Greene
WR   89  Christian Green
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MLB   5  Reggie Northrup
DB    8  Jalen Ramsey
JLB  15  Mario Edwards
WLB  24  Terrance Smith
CB   26  P.J. Williams
FS   29  Nate Andrews
SLB  44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
NG   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 7  Mario Pender
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  E.J. Levenberry
11  Derrick Mitchell
12  Malique Jackson
15  Travis Rudolph
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
20  Trey Marshall
22  Tyrell Lyons
22  Johnathan Vickers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
27  Marquez White
33  Kevin Haplea
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
42  Lamarcus Brutus
47  Stephen Gabbard
52  Ukeme Eligwe
65  Ruben Carter
66  Keith Weeks
72  Kareem Are
81  Ryan Izzo
85  Jeremy Kerr

FLORIDA STATE 37, CITADEL 12

09/06/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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18 In A Row.
With a 37-12 victory over The Citadel, Florida State extended its win streak to a new program record of 18 games. The previous mark was 17 straight from Aug. 28, 1999 to Oct. 7, 2000.
By Bob Thomas, Associate Sports Information Director

TALLAHASSEE, FL – With the same ruthless efficiency that was the calling card for the 2013 national champions, top-ranked Florida State rolled through The Citadel 37-12 in front of a home-opening crowd of 81,294 at Doak Campbell Stadium.

In the process, the Seminoles established a new school record with their 18th consecutive victory, breaking the mark that spanned the 1999 national championship season and carried into the 2000 season.

Moving the ball and the chains at will against a Bulldog defensive front which yielded on average 53 pounds to FSU’s offensive line, the Seminoles scored on each of their four first half possessions to grab a 28-0 lead that was never challenged.

Averaging 8.1 yards per play in the first half, the Seminoles (2-0) amassed 291 yards on 36 snaps. FSU was equally efficient on the ground and through the air, pounding out 141 rushing yards on 19 carries while adding 150 through the air behind Jameis Winston’s near-perfect performance.

“We were extremely efficient on offense,” Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. “[We] had it four times; scored four touchdowns. The defense … did a really nice job the second half coming out with the one and shutting them down; getting the ball back.”

In a first half performance reminiscent of his first career start at Pitt last season, Winston completed 16 of 17 attempts, throwing in rhythm and on time while spreading the ball between seven teammates. It wasn’t by accident.

“I came out with a different mentality,” Winston said. “I didn’t have to prove anything to anyone, but I wanted to give my team more of me. The Oklahoma State game I had those early turnovers in the red zone and I just felt like I had to come back and do a great job this game.”

Winston did just that, connecting with sophomore Jesus Wilson on a 12-yard touchdown pass, then closing the first half with a 1-yard strike to Nick O’Leary to cap a 13-play, 89-yard drive.

His lone incomplete pass of the first half came on a shovel pass intended for Kermit Whitfield, which was initially ruled a rushing attempt.

While Winston was clicking, the Seminoles’ ground game was producing yardage in large chunks. FSU averaged 7.4 yards a carry with Karlos Williams piling up 62 yards on seven first half totes, including a 1-yard touchdown run to finish off the first possession of the night. Freshman Dalvin Cook raced 17 yards on his first carry and tacked on a 5-yard touchdown for the Seminoles third score of the night.

About the only thing that didn’t go well for the Seminoles in the opening half was completely out of their control. Interior defensive linemen Eddie Goldman, Justin Shanks and Nile Lawrence-Stample all suffered lower leg injuries and did not return.

Despite their absence, the defense stood strong against the Bulldogs’ confounding triple-option. The Citadel, which annually ranks among the top Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) rushing leaders, managed 127 yards on 33 plays in the first half; 115 of those on the ground on 28 carries.

FSU’s first half dominance enabled Fisher to break in two potential first-year offensive weapons. Cook led the team in rushing with 67 yards on 13 carries, while freshman wide receiver Ermon Lane had three receptions for 37 yards, including 14 on his first career catch, which went for a first down.

By the third series of the second half, freshman Roderick Johnson and redshirt freshmen Wilson Bell and Ryan Hoefeld and junior college transfers Kareem Are and Chad Mavety entered the game with quarterback Sean Maguire, as Winston (22-27-0, 256 yards) retired to the sideline.

Though unable to sustain their first half efficiency, the Seminoles continued to extend their lead in the second half as Roberto Aguayo capped third quarter drives of 58 and 71 yards with field goals of 22 and 27 yards, extending the lead to 34-0.

Dismissing FSU’s second half red zone struggles, Winston accepted responsibility for Aguayo’s busy second half.

“We have no concerns on offense,” said the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner. “That’s all me. It’s my job to put the ball in the end zone. Coach Fisher goes over with me every single day – touchdowns in the red zone. He says we’re not a field goal kicking team, but luckily we have one of the best field goal kickers in the country. Obviously, that’s a blessing.”

Still, the Seminoles did not punt until the first play of the fourth quarter.

Perhaps most impressively, FSU’s defense surrendered just 49 yards in the third quarter.

“For us, it was a defining moment for the defense, to see how disciplined we were going to be, see how everybody did their jobs and see how well we trusted each other,” defensive back Jalen Ramsey said. “We just wanted to come out (in the second half) and really put our foot on their throat; really give it to them and end the game quick.”

The Citadel (0-2) avoided the shutout when Rudder Brown capped a 10-play, 76-yard drive by collecting a 10-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Miller with 10:12 remaining in the game.

Maguire countered by leading the Noles on a 14-play, 58-yard drive, which Aguayo finished with his third field goal of the game – this one from 24 yards – for the second consecutive week.

DeAndre Schoultz collected a 10-yard touchdown pass from Dominique Allen with 12 seconds remaining for the final points of the game as the two-point conversion pass failed.

The Seminoles closed out the night with 494 total yards on 67 plays for a healthy 7.4 yards per snap, equally balancing the run (35-210 yards) and the pass (25-32-0, 284), to go along with 28 first downs.

With a 2-0 mark, the Seminoles will have an open week on the schedule before jumping into conference play with ACC Atlantic Division rival Clemson coming to town on Sept. 20.

“With the couple of injuries we had today, I'd say [the bye is] a pretty good thing so we can try to get guys healthy if we can,” Fisher said. “You get to regroup.

“Preseason is over with. You're going into your conference schedule. And you've got a big time opponent coming in – Clemson - who's very talented and very well coached. It's one of the premier games in our league every year. It's a double whammy for me. It's a conference game and an interdivisional game. So it's a big one.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CITADEL
0
0
0
12
12
FLORIDA STATE
14
14
6
3
37

1st   7- 0  Karlos Williams, 1, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 9:48 
     14- 0  Jesus Wilson, 12, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 3:43 
2nd  21- 0  Dalvin Cook, 5, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 7:28 
     28- 0  Nick O'Leary, 1, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 0:29 
3rd  31- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 22, field goal, 11:17
     34- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 27, field goal, 6:05 
4th  34- 6  Opp, 10, pass (kick failed), 10:12
     37- 6  Roberto Aguayo, 24, field goal, 4:47 
     37-12  Opp, 10, pass (pass failed), 0:12 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 21 Rushes-yards 35-210 56-250 Passing 284 72 Att-Comp-Int 32-25-0 14-5-0 Total Yards 67-494 70-322 Punt Returns 2-28 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-12 0-0 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 1-40.0 4-47.0 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 3-20 0-0 3rd Down Conversions 4-8 11-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-2 Time of Posession 26:25 33:35 Attendance 81,294 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 13- 67 Karlos Williams 9- 66 Mario Pender 7- 38 Kermit Whitfield 2- 33 Johnathan Vickers 1- 3 Jameis Winston 2- 2 Sean Maguire 1- 1 Receiving Rashad Greene 4- 80 Nick O'Leary 5- 51 Ermon Lane 3- 37 Jesus Wilson 3- 35 Kevin Haplea 2- 19 Freddie Stevenson 2- 18 Karlos Williams 2- 15 Mario Pender 2- 13 Ja'Vonn Harrison 1- 9 Kermit Whitfield 1- 7 Passing Jameis Winston 27-22-0-256 Sean Maguire 5- 3-0- 28 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 1- 18 Rashad Greene 1- 10 Kickoff Return Kevin Haplea 1- 12 Punting Cason Beatty 1- 40 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Northrup 5 5 10 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 4 4 8 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . E.J. Levenberry 5 2 7 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Chris Casher 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith . 5 5 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Tyler Hunter 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Ronald Darby 2 1 3 . . . . . . 1 . . Trey Marshall 1 2 3 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 3 . 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . 1 . . Derrick Nnadi 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Tyrell Lyons . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Desmond Hollin 1 1 2 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Keith Bryant 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Lorenzo Featherston 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Justin Shanks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Rick Leonard 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Jameis Winston
TB    9  Karlos Williams
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
C    62  Austin Barron
LG   70  Josue Matias
LT   75  Cameron Erving
WR   80  Rashad Greene
WR   89  Christian Green
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
CB    6  Nick Waisome
NICK  8  Jalen Ramsey
JACK 15  Mario Edwards
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
FS   29  Nate Andrews
SAM  44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
NG   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 3  Jesus Wilson
 4  Dalvin Cook
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 7  Mario Pender
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  E.J. Levenberry
10  Sean Maguire
11  John Franklin
11  Derrick Mitchell
12  Jarred Haggins
13  Rashad Gholston
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
15  Travis Rudolph
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
20  Trey Marshall
21  Chris Casher
22  Tyrell Lyons
22  Johnathan Vickers
27  Marquez White
##  NAME
-----------------------------
28  Malique Jackson
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
42  Lamarcus Brutus
43  Desmond Hollin
47  Stephen Gabbard
55  Chad Mavety
59  Ryan Hoefeld
66  Keith Weeks
72  Kareem Are
77  Roderick Johnson
78  Wilson Bell
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
91  Derrick Nnadi
92  Justin Shanks
93  Demarcus Christmas
95  Keith Bryant
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 23, CLEMSON 17

09/20/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Noles Rise Up To Defeat Tigers In OT.

By Bob Thomas, Associate Sports Information Director

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Karlos Williams’ 12-yard touchdown run in overtime prompted a wild Doak Campbell Stadium celebration at the end of a long week, as No. 1 Florida State side-stepped a potentially damaging defeat with a 23-17 victory over No. 22 Clemson Saturday night.

Williams’ game-winner came two plays after the Seminole defense stuffed Clemson tailback Adam Choice on fourth-and-one. The senior tailback broke off a 13-yard run on the first play, then bounced outside and untouched around the left end for the game-winner on the next snap.

“You know we challenged our guys to find out who we are,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “We’re not where we want to be, but we do know who we are. That’s a team that will fight you, that will compete with you, that understands how to win, how to be a family and understands how to love from within.”

No one was feeling that love more than Seminole quarterback Sean Maguire. In a span of four days his role expanded from back-up to spot-starter – and eventually the closer - in the wake of Jameis Winston’s suspension, which was extended from one half to a full game on the eve of the contest.

Maguire took his opportunity a step further, when his 74-yard touchdown pass to Rashad Greene with 6:04 remaining – and Roberto Aguayo’s point-after – forged a 17-17 deadlock, ultimately leading to the fifth overtime game in school history.

“I can’t put it into the words,” Maguire said, whose night began with a rousing ovation when he was introduced. “It’s the greatest feeling in my life so far, that’s for sure, to get this win for our team.”

Florida State’s defense stood strong behind Maguire, whose second interception of the second half, by Clemson safety Jadar Johnson, gave the Tigers the ball at the Seminole 26 with 2:14 to play. Two plays later, defensive tackle Eddie Goldman stripped tailback C.J. Davidson of the ball, which Nate Andrews recovered at the 14. The Noles killed the clock, opting to take their chances in just the fifth overtime game in school history.

“It was a team effort out there,” said Goldman, who not only forced the potential game-saving fumble, but blew up Clemson’s fourth-and-one play in overtime. “Making plays to help my team, it’s definitely a great feeling. Overall it was a team effort and I just did what I had to do.”

The Seminoles played inspired defense in the second half, limiting the Tigers to 149 yards after they rolled up 249 before the break. FSU also benefited from a pair of missed field goals, a touchdown negated by a replay over-ruling and an errant shotgun snap that killed a drive to the Seminoles’ 1-yard line.

Aside from the two interceptions, Maguire was sharp in the second half, completing 15 of 22 attempts for 199 yards and the scoring strike to Greene as Fisher went to the shotgun, allowing him to find his groove. He finished 21-of-39 for 305 yards.

“It was nice Coach Fisher and Coach Sanders had that confidence in me to start calling first-down pass plays, especially lining up in the gun, letting me throw and getting in the rhythm,” Maguire said.

And it didn’t hurt to have a pair of seniors – Greene and tight end Nick O’Leary – at his disposal. The duo combined for 15 receptions for 213 yards.

“That’s the advice I got from Jameis, too, ‘When in doubt find 80 or 35,’” Maguire said, his postgame smile brighter than ever. “It worked out pretty well.”

Greene was the recipient of nine passes for 135 yards – eight of those in the second half – while O’Leary matched a career-high with six grabs for 78 yards.

In the process of posting their first overtime victory since beating NC State 50-44 on Nov. 15, 2003, the Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 ACC) extended their nation-leading winning streak to 19 games.

Maguire wiped out a 10-3 halftime deficit, directing a nine-play, 68-yard scoring drive to start the second half by completing 6-of-7 attempts for 54 yards, including three to tight end and roommate Nick O’Leary. It was Maguire’s 15-yard pass to O’Leary – to the Clemson 1 – that set up Mario Pender’s touchdown run. Roberto Aguayo’s point-after tied the game at 10-10.

The Seminoles avoided Clemson’s first attempt to break the deadlock, when a replay over-turned quarterback Deshaun Watson’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Stanton Seckinger, who was ruled down at the 1. An errant shotgun snap over the head of Watson forced a 40-yard field goal attempt by Ammon Lakip, which was wide right.

Clemson (1-2, 0-1) made amends, converting a Jayron Kearse interception of a deflected Maguire pass into the go-ahead score, thanks to Mike Williams’ diving reception between two Seminole defenders that set up the Tigers at the FSU 2. Watson’s untouched two-yard touchdown and Bradley Pinion’s point-after gave the Tigers a 17-10 lead with 11:44 remaining.

Maguire’s first start began auspiciously against a charged Clemson defense, which sacked the redshirt sophomore three times and hurried him three others. He was 6 of 17 for 106 yards, though he managed to avoid any turnovers. Meanwhile, the Tigers stuffed the Seminoles’ running attack to the tune of minus-22 yards on 11 carries.

Subsequently, the Seminoles failed to find the end zone in the first half for the first time since the 2012 game at Florida – a span of 20 games – and trailed 10-3 at the break.

Clemson broke a 3-3 deadlock with 5:56 remaining in the first half when tailback D.J. Howard crashed into the end zone from 1-yard out, capping a six-play, 47-yard drive, engineered by freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Watson, who relieved starter Cole Stoudt on the Tigers’ fourth possession of the game, sparked the go-ahead drive with a 28-yard pass to Germone Hopper to the FSU 17. On third-and-six from the 13, Watson dumped the ball into the flat to tight end Jordan Leggett, who was upended at the 1. Howard’s scoring plunge on the next play put the Seminoles behind for the first time in a regular season game since they trailed at Boston College on Oct. 13 last season, a span of 655 minutes and 53 seconds.

The Seminoles cashed in on their second possession, parlaying Maguire completions to Jesus Wilson and Williams of 14 and 27 yards, respectively, to set up Aguayo’s season-long, 50-yard field goal with 7:40 remaining in the first quarter.

FSU’s 3-0 lead stood until the second play of the second quarter. Watson came on to replace Stoudt and promptly guided the Tigers on a 10-play, 75-yard drive, culminating with Ammon Lakip’s game-tying 30-yard field goal. Lakip’s conversion made amends for an ugly, 23-yard shanked attempt on the Tigers’ second possession, which preceded Aguayo’s field goal.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total
CLEMSON
0
10
0
7
0
17
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
7
7
6
23

1st   0- 0  Opp, 23, field goal failed, 11:02
      3- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 50, field goal, 7:40 
2nd   3- 3  Opp, 30, field goal, 14:52
      3-10  Opp, 1, run (kick), 5:56 
3rd  10-10  Mario Pender, 1, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 11:05
4th  10-10  Opp, 40, field goal failed, 14:56
     10-17  Opp, 2, run (kick), 11:44
     17-17  Rashad Greene, 74, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 6:04 
OT   23-17  Karlos Williams, 13, run


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 17 Rushes-yards 27- 13 40-101 Passing 305 306 Att-Comp-Int 39-21-2 33-22-0 Total Yards 66-318 73-407 Punt Returns 1-28 1-0 Kickoff Returns 4-65 2-25 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-28 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 8-40.4 7-43.1 Sacks By-Yds 1-4 5-49 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 8-41 3-29 3rd Down Conversions 4-15 5-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 -1 Time of Posession 27:19 32:41 Attendance 82,316 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Karlos Williams 10- 45 Mario Pender 8- 15 Dalvin Cook 1- 3 Team 1- -2 Rashad Greene 1- -2 Sean Maguire 6- -46 Receiving Rashad Greene 9- 135 Nick O'Leary 6- 78 Jesus Wilson 4- 56 Karlos Williams 1- 27 Christian Green 1- 9 Passing Sean Maguire 39-21-2-305 Punt Return Rashad Greene 1- 28 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 3- 56 Kevin Haplea 1- 9 Punting Cason Beatty 8- 323 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrance Smith 7 6 13 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 7 3 10 . . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Reggie Northrup 1 7 8 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 3 4 7 . . . . 1 . . . . P.J. Williams 4 1 5 . . . 2 . . . . . Chris Casher 4 1 5 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 2 3 5 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Desmond Hollin 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards 1 2 3 . . . . 1 . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample 1 2 3 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Eddie Goldman 2 . 2 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . 1 . . Freddie Stevenson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TB    9  Karlos Williams
QB   10  Sean Maguire
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
C    62  Austin Barron
LG   70  Josue Matias
LT   75  Cameron Erving
WR   80  Rashad Greene
WR   89  Christian Green
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
NICK  8  Jalen Ramsey
DE   11  Derrick Mitchell
JACK 15  Mario Edwards
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   26  P.J. Williams
FS   29  Nate Andrews
SM   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 3  Jesus Wilson
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 4  Dalvin Cook
 6  Nick Waisome
 7  Mario Pender
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  E.J. Levenberry
12  Jarred Haggins
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
##  NAME
-----------------------------
20  Trey Marshall
21  Chris Casher
22  Tyrell Lyons
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
42  Lamarcus Brutus
43  Desmond Hollin
47  Stephen Gabbard
66  Keith Weeks
85  Jeremy Kerr
99  Nile Lawrence-Stample

FLORIDA STATE 56, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 41

09/27/2014, RALEIGH, NC

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Noles Part Sea of Red, 56-41.

By Bob Thomas, Associate Sports Information Director

RALEIGH, NC – Quarterback Jameis Winston found sanctuary in a sea of red Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium – Florida State’s little house of horrors – and with the help of tailback Karlos Williams and a determined offensive line, delivered a 56-41 victory over previously-unbeaten NC State.

The top-ranked Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 ACC) overcame a wide range of maladies to post their first win at NC State since 2008 and extend their nation-leading winning streak to 20 games.

NC State hung the first 24-point first quarter on the Seminoles in the 769-game history of the program, building a 24-7 lead. The Wolfpack (4-1, 0-1) converted four Florida State turnovers into 20 points and amassed 520 total yards; the first 500-yard game by an FSU opponent since Florida in 2009 (545).

Wolfpack quarterback Jacoby Brissett passed for 359 yards and three touchdowns, completing 32 of 48 attempts while leading his team to double-digit leads on three separate occasions.

Each time, however, Winston & Co. provided a response. It wasn’t until Winston’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Rashad Greene with 3:24 remaining in the third quarter – set up when freshmen defensive ends Lorenzo Featherston and Jacob Pugh collaborated on a sack and a fumble recovery – that the Seminoles had their first lead, 42-38.

Williams finished off the Wolfpack with fourth quarter touchdown runs of 1 and 12 yards, capping a career-best 126-yard performance behind a line that cleared the way for 150 yards on 21 second half carries.

“We made enough mistakes in all three phases tonight,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “We’re still not playing the football that we’re capable of, which at times is frustrating, but is also very encouraging. We’re finding ways to win games and we are getting better…

“To have four turnovers and win a football game on the road is tremendous.”

Back on the field for the first time since his suspension kept him out of the Clemson game, Winston completed 26 of 38 attempts for 365 yards and four touchdowns, though he was intercepted two times. Still, he was clearly exited to put the swirl of scrutiny behind him and return to action.

“The football field is a sanctuary,” Winston said. “Whenever you’re between those lines, that’s all that matters.”

While Winston eclipsed 300 yards for the ninth time in 17 starts, it was his 20-yard scramble to convert third-and-11 with 3:16 remaining and the Seminoles clinging to a 49-41 lead, which essentially sealed the game. Williams made sure of it with runs of 28, 3 and finally, 12 yards for a touchdown.

“They elected to cover for once and didn’t blitz,” Fisher said of Winston’s 20-yard run. “When [the defense] ran off, that’s the thing about him…he makes big runs when he has too. Whenever that moment comes up, certain players are able to make certain plays and he’s one of those guys.”

It took everything the Seminoles had in their arsenal to avoid a fourth loss in their last five trips to Raleigh, and the previously-maligned offensive line more than played its part.

“I’m going to be blunt, our coaches put it on us as an offensive line,” said senior left tackle Cameron Erving. “We were pushed by our coaches. It’s not perfect – far from it – but we’re definitely moving in the right direction.”

After trimming a 17-point deficit to 24-21 at the half, the Seminoles turned the ball over on the opening possession of the second half, which the Wolfpack converted into a touchdown on Brissett’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Matt Dayes. The Noles answered with their second of three 80-yard scoring drives; this one capped by freshman Dalvin Cook’s 19-yard touchdown up the gut. Aguayo’s point-after cut the deficit to 31-28.

A three-and-out stand by FSU’s defense went for naught when Greene, who collected 11 receptions for 125 yards, fumbled Wil Baumann’s punt to set up State at the Seminole 27. Shadrach Thornton’s 10-yard touchdown run and the point-after made it 38-28.

It would be the last 10-point deficit the Seminoles would face as Winston’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Jesus Wilson began a 28-3 scoring avalanche for the visitors.

“We were finally able to get over the hump,” Fisher said. “You find out there if you’re really confident in yourself or a whistle-by-the-graveyard guy.”

Brissett put forth his best Winston impression, leading the Wolfpack to a 24-7 first quarter lead.

The Florida transfer opened the scoring with a 54-yard touchdown pass to freshman Bo Hines on the second play of the game, then countered Winston’s 32-yard game-tying touchdown strike to Jesus Wilson, by directing NC State on a 13-play, 75-yard march.

With a mix of tailback Shadrach Thornton taking direct snaps and Brissett completing 4-of-5 pass attempts, the Wolfpack drove to the Seminole 3. Thornton capped the drive with a 3-yard run off the direct snap and Niklas Sade’s point-after put the ‘Pack up 14-7 with 6:05 remaining in the opening quarter.

FSU’s deficit grew quickly when Wolfpack defensive tackle T.Y. McGill jarred the ball loose from Winston on a four-yard sack and Monty Nelson recovered the ball at the Seminoles’ 21-yard line. A 37-yard field goal by Sade extended the State lead to 17-7.

After a three-and-out series and a 39-yard Cason Beatty punt, State set up at its own 43 and proceeded quickly to the most prolific first quarter scoring performance at the Seminoles’ expense. Brissett found tight end David Grinnage all alone for a 45-yard gain on first down.

Three plays later, Brissett broke three tackles for sack attempts, set his feet and fired an 8-yard scoring strike to Johnathan Alston for an 8-yard touchdown. Sade’s point-after pushed the ‘Pack lead to 24-7 with 2:06 remaining.

Responding to the first 24-point quarter by an opponent in the 769-game history of the program, the Seminoles’ offense came to life.

On the ensuing drive, Winston completed 6-of-7 attempts for 74 yards, highlighted by a 39-yard strike to Wilson, and Karlos Williams’ 4-yard touchdown run with 13:51 remaining in the half helped trim the deficit to 10. FSU’s defense pitched in a three-and-out series and Rashad Greene’s 20-yard punt return set up the ‘Noles at the Wolfpack 22.

Winston fired a cross-field bullet to Christian Green at the pylon and the redshirt senior found the end zone for his first career touchdown. Roberto Aguayo’s point-after with 11:58 to play cut the deficit to 24-21, which would stand until the break.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
14
21
14
56
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
24
0
14
3
41

1st   0- 7  Opp, 54, pass (kick), 14:42
      7- 7  Jesus Wilson, 32, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 12:03
      7-14  Opp, 3, run (kick), 6:05 
      7-17  Opp, 37, field goal, 5:16 
      7-24  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 2:06 
2nd  14-24  Karlos Williams, 4, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 13:51
     21-24  Christian Green, 22, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 11:58
3rd  21-31  Opp, 10, pass (kick), 12:40
     28-31  Dalvin Cook, 19, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:14 
     28-38  Opp, 10, run (kick), 6:37 
     35-38  Jesus Wilson, 15, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 5:06 
     42-38  Rashad Greene, 4, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 3:24 
4th  49-38  Karlos Williams, 1, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 12:23
     49-41  Opp, 25, field goal, 6:08 
     56-41  Karlos Williams, 12, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 2:07 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 29 Rushes-yards 33-166 37-161 Passing 365 359 Att-Comp-Int 38-26-2 50-32-0 Total Yards 71-531 87-520 Punt Returns 2-18 1-6 Kickoff Returns 5-101 7-90 Interception Ret. 0-0 2-19 Fumble Returns 2-0 2-0 Punts 3-39.7 5-47.6 Sacks By-Yds 4-38 3-26 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-2 Penalties-Yds 10-73 7-68 3rd Down Conversions 8-11 7-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-2 Time of Posession 27:33 32:27 Attendance 57,583 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Karlos Williams 21- 126 Dalvin Cook 6- 45 Team 1- -2 Jameis Winston 5- -3 Receiving Rashad Greene 11- 125 Jesus Wilson 6- 109 Travis Rudolph 1- 40 Christian Green 2- 31 Karlos Williams 3- 29 Kermit Whitfield 2- 26 Dalvin Cook 1- 5 Passing Jameis Winston 38-26-2-365 Punt Return Rashad Greene 2- 18 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 3- 56 Jesus Wilson 1- 34 Kevin Haplea 1- 11 Punting Cason Beatty 3- 119 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrance Smith 4 7 11 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 8 2 10 . . . 1 1 . . . . Reggie Northrup 5 5 10 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 5 5 10 1.5- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . 1 . . 2 . . Eddie Goldman 2 5 7 1.5- 8.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . P.J. Williams 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 3 3 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Desmond Hollin 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Ronald Darby 2 3 5 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lorenzo Featherston 1 4 5 1.5- 19.0 1.0- 17.0 . . . . 1 . . DeMarcus Walker 2 2 4 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . 1 . . . . Jacob Pugh 2 1 3 1.0- 2.0 . . 1 . 1- 0 . . . Lamarcus Brutus 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . E.J. Levenberry . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Nick O'Leary 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jarred Haggins 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Kelly 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dalvin Cook . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . . . . . . . 1 . . . . Giorgio Newberry . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Y     3  Jesus Wilson
QB    5  Jameis Winston
TB    9  Karlos Williams
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
C    62  Austin Barron
LG   70  Josue Matias
LT   75  Cameron Erving
X    80  Rashad Greene
Z    89  Christian Green
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
FS    8  Jalen Ramsey
NG   11  Derrick Mitchell
JACK 21  Chris Casher
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   26  P.J. Williams
DE   43  Desmond Hollin
SAM  44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Dalvin Cook
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 6  Nick Waisome
 6  Ryan Green
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  E.J. Levenberry
12  Jarred Haggins
15  Travis Rudolph
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
20  Trey Marshall
22  Tyrell Lyons
##  NAME
-----------------------------
22  Johnathan Vickers
23  Freddie Stevenson
27  Marquez White
29  Nate Andrews
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
42  Lamarcus Brutus
47  Stephen Gabbard
66  Keith Weeks
74  Derrick Kelly
85  Jeremy Kerr
91  Derrick Nnadi

FLORIDA STATE 43, WAKE FOREST 3

10/04/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Win In Record Day.

By Bob Thomas, Associate Sports Information Director

TALLAHASSEE, FL – On a day when top-ranked Florida State never quite found its offensive rhythm the Seminoles rode a dominating defensive effort and the right leg of redshirt sophomore kicker Roberto Aguayo to a 43-3 victory over Wake Forest.

Aguayo matched a Florida State single-game school record with five field goals and linebacker Reggie Northrup stripped Demon Deacons tailback Isaiah Robinson of the ball and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown as the Seminoles scored 43 unanswered points to extend their nation-leading winning streak to 21 games.

That’s no small feat, when you consider four of the top six teams in the Associated Press poll – Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas A&M – all suffered losses this week.

“Every win is a big win,” said FSU junior safety Tyler Hunter. “A lot of teams, like you see, are getting knocked off, so we have to appreciate it.”

By improving to 5-0 on the season – 3-0 in ACC play – the Seminoles delivered head coach Jimbo Fisher his 50th career win in his just his 60th game. Fisher becomes just the 10th coach in major college history to reach 50 victories in his fifth season.

“I’m very proud of our defense today,” Fisher said. “I thought they were outstanding. They tackled, kept contain; totally dominated the game…It was their day.”

Wake Forest (2-4, 0-2) managed just 126 total yards, including 40 rushing yards on 39 carries and just 86 yards through the air. The Seminoles amassed a season-high 11 tackles for loss, added an interception and two fumble recoveries.

The defensive performance came on the heels of an underwhelming effort at NC State, which was marred by missed tackles and busted assignments and led to a long week on the practice field.

“This was maybe our toughest, but also one of our best weeks of practice,” FSU defensive end Mario Edwards said. “We charted what we did [at NC State] and we missed 36 tackles and had 56 loafs, so when we counted those out, it wasn’t really punishment because we did those things (but) there were consequences for it. We had to condition. We had to go back to fundamentals…It was a pretty physical week and it just translated over to the game.”

Of course, Aguayo’s day wasn’t too bad, either. The Mascotte, Fla., native was 5-for-5 on field goal attempts, setting and extending his school record for consecutive conversions to 21. His streak dates back to an errant attempt from 43 yards at Wake Forest on Nov. 9 of last season – the only miss of his career - and included nine successful attempts to close the National Championship season and his first 12 attempts this year.

His five field goal performance is the first by a Seminole kicker since Gary Cismesia did it against Miami in 2007.

“You take advantage of those opportunities,” Aguayo said. “I don’t get that much. Last week I got no field goal opportunities…I took advantage of it. I’m happy and I’m glad. If it’s seven field goals or none, it doesn’t matter.”

For a long while it appeared Aguayo’s field goals would matter as the FSU offense sputtered throughout the first half. His second of the game, with three seconds remaining in the half, gave the Noles a 13-3 lead at the break.

The Seminoles blew the game open in the second half scoring landslide, which began with Aguayo’s 52-yard field goal and finished with his 32-yarder with 4:53 remaining. In between the Noles received touchdown contributions from Northrup, tailback Mario Pender (5-yard run) and freshman receiver Travis Rudolph’s 59-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston.

Winston finished 23 of 39 for 297 yards with an interception. His scoring strike to Rudolph, with 9:10 remaining, extended his consecutive game streak of touchdown passes to 18.

FSU’s 475 yards of total offense were slow developing.

“Offensively, we had some turnovers early, which is inexcusable,” Fisher said. “We got out of synch, but it was very big right before the half. We had a big drive – the defense set us up – we had good field position. Then we were able to steal three points right before the half by getting kickoff and pinning them back.”

The first of two first half field goals by Aguayo – a 43-yarder with 11:46 remaining – pulled the Seminoles even at 3-3.

Following a three-and-out series on their next possession, the Seminoles marched 50 yards in six plays, highlighted by Winston’s 18-yard pass to Jarred Haggins. Winston finished off the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run and Aguayo’s point-after put the Noles in front for the first time, 10-3 with 1:03 remaining.

With the defense rising to the occasion and Fisher utilizing FSU’s three remaining timeouts, Wake Forest was forced to punt. The Noles took over at the Demon Deacons’ 40 with 32 seconds remaining and a pair of Winston-to-Jesus Wilson completions netted 27 yards. Aguayo closed out the half with a 40-yard field for 10-point margin at intermission.

Two first half turnovers contributed to a lethargic start by the Seminoles, who spotted the Demon Deacons a 3-0 lead when Mike Weaver converted a 36-yard field goal with 1:20 remaining in the first quarter. The Demon Deacons’ first points at Doak Campbell Stadium since 2008 came at the end of a 23-yard drive following a Karlos Williams fumble.

With the Seminole defense teeing off against the young and out-manned visitors, Wake Forest managed minus-15 yards on 13 offensive snaps for the balance of the half.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
3
0
0
0
3
FLORIDA STATE
0
13
17
13
43

1st   0- 3  Opp, 36, field goal, 1:20 
2nd   3- 3  Roberto Aguayo, 43, field goal, 11:46
     10- 3  Jameis Winston, 2, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 1:03 
     13- 3  Roberto Aguayo, 40, field goal, 0:03 
3rd  16- 3  Roberto Aguayo, 52, field goal, 12:08
     23- 3  Mario Pender, 3, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 5:10 
     30- 3  Reggie Northrup, 31, fumble recovery/return (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 4:55 
4th  33- 3  Roberto Aguayo, 42, field goal, 13:22
     40- 3  Travis Rudolph, 59, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 9:10 
     43- 3  Roberto Aguayo, 32, field goal, 4:53 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 10 Rushes-yards 33-171 39- 40 Passing 304 86 Att-Comp-Int 41-24-1 22-13-1 Total Yards 74-475 61-126 Punt Returns 2-32 1-10 Kickoff Returns 2-54 6-115 Interception Ret. 1-14 1-26 Fumble Returns 2-31 1-0 Punts 2-38.5 9-43.9 Sacks By-Yds 1-9 3-12 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2 Penalties-Yds 5-48 7-62 3rd Down Conversions 10-18 4-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 28:23 31:37 Attendance 82,327 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Mario Pender 5- 70 Karlos Williams 10- 48 Jameis Winston 8- 36 Ryan Green 4- 24 Dalvin Cook 4- 13 Sean Maguire 1- -4 Team 1- -16 Receiving Ermon Lane 2- 70 Travis Rudolph 4- 66 Jesus Wilson 4- 40 Rashad Greene 3- 33 Nick O'Leary 2- 22 Jarred Haggins 1- 18 Mario Pender 2- 14 Dalvin Cook 1- 14 Kermit Whitfield 1- 9 Ryan Izzo 1- 7 Christian Green 1- 7 Passing Jameis Winston 39-23-1-297 Sean Maguire 2- 1-0- 7 Punt Return Rashad Greene 2- 32 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 2- 54 Punting Cason Beatty 2- 77 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Northrup 2 6 8 . . . 1 1 1- 31 1 . . Lorenzo Featherston 3 4 7 2.5- 10.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Nate Andrews 2 4 6 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 3 2 5 . . . 1 . . . . . Mario Edwards 3 2 5 3.0- 14.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . 1 . . Desmond Hollin 2 3 5 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . P.J. Williams 3 1 4 1.0- 1.0 . 1- 14 . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 2 2 4 1.5- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . E.J. Levenberry 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Eddie Goldman 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Johnathan Vickers 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Keelin Smith 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ukeme Eligwe . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Ronald Darby 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Dalvin Cook . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ryan Green . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Roberto Aguayo 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Austin Barron 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Justin Shanks . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker . . . . . . . 1 . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
QB    5  Jameis Winston
TB    9  Karlos Williams
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
C    62  Austin Barron
LG   70  Josue Matias
LT   75  Cameron Erving
WR   80  Rashad Greene
WR   89  Christian Green
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
NICK  8  Jalen Ramsey
WILL 10  E.J. Levenberry
JACK 15  Mario Edwards
CB   26  P.J. Williams
FS   29  Nate Andrews
DE   41  Lorenzo Featherston
NG   43  Desmond Hollin
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 3  Jesus Wilson
 4  Dalvin Cook
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 6  Nick Waisome
 6  Ryan Green
 7  Mario Pender
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  Sean Maguire
11  John Franklin
11  Derrick Mitchell
12  Jarred Haggins
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
15  Travis Rudolph
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
22  Tyrell Lyons
22  Johnathan Vickers
27  Marquez White
28  Malique Jackson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
33  Kevin Haplea
35  Reginald Dixon
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
42  Lamarcus Brutus
44  DeMarcus Walker
47  Stephen Gabbard
52  Ukeme Eligwe
55  Chad Mavety
59  Ryan Hoefeld
66  Keith Weeks
72  Kareem Are
77  Roderick Johnson
78  Wilson Bell
81  Ryan Izzo
85  Jeremy Kerr
88  Mavin Saunders
91  Derrick Nnadi
92  Justin Shanks
93  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 38, SYRACUSE 20

10/11/2014, SYRACUSE, NY

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Noles Rout Orange 38-20 For 22nd Straight Win.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

SYRACUSE, NY – One of Florida State’s finest players etched his name atop the school record books while the top-ranked Seminoles passed their final test before a much-anticipated showdown with No. 5 Notre Dame.

With a 9-yard catch-and-run midway through the third quarter here at Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, senior receiver Rashad Greene notched the 213th catch of his career, surpassing Ron Sellers for the most receptions in school history.

It was part of a record-setting day for FSU, which extended its school-best winning streak to 22 following a 38-20 victory over the Syracuse Orange.

The win moved the Seminoles to 6-0 (4-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play) and ensured that FSU will play in a bowl game for a 33rd consecutive season.

“Any time you can come on the road and get a victory, that’s a great accomplishment,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Again, this is a tough place to play. I thought Syracuse played a very good football game.”

Greene, who finished with a team-high 107 yards on six catches, will garner most of the headlines. But a few of his cohorts did some record-book rewriting, too.

Chief among them was tight end Nick O’Leary, who caught his 83rd career pass early in the first quarter to become FSU's all-time leader for catches at his position.

Gary Parris' record of 82 had stood since 1972.

O’Leary, much more involved in the offense Saturday after a quiet couple of weeks, had 97 yards on eight catches. One of which came via a leaping, 21-yard grab in the end zone that gave the Seminoles a 24-6 lead at halftime.

“Rashad and Nick, man, I’m blessed to have two guys like them," quarterback Jameis Winston said. "It means so much to me that I can say that I’m their quarterback when they break all these records at Florida State.”

Greene and O’Leary’s big days meant a lot to their quarterback, too.

With a 30-of-36, 317-yard performance, Winston topped the 300-yard mark for the 10th time in his career. That tied Danny Kanell for the second-most 300-yard games in school history.

Winston also threw career touchdown passes Nos. 49, 50 and 51, which surpassed fellow Heisman-winner Charlie Ward for fifth-place on FSU’s career TDs list. Winston needs one more to tie Gary Huff in fourth.

“Jameis was highly efficient – 30 of 36,” Fisher said. “Made good decisions all day.”

And FSU’s running game, missing starting running back Karlos Williams and starting center Austin Barron, stayed in stride, too.

Making the first start of his career, third-year sophomore Mario Pender ran for 46 yards and scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) before leaving with a twisted ankle.

Pender briefly returned to the game and later said he was fine. But a career performance from freshman Dalvin Cook allowed Pender to mostly take it easy in the second half.

Cook, a Miami native, topped the century mark for the first time in his career with 122 yards and a touchdown on 23 rushes.

“We love it,” Pender said. “Me and Karlos, we were sitting on the sideline the whole time, (encouraging) him along during the game. Telling him to stay patient, do what you can do best and keep running the ball. And he definitely showed that.”

The Orange, meanwhile, moved the ball well but couldn’t turn 412 total yards into many points.

That's due in large part to an FSU red-zone defense that tightened up considerably once inside its 20-yard line. The Orange visited FSU's red zone four times and produced only two field goals.

Jalen Ramsey and Nate Andrews each made interceptions deep in their own territory, and tight coverage by P.J. Williams on a fourth-down throw into the end zone forced a turnover on downs.

Tyler Hunter also had an interception for FSU, which has forced 11 turnovers through six games this season.

“(Turnovers) were really important,” said junior linebacker Reggie Northrup, who had seven tackles and a sack.

“We practice turnovers. We practice catching the ball. When the time came, the guys in that position executed.”ch I thought was critical to our success."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
10
14
7
7
38
SYRACUSE
0
6
7
7
20

1st   7- 0  Mario Pender, 12, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 11:10
     10- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 34, field goal, 1:23 
2nd  10- 3  Opp, 21, field goal, 12:52
     17- 3  Mario Pender, 4, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 10:37
     17- 6  Opp, 32, field goal, 7:18 
     24- 6  Nick O'Leary, 21, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 4:38 
3rd  31- 6  Jesus Wilson, 7, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:38 
     31-13  Opp, 22, pass (kick), 6:21 
4th  38-13  Dalvin Cook, 7, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 13:45
     38-20  Opp, 35, pass (kick), 10:37


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 29 20 Rushes-yards 36-165 31-156 Passing 317 256 Att-Comp-Int 36-30-0 36-21-3 Total Yards 72-482 67-412 Punt Returns 2-5 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-36 4-85 Interception Ret. 3-27 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 2-46.0 3-48.3 Sacks By-Yds 1-1 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0 Penalties-Yds 6-36 7-64 3rd Down Conversions 6-10 7-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 36:27 23:33 Attendance 43,295 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 23- 122 Mario Pender 9- 46 Jameis Winston 5- -3 Receiving Rashad Greene 6- 107 Nick O'Leary 8- 97 Travis Rudolph 6- 46 Jesus Wilson 4- 22 Dalvin Cook 2- 17 Mario Pender 3- 15 Kermit Whitfield 1- 13 Passing Jameis Winston 36-30-0-317 Punt Return Rashad Greene 1- 4 Jesus Wilson 1- 1 Kickoff Return Jesus Wilson 1- 18 Kermit Whitfield 1- 18 Punting Cason Beatty 2- 92 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrance Smith 8 . 8 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Northrup 7 . 7 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 6 . 6 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Eddie Goldman 4 1 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . P.J. Williams 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Mario Edwards 3 . 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 2 1 3 1.0- 3.0 . 1- 27 . . . . . . Lorenzo Featherston 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . E.J. Levenberry 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ronald Darby 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 . 1 . . . . 1 . . . . Desmond Hollin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 1 . 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Roberto Aguayo 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Keelin Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
QB    5  Jameis Winston
RB    7  Mario Pender
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
C    59  Ryan Hoefeld
LG   70  Josue Matias
LT   75  Cameron Erving
WR   80  Rashad Greene
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MLB   5  Reggie Northrup
NICK  8  Jalen Ramsey
DE   15  Mario Edwards
WLB  24  Terrance Smith
CB   26  P.J. Williams
FS   29  Nate Andrews
DE   41  Lorenzo Featherston
MG   43  Desmond Hollin
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 4  Dalvin Cook
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  E.J. Levenberry
12  Jarred Haggins
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
22  Tyrell Lyons
22  Johnathan Vickers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
23  Freddie Stevenson
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
42  Lamarcus Brutus
44  DeMarcus Walker
47  Stephen Gabbard
66  Keith Weeks
72  Kareem Are
85  Jeremy Kerr
89  Christian Green
91  Derrick Nnadi

FLORIDA STATE 31, NOTRE DAME 27

10/18/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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23-&-Oh What A Finish!

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After watching Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson throw an apparent 2-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass with 13 seconds to play here on Saturday night, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had only one thought.

“There’s [13] seconds,” Winston said. “They gave us too much time.”

Turns out he didn’t need it.

Offensive pass interference wiped out the touchdown and, on fourth-and-goal from the 18, Golson was hit and threw an interception to FSU’s Jacob Pugh.

Winston then got the ball after all, for one victory-formation snap that sealed No. 2 Florida State’s thrilling 31-27 victory over the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish.

FSU extended its school-record winning streak to 23 and has a week off before a Thursday-night visit to Louisville on Oct. 30.

“I’m proud of them. Proud to be coaching them,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “This team has tremendous, what I call, ‘adversity tolerance.’

“It doesn’t flinch. It can deal with anything. It can deal with pressure moments, pressure situations, and that’s what we did tonight.”

The Seminoles were thrilled to win.

For a few brief moments, they thought they had lost.

On fourth-and-2, Notre Dame’s Corey Robinson ran a little route into the end zone without an FSU defender anywhere near him.

Golson completed an easy throw, the referee raised his arms to signal a touchdown and the crowd of 82,431 fell silent.

An official threw his flag almost immediately, but not everyone on the field saw it at first.

“It was like 20 seconds, but it was a long 20 seconds, man,” junior cornerback P.J. Williams said with a laugh. “After I saw him catch the ball, my head went down a little bit.

“But after I saw the flag, I knew we were good and that everything was going to be all right.”

FSU (7-0) needed another rally to even be in position at the end of the game.

Behind an aggressive defense and efficient offense, the Fighting Irish (6-1) kept the Seminoles out of sync for much of the first half.

Notre Dame went into halftime holding substantial advantages in total yards (254-111) and time of possession (19:29-10:31), but led by only a touchdown.

That lead went from tenuous to nonexistent on FSU’s first drive of the third quarter, a nine-play, 70-yard march that culminated with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Winston to Rashad Greene.

It was Winston’s second touchdown pass of the day, part of an 18-25, 209-yard performance in which he threw only one incompletion in the second half.

“We got out, got the drive, got back in the game,” Fisher said. “Got the momentum and started playing our game.”

That touchdown served to wake up crowd, but it didn’t faze the Fighting Irish.

Golson answered quickly, completing all five of his passes on an 83-yard touchdown drive that put Notre Dame back on top, 24-17.

The Irish’s dynamic senior finished 31 of 52 for 313 yards and three touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions.

“I am definitely disappointed right now,” Golson said. “I am mostly disappointed in myself, to be honest.”

Senior running back Karlos Williams, returning to the lineup after missing a week with a high-ankle sprain, scored two crucial second-half touchdowns.

The first tied the game at 24 late in the third quarter. The second, which came on the heels of a 46-yard field goal by Notre Dame’s Kyle Brindza, gave FSU its first and only lead with 7:39 to go in the fourth quarter.

“Big run. Big physical runs inside,” Fisher said about Williams’ performance. “… how he competed in the game – you saw it.”

From there, the Seminoles had to hold on.

They forced a punt on Notre Dame’s subsequent possession, but, after taking over at their own 7-yard line, were stifled on three straight runs.

A 39-yard punt from Cason Beatty gave Golson the ball at FSU’s 49-yard line with 2:53 on the clock.

“We all got together, we rallied up and talked to each other and said ‘It comes down to us. It comes down to the defense,’” FSU defensive end Mario Edwards said. “If we want to win this game, we have to stop them.”

For a little while, it appeared there wouldn’t be much drama at the end. Golson’s first pass fell incomplete and his second was stopped behind the line for a 2-yard loss.

Then, on third down, FSU’s Terrance Smith broke free and sacked Golson for a 6-yard loss that put the Irish in 4th-and-18.

But then Golson made a play that, had Notre Dame gone on to win, might’ve carved out a place in Fighting Irish lore.

Taking a shotgun snap, Golson rolled to his right, evaded a rush from Eddie Goldman and fired a pass right as he collided with DeMarcus Walker.

The throw connected with sophomore receiver Corey Robinson, who fell forward for a 19-yard gain that kept Notre Dame alive.

“That gave them so much momentum and it took something from us,” FSU defensive end Mario Edwards said. “You have them basically where you want them, your foot on their throat and they complete a pass.

“You see that and it makes anybody drop their head and say, ‘Dang.’”

Golson then struck for passes of 12, 8 and 6 yards before the fateful fourth-and-2.

When Williams saw Robinson running free in the end zone, he knew something wasn’t right.

“We knew it had to be something because our play call didn’t add up with what (happened),” he said. “We had a feeling they were going to run a little ‘pick’ route.

“I guess he held (Ronald) Darby and he was able to get open.”

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was asked after the game if he thought offensive pass interference was the correct call.

“We execute that play every day,” he said. “And we do it legally and that’s the way we coach it. We don’t coach illegal plays.”

Golson, however, lamented his final fourth-down play, too.

“I told my guys we were going to go down and score and we didn’t do that,” he said. “That last play on (fourth-and-goal), I probably could have made a play there.”

Fisher walked into a his post-game press conference with a wide grin on his face and said it was one of the “classy” games he’d been in.

He reminded once again that this year’s team isn’t the same as last year’s and that it might not reach the same overwhelming level of dominance that the 2013 Seminoles enjoyed.

But after surviving another close call in a season that’s had a few, Fisher was quick to point out that these Seminoles have earned plenty in their own right.

“This team understands how to win,” he said. “It has character. It has culture. And it’s about developing this group into the best football team it can be.

“I’ll tell you what – I wouldn’t trade it for any team in America."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NOTRE DAME
7
10
7
3
27
FLORIDA STATE
7
3
14
7
31

1st   0- 7  Opp, 1, pass (kick), 2:10 
      7- 7  Travis Rudolph, 11, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 0:19 
2nd   7-14  Opp, 9, pass (kick), 12:00
     10-14  Roberto Aguayo, 28, field goal, 4:46 
     10-17  Opp, 34, field goal, 0:39 
3rd  17-17  Rashad Greene, 10, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 10:37
     17-24  Opp, 11, pass (kick), 7:26 
     24-24  Karlos Williams, 2, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 3:38 
4th  24-27  Opp, 46, field goal, 11:40
     31-27  Karlos Williams, 1, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 7:39 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 26 Rushes-yards 26- 50 35-157 Passing 273 313 Att-Comp-Int 31-23-1 52-31-2 Total Yards 57-323 87-470 Punt Returns 1-17 1-5 Kickoff Returns 3-64 4-67 Interception Ret. 2-5 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 2-0 Punts 5-42.2 3-43.7 Sacks By-Yds 3-13 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 9-84 9-67 3rd Down Conversions 2-8 7-18 4th Down Conversions 0-0 2-5 Time of Posession 27:09 32:51 Attendance 84,431 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Karlos Williams 8- 25 Dalvin Cook 12- 20 Jameis Winston 4- 8 Freddie Stevenson 1- 0 Team 1- -3 Receiving Rashad Greene 8- 108 Travis Rudolph 6- 80 Jesus Wilson 4- 45 Karlos Williams 2- 27 Nick O'Leary 3- 13 Passing Jameis Winston 31-23-1-273 Punt Return Rashad Greene 1- 17 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 2- 44 Jesus Wilson 1- 20 Punting Cason Beatty 5- 211 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrance Smith 7 4 11 1.0- 6.0 2.0- 7.0 . 1 . . 1 . . Nate Andrews 10 . 10 . . . 1 1 . . . . Ronald Darby 6 1 7 . . . 1 . . . . . Tyler Hunter 6 . 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Matthew Thomas 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Northrup 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Eddie Goldman 3 1 4 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Mario Edwards 2 2 4 . . . 2 . . . . . P.J. Williams 1 3 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 2 . 2 . . . 2 . . . . . Lorenzo Featherston 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 1 1 2 . . 2- 5 . . . . . . Chris Casher 1 1 2 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Johnathan Vickers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
RB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    5  Jameis Winston
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
C    59  Ryan Hoefeld
LG   70  Josue Matias
LT   75  Cameron Erving
WR   80  Rashad Greene
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
NICK  8  Jalen Ramsey
NG   11  Derrick Mitchell
JACK 15  Mario Edwards
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   26  P.J. Williams
FS   29  Nate Andrews
SAM  41  Lorenzo Featherston
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 6  Ryan Green
 7  Matthew Thomas
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Karlos Williams
10  E.J. Levenberry
12  Jarred Haggins
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
22  Tyrell Lyons
22  Johnathan Vickers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
23  Freddie Stevenson
27  Marquez White
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
42  Lamarcus Brutus
43  Desmond Hollin
44  DeMarcus Walker
47  Stephen Gabbard
66  Keith Weeks
85  Jeremy Kerr
89  Christian Green
92  Justin Shanks

FLORIDA STATE 42, LOUISVILLE 31

10/30/2014, LOUISVILLE, KY

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From 21 Down To 24 Straight.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

LOUISVILLE, KY – Rashad Greene meant what he said to be taken as tongue-in-cheek.

At least it seemed that way.

“I’m convinced,” Greene said. “I think we should just go ahead and give our opponents 21 points for us to come out and play fast, the way we want to play.”

It’s not conventional and probably not a great long-term plan, but it’s hard to argue with the results after Florida State’s 42-31 win here at Louisville’s Papa John’s Cardinals Stadium.

For the second time in as many games, the second-ranked FSU (8-0, 5-0 ACC) rallied for a dramatic, late victory.

And for the third time this season, the Seminoles used a fourth-quarter comeback to make it happen.

Freshman running back Dalvin Cook scored two touchdowns and accounted for 150 total yards, helping the Seminoles erase a 21-point deficit and race past the Cardinals for their 24th consecutive victory.

The Seminoles in the process hung 574 yards on Louisville’s top-ranked defense, which came into the contest allowing only 244 yards per game.

The Seminoles return home to face Virginia on Nov. 8.

“We keep finding a way, man,” Greene said. “That’s character. That’s guts.”

He was dead serious about that.

After a series of close calls and a narrow escape against Notre Dame, college football pundits across the country had declared that FSU was ripe for an upset. And the Seminoles in the first half seemed intent on proving them right.

Louisville (6-3, 4-3) struck for a 71-yard reception on the game’s first play, and while FSU’s defense held firm on a goal-line stand, it didn’t stop the Cardinals’ offense from taking what it wanted in the game’s first two quarters.

Louisville's star duo of running back Michael Dyer and senior DeVante Parker accounted for more than 200 yards by halftime, and FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, meanwhile, threw two first-half interceptions.

But even in the face of more dire circumstances – FSU hadn’t trailed by 21 since 2010 – the Seminoles didn’t waiver.

“We’ve been there before,” Winston said. “Being down is nothing when you have heart and you persevere.”

And so they did. The same way they did after falling behind 24-7 at North Carolina State. And same as they did when they rallied past Clemson in overtime last month. And same as they did when they held on to beat Notre Dame in Tallahassee on Oct. 18.

This time it was Winston who made that play that might have swung the game. And it wasn’t one of his three touchdown passes.

Winston threw his third interception of the night on FSU's first drive of the second half. Rather than duck toward the sideline, he ran over to Cardinals defensive back Gerod Holliman and punched the ball loose.

Travis Rudolph recovered to save the possession. The Seminoles didn’t get points on that drive, and eventually fell down 24-14. But Fisher said the resolve shown on that play represented the entire game. And maybe the entire season.

“It shows the heart of our players,” he said. “That play may exemplify as much as any. Down 21-7, you throw a pick. Well, do you feel sorry for it? No. … To me, that play may signify who we are as much as anything we did in that ball game.”

Added Winston, "I had to do something. I threw three interceptions. I never threw three picks in my whole life. I had to make some type of play.

“When I'm throwing picks I have to try and get me some turnovers myself."

From there, Winston was simply spectacular. After a 10-of-22 first half, he bounced back to throw for 401 yards and three touchdowns.

He threw two of them to freshmen, too. His 68-yarder to Travis Rudolph cut FSU’s deficit to 10.

And his 47-yarder to Ermon Lane, through the tightest of windows, gave the Seminoles their first lead.

“Ermon, what great concentration on that ball,” Winston said. “I wasn't supposed to throw that ball, it was just a blessing from above. But he caught it and found his way in the end zone to put us up."

But they didn’t stay there long. Dyer’s third TD of the night put the Cardinals back on top with 9:20 to play.

Not until Cook’s second score – a 38-yard run on FSU’s first play of a late, fourth-quarter drive – did the Seminoles pull ahead for good.

They delivered a knockout blow -- with boxing legend Muhammad Ali in attendance, no less -- when Winston threw off of playaction to Freddie Stevenson for a 35-yard touchdown that provided the final margin.

The play came on third-and-6, after FSU had called two straight runs to drain some clock.

Rather than play it conservatively, Fisher opted to throw. Had the play not worked, Louisville would’ve had more than two minutes and a timeout with which to drive for the winning touchdown.

“I wanted to win the game,” Fisher said. “I didn’t want to leave it where they could do it.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
14
21
42
LOUISVILLE
0
21
3
7
31

2nd   0- 7  Opp, 4, run (kick), 12:13
      0-14  Opp, 12, run (kick), 5:11 
      0-21  Opp, 11, pass (kick), 2:09 
      7-21  Nick O'Leary, 0, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 0:33 
            Note: Recovered Karlos Williams' fumble in the end zone.    
3rd   7-24  Opp, 33, field goal, 11:22
     14-24  Travis Rudolph, 68, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 9:51 
     21-24  Dalvin Cook, 40, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 6:17 
     21-24  Roberto Aguayo, 41, field goal failed, 1:03 
4th  28-24  Ermon Lane, 47, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 12:48
     28-31  Opp, 1, run (kick), 9:20 
     35-31  Dalvin Cook, 38, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 3:46 
     42-31  Freddie Stevenson, 35, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 2:11 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 24 Rushes-yards 30-173 33-158 Passing 401 330 Att-Comp-Int 48-25-3 38-20-1 Total Yards 78-574 71-488 Punt Returns 2-11 1-0 Kickoff Returns 5-104 3-46 Interception Ret. 1-0 3-14 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 4-45.3 6-36.2 Sacks By-Yds 1-12 2-23 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 7-53 3-14 3rd Down Conversions 9-16 1-11 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-2 Time of Posession 28:26 31:34 Attendance 55,414 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 9- 110 Karlos Williams 16- 72 Jameis Winston 3- -3 Team 2- -6 Receiving Nick O'Leary 6- 76 Travis Rudolph 2- 76 Rashad Greene 6- 62 Ermon Lane 2- 58 Jesus Wilson 3- 49 Dalvin Cook 4- 40 Freddie Stevenson 1- 35 Karlos Williams 1- 5 Passing Jameis Winston 48-25-3-401 Punt Return Kermit Whitfield 4- 78 Rashad Greene 2- 11 Kickoff Return Jesus Wilson 1- 26 Punting Cason Beatty 4- 181 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Northrup 8 4 12 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . P.J. Williams 7 . 7 1.0- 1.0 . . 2 . . . . . Nate Andrews 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 4 1 5 . . . 2 . . . . . Ronald Darby 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Matthew Thomas 3 . 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Eddie Goldman 2 1 3 2.0- 13.0 1.0- 12.0 . 1 1 . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Nick O'Leary 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyrell Lyons 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Desmond Hollin 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Jameis Winston 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Nick Waisome 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher . . . . . . 1 . . . . . Travis Rudolph . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Lorenzo Featherston . . . . . . . 1 . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    1  Ermon Lane
QB    5  Jameis Winston
RB    9  Karlos Williams
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
C    59  Ryan Hoefeld
LG   70  Josue Matias
LT   75  Cameron Erving
WR   80  Rashad Greene
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
MIKE  7  Matthew Thomas
FS    8  Jalen Ramsey
NG   11  Derrick Mitchell
JACK 15  Mario Edwards
CB   26  P.J. Williams
FS   29  Nate Andrews
SAM  44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Jesus Wilson
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 4  Dalvin Cook
 6  Ryan Green
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Kermit Whitfield
12  Jarred Haggins
15  Travis Rudolph
19  Roberto Aguayo
20  Trey Marshall
21  Chris Casher
22  Tyrell Lyons
22  Johnathan Vickers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
27  Marquez White
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
42  Lamarcus Brutus
43  Desmond Hollin
47  Stephen Gabbard
66  Keith Weeks
85  Jeremy Kerr
89  Christian Green
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 34, VIRGINIA 20

11/08/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Drama-Free Homecoming Win Is 25th In Row.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Compared with recent games, Florida State kept the drama to a minimum against Virginia on Saturday night.

The second-ranked Seminoles overcame three turnovers and another early deficit before rallying to a 21-point second quarter and a 34-20 victory over Virginia.

This game offered a slight breather for FSU, which needed every last second to beat Notre Dame on Oct. 18 and then had to rally from three touchdowns down in a win at Louisville last week.

Florida State extended its school-record winning streak to 25 and can tie Nebraska (1994-96) for the third-longest streak of the last 20 years with a win at Miami next week.

“Happy that we came out and got a victory,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Give [Virginia] a lot of credit. I didn’t think we played up to our capabilities at times.”

The Seminoles (9-0, 6-0 ACC) got strong efforts from their offense and defense, although not always at the same time.

Jameis Winston and Co. powered through a sluggish start, thanks in large part to a defense that forced three first-half turnovers (two fumble recoveries and an interception) deep in UVA territory.

The Seminoles parlayed each of those takeaways into touchdowns -- two short runs by Karlos Williams and a 22-yard TD strike from Winston to Rashad Greene.

“It was very critical (to capitalize on turnovers) early,” Fisher said.

“When you have red zone turnovers, short fields like that … those are things that hurt you tremendously,” Virginia coach Mike London said. “We bent, sometimes we broke, but at the same time the effort that was given out there was a pretty good effort against this football team.”

Greene once again was the catalyst for an offense that, despite a few hiccups, picked up 376 total yards against a UVa defense that came into the game ranked 28th in the country.

With former FSU All-American receiver Ron Sellers in attendance, Greene set a new career high with 13 catches for 136 yards.

Greene broke Sellers’ FSU record for career receptions earlier this year and has a chance to surpass more of Sellers’ marks before the season ends.

“They weren’t trying to give up a lot of deep routes, so we took what they gave us,” Greene said. “I did the short routes and that’s what I was able to do tonight.”

FSU needed him, too, because no other Seminole receiver caught more than five passes.

Winston’s 261 yards marked his second-lowest output this season, and his two first-half interceptions led to 13 Virginia points. But the redshirt sophomore also bounced back to complete 63 percent (22-35) of his passes after a 5-for-11 first quarter.

“Late in the game, that’s when I got it turned around,” Winston said. “It’s not the offense starting slow now. It’s just me starting slow.”

FSU’s defense, meanwhile, had one of its better outings of the season. The Seminoles limited Virginia to only 257 yards of offense and a paltry 37 rushing yards.

And each of the Cavaliers’ three touchdowns came only after turnovers gave them the ball, once near midfield and twice more in FSU territory.

“The defense kept us in this ballgame,” Winston said. “I mean, they played a great game. Honestly, if I don’t throw picks (Virginia) probably doesn’t score. If I don’t give them good field position, they don’t score.”

Junior defensive end Mario Edwards led the way with a startling return to form. Moving all over the defensive line, Edwards posted career highs in tackles (nine) and tackles for loss (four) and delivered big hit on UVa running back Kevin Parks that forced a fumble.

Edwards said after the game that, after dealing with several nagging injuries throughout the season, he finally felt healthy on Saturday night.

“Felt good, felt light, felt fast,” he said.

“Mario is catching is second wind,” Fisher said. “He got banged up there in the middle a little bit and he got his weight in a really good place right now.

“I think he’s light, moving around with a lot of power and physicality.”

Next up for FSU is a visit to suddenly surging Miami, which has won three straight games by an average margin of 24 points.

Greene admitted that, in a season where the Seminoles still feel like they haven’t put together a complete game, next week would be a good time for their first.

“It’s coming soon,” he said. “We’re all going to get it together; we’re going to have a fast start and y’all are all going to see the Florida State that everybody is asking to see.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
VIRGINIA
13
0
7
0
20
FLORIDA STATE
7
21
6
0
34

1st   7- 0  Karlos Williams, 2, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 12:15
      7- 7  Opp, 16, pass (kick), 4:20 
      7-13  Opp, 15, pass (kick failed), 0:24 
2nd  14-13  Karlos Williams, 3, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 14:26
     21-13  Rashad Greene, 22, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 14:14
     28-13  Jameis Winston, 4, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 4:43 
3rd  28-20  Opp, 23, pass (kick), 8:14 
     31-20  Roberto Aguayo, 43, field goal, 4:41 
     34-20  Roberto Aguayo, 40, field goal, 0:16 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 17 Rushes-yards 39-115 32- 37 Passing 261 220 Att-Comp-Int 35-22-1 35-20-1 Total Yards 74-376 67-257 Punt Returns 1--2 1-7 Kickoff Returns 2-35 1-33 Interception Ret. 1-3 2-0 Fumble Returns 2-0 1-0 Punts 47- 4.1 7-41.7 Sacks By-Yds 4-31 2-11 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2 Penalties-Yds 6-46 6-49 3rd Down Conversions 5-13 7-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-2 Time of Posession 30:42 29:18 Attendance 82,325 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Karlos Williams 21- 70 Dalvin Cook 11- 36 Jameis Winston 5- 16 Team 2- -7 Receiving Rashad Greene 13- 136 Ermon Lane 2- 53 Jesus Wilson 5- 46 Karlos Williams 2- 26 Passing Jameis Winston 35-22-2-261 Punt Return Rashad Greene 1- -2 Kickoff Return Jesus Wilson 1- 20 Kermit Whitfield 1- 15 Punting Cason Beatty 4- 194 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mario Edwards 7 2 9 4.0- 12.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . 1 . . P.J. Williams 3 3 6 2.0- 11.0 1.0- 9.0 . 1 . . . . . Nate Andrews 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith 3 2 5 . . 1- 3 . 1 . . . . Reggie Northrup 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 2 3 5 2.0- 11.0 1.0- 9.0 . 1 . . . . . Chris Casher 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 3 . 3 1.0- 9.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . Ronald Darby 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Jacob Pugh 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 1 . 1 . . . . 1 . . . . Matthew Thomas 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Eddie Goldman 1 . 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Desmond Hollin 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jarred Haggins . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
QB    5  Jameis Winston
TB    9  Karlos Williams
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
C    59  Ryan Hoefeld
LG   70  Josue Matias
LT   75  Cameron Erving
WR   80  Rashad Greene
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
MICK  8  Jalen Ramsey
NG   11  Derrick Mitchell
JACK 15  Mario Edwards
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   26  P.J. Williams
FS   29  Nate Andrews
SAM  44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Dalvin Cook
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 6  Nick Waisome
 7  Matthew Thomas
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  E.J. Levenberry
12  Jarred Haggins
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
20  Trey Marshall
21  Chris Casher
##  NAME
-----------------------------
22  Johnathan Vickers
23  Freddie Stevenson
27  Marquez White
33  Kevin Haplea
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
42  Lamarcus Brutus
43  Desmond Hollin
47  Stephen Gabbard
66  Keith Weeks
77  Roderick Johnson
85  Jeremy Kerr
91  Derrick Nnadi

FLORIDA STATE 30, MIAMI 26

11/15/2014, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles rally past Canes for 26th straight win.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – It finally dawned on Rashad Greene with 39 seconds to play.

Jalen Ramsey had moments earlier intercepted Miami’s Brad Kaaya to effectively seal Florida State’s fifth straight over the Miami Hurricanes. All that remained was to take a knee and make it official.

Jameis Winston did the honors and FSU escaped with a come-from-behind, 30-26 win over Miami.

Which means that Greene, along with Florida State’s other seniors, can say that he went his whole career without a loss to the Seminoles’ archrival.

“I’m 4-0 against ‘The U,’” Greene said. “That’s something I can carry on with me throughout my life and share with my son. That’s definitely a proud moment for me.”

When he tells the tale, Greene will probably spend a little more time on this one.

The game, the 59th between the Seminoles (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Hurricanes (6-4, 3-3), followed a familiar script.

There was another slow start, another big deficit followed by another second-half rally and yet another dramatic victory.

Miami native Dalvin Cook scored two touchdowns, including a 26-yarder late in the fourth quarter, to complete a 16-point comeback and lift FSU to its 26th consecutive victory.

That matches Nebraska (1994-96) for the second-longest streak of the last 20 years.

“What a college football game,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “That’s Miami-Florida State, isn’t it? That’s what it’s supposed to be.”

For two quarters, it appeared the Hurricanes might fulfill a more dubious tradition – of FSU dream seasons derailed by losses to Miami.

Freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya threw two first-half touchdown passes and star running back Duke Johnson ran for another as the Hurricanes raced out to a 23-7 lead that whipped most of the 76,530 in attendance into a frenzy.

But the Seminoles battled back thanks in large part to some defensive adjustments by coordinator Charles Kelly, a settled-down offense and just a little luck.

That came late in the third quarter, when Winston’s third-and-goal pass was deflected at the line of scrimmage. The ball bounced straight in the air and into the arms of running back Karlos Williams, who ran 11 yards into the end zone for a touchdown that made it 23-17.

It was the only TD pass of the game for Winston, who finished 25 of 42 for 304 yards and one interception.

“I saw the ball go in the air and I was like, ‘Oh, should I go try to catch it?’” said Cameron Erving, who started at center tonight instead of his usual left tackle.

“Honestly, when that happened, I just thought to myself ‘God’s on our side tonight,’” Ramsey said. “’He’s really on our side tonight and we’re going to keep doing what we have to do to come out with this victory.’”

Ramsey played a big role in that. As the FSU offense mounted its rally, it fell to Ramsey and his defensive teammates to keep the Hurricanes off the scoreboard.

The sophomore defensive back spearheaded that effort with three tackles (one for loss), a forced fumble, four pass break-ups – including a deflection on third down with less than a minute to go – and, of course, the key interception.

After surrendering an alarming 320 yards and 23 points in the first half, the Seminole defense tightened up and allowed 172 yards and three points in the second.

“We come in with a game plan, things don’t work out and at halftime we make our adjustments, come back out and execute better,” said linebacker Reggie Northrup, who finished with a team-high 13 tackles.

“We’re trying to find a way to get it going in the beginning, but our coaches, Coach Kelly, he does a great job adjusting.”

Winning in dramatic fashion is becoming old hat for Florida State, having done it several times this season. Five of FSU’s 10 wins this season have come via second-half rallies and three – at NC State, at Louisville and at Miami – required the Seminoles to erase double-digit deficits.

They’re not about to complain, though. Ramsey after the game insisted that FSU, which fell to No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings last week, is still the best team in the country.

“Everybody has flaws,” Fisher said. “But this team here, they believe in each other.”

With 10 games in the books, FSU is the only remaining undefeated team from a “Power 5” conference. And the Seminoles are happy to have that distinction, no matter how hard-fought some of those wins came.

“It gets old sometimes,” Northrup said. “But, at the end of the day, we’re on that field for 60 minutes and until 60 minutes is up, we’re going to give everything we’ve got.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
7
13
30
MIAMI
13
10
0
3
26

1st   0- 7  Opp, 27, pass (kick), 6:57 
      0-13  Opp, 1, run (kick blocked by Jalen Ramsey), 1:27 
2nd   0-16  Opp, 45, field goal, 14:51
      7-16  Dalvin Cook, 44, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 13:34
      7-23  Opp, 61, pass (kick), 11:37
     10-23  Roberto Aguayo, 43, field goal, 8:10 
     10-23  Opp, 29, field goal failed, 1:42 
3rd  17-23  Karlos Williams, 11, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 4:19 
4th  20-23  Roberto Aguayo, 37, field goal, 14:45
     20-26  Opp, 46, field goal, 11:01
     23-26  Roberto Aguayo, 53, field goal, 7:12 
     30-26  Dalvin Cook, 26, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 3:05 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 19 Rushes-yards 19-114 40-176 Passing 304 316 Att-Comp-Int 42-25-1 34-16-1 Total Yards 61-418 74-492 Punt Returns 2-34 1-8 Kickoff Returns 4-99 1-26 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 2-2 2-0 Punts 3-41.7 3-42.0 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 1-5 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-2 Penalties-Yds 2-15 5-51 3rd Down Conversions 5-11 10-18 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-2 Time of Posession 24:23 35:37 Attendance 76,530 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 7- 92 Karlos Williams 4- 10 Kermit Whitfield 1- 7 Mario Pender 4- 4 Jameis Winston 2- 3 Team 1- -2 Receiving Travis Rudolph 4- 65 Kermit Whitfield 3- 60 Rashad Greene 4- 53 Nick O'Leary 4- 42 Ermon Lane 2- 27 Jesus Wilson 1- 21 Dalvin Cook 2- 18 Karlos Williams 3- 10 Mario Pender 1- 7 Freddie Stevenson 1- 1 Passing Jameis Winston 42-25-1-304 Punt Return Rashad Greene 2- 34 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 3- 72 Jesus Wilson 1- 27 Punting Cason Beatty 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Northrup 10 3 13 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 3 2 5 . . . . . 1- 2 . . . Ronald Darby 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 3 . 3 . . . . . 1- 0 1 . . Derrick Mitchell 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 2 1 3 1.0- 2.0 . 1- 0 4 1 . 1 1 . Mario Edwards 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . P.J. Williams 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Matthew Thomas 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Eddie Goldman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Desmond Hollin 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . E.J. Levenberry 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
QB    5  Jameis Winston
TB    9  Karlos Williams
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
LG   70  Josue Matias
C    75  Cameron Erving
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
WR   80  Rashad Greene
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
FS    8  Jalen Ramsey
NG   11  Derrick Mitchell
DE   15  Mario Edwards
JACK 21  Chris Casher
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   26  P.J. Williams
SAM  44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 4  Dalvin Cook
 6  Nick Waisome
 7  Mario Pender
 7  Matthew Thomas
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  E.J. Levenberry
12  Jarred Haggins
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
15  Travis Rudolph
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
20  Trey Marshall
##  NAME
-----------------------------
22  Johnathan Vickers
27  Marquez White
29  Nate Andrews
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
42  Lamarcus Brutus
43  Desmond Hollin
47  Stephen Gabbard
59  Ryan Hoefeld
66  Keith Weeks
85  Jeremy Kerr
89  Christian Green
91  Derrick Nnadi

FLORIDA STATE 20, BOSTON COLLEGE 17

11/22/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Push Past BC With Late Field Goal.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – For all his accomplishments, awards and accolades, Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo entered the Seminoles’ game against Boston College having never made a game-winning field goal.

Not in college, high school, not even in Pop Warner.

But he crossed that one off his list Saturday with a late 26-yard field goal that lifted FSU to a 20-17 win over the Eagles on a rainy afternoon at Doak Campbell Stadium.

The kick also offered Aguayo a rare opportunity for atonement. He had earlier missed a field goal attempt for only the third time in his career.

“To win a game, I’d never felt that feeling,” Aguayo said. “I mean, it was a short kick. But I’ve seen other kickers this year miss 19-yard, 20-yard game-winners. So you’ve got to take a make as a make and I’m glad I made it.”

Aguayo’s kick came only a few moments after Boston College’s Mike Knoll pushed a 42-yard attempt wide left.

The miss was a devastating blow for the Eagles, who had mounted a 17-play, 67-yard drive that chewed up nearly nine minutes of the fourth quarter.

“We had a couple shaky points, but I feel we did our duty,” FSU defensive tackle Derrick Mitchell said. “We finally got clicking. We were finally able to get some crucial stops.”

An announced crowd of 82,300 watched as FSU (11-0, 8-0 ACC) extended its school-record winning streak to 27 and clinched a second consecutive perfect ACC record. The Seminoles can seal back-to-back 12-0 regular seasons when Florida visits next week.

Hollywood star and FSU grad Burt Reynolds attended the game and planted Osceola’s spear at midfield right before kickoff.

“Heck of a football game. Fun one to watch, I guess,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “That’s the way they go.”

Florida State departed from its usual method on Saturday. Rather than fall into an early deficit and then escape with a furious rally, the Seminoles built an early lead before surviving Boston College’s comeback attempt.

FSU started strong, marching down the field for a 14-play, 75-yard drive that was capped by Karlos Williams’ 3-yard touchdown run.

The Seminoles, though, couldn’t turn that momentum into further separation on the scoreboard. The teams traded field goals before BC (6-5, 3-4) struck for a 49-yard touchdown from Tyler Murphy to Shakim Phillips, the apparent result of a blown coverage in FSU’s secondary.

Florida State then took a 17-10 lead into halftime thanks to a 30-yard hookup between Jameis Winston and senior tight end Nick O’Leary.

Winston finished 22 of 31 for 281 yards and was intercepted when a pass deflected off of receiver Rashad Greene’s hands and into the arms of BC’s Ty-Meer Brown.

Saturday marked the first time in 24 games that FSU’s offense didn’t reach 30 points with Winston under center. But his numbers were somewhat hamstrung by wet conditions that led to several drops by FSU receivers.

“(The weather) is kind of in your mind,” Winston said. “Especially with the guys and the routes, seeing the ball in and holding onto the football.”

Greene dropped a pass in the end zone, but bounced back to post eight catches for 106 yards.

He also overcame a second-half arm injury to rewrite two FSU records – career receiving yards (3,613) and consecutive games with at least one catch (40).

“I thought our seniors stepped up good again,” Fisher said. “(Greene) and Nick and those guys up front.”

The Eagles rallied back with a tenacious rushing attack that piled up 240 yards on 51 carries.

BC had three players run for at least 35 yards, including Murphy, whose 21-yard TD run late in the third quarter tied the game at 17.

“I think we played a hell of a football game against them today,” BC coach Steve Addazio said. “Florida State is a very good football team. They played their best football in the second half. They rise up.”

They did that once again with a late, 12-play, 66-yard drive that set up Aguayo’s winner.

Against the nation’s fourth-ranked run defense, FSU ran the ball eight times, down to the Eagles’ 9-yard line.

Dalvin Cook, the freshman from Miami, posted 76 yards on 14 carries to lead the Seminoles in rushing for the third time in four weeks.

“Dalvin is going to be a heck of a football player,” Fisher said, “and he’s really developing into that.”

After the game, attention turned quickly to FSU’s matchup with Florida next week. The Gators are just 6-4 this season and have already announced that coach Will Muschamp won’t return next year.

But like Boston College, UF features a physical, run-heavy offense that could present an obstacle to FSU's unbeaten regular season.

Fisher, of course, expects nothing less.

“We’re going into battle,” he said. “These games are going to be dogfights. People are going to try and be the one that knocks us out, knocks us off.

“(They’ve) got nothing to lose.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
BOSTON COLLEGE
3
7
7
0
17
FLORIDA STATE
7
10
0
3
20

1st   7- 0  Karlos Williams, 3, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:36 
      7- 3  Opp, 40, field goal, 0:14 
2nd  10- 3  Roberto Aguayo, 37, field goal, 10:39
     10-10  Opp, 49, pass (kick), 5:29 
     17-10  Nick O'Leary, 30, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 3:02 
3rd  17-17  Opp, 21, run (kick), 6:12 
     17-17  Roberto Aguayo, 40, field goal failed, 3:36 
4th  17-17  Opp, 42, field goal failed, 4:37 
     20-17  Roberto Aguayo, 26, field goal, 0:03 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 19 Rushes-yards 29-110 51-240 Passing 281 73 Att-Comp-Int 32-22-1 11-6-0 Total Yards 61-391 62-313 Punt Returns 1-6 1-7 Kickoff Returns 0-0 1-22 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-4 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 2-49.0 4-38.3 Sacks By-Yds 1-14 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 5-40 3-20 3rd Down Conversions 6-11 8-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 26:13 33:47 Attendance 82,300 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 14- 76 Karlos Williams 9- 41 Mario Pender 1- 0 Team 1- -3 Jameis Winston 4- -4 Receiving Rashad Greene 8- 106 Nick O'Leary 3- 59 Travis Rudolph 3- 48 Jesus Wilson 2- 24 Karlos Williams 3- 23 Dalvin Cook 2- 14 Mario Pender 1- 7 Passing Jameis Winston 32-22-1-281 Punt Return Rashad Greene 1- 6 Punting Cason Beatty 2- 98 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nate Andrews 7 5 12 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 5 3 8 1.5- 15.0 1.0- 14.0 . . . . . . . Terrance Smith 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . P.J. Williams 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Northrup 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Matthew Thomas 3 1 4 1.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 2 2 4 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards 2 2 4 1.0- 7.0 . . . 1 . . . . Ronald Darby 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . 3 3 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Eddie Goldman . 2 2 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Rashad Greene 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Desmond Hollin . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    1  Ermon Lane
QB    5  Jameis Winston
TB    9  Karlos Williams
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
LG   70  Josue Matias
C    75  Cameron Erving
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
WR   80  Rashad Greene
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
NICK  8  Jalen Ramsey
NG   11  Derrick Mitchell
JACK 15  Mario Edwards
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   26  P.J. Williams
FS   29  Nate Andrews
SAM  44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Jesus Wilson
 4  Dalvin Cook
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 6  Nick Waisome
 7  Mario Pender
 7  Matthew Thomas
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  E.J. Levenberry
12  Jarred Haggins
15  Travis Rudolph
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
20  Trey Marshall
21  Chris Casher
##  NAME
-----------------------------
22  Tyrell Lyons
22  Johnathan Vickers
27  Marquez White
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
42  Lamarcus Brutus
43  Desmond Hollin
47  Stephen Gabbard
62  Austin Barron
66  Keith Weeks
85  Jeremy Kerr
89  Christian Green
92  Justin Shanks

FLORIDA STATE 24, FLORIDA 19

11/29/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Perfection: Noles Down Gators, Wrap Up 12-0 Regular Season.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – On a night when Florida State’s offense sputtered, the Seminoles’ did enough heavy lifting for both sides.

Florida had an early lead, momentum and – after grabbing their third interception of the first quarter – a short field.

But Florida State linebacker Terrance Smith intercepted a deflected pass and returned it 94 yards for a touchdown that sparked No. 3 FSU to a 24-19 victory over the Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium.

“We needed that play. We needed that momentum swing,” Smith said. “Everybody feeds off of stuff like that.”

Freshman running back Dalvin Cook added career highs in yards (144) and carries (24) for the Seminoles (12-0), who overcame five turnovers to earn their 28th consecutive victory.

They’ll likely clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff with a win over Georgia Tech (10-2) in next week’s ACC Championship Game.

“It’s always good to beat the Gators,” senior receiver Rashad Greene said. “But, at the same time, we still have a lot of work to do.”

Florida (6-5) had several opportunities to send dismissed coach Will Muschamp out as a winner during his final game.

Winston threw interceptions on three of FSU’s four first-quarter drives, but the Gators’ offense could only manage three field goals.

“That was the key to the game,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Those three turnovers and they all became field goals. Now, it’s a two possession game and – bam.”

Smith’s interception launched a run of 21 straight FSU points capped by two touchdown passes from Winston to tight end Nick O’Leary.

Winston finished just 12 of 24 with a career low in passing yards (125) and a career high for interceptions (four). And FSU finished with more rushing yards than passing yards for the first time since a win over Bethune-Cookman last season.

“I think I was pretty consistent,” Winston said. “I made a few mistakes that hurt us, but, like I said, it’s family here. And the defense had my back. Offense had my back.”

“Just a hair off,” Fisher said. “He was trying to force a play here and there, and you get out of rhythm. …

“Sometimes the putts go in, sometimes they don’t.”

Even with Winston struggling some, FSU had a chance to put the game away late in the second quarter. Holding a 21-9 lead with 1:17 on the clock and the ball at their own 35-yard line, the Seminoles were derailed by two incompletions and a false start penalty.

Even worse, Florida’s punt-block team got to FSU’s Cason Beatty, forcing what was a officially scored a fumble that gave the Gators possession on the Seminoles’ 15-yard line.

UF quarterback Treon Harris connected with tight end Clay Burton for a touchdown on the next play.

And Gators kicker Austin Hardin made his fourth field goal of the night early in the third quarter, a 32-yarder that cut FSU’s lead to two.

The teams then traded possessions – and a few tense moments – but neither could change the scoreboard until Roberto Aguayo’s 37-yard field goal with 3:23 left in the fourth quarter.

Aided by a third-down pass interference penalty, the Gators’ last-minute rally reached midfield.

But Harris’ fourth-down throw was a little off-target and receiver Demarcus Robinson couldn’t hang on to it.

“We’ve had our opportunities,” Muschamp said. “You look at two other games where we have the game in hand and we had our opportunity to get it done and we didn’t get it done.

“It falls on my shoulders and that’s why they’re going to be looking for a coach.’

FSU’s defense had perhaps its best performance of the season. UF’s 282 total yards marked the second-lowest total allowed by the Seminoles this year (Wake Forest, 126).

Linebacker Reggie Northrup led the way with 11 tackles, bringing his season total to 101. He’s the first FSU defender to reach the 100-tackle plateau since Buster Davis in 2006.

“We did what we had to do at the right time,” Northrup said. “It’s a mental thing. You’ve got to want to do it. You’ve got to really focus and tune in to your assignment, especially in the red zone.”

Modern college football is different than years past, when Florida State could relish in a win over the Gators for more than a month leading up to its bowl game.

Georgia Tech, a 30-24, overtime winner over No. 9 Georgia on Saturday, still stands between FSU and its ultimate goal.

But that didn’t stop the Seminoles from drinking this one in a bit.

Fifth-year senior Cameron Erving, who finished his career 4-1 against UF, carried FSU’s infamous stuffed alligator head off the field and into the locker room.

Once there, players took turns taking pictures with it while DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win,” blared in the background.

For the 28th straight game, that’s all they’ve done.

“It’s definitely something special,” Erving said. “Guys can’t say that they were so successful against these teams (Florida and Miami). It’s all attributed to our coaching and guys that care about each other.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
9
7
3
0
19
FLORIDA STATE
7
14
0
3
24

1st   0- 3  Opp, 52, field goal, 12:37
      0- 6  Opp, 39, field goal, 7:25 
      0- 9  Opp, 43, field goal, 2:15 
      7- 9  Terrance Smith, 94, interception return (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 1:12 
2nd  14- 9  Nick O'Leary, 10, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:12 
     21- 9  Nick O'Leary, 6, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 2:14 
     21-16  Opp, 15, pass (kick), 0:47 
3rd  21-19  Opp, 32, field goal, 10:16
     21-19  Opp, 52, field goal failed, 0:08 
4th  21-19  Opp, 42, field goal failed, 9:42 
     24-19  Roberto Aguayo, 37, field goal, 3:23 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 13 Rushes-yards 41-181 33-113 Passing 125 169 Att-Comp-Int 24-12-4 32-13-2 Total Yards 65-306 65-282 Punt Returns 0-0 2-16 Kickoff Returns 6-92 3-85 Interception Ret. 2-94 4-27 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 3-36.3 3-46.3 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0 Penalties-Yds 8-63 10-105 3rd Down Conversions 4-13 6-18 4th Down Conversions 0-2 0-1 Time of Posession 31:20 28:40 Attendance 82,485 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 24- 144 Karlos Williams 6- 38 Jameis Winston 7- 16 Mario Edwards 1- 4 Mario Pender 2- -3 Cason Beatty 1- -18 Receiving Nick O'Leary 4- 52 Rashad Greene 3- 35 Dalvin Cook 2- 28 Jesus Wilson 1- 8 Karlos Williams 1- 4 Travis Rudolph 1- -2 Passing Jameis Winston 24-12-4-125 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 4- 65 Karlos Williams 2- 27 Punting Cason Beatty 3- 109 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Northrup 3 8 11 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 3 3 6 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . P.J. Williams 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Tyler Hunter 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell 2 2 4 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Eddie Goldman 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher 3 . 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith 1 2 3 0.5- 0.0 . 1- 94 . . . . . . Mario Edwards 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Nate Andrews 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Ronald Darby 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Roberto Aguayo 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 1 . 1 . . . 2 . . . . . Matthew Thomas 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Keelin Smith 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
QB    5  Jameis Winston
TB    9  Karlos Williams
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
LG   70  Josue Matias
C    75  Cameron Erving
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
WR   80  Rashad Greene
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
NICK  8  Jalen Ramsey
NG   11  Derrick Mitchell
JACK 15  Mario Edwards
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   26  P.J. Williams
FS   29  Nate Andrews
SAM  44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 4  Dalvin Cook
 6  Nick Waisome
 7  Mario Pender
 7  Matthew Thomas
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  E.J. Levenberry
12  Jarred Haggins
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
20  Trey Marshall
21  Chris Casher
22  Tyrell Lyons
##  NAME
-----------------------------
22  Johnathan Vickers
23  Freddie Stevenson
27  Marquez White
28  Malique Jackson
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
42  Lamarcus Brutus
43  Desmond Hollin
47  Stephen Gabbard
66  Keith Weeks
85  Jeremy Kerr
89  Christian Green
91  Derrick Nnadi

FLORIDA STATE 37, GEORGIA TECH 35

12/06/2014, ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC

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Noles claim ACC crown, 29 straight wins with victory over Jackets.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

CHARLOTTE, NC – The clock had just hit zero on Florida State’s 37-35 victory over Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game and Reggie Northrup sprinted across the field like he’d been shot out of a cannon.

“Where are the hats at?” Northrup screamed.

“Where are the hats at?”

The hat in question, of course, is the one that reads “2014 ACC Champions,” and that marks FSU’s third straight year at the top of the league.

Dalvin Cook earned Most Valuable Player honors after piling up 220 total yards and Roberto Aguayo made three second-half field goals as the Seminoles survived another wild affair in a season that’s been full of them.

FSU is 13-0 for a second straight season and riding a school-record 29-game winning streak.

Even after dropping to No. 4 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, the Seminoles feel like they’re locks to make the four-team field.

“I’m not worried about being No. 1,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “We’ll be in the playoff. That’s what matters.”

But Georgia Tech (10-3), of course, didn’t make it easy. The Yellow Jackets rushed for 331 yards and, after scoring a touchdown with 1:47 to play, saw their onside kick attempt recovered by FSU’s Lamarcus Brutus.

“Well, I’m disappointed, but I’m awfully proud of the football team,” Tech coach Paul Johnson said. “Florida State is a very talented team and it was the kind of game where you couldn’t make a mistake.”

FSU’s offense played perhaps its sharpest game of the year.

One week removed from the toughest outing of his career, quarterback Jameis Winston bounced back to complete 21 of his 29 attempts for 309 yards and three scores.

“He's elite, he's special,” Fisher said. “He's different than anybody I've ever been around. That's simple. … When he has a job to do and people counting on him, that's what a man does.”

As usual, seniors Rashad Greene and Nick O’Leary were Winston’s primary beneficiaries.

With his seven-catch, 123-yard performance, Greene added two more records to his ever-growing list. He now owns the FSU mark for receptions in a single season and set a new conference record for career receiving yards.

“Yeah, that’s pretty good,” Greene said with a smile.

He roughed up Tech’s secondary for two touchdowns and O’Leary added another to go along with his 97 receiving yards.

“This team is going to go as far as we take it,” Greene said. “And we understand that role.”

Greene and O’Leary carried the load, but it was Cook who stole the show.

Fresh off a career performance in last week’s win over Florida, the freshman set the bar even higher by rushing for 177 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries.

FSU typically likes to rotate its running backs, but with senior Karlos Williams sidelined by a concussion, the full workload fell to Cook. He finished with every one of FSU’s running back carries and even added five catches and 43 yards in the passing game.

“I think it was just my time,” Cook said.

“It’s been vital to our success that he’s come on how he’s come on,” senior center Cameron Erving added. “And the fact that Karlos was hurt tonight and couldn’t play, it was essential to our win.”

FSU’s defense, meanwhile, did its part with strong second-half effort that kept Georgia Tech’s running game in check after a frantic first half.

The Yellow Jackets ran for 214 yards and scored 21 points in the first half. They had just 117 yards and 14 points in the second.

Running back Synjyn Days ran for three scores and quarterback Justin Thomas added 104 yards on the ground. But he also threw a fourth-quarter interception to Brutus that severely damaged Tech’s hopes for an upset.

And the defense steadily got better despite losing starting defensive tackle Eddie Goldman on the game’s first drive and starting cornerback not long after that.

“There’s a lot of young guys you can say on defense stepped up there and did a good job,” Fisher said. “Very proud of them.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
GEORGIA TECH
14
7
7
7
35
FLORIDA STATE
7
21
3
6
37

1st   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 9:50 
      7- 7  Nick O'Leary, 46, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 7:42 
      7-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 1:45 
2nd  14-14  Dalvin Cook, 1, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 14:10
     14-21  Opp, 4, run (kick), 8:02 
     21-21  Rashad Greene, 44, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 5:40 
     28-21  Rashad Greene, 9, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 0:30 
3rd  28-28  Opp, 1, run (kick), 8:01 
     31-28  Roberto Aguayo, 33, field goal, 3:13 
4th  34-28  Roberto Aguayo, 32, field goal, 10:25
     37-28  Roberto Aguayo, 28, field goal, 4:28 
     37-35  Opp, 25, pass (kick), 1:47 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 24 28 Rushes-yards 33-179 59-331 Passing 309 134 Att-Comp-Int 30-21-0 14-8-1 Total Yards 63-488 73-465 Punt Returns 0-0 1-1 Kickoff Returns 3-79 3-45 Interception Ret. 1-4 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 2-42.0 2-34.5 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 5-45 3-20 3rd Down Conversions 7-12 5-10 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-2 Time of Posession 25:05 34:55 Attendance 64,808 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 31- 177 Jameis Winston 1- 5 Team 1- -3 Receiving Rashad Greene 7- 123 Nick O'Leary 3- 97 Dalvin Cook 5- 43 Travis Rudolph 5- 40 Freddie Stevenson 1- 6 Passing Jameis Winston 30-21-0-309 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 2- 51 Jesus Wilson 1- 28 Punting Cason Beatty 2- 84 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Northrup 5 7 12 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 8 2 10 . . . . . . . . . P.J. Williams 7 2 9 2.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Desmond Hollin 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Matthew Thomas 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 3 2 5 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Mario Edwards . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Keelin Smith . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Ronald Darby 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Lorenzo Featherston . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . E.J. Levenberry . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus . . . . . 1- 4 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Y     3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    5  Jameis Winston
Z    15  Travis Rudolph
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
LG   70  Josue Matias
C    75  Cameron Erving
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
X    80  Rashad Greene
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
S     1  Tyler Hunter
CB    3  Ronald Darby
MLB   5  Reggie Northrup
WLB   7  Matthew Thomas
S     8  Jalen Ramsey
NG   11  Derrick Mitchell
JACK 15  Mario Edwards
CB   26  P.J. Williams
S    29  Nate Andrews
SLB  44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 6  Ryan Green
 6  Nick Waisome
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  E.J. Levenberry
12  Jarred Haggins
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
20  Trey Marshall
21  Chris Casher
22  Johnathan Vickers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
23  Freddie Stevenson
24  Terrance Smith
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
42  Lamarcus Brutus
43  Desmond Hollin
47  Stephen Gabbard
66  Keith Weeks
85  Jeremy Kerr
91  Derrick Nnadi
92  Justin Shanks

OREGON 59, FLORIDA STATE 20

01/01/2015, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca

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Champs defeated by Ducks, 59-20.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

PASADENA, CA – The worst appeared to be over.

After a first half full of miscues and missed opportunities, the Florida State Seminoles went into halftime here at the Rose Bowl trailing Oregon by only five points.

FSU moved the ball with ease to start the third quarter and appeared poised to take the lead when freshman Dalvin Cook, one of the team’s brightest, lost a fumble.

It was the first of five FSU turnovers, all of which led to directly to Oregon touchdowns in a nightmare second half that helped the Ducks to a 59-20 victory in the first ever College Football Playoff semifinal.

Florida State’s school-record winning streak is over at 29 games. The Ducks are on to the national championship game in Dallas, where they will face either Alabama or Ohio State.

The Seminoles (13-1) played at arm’s length with Oregon for most of the first two quarters. They took an early lead on Roberto Aguayo’s 28-yard field goal before the Ducks went on an 18-3 run on the strength of two Royce Freeman touchdowns.

Karlos Williams answered with a late 10-yard TD and, even after Aguayo’s last-second 55-yard attempt missed off the left upright, FSU appeared to be in a good position.

Then the third quarter happened.

It started with Cook’s first fumble, which Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota turned into a 34-yard touchown pass just two plays later that made it 25-13.

FSU actually answered that score with a 15-yard TD pass from Jameis Winston to Travis Rudolph, but those were the Seminoles’ final points before a run of four straight possessions with a turnover.

First it was another fumble by Cook. Then a fumble by Winston that Oregon returned for a 58-yard touchdown. Then a Winston interception that bounced off of Rudolph’s hands. Then, finally, a fumble after a first-down catch by Jesus Wilson.

With each turnover, the Ducks’ lead continued to grow. They spent the fourth quarter letting the play clock run down to two seconds before snapping the ball, a stark contrast from their usual hurry-up approach.

Oregon reached the 600-yard mark on an FSU defense for the first time since 1984, and their 59 points are tied for the most allowed in school history.

The Seminoles’ offense actually moved the ball well. They racked up more than 500 total yards and averaged more than six yards per play, but early red zone woes prevented them from finding their footing.

FSU finished 4-5 in the red zone, but mustered just two field goals in three first-quarter trips inside the 20.

Each team’s Heisman-winning quarterback put up a strong effort. Winston tied a school record for 300-yard games, putting up 348 and a touchdown on 29-of-45 passing.

Mariota, meanwhile, accounted for 400 total yards (338 passing) and four total TDs.

Freshman led FSU in both rushing (Cook, 15-103) and (Rudolph, 6-96), but seniors Karlos Williams (139 total yards) and Rashad Greene (six catches for 59 yards) had solid outings in their collegiate finales.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
OREGON
8
10
27
14
59
FLORIDA STATE
3
10
7
0
20

1st   3- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 28, field goal, 9:06 
      3- 8  Opp, 1, run (pass), 6:55 
2nd   3-11  Opp, 28, field goal, 10:12
      6-11  Roberto Aguayo, 26, field goal, 5:18 
      6-18  Opp, 1, run (kick), 2:18 
     13-18  Karlos Williams, 10, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 0:36 
     13-18  Roberto Aguayo, 54, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd  13-25  Opp, 3, run (kick), 11:54
     20-25  Travis Rudolph, 18, pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:07 
     20-32  Opp, 56, pass (kick), 6:43 
     20-39  Opp, 30, pass (kick), 4:21 
     20-45  Opp, 58, fumble recovery/return (kick blocked by Nile Lawrence-Stample), 1:36 
4th  20-52  Opp, 23, run (kick), 13:56
     20-59  Opp, 21, run (kick), 10:13


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 30 Rushes-yards 39-180 45-301 Passing 348 338 Att-Comp-Int 48-29-1 36-26-1 Total Yards 87-528 81-639 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 9-186 3-48 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 4-65 Punts 4-33.5 2-38.5 Sacks By-Yds 0-0 2-18 Fumbles-Lost 7-4 2-1 Penalties-Yds 6-48 6-50 3rd Down Conversions 6-16 7-12 4th Down Conversions 0-2 1-2 Time of Posession 32:43 27:17 Attendance 91,322 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 15- 103 Karlos Williams 12- 80 Ryan Green 2- 7 Mario Pender 2- 5 Jameis Winston 8- -15 Receiving Travis Rudolph 6- 96 Jesus Wilson 5- 72 Rashad Greene 6- 59 Karlos Williams 5- 59 Dalvin Cook 3- 24 Ermon Lane 2- 22 Freddie Stevenson 1- 12 Nick O'Leary 1- 4 Passing Jameis Winston 45-29-1-348 Sean Maguire 3- 0-0- 0 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 6- 131 Jesus Wilson 3- 55 Punting Cason Beatty 4- 134 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- P.J. Williams 8 6 14 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 7 3 10 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Reggie Northrup 6 3 9 . . . . . . . . . Ronald Darby 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 3 2 5 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Desmond Hollin 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Matthew Thomas 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Chris Casher 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Nick Waisome 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi . 2 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . E.J. Levenberry . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Karlos Williams 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ermon Lane 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample . 1 1 . . . . . . . 1 . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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WR    3  Jesus Wilson
RB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    5  Jameis Winston
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
TE   35  Nick O'Leary
RT   51  Bobby Hart
RG   54  Tre' Jackson
LG   70  Josue Matias
C    75  Cameron Erving
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
WR   80  Rashad Greene
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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SS    1  Tyler Hunter
LCB   3  Ronald Darby
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
WILL  7  Matthew Thomas
NICK  8  Jalen Ramsey
NG   11  Derrick Mitchell
JACK 15  Mario Edwards
RCB  26  P.J. Williams
S    29  Nate Andrews
SAM  44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Eddie Goldman
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 6  Nick Waisome
 6  Ryan Green
 7  Mario Pender
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Karlos Williams
10  E.J. Levenberry
10  Sean Maguire
12  Jarred Haggins
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
20  Alfredo Davis
20  Trey Marshall
21  Chris Casher
##  NAME
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22  Tyrell Lyons
22  Johnathan Vickers
23  Freddie Stevenson
24  Terrance Smith
27  Marquez White
33  Kevin Haplea
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
42  Lamarcus Brutus
43  Desmond Hollin
47  Stephen Gabbard
66  Keith Weeks
85  Jeremy Kerr
91  Derrick Nnadi
98  Rick Leonard
99  Nile Lawrence-Stample