Florida State Football - 2016 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Jimbo Fisher, Head Coach
Ryan Becker, Graduate Assistant, Offense
Tim Brewster, Recruiting Coordinator, Tight Ends
Lawrence Dawsey, Co-Offensive Coordinator, Wide Receivers
Mario Edwards, Dir of Player Development
Jay Graham, Special Teams Coordinator, Running Backs
Odell Haggins, Associate Head Coach, Defensive Tackles
Charles Kelly, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs
Bob LaCivita, Dir of Player Personnel
Brad Lawing, Defensive Ends, Outside Linebackers
Bill Miller, Linebackers
Myles Notkin, Graduate Assistant, Offense
Mark Robinson, Director of Operations
Randy Sanders, Co-Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
Rick Trickett, Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line
Vic Viloria, Strength and Conditioning
Jeremiah Wilson, Graduate Assistant, Defense

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2016 Football


2016 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Ricky Aguayo, 6-2, 196, K, Mascotte - A consensus three-star prospect who enrolled in January 2016…competed for Team Highlight in the Under Armour All-America Game where he converted 23-yard and 29-yard field goals and all three of his extra point attempts...will look to continue the successful legacy left by his older brother, Roberto Aguayo, who was a three-time All-American and won the 2013 Lou Groza Award...named Special Teams MVP after leading IMG Academy to a 9-0 regular season mark and a No. 4 ranking in the final USA Today Super 25 Expert Rankings…nailed 41 PATs and three field goals and had 35 touchbacks in 57 kickoffs during his senior season…rated a five-star and the No. 3 kicker in the nation by Kohl’s Kicking, who said he “has the frame and look of a big-time kicker”…ranked the nation’s No. 4 kicker by ESPN and Scout…attended Montverde Academy before IMG where he was a teammate of current Seminole offensive tackle Abdul Bello…finished third in the kickoff competition at the 2015 Kohl’s National Invitational Scholarship Camp...born on November 24, 1997...majoring in business.

Walvenski Aime, 6-5, 300, DT, Boynton Beach - Physically imposing four-star defensive tackle prospect who spent two seasons at Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College...enrolled at Florida State in January after signing his national letter of intent in December 2015…rated as the No. 3 junior college defensive tackle prospect and the No. 30 JUCO player overall by ESPN…tabbed as the country’s 10th-best defensive tackle in the JUCO ranks by 247Sports and No. 69 JUCO player overall by 247Sports…dominated in 2015, totaling 41 tackles, five TFLs and two sacks at Fort Scott...had 11 tackles in three games in 2014 before an injury ended his season...joins current offensive lineman Kareem Are as Fort Scott products…collected four-star ratings from ESPN and Scout and three-star rankings from Rivals and 247Sports…attended Boca Raton Olympic Heights High School…chose Florida State over offers from Alabama, Miami, and Auburn among others...born on August 18, 1995...majoring in criminology.

Mike Arnold, 6-4, 339, OL, Winter Haven - Outstanding offensive lineman prospect with prototypical size and length…rated a four-star prospect by Rivals…ranked three-stars by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout…among the top prep school players in the nation after originally signing with Virginia Tech in 2015…starred at Winter Haven High School, where he collected 2014 6A First Team All-State honors, before attending Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y., where he led the football team to a 6-3 record this past fall…ranked No. 97 on the Orlando Sentinel’s Class of 2015 Top 100…named to Lakeland Ledger’s Super 16 list in 2015…called Florida State his “dream school” after committing to the Seminoles on an official visit...born on October 26, 1995...majoring in business.

Josh Ball, 6-8, 311, OL, Fredricksburg, VA - Massive offensive tackle prospect from Virginia…a consensus four-star recruit and the top offensive line prospect in the state…played for Team East in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl…described as a “physically developed lineman who has ideal height and size” by ESPN…ranked the No. 11 tackle prospect in the nation and No. 99 overall player by 247Sports…rated the 10th-best tackle and No. 179 overall prospect by Rivals…also a Top 25 prospect at his position according to ESPN and Scout…ranked a top five player in Virginia by 247Sports (No. 2), Rivals (No. 3) and ESPN (No. 4)…said his favorite thing to do in football is pulling, despite playing tackle…collected American Family Insurance Virginia All-State First Team honors and All-Conference 4 accolades…chose FSU over several finalists, including West Virginia, Penn State and Auburn...born on May 15, 1998...exploratory major.

Carlos Becker, 6-2, 183, DB, Kissimmee - Four-star cornerback out of Osceola High School who has the height, length and speed to be dominant in coverage…combines excellent closing speed and ability to read the quarterback with the aggressiveness to come up and stop the run…played in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game as a member of Team Highlight…ranked as the No. 7 cornerback in the country and No. 46 overall prospect by ESPN…rated the No. 11 cornerback and No. 113 overall recruit by 247Sports…rated the No. 3 cornerback in the state and No. 13 nationally by Scout…ranked the 10th-best player in Florida by ESPN and state’s No. 14 prospect by 247Sports…listed as the No. 21 athlete in the nation by Rivals…collected Class 8A All-State First Team honors in 2015…recorded five interceptions, including one pick in the Class 8A state championship final, as a senior in 2015 while leading Osceola to a 13-2 record and a second straight state runner-up finish…named the No. 7-ranked player in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2016 Central Florida Super60…finished his Osceola career with 10 total interceptions…also led the Kowboys to the Class 7A final in 2014…chose FSU over NC State, Ole Miss and Ohio State...born on November 10, 1996...majoring in food and nutrition science.

Andrew Boselli, 6-4, 303, OL, Jacksonville - Consensus three-star offensive line prospect who committed to Florida State in April 2015...son of former Jacksonville Jaguars star offensive tackle Tony Boselli…has made a name for himself with a standout prep career first at the Providence School before playing at the Episcopal School...collected Class 3A First Team All-State honors in 2015 after nabbing second-team accolades in 2014…tough, hard-nosed and versatile offensive lineman who is expected to play guard or center for the Noles…rated one of the Top 100 players in Florida by 247Sports (No. 68) and ESPN (No. 84)…tabbed one of the nation’s Top 50 offensive guard prospects by Scout, ESPN and 247Sports, including No. 26 by 247…chose FSU over LSU, Duke and Miami among several offers...born on August 5, 1997...majoring in business.

Josh Brown, 6-3, 216, LB, Charlotte, NC - Athletic prospect with the ability to play as a linebacker or a rush end…consensus four-star outside linebacker who enrolled in January after leading Mallard Creek High School to a third consecutive North Carolina Class 4A State Championship in 2015...totaled 130 tackles, 14 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, an interception and 12 quarterback hurries as a senior in 2015…named 2015 Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer…played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January (2016)...had three tackles, a TFL, a forced fumble and pass breakup for Team East…named to the Associated Press First Team All-State team in 2014 and 2015…ranked among the nation’s Top 20 at his position by ESPN (No. 19), Rivals (No. 10) and 247Sports (No. 9)…tabbed North Carolina’s No. 3 prospect and the nation’s No. 95 player overall by 247Sports…chose FSU over several offers, including Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina...born on December 3, 1997...majoring in management.

Brian Burns, 6-5, 218, DE, Fort Lauderdale - Five-star recruit from 247Sports and Scout who has the length and athleticism to become a disruptive pass rusher at the collegiate level…played in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio in January, tallying a pair of tackles and a pass breakup…named the Sun-Sentinel Defensive Player of the Year and grabbed Class 5A All-State First Team honors in 2015…four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals…ranked the 22nd-best player in the nation, second-best defensive end and fifth-best player in the state of Florida by 247Sports…rated No. 22 overall and fifth-ranked defensive end by Scout…ranked No. 65 nationally, No. 4 defensive end and No. 11 in Florida by Rivals…tabbed the 160th overall prospect by ESPN, No. 21 defensive end and No. 29 in Florida…according to Scout, can play either standing up or with his hand down, has a good first step and is very quick off the ball…at American Heritage, recorded 135 tackles and 28 sacks over his junior and senior seasons…helped American Heritage win state titles in 2013 and 2014…chose Florida State over Florida and Georgia, among others...born on April 23, 1998...exploratory major.

Landon Dickerson, 6-5, 310, OL, Hickory, NC - One of the nation’s top offensive line recruits…earned a five-star rating from 247Sports and nabbed four stars from ESPN, Rivals and Scout…played for Team Armour in the 2016 Under Armour All-American Game in January…competed at Nike’s ‘The Opening’ prospect camp in 2015…the versatile lineman was tabbed the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard recruit by Rivals and a Top 5 offensive tackle recruit by 247Sports (No. 5) and ESPN (No. 5)…also listed as nation’s No. 4 guard by Scout…physical athlete with the size and toughness to excel at the collegiate level and a number of positions…tabbed the No. 2 player in North Carolina and No. 17 overall prospect in the nation by 247Sports…rated the fourth-best player in the state and No. 43 overall by Rivals…ranked No. 3 recruit in North Carolina and No. 64 overall by ESPN…Scout’s No. 76 overall prospect…collected USA Today All-USA North Carolina First Team and All-Northwestern 3A-4A honors in 2015…led South Caldwell to an 11-3 record and to the third round of the state 4A football playoffs as a senior…selected for the N.C. Shrine Bowl All-Star game…nabbed North Carolina Prep Football News Preseason All-State entering his senior season...chose Florida State over Tennessee, Auburn and Virginia Tech, among others...born on September 30, 1998...majoring in chemical engineering.

Keith Gavin, 6-3, 225, WR, Crawfordville - Consensus four-star wide receiver from nearby Wakulla High School in Crawfordville…back-to-back Class 5A First Team All-State honoree who led the War Eagles to a 13-2 record and the 5A state championship game as a senior in 2015…caught five passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns in the state final…named a 2016 Under Armour All-American, but did not play in the game…finished with 52 receptions for 959 yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with two return scores in 2015…caught 44 balls for 1,131 yards and 16 scores, while leading Wakulla to an 8-3 record in 2014…also starred at safety for the War Eagles…two-time All-Big Bend First Team selection…2015 All-USA Florida Second Team selection…rated the nation’s No. 9 wide receiver and No. 79 overall prospect by ESPN…tabbed the nation’s No. 16 receiver by Scout…rated a Top 200 national prospect by 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN and Scout…will provide a large frame as well as a red zone threat out wide…chose FSU over Alabama and Florida among several offers...born on October 26, 1996...exploratory major.

Malik Henry, 6-2, 185, QB, Inglewood, CA - One of the top passers in the 2016 class, committed to the Seminoles in November 2014 and never wavered…a consensus four-star recruit that is rated as one of the nation’s Top 60 prospects by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports...coming off an outstanding performance in the Under Armour All-America Game in January (2016) where he completed 9-of-12 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns while leading Team Highlight to a 27-0 victory...played his sophomore and junior years at Westlake Oaks Christian (Calif.) before finishing his prep career at Long Beach Poly in the fall of 2015...threw for 1,410 yards, 16 touchdowns and just one interception over seven games during his senior year…tabbed the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, No. 1 player from California and No. 17 overall prospect by ESPN…rated the nation’s No. 2 dual-threat signal-caller, No. 7 player in California and No. 34 overall recruit by Rivals…ranked No. 4 pro-style quarterback, No. 8 player in California and No. 53 player overall by 247Sports…competed in Nike’s Elite 11 quarterback camp in the summer of 2015, coached by former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer… chose Florida State over several offers, including Southern Cal, Arizona State, and UCLA...born on July 7, 1998...majoring in media and communication studies.

Dontavious Jackson, 6-2, 249, LB, Houston, TX - Four-star powerful inside linebacker prospect...one of the top inside linebacker prospects in the nation, rated as a consensus Top 5 recruit at the position…played in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game, where he recorded four tackles and a quarterback hurry as a member of Team Highlight…rated the No. 4 inside linebacker in the nation by Scout and 247Sports…ranked the No. 5 inside linebacker in the country by ESPN and Rivals…named the top inside linebacker from Texas by Scout…consensus Top 25 player from the state of Texas…ranked the No. 19 player from the state by 247Sports…rated the No. 18 player from the state of Texas by ESPN…tabbed No. 21 prospect in Texas by Rivals…ranked as the No. 65 overall prospect in the nation by Scout as well as No. 106 by 247Sports, No. 123 by ESPN and No. 168 by Rivals…collected 6A All-State honorable mention honors in 2015 while leading his prep squad to the playoffs…posted 165 tackles, including 27 tackles for loss and six sacks as a junior at Alief Elsik in 2014…tallied 107 tackles as a sophomore in 2013…chose FSU over Texas, Michigan and Alabama...born on December 2, 1997...majoring in sport management.

Baveon Johnson, 6-3, 326, OL, Lakeland - Nation’s top center prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports and a consensus four-star player from Lake Gibson High School…rated the No. 6 player in Florida and No. 29 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN…ranked the seventh-best player in the state and No. 45 player overall by Rivals…tabbed No. 7 prep star in Florida and No. 71 overall prospect by 247Sports…Scout’s 89th-ranked prospect in the nation and second-best center…named the Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 13 Player of the Year and a first-team all-district selection as a senior in 2015…described as very athletic for a player of his size, making him effective at pulling as a blocker and able to play multiple positions…played center while snapping to quarterback Malik Henry as a member of Team Highlight in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game, holding his own against some of the best defensive line prospects in the nation and leading his squad to a 27-0 victory…collected MVP honors at the Nike opening regional camp in Orlando in 2015 and was invited to Nike’s The Opening in Beaverton, Ore….grabbed MVP honors at the 2015 Miami Nike Camp and 2015 Miami Rivals Camp…a lifelong Florida State fan, he chose FSU over Florida, Kentucky, Miami and Mississippi State among several offers...born on April 11,1997...majoring in social science education.

Kyle Meyers, 6-0, 168, DB, New Orleans, LA - Rangy defensive back prospect from New Orleans…rated a four-star cornerback by Scout, Rivals, and 247Sports…considered a Top 25 cornerback in the nation by Rivals (No. 22), Scout (No. 15) and 247Sports (No. 24)…ranked the No. 15 player in Louisiana by Scout and No. 17 by Rivals and 247Sports...rated the No. 35 player in Louisiana by ESPN…registered four interceptions along with 11 pass deflections as a high school senior in 2015, leading Holy Cross to the second round of the playoffs…had 34 tackles and an interception for a touchdown in his junior season at Holy Cross...participated in “The Opening,” a combine event held for recruits at Nike’s campus in Beaverton, Oregon…chose Florida State over offers from Ole Miss and LSU...born on July 12, 1998...exploratory major.

Gabe Nabers, 6-3, 244, FB, Hahira, GA - Versatile offensive athlete expected to play fullback or H-back for the Seminoles after a standout career for perennial Georgia power Lowndes County High School in Valdosta, Ga.…collected Georgia 1-6A Utility Player of the Year honors in 2015 and honorable mention all-state accolades from the Georgia Sports Writers Association…led the Vikings to the first round of the playoffs in 2015…listed as a three-star tight end prospect by ESPN and Scout…rated the nation’s No. 17 tight end/H-back recruit and a Top 100 prospect from Georgia by ESPN…can contribute in the passing game as he shows great quickness and hands as both an in-line tight end and out of the backfield…also a strong blocker from either position…continues a strong pipeline from Lowndes to Florida State, joining recent defensive standouts Telvin Smith, Greg Reid and Tyler Hunter…caught 17 balls for 173 yards and six touchdowns as a senior in 2015…also played defense, tallying 26 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, one sack, one interception, two pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick… chose Florida State over South Florida...born on November 5, 1997...majoring in biological science.

Amir Rasul, 5-10, 203, RB, Miami - Speedy and explosive running back prospect from Miami…rated a four-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and Rivals…rated the number one running back in Florida by Rivals and ESPN…ranked the No. 2 running back in Florida by Scout…played in the Semper Fidelis All-America Game in Carson, Calif., where he rushed for 68 yards and three touchdowns, two in the third quarter, to lead the East to a 28-13 win over the West…tabbed the nation’s No. 100 overall prospect and 21st-best player in Florida by ESPN…ranked the nation’s No. 7 running back by ESPN and No. 13 by Scout and Rivals…rated No. 7 player in 2016 Class in Miami Herald’s Top 50…ran for 1,660 yards and 23 touchdowns across his last two seasons at Coral Gables and Columbus high schools…also added 19 catches for two more scores…has been clocked at 4.51 in the 40-yard dash…also a track star who won the 100-meter dash at the 2013 state championships…top 100-meter dash time is 10.44…chose FSU over Miami, LSU and Alabama among several schools...born on June 10, 1998...majoring in marketing.

Emmett Rice, 6-2, 203, LB, Miami Gardens - Athletic linebacker prospect with great length who possesses the athleticism and versatility to make plays at the line of scrimmage and sideline to sideline…collected 2015 All-USA Florida Second Team honors and 6A All-State Third Team accolades…product of powerhouse Norland High, the same school as former Seminole cornerback and first round pick Xavier Rhodes…recorded 94 tackles including 18 sacks as a junior in 2014…ranked the No. 4 prospect in the Miami Herald Class of 2016 Top 50…tabbed a four-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN and a three-star recruit by Scout and 247Sports…rated the No. 15 outside linebacker prospect in the nation and No. 27 player in Florida by Rivals…tabbed the No. 20 player at his positon and 63rd-best player in the state by ESPN…ranked the No. 26 OLB and No. 53 prospect in Florida by 247Sports…similar in build to former Florida State All-American and NFL star linebacker Telvin Smith…chose FSU over Alabama, Florida and Louisville...born on September 3, 1997...majoring in media studies.

Janarius Robinson, 6-5, 249, DE, Panama City - Explosive edge rusher with the ideal frame for the next level…consensus four-star defensive end prospect who enrolled in January and is expected to participate in spring practice…represented Team East in the U.S. Army All-American Game in January (2016)…totaled seven sacks in his senior season, leading Bay High School to the playoffs for the first time in a decade…collected USA Today All-USA Florida First Team honors in 2015…described as “high-motored defender with a disrupted skill-set” by ESPN…invited to The Opening in 2015 at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., where he proved to be one of the most athletic defensive end participants…rated the nation’s No. 7 weakside defensive end, No. 17 player in Florida and No. 107 player overall by Rivals...tabbed 247Sports’ No. 10 prospect at his position, No. 15 player in Florida and No. 115 recruit overall…rated the No. 14 defensive end in the country, No. 22 player in Florida and No. 103 prospect overall by ESPN…rated No. 17 defensive end and No. 122 player overall by Scout…chose the Seminoles over Florida, Auburn and Alabama among several offers.

Levonta Taylor, 5-10, 169, DB, Virginia Beach, VA - Consensus five-star prospect and No. 1 cornerback in the nation…ranked as the No. 5 overall player nationally in the ESPN300…rated the No. 10 overall player in the nation by Rivals…tabbed the No. 12 overall player nationally by 247Sports…tabbed the No. 12 overall player by Scout…consensus top overall player from the state of Virginia…consensus Top 12 player in the nation…led Ocean Lakes to a 12-1 record in his senior season…forced 10 turnovers, including four interceptions to go along with 51 tackles…also averaged 33 yards on punt returns…scored four touchdowns on his first 13 touches of his senior year…led the Dolphins to a 15-0 record and their first state championship in 2014, recording 40 tackles including 12 stops for a loss, while adding three special teams touchdowns, three scores on defense and six touchdown receptions…participated in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game as a member of Team Highlight and recorded a 41-yard punt return…named to the All-USA First Team Defense as a senior by USA Today…member of Scout.com’s 2016 All-American defense…invited to “The Opening,” an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus…was among the leaders in the event in 2015, scoring an impressive 140.17 SPARQ rating, including a 4.34 40-yard dash…could log early playing time on special teams as a returner and in the secondary…chose Florida State over Alabama, Ohio State, and Virginia among several offers...born on November 4, 1997...exploratory major.

Logan Tyler, 6-0, 201, K-P, Nixa, MO - Elite kicker prospect rated a five-star as both a placekicker and punter by Kohl’s Kicking…three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Scout and ESPN…nation’s No. 1 kicker by ESPN…extremely strong leg with field goal range up to 60 yards…hit a 90-yard kickoff at Kohl’s Kicking National Camp…kicked for Team Armour at the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando…named the No. 2 placekicker and No. 28 punter prospect in the nation by Kohl’s…named to the USA Today All-USA Second Team Defense as a punter…named to Kohl’s Kicking All-America First Team as both a kicker (2013) and punter (2014)…collected First Team Missouri All-State honors as a placekicker by both media and coaches…named First Team All-Area (District 5/6) as a kicker, punter and defensive back…played quarterback, running back, safety and outside linebacker as well as kicker and punter at Nixa High School…unanimously named First Team All-Ozark Conference as a kicker and as an athlete…converted three of four field goal attempts and nailed 45 extra points and punted 22 times for an average of 43 yards as a senior in 2015…made 11 field goals and 38 extra points as a junior in 2014…also punted 51 times for a 44.5 average in 2014…recorded 140 touchbacks on kickoffs in three seasons…once made 19 consecutive kicks into the wind at Kohl’s Texas Showcase...born on July 30, 1997...majoring in biological science.

Naseir Upshur, 6-2, 249, TE, Philadelphia, PA - Athletic and rangy tight end prospect from Philadelphia who committed to the Seminoles in September after receiving 52 offers…consensus four-star prospect and top eight player from Pennsylvania...consensus Top 12 prospect at the position nationally…tabbed the No. 5 tight end and No. 72 player overall nationally by Rivals...Scout’s No. 6 tight end and No. 152 overall prospect…ranked the No. 9 tight end in the country by ESPN…rated the No. 12 tight end nationally by 247Sports…played alongside early enrollee quarterback Malik Henry as a member of Team Highlight in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game, finishing with one reception for six yards…caught 22 balls for 640 yards and 11 touchdowns in his senior season, while leading Imhotep Institute Charter to a 15-0 record and the Class AAA state championship…the Panthers became the first-ever Philadelphia Public League school to win a state football title…captured Class AAA All-State First Team honors…also tallied 13 sacks as a defensive end in his final two seasons…chose Florida State over Michigan, Alabama and Ohio State...born on August 23, 1997...exploratory major.

Jauan Williams, 6-6, 300, OL, Cheltenham, MD - Consensus four-star offensive tackle prospect from Washington, D.C… played for Team Highlight in the Under Armour All-America Game…rated the second-best prospect from Washington, D.C., and the No. 3 recruit in the nation’s capital by both 247Sports and ESPN…tabbed the No. 7 offensive tackle recruit and No. 146 overall recruit in the nation by Rivals…ranked 11th-best offensive tackle and No. 110 overall player by ESPN…named the 27th-best offensive tackle by 247Sports…ranked the 27th-best offensive tackle recruit in the country by Scout…has a high motor and uses his length to engage defenders…has physical traits sought after in prospects, but is also described as tough…2015 USA Today All-USA D.C. First Team selection…captured D.C. State Athletic Association all-state honors in 2015, as well…chose Florida State over Georgia, LSU, and Texas A&M, among others...born on February 20, 1997...majoring in computer science.

Cedric Wood, 6-3, 321, DT, Tallahassee - Consensus four-star local product out of Godby High School who blossomed into one of the nation’s top defensive tackle prospects...collected Class 5A First Team All-State honors and First Team All-Big Bend accolades from the Tallahassee Democrat after totaling 57 tackles, 12 TFLs and three sacks for Godby during the fall 2015 season…tabbed among the nation’s Top 25 defensive tackles by 247Sports (No. 16), Rivals (No. 20) and ESPN (No. 22)…ranked as the No. 20 player in Florida and No. 128 player overall by 247Sports…rated as Florida’s No. 32 prospect by Rivals and No. 38 by ESPN…joins former Godby stars and current Seminole teammates linebacker Jacob Pugh and long snapper Stephen Gabbard…selected Florida State over offers from Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina...born on June 5, 1997...exploratory major.


2016 Roster - By Name

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R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  23 Ricky Aguayo          K       6-2   196  Fr        Mascotte (IMG Academies)
  94 Walvenski Aime        DT      6-5   300  So        Boynton Beach (Olympic Heights/Fort Scott CC)
  31 Omari Albert          RB      5-7   217  Sr-R      Orlando
  29 Nate Andrews          DB      6-0   214  Sr   ***  Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
  72 Kareem Are            OL      6-6   325  Sr-R *    Elmont, NY (Sewanhaka/Fort Scott CC)
  65 Mike Arnold           OL      6-4   339  Fr        Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
  79 Josh Ball             OL      6-8   311  Fr        Fredricksburg, VA (Stafford)
  35 Michael Barulich      DB      5-11  195  Fr-R      Orlando (Lake Nona)
  15 Carlos Becker         DB      6-2   183  Fr        Kissimmee (Osceola)
  78 Wilson Bell           OL      6-5   320  Jr-R *    Mobile, AL (Blount)
  75 Abdul Bello           OL      6-6   312  Fr-R      Warri, Nigeria (Montverde Academy)
  60 Andrew Boselli        OL      6-4   303  Fr        Jacksonville (Episcopal)
  10 Calvin Brewton        DB      6-0   186  So   *    Miami (Miami Central)
  51 Josh Brown            LB      6-3   216  Fr        Charlotte, NC (Mallard Creek)
  95 Keith Bryant          DT      6-2   274  Jr-R *    Delray Beach (Atlantic)
  40 Ken Burnham           LS      6-0   208  So-R      Lithia (Newsome)
  99 Brian Burns           DE      6-5   218  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (American Heritage)
  11 George Campbell       WR      6-4   207  So   *    Clearwater (East Lake)                           core muscle injury
  90 Demarcus Christmas    DT      6-4   308  So-R *    Sarasota (Manatee)
   4 Dalvin Cook           RB      5-11  213  Jr   **   Miami (Miami Central)
  16 J.J. Cosentino        QB      6-5   230  So-R *    Lower Burrell, PA (Central Catholic)
  32 Array Culmer          DB      5-7   158  So-R      Jacksonville
  36 Fred Davis            RB      5-11  214  Fr-R      Jacksonville
  13 Lawrence Dawsey       DB      5-11  165  Fr        Tampa
  42 Isaiah Denman         WR      5-10  180  Fr-R      Niceville
  69 Landon Dickerson      OL      6-5   310  Fr        Hickory, NC (South Caldwell)
  31 Kris Dixon            DE      6-1   217  Fr-R      Tallahassee
  43 Jake Duff             RB      6-0   186  So        North Fort Myers
  54 Alec Eberle           OL      6-4   294  So-R *    Mechanicsville, VA (Atlee)
  12 Deondre Francois      QB      6-2   205  Fr-R      Orlando (IMG Academies)
  61 Harrison Frank        LS      6-3   200  So        Fort Lauderdale
  96 Devin Freeman         DL      6-0   260  Sr        Orlando
  62 Ethan Frith           OL      6-7   316  So        Summit, MS (North Pike)
  47 Stephen Gabbard       LS      6-3   248  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Godby)
  89 Keith Gavin           WR      6-3   225  Fr        Crawfordville (Wakulla)
  49 N'Namdi Green         TE      6-3   238  So-R      Tampa
   7 Ryan Green            RB      5-11  204  Jr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
  13 Ja'Vonn Harrison      WR      6-2   196  Jr   **   Lakeland (Kathleen)
  28 Gilbert Henric        WR      6-0   194  So-R      Miami (Columbus)
   6 Malik Henry           QB      6-2   185  Fr        Inglewood, CA (Long Beach Poly)
  59 Ryan Hoefeld          OL      6-2   306  Jr-R **   New Orleans, LA (Brother Martin)
  18 Ro'Derrick Hoskins    LB      6-2   240  Jr-R **   Orlando (Evans)
  43 Xavier Hurge          DB      6-0   206  So-R      Coral Springs (Florida Virtual School)
  81 Ryan Izzo             TE      6-5   245  So-R *    Highland Lakes, NJ (Pope John XXIII)
   5 Dontavious Jackson    LB      6-2   249  Fr        Houston, TX (Alief Elsik)
  87 Jared Jackson         WR      6-2   199  Jr-R *    Monticello (Aucilla Christian Academy)
  28 Malique Jackson       DB      6-0   170  Jr   **   Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
   3 Derwin James          DB      6-3   211  So   *    Haines City (Haines City)
  51 Baveon Johnson        OL      6-3   326  Fr        Lakeland (Lake Gibson)
  77 Roderick Johnson      OL      6-7   311  Jr   **   Florissant, MO (Hazelwood Central)
  55 Fredrick Jones        DT      6-3   298  So-R *    Miami (Miami Central)
  74 Derrick Kelly         OL      6-5   323  So-R *    Quincy (East Gadsden)
  85 Jeremy Kerr           TE      6-6   270  Jr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)
  30 Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane     LB      6-2   219  So   *    Hollywood (Hallandale)                           academically ineligible
  82 Bryan LaCivita        WR      6-1   178  Jr-R **   Gainesville (Saint Francis Catholic)
   7 Ermon Lane            WR-SS   6-3   209  Jr   **   Florida City (Homestead)
  76 Rick Leonard          OL      6-7   306  Jr   **   Middletown, MD (Middletown)
  24 Marcus Lewis          DB      6-1   190  So   *    Washington, DC (Gonzaga)
  20 Bobby Lyons           WR      6-0   184  So-R      Orlando (Ocoee)
  46 Daniel Maddox         WR      6-2   194  Sr-R      Pace
  10 Sean Maguire          QB      6-3   232  Sr-R ***  Sparta, NJ (Seton Hall Prep)
  20 Trey Marshall         DB      6-0   210  Jr   **   Lake City (Columbia)
  57 Corey Martinez        OL      6-4   298  So-R *    Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
   4 Tarvarus McFadden     DB      6-2   198  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (American Heritage)
  37 Kyle Meyers           DB      6-0   168  Fr        New Orleans, LA (Holy Cross)
  70 Cole Minshew          OL      6-5   338  Fr-R      Pridgen, GA (Coffee County)
  86 Justin Motlow         WR      5-11  183  So-R      Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  80 Nyqwan Murray         WR      5-11  176  So   *    Orlando (Oak Ridge)
  35 Gabe Nabers           FB      6-3   244  Fr        Hahira, GA (Lowndes County)
  91 Derrick Nnadi         DT      6-1   312  Jr   **   Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes)
  48 Vernon Norwood        LB      6-0   214  So-R      Jupiter (Cardinal Newman)
   9 Jacques Patrick       RB      6-2   231  So   *    Orlando (Timber Creek)
  40 Nick Patti            LB      6-1   225  So-R *    Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
  23 Herbans Paul          DB      6-2   190  Jr-R      Immokalee
  53 Joshua Peters         OL      6-3   274  So-R *    Orlando (First Academy)
   5 Da'Vante Phillips     WR      6-1   206  So   *    Miami (Miami Central)
  33 Colton Plante         FB      6-2   236  So   *    Orlando (First Academy)
  38 Izaiah Prouse-Lackey  DB      5-9   177  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Riverwood)
  16 Jacob Pugh            LB      6-4   229  Jr   **   Dade City (Godby)
  45 Delvin Purifoy        LB      6-2   246  So-R      Cantonment (Pensacola Catholic)
  22 Amir Rasul            RB      5-10  203  Fr        Miami (Coral Gables)
  56 Emmett Rice           LB      6-2   203  Fr        Miami Gardens (Norland)
  14 Jake Rizzo            QB      6-0   193  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  52 David Robbins         OL      6-4   324  Fr-R      Glenelg, MD (Glenelg)
  11 Janarius Robinson     DE      6-5   249  Fr        Panama City (Bay)
  28 Kevin Robledo         K       6-0   164  So        Thousand Oaks, CA
  71 Brock Ruble           OL      6-8   319  So-R *    Charlotte Hall, MD (DeMatha Catholic)
  15 Travis Rudolph        WR      6-1   192  Jr   **   West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman)
  88 Mavin Saunders        TE      6-5   257  So-R *    Bimini, Bahamas (The Kinkaid School)
  92 Justin Shanks         DT      6-2   344  Sr-R ***  Prattville, AL (Prattville)
  97 Isaiah Smallwood      DE      6-3   216  So-R *    Dover (Strawberry Crest)
  64 Willie Smith          OL      6-2   303  Jr-R      Sarasota
  41 Jack Steed            P       6-5   215  Sr-R      Katy, TX
  23 Freddie Stevenson     FB      6-1   241  Sr   ***  Bartow (Bartow)
   9 Josh Sweat            DE      6-5   250  So   *    Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith)
  18 Auden Tate            WR      6-5   225  So   *    Irmo, SC (Wharton)
  86 Darvin Taylor         DT      6-3   304  Fr-R      Chester, VA (Thomas Dale)
   1 Levonta Taylor        DB      5-10  169  Fr        Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes)
   6 Matthew Thomas        LB      6-3   227  Jr-R *    Miami (Booker T. Washington)
  67 Adam Torres           DE      6-4   281  So-R      Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
  68 Greg Turnage          OL      6-3   283  Fr-R      Gainesville
  21 Logan Tyler           K-P     6-0   201  Fr        Nixa, MO (Nixa)
  82 Naseir Upshur         TE      6-2   249  Fr        Philadelphia, PA (Imhotep Institute Charter)
  26 Johnathan Vickers     RB      6-1   228  Jr   **   Quincy (North Florida Christian)
  44 DeMarcus Walker       DE      6-4   280  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
  66 Keith Weeks           OL      6-4   280  Sr-R ***  Valrico (Newsome)
  19 A.J. Westbrook        DB      6-0   186  So   *    Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  27 Marquez White         DB      6-0   184  Sr   ***  Dothan, AL (Northview)
   8 Kermit Whitfield      WR      5-8   182  Sr   ***  Orlando (Jones)
  84 Jalen Wilkerson       TE      6-4   273  Fr-R      Douglas, GA (Coffee County)
  12 Arthur Williams       DT      6-4   327  So-R *    Waycross, GA (Smith)
  39 Claudio Williams      DE      6-0   250  Fr-R      Hialeah
  73 Jauan Williams        OL      6-6   300  Fr        Cheltenham, MD (Archbishop Carroll)
  32 Steven Williams       RB      5-8   161  Sr-R      Naples (Tallahassee CC)
   3 Jesus Wilson          WR      5-10  184  Sr   ***  Miami (Columbus)
  49 Cedric Wood           DT      6-3   321  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)

2016 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   1 Levonta Taylor        DB      5-10  169  Fr        Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes)
   3 Derwin James          DB      6-3   211  So   *    Haines City (Haines City)
   3 Jesus Wilson          WR      5-10  184  Sr   ***  Miami (Columbus)
   4 Dalvin Cook           RB      5-11  213  Jr   **   Miami (Miami Central)
   4 Tarvarus McFadden     DB      6-2   198  So   *    Fort Lauderdale (American Heritage)
   5 Dontavious Jackson    LB      6-2   249  Fr        Houston, TX (Alief Elsik)
   5 Da'Vante Phillips     WR      6-1   206  So   *    Miami (Miami Central)
   6 Malik Henry           QB      6-2   185  Fr        Inglewood, CA (Long Beach Poly)
   6 Matthew Thomas        LB      6-3   227  Jr-R *    Miami (Booker T. Washington)
   7 Ryan Green            RB      5-11  204  Jr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
   7 Ermon Lane            WR-SS   6-3   209  Jr   **   Florida City (Homestead)
   8 Kermit Whitfield      WR      5-8   182  Sr   ***  Orlando (Jones)
   9 Jacques Patrick       RB      6-2   231  So   *    Orlando (Timber Creek)
   9 Josh Sweat            DE      6-5   250  So   *    Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith)
  10 Calvin Brewton        DB      6-0   186  So   *    Miami (Miami Central)
  10 Sean Maguire          QB      6-3   232  Sr-R ***  Sparta, NJ (Seton Hall Prep)
  11 George Campbell       WR      6-4   207  So   *    Clearwater (East Lake)                           core muscle injury
  11 Janarius Robinson     DE      6-5   249  Fr        Panama City (Bay)
  12 Deondre Francois      QB      6-2   205  Fr-R      Orlando (IMG Academies)
  12 Arthur Williams       DT      6-4   327  So-R *    Waycross, GA (Smith)
  13 Lawrence Dawsey       DB      5-11  165  Fr        Tampa
  13 Ja'Vonn Harrison      WR      6-2   196  Jr   **   Lakeland (Kathleen)
  14 Jake Rizzo            QB      6-0   193  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  15 Carlos Becker         DB      6-2   183  Fr        Kissimmee (Osceola)
  15 Travis Rudolph        WR      6-1   192  Jr   **   West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman)
  16 J.J. Cosentino        QB      6-5   230  So-R *    Lower Burrell, PA (Central Catholic)
  16 Jacob Pugh            LB      6-4   229  Jr   **   Dade City (Godby)
  18 Ro'Derrick Hoskins    LB      6-2   240  Jr-R **   Orlando (Evans)
  18 Auden Tate            WR      6-5   225  So   *    Irmo, SC (Wharton)
  19 A.J. Westbrook        DB      6-0   186  So   *    Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  20 Bobby Lyons           WR      6-0   184  So-R      Orlando (Ocoee)
  20 Trey Marshall         DB      6-0   210  Jr   **   Lake City (Columbia)
  21 Logan Tyler           K-P     6-0   201  Fr        Nixa, MO (Nixa)
  22 Amir Rasul            RB      5-10  203  Fr        Miami (Coral Gables)
  23 Ricky Aguayo          K       6-2   196  Fr        Mascotte (IMG Academies)
  23 Herbans Paul          DB      6-2   190  Jr-R      Immokalee
  23 Freddie Stevenson     FB      6-1   241  Sr   ***  Bartow (Bartow)
  24 Marcus Lewis          DB      6-1   190  So   *    Washington, DC (Gonzaga)
  26 Johnathan Vickers     RB      6-1   228  Jr   **   Quincy (North Florida Christian)
  27 Marquez White         DB      6-0   184  Sr   ***  Dothan, AL (Northview)
  28 Gilbert Henric        WR      6-0   194  So-R      Miami (Columbus)
  28 Malique Jackson       DB      6-0   170  Jr   **   Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
  28 Kevin Robledo         K       6-0   164  So        Thousand Oaks, CA
  29 Nate Andrews          DB      6-0   214  Sr   ***  Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
  30 Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane     LB      6-2   219  So   *    Hollywood (Hallandale)                           academically ineligible
  31 Omari Albert          RB      5-7   217  Sr-R      Orlando
  31 Kris Dixon            DE      6-1   217  Fr-R      Tallahassee
  32 Array Culmer          DB      5-7   158  So-R      Jacksonville
  32 Steven Williams       RB      5-8   161  Sr-R      Naples (Tallahassee CC)
  33 Colton Plante         FB      6-2   236  So   *    Orlando (First Academy)
  35 Michael Barulich      DB      5-11  195  Fr-R      Orlando (Lake Nona)
  35 Gabe Nabers           FB      6-3   244  Fr        Hahira, GA (Lowndes County)
  36 Fred Davis            RB      5-11  214  Fr-R      Jacksonville
  37 Kyle Meyers           DB      6-0   168  Fr        New Orleans, LA (Holy Cross)
  38 Izaiah Prouse-Lackey  DB      5-9   177  So-R      Atlanta, GA (Riverwood)
  39 Claudio Williams      DE      6-0   250  Fr-R      Hialeah
  40 Ken Burnham           LS      6-0   208  So-R      Lithia (Newsome)
  40 Nick Patti            LB      6-1   225  So-R *    Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
  41 Jack Steed            P       6-5   215  Sr-R      Katy, TX
  42 Isaiah Denman         WR      5-10  180  Fr-R      Niceville
  43 Jake Duff             RB      6-0   186  So        North Fort Myers
  43 Xavier Hurge          DB      6-0   206  So-R      Coral Springs (Florida Virtual School)
  44 DeMarcus Walker       DE      6-4   280  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
  45 Delvin Purifoy        LB      6-2   246  So-R      Cantonment (Pensacola Catholic)
  46 Daniel Maddox         WR      6-2   194  Sr-R      Pace
  47 Stephen Gabbard       LS      6-3   248  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Godby)
  48 Vernon Norwood        LB      6-0   214  So-R      Jupiter (Cardinal Newman)
  49 N'Namdi Green         TE      6-3   238  So-R      Tampa
  49 Cedric Wood           DT      6-3   321  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
  51 Josh Brown            LB      6-3   216  Fr        Charlotte, NC (Mallard Creek)
  51 Baveon Johnson        OL      6-3   326  Fr        Lakeland (Lake Gibson)
  52 David Robbins         OL      6-4   324  Fr-R      Glenelg, MD (Glenelg)
  53 Joshua Peters         OL      6-3   274  So-R *    Orlando (First Academy)
  54 Alec Eberle           OL      6-4   294  So-R *    Mechanicsville, VA (Atlee)
  55 Fredrick Jones        DT      6-3   298  So-R *    Miami (Miami Central)
  56 Emmett Rice           LB      6-2   203  Fr        Miami Gardens (Norland)
  57 Corey Martinez        OL      6-4   298  So-R *    Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  59 Ryan Hoefeld          OL      6-2   306  Jr-R **   New Orleans, LA (Brother Martin)
  60 Andrew Boselli        OL      6-4   303  Fr        Jacksonville (Episcopal)
  61 Harrison Frank        LS      6-3   200  So        Fort Lauderdale
  62 Ethan Frith           OL      6-7   316  So        Summit, MS (North Pike)
  64 Willie Smith          OL      6-2   303  Jr-R      Sarasota
  65 Mike Arnold           OL      6-4   339  Fr        Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
  66 Keith Weeks           OL      6-4   280  Sr-R ***  Valrico (Newsome)
  67 Adam Torres           DE      6-4   281  So-R      Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
  68 Greg Turnage          OL      6-3   283  Fr-R      Gainesville
  69 Landon Dickerson      OL      6-5   310  Fr        Hickory, NC (South Caldwell)
  70 Cole Minshew          OL      6-5   338  Fr-R      Pridgen, GA (Coffee County)
  71 Brock Ruble           OL      6-8   319  So-R *    Charlotte Hall, MD (DeMatha Catholic)
  72 Kareem Are            OL      6-6   325  Sr-R *    Elmont, NY (Sewanhaka/Fort Scott CC)
  73 Jauan Williams        OL      6-6   300  Fr        Cheltenham, MD (Archbishop Carroll)
  74 Derrick Kelly         OL      6-5   323  So-R *    Quincy (East Gadsden)
  75 Abdul Bello           OL      6-6   312  Fr-R      Warri, Nigeria (Montverde Academy)
  76 Rick Leonard          OL      6-7   306  Jr   **   Middletown, MD (Middletown)
  77 Roderick Johnson      OL      6-7   311  Jr   **   Florissant, MO (Hazelwood Central)
  78 Wilson Bell           OL      6-5   320  Jr-R *    Mobile, AL (Blount)
  79 Josh Ball             OL      6-8   311  Fr        Fredricksburg, VA (Stafford)
  80 Nyqwan Murray         WR      5-11  176  So   *    Orlando (Oak Ridge)
  81 Ryan Izzo             TE      6-5   245  So-R *    Highland Lakes, NJ (Pope John XXIII)
  82 Bryan LaCivita        WR      6-1   178  Jr-R **   Gainesville (Saint Francis Catholic)
  82 Naseir Upshur         TE      6-2   249  Fr        Philadelphia, PA (Imhotep Institute Charter)
  84 Jalen Wilkerson       TE      6-4   273  Fr-R      Douglas, GA (Coffee County)
  85 Jeremy Kerr           TE      6-6   270  Jr-R **   Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)
  86 Justin Motlow         WR      5-11  183  So-R      Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  86 Darvin Taylor         DT      6-3   304  Fr-R      Chester, VA (Thomas Dale)
  87 Jared Jackson         WR      6-2   199  Jr-R *    Monticello (Aucilla Christian Academy)
  88 Mavin Saunders        TE      6-5   257  So-R *    Bimini, Bahamas (The Kinkaid School)
  89 Keith Gavin           WR      6-3   225  Fr        Crawfordville (Wakulla)
  90 Demarcus Christmas    DT      6-4   308  So-R *    Sarasota (Manatee)
  91 Derrick Nnadi         DT      6-1   312  Jr   **   Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes)
  92 Justin Shanks         DT      6-2   344  Sr-R ***  Prattville, AL (Prattville)
  94 Walvenski Aime        DT      6-5   300  So        Boynton Beach (Olympic Heights/Fort Scott CC)
  95 Keith Bryant          DT      6-2   274  Jr-R *    Delray Beach (Atlantic)
  96 Devin Freeman         DL      6-0   260  Sr        Orlando
  97 Isaiah Smallwood      DE      6-3   216  So-R *    Dover (Strawberry Crest)
  99 Brian Burns           DE      6-5   218  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (American Heritage)
January 5, 2016 - Jalen Ramsey declared for the NFL draft
January 6, 2016 - Roberto Aguayo declared for the NFL draft
Ermon Lane switched to DB/No. 7 after the UNC game

2016 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ricky Aguayo             espn.com - Freshman All-American

Brian Burns              espn.com - Freshman All-American
                         Football Writers Association - Freshman All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - Freshman All-American

Dalvin Cook              American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         espn.com - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Pro Football Focus - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - 1st Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - 2nd Team All-American
                         NCAA - Unanimous All-American

Roderick Johnson         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         American Football Coaches Association - 2nd Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - 2nd Team All-American

Tarvarus McFadden        Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         American Football Coaches Association - 2nd Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 2nd Team All-American

DeMarcus Walker          American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 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
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

All-Americans -  6

2016 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Roberto Aguayo           19      K                  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kelvin Benjamin          13      WR                 Carolina Panthers
Anquan Boldin            80      WR                 Detroit Lions
Nigel Bradham            53      LB                 Philadelphia Eagles
Terrence Brooks          29      S                  Philadelphia Eagles
Tank Carradine           95      LB                 San Francisco 49ers
Tony Carter              29      CB                 New Orleans Saints
Antonio Cromartie        31      CB                 Indianapolis Colts
Ronald Darby             28      CB                 Buffalo Bills
Mario Edwards            97      DE                 Oakland Raiders
Javien Elliott           35      CB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cameron Erving           74      OL                 Cleveland Browns
Devonta Freeman          24      RB                 Atlanta Falcons
Graham Gano               9      K                  Carolina Panthers
Eddie Goldman            91      NT                 Chicago Bears
Rashad Greene            13      WR                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Letroy Guion             98      DT                 Green Bay Packers
Bobby Hart               68      G                  New York Giants
Dustin Hopkins            3      K                  Washington Redskins
Rodney Hudson            61      C                  Oakland Raiders
Tre' Jackson             63      G                  New England Patroits
Sebastian Janikowski     11      K                  Oakland Raiders
Timmy Jernigan           99      DT                 Baltimore Ravens
Christian Jones          52      ILB                Chicago Bears
Lamarcus Joyner          20      DB                 Los Angeles Rams
Nile Lawrence-Stample    70      DL                 Cleveland Browns
E.J. Manuel               3      QB                 Buffalo Bills
Josue Matias             66      G                  Tennessee Titans
Nick O'Leary             84      TE                 Buffalo Bills
Christian Ponder         15      QB                 San Francisco 49ers
Jalen Ramsey             20      CB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Xavier Rhodes            29      CB                 Minnesota Vikings
Patrick Robinson         25      CB                 Indianapolis Colts
Garrison Sanborn         65      LS                 Buffalo Bills
Antone Smith             36      RB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Telvin Smith             50      LB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Terrance Smith           48      LB                 Kansas City Chiefs
Chris Thompson           25      RB                 Washington Redskins
Lawrence Timmons         94      LB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dekoda Watson            57      OLB                Denver Broncos
Menelik Watson           71      T                  Oakland Raiders
James Wilder             38      RB                 Buffalo Bills
Karlos Williams          30      RB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
P.J. Williams            25      CB                 New Orleans Saints
Vince Williams           98      LB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jameis Winston            3      QB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Noles in the Pros - 46

2016 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
USA
AP
USA
AP
USA
REC
09/05
Ref
N
MISSISSIPPI
Orlando, Fl
W 45-34
4
4
11
12
 
 
6-7
09/10
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 52- 8
3
3
 
 
 
 
7-4
09/17
Ref
A
LOUISVILLE
L 20-63
2
2
10
10
21
20
9-4
09/24
Ref
A
SOUTH FLORIDA
W 55-35
13
14
 
 
19
19
11-2
10/01
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 35-37
12
12
 
23
 
 
8-5
10/08
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 20-19
23
21
10
10
20
23
9-4
10/15
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 17- 6
14
16
 
 
 
 
7-6
10/29
Ref
H
CLEMSON
L 34-37
12
14
3
3
1
1
14-1
11/05
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 24-20
19
19
 
 
 
 
7-6
11/11
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 45- 7
20
18
 
 
 
 
7-6
11/19
Ref
A
SYRACUSE
W 45-14
17
15
 
 
 
 
4-8
11/26
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 31-13
15
14
13
13
14
13
9-4
12/30
Ref
N
MICHIGAN
Orange Bowl, Miami, Fl
W 33-32
10
10
6
6
10
10
10-3
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   10- 3     4-2     4-1     2-0
AGAINST ACC      5- 3     2-2     3-1     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   4- 3     1-2     1-1     2-0

FINAL  AP -  8
FINAL USA -  8


2016 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1t CLEMSON               7- 1    14- 1 
 1t LOUISVILLE            7- 1     9- 4 
 3  FLORIDA STATE         5- 3    10- 3 
 4t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  3- 5     7- 6 
 4t WAKE FOREST           3- 5     7- 6 
 6t BOSTON COLLEGE        2- 6     7- 6 
 6t SYRACUSE              2- 6     4- 8 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  VIRGINIA TECH         6- 2    10- 4 
 2t MIAMI                 5- 3     9- 4 
 2t NORTH CAROLINA        5- 3     8- 5 
 2t PITTSBURGH            5- 3     8- 5 
 5  GEORGIA TECH          4- 4     9- 4 
 6t DUKE                  1- 7     4- 8 
 6t VIRGINIA              1- 7     2-10 

2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP, Orlando, Fl
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
12/03/2016  VIRGINIA TECH 0, CLEMSON 0                          

2016 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dalvin Cook 09/24/2016 SOUTH FLORIDA 28 267 9.54 2 Dalvin Cook 11/19/2016 SYRACUSE 28 225 8.04 4 Dalvin Cook 10/29/2016 CLEMSON 19 169 8.89 4 Dalvin Cook 10/08/2016 MIAMI 27 154 5.70 0 Dalvin Cook 11/26/2016 FLORIDA 26 153 5.88 1 Dalvin Cook 12/30/2016 MICHIGAN 20 145 7.25 1 Dalvin Cook 10/01/2016 NORTH CAROLINA 29 140 4.83 3 Jacques Patrick 09/24/2016 SOUTH FLORIDA 20 124 6.20 1 Dalvin Cook 10/15/2016 WAKE FOREST 25 115 4.60 0 Dalvin Cook 11/11/2016 BOSTON COLLEGE 18 108 6.00 1

2016 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Travis Rudolph 10/15/2016 WAKE FOREST 13 238 18.31 0 Nyqwan Murray 11/05/2016 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 9 153 17.00 0 Jesus Wilson 09/05/2016 MISSISSIPPI 9 125 13.89 0 Jesus Wilson 10/01/2016 NORTH CAROLINA 6 120 20.00 0 Dalvin Cook 10/01/2016 NORTH CAROLINA 6 106 17.67 0 Travis Rudolph 09/10/2016 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 7 105 15.00 2 Nyqwan Murray 12/30/2016 MICHIGAN 2 104 52.00 2 Dalvin Cook 09/05/2016 MISSISSIPPI 7 101 14.43 0 Auden Tate 11/11/2016 BOSTON COLLEGE 6 101 16.83 2

2016 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Deondre Francois 09/05/2016 MISSISSIPPI 52 33 419 0 8.06 2 Deondre Francois 10/01/2016 NORTH CAROLINA 32 20 372 0 11.63 0 Deondre Francois 11/05/2016 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 39 22 330 0 8.46 1 Deondre Francois 10/15/2016 WAKE FOREST 37 22 319 1 8.62 1 Deondre Francois 11/19/2016 SYRACUSE 28 18 315 1 11.25 2

2016 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 453 325 Points Per Game............. 34.8 25.0 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 57 40 TDs Rushing................. 33 19 TDs Passing................. 23 18 TDs Fumble Return........... 0 1 TDs Punt Return............. 1 1 TDs Interception............ 0 1 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 51-54 34-40 Kick........................ 51-52 32-35 Pass........................ 0- 2 2- 5 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 20-28 15-20 SAFETY........................ 0 1 DEFENSIVE EXTRA POINT......... 0 1 FIRST DOWNS................... 321 245 Rushing..................... 149 89 Passing..................... 143 125 Penalty..................... 29 31 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 2630 1664 Yards gained rushing........ 3102 2111 Yards lost rushing.......... 472 447 Rushing Attempts............ 518 457 Average Per Rush............ 5.1 3.6 Average Per Game............ 202.3 128.0 PASSING YARDAGE............... 3433 2874 Att-Comp-Int................ 421-244- 8 404-224-15 Efficiency.................. 140.68 122.48 Average Per Pass............ 8.2 7.1 Average Per Catch........... 14.1 12.8 Average Per Game............ 264.1 221.1 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 6063 4538 Total Plays................. 939 861 Average Per Play............ 6.5 5.3 Average Per Game............ 466.4 349.1 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 33- 745 33- 595 Average Per Return.......... 22.6 18.0 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 22-163 15-279 Average Per Return.......... 7.4 18.6 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 15- 37 8- 84 Average Per Return.......... 2.5 10.5 FUMBLE RETURNS: #-YARDS....... 8- -5 12- 51 Average Per Return.......... -0.6 4.3 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 23-12 15- 8 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 100- 948 86- 768 Average Per Game............ 72.9 59.1 PUNTS-YARDS................... 56-2227 76-3191 Average Per Punt............ 39.8 42.0 Net punt average............ 34.8 39.8 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 32:55 27:05 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 74-169 61-180 3rd-Down Pct................ .438 .339 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS-4TH DOWN. 3- 5 8-18 4th-Down Pct................ .600 .444 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 51-318 36-301 MISC YARDS.................... 0 38 ATTENDANCE.................... 460,801 273,111 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 6-76,800 5-54,622 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 130,474 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 2-65,237
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
117
95
135
109
456
Opponents
69
97
60
99
325
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Dalvin Cook         13  288 1845   80  1765   6.1  19  75t  135.8
Jacques Patrick     13   61  364   14   350   5.7   4  41    26.9
Deondre Francois    13  108  526  328   198   1.8   5  35t   15.2
Freddie Stevenson   12   13   95    5    90   6.9   4  38     7.5
Kermit Whitfield    13    8   79    0    79   9.9   1  21     6.1
Ryan Green          11   11   78    3    75   6.8   0  17     6.8
Amir Rasul           8    6   46    0    46   7.7   0  21     5.8
Johnathan Vickers    4    5   47    3    44   8.8   0  30    11.0
Jesus Wilson         7    1    6    0     6   6.0   0   6     0.9
Steven Williams      1    1    5    0     5   5.0   0   5     5.0
J.J. Cosentino       3    3    8    5     3   1.0   0   6     1.0
Colton Plante        2    1    2    0     2   2.0   0   2     1.0
Omari Albert         1    1    1    0     1   1.0   0   1     1.0
Sean Maguire         7    1    0   10   -10 -10.0   0 -10    -1.4

Total.........      13  518 3102  472  2630   5.1  33  75t  202.3
Opponents.....      13  457 2111  447  1664   3.6  19  48   128.0


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Deondre Francois    13  142.10 400-235- 7   .588 3350  20  92t  257.7
Sean Maguire         7  141.47  12-  7- 1   .583   64   2  28     9.1
J.J. Cosentino       3   76.62   9-  2- 0   .222   19   1  12t    6.3

Total.........      13  140.68 421-244- 8   .580 3433  23  92t  264.1
Opponents.....      13  122.48 404-224-15   .554 2874  18  84t  221.1


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Travis Rudolph      13  56   840  15.0   7  58    64.6
Dalvin Cook         13  33   488  14.8   1  59t   37.5
Nyqwan Murray       13  27   441  16.3   5  92t   33.9
Auden Tate          13  25   409  16.4   6  39    31.5
Kermit Whitfield    13  34   395  11.6   1  28    30.4
Jesus Wilson         7  30   390  13.0   1  34    55.7
Ryan Izzo           13  19   227  11.9   1  39    17.5
Mavin Saunders      12  10   182  18.2   0  33    15.2
Da'Vante Phillips    9   4    33   8.3   0  10     3.7
Jacques Patrick     13   4    21   5.3   0  13     1.6
Freddie Stevenson   12   1     6   6.0   1   6t    0.5
Ja'Vonn Harrison     3   1     1   1.0   0   1     0.3

Total.........      13 244  3433  14.1  23  92t  264.1
Opponents.....      13 224  2874  12.8  18  84t  221.1


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Jesus Wilson          9  155  17.2  1  89t
Nyqwan Murray        13    8   0.6  0   7 

Total.........       22  163   7.4  1  89t
Opponent......       15  279  18.6  1  69t


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Tarvarus McFadden     8   16   2.0  0     
Marquez White         2   14   7.0  0     
Ermon Lane            1    7   7.0  0     
Nate Andrews          1    0   0.0  0     
Derwin James          1    0   0.0  0     
Marcus Lewis          1    0   0.0  0     
Carlos Becker         1    0   0.0  0     

Total.........       15   37   2.5  0  15 
Opponent......        8   84  10.5  1  36 


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Kermit Whitfield     26   595 22.9  0  53 
Keith Gavin           1    66 66.0  0  66 
Ryan Green            4    61 15.3  0  23 
Freddie Stevenson     1    12 12.0  0  12 
Amir Rasul            1    11 11.0  0  11 

Total.........       33   745 22.6  0  66 
Opponent......       33   595 18.0  0  36 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
DeMarcus Walker       2    3   1.5  0   .    3
Emmett Rice           1   -8  -8.0  0   .    0
Derrick Nnadi         1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Jacob Pugh            1    0   0.0  0   .    1
Demarcus Christmas    1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Marcus Lewis          1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Amir Rasul            1    0   0.0  0   .    0
Matthew Thomas        0    0    .   0   .    1
Arthur Williams       0    0    .   0   .    1
Josh Sweat            0    0    .   0   .    1
Brian Burns           0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........        8   -5  -0.6  0   3    9
Opponent......       12   51   4.3  1  39 


                               |-------- PATs --------|
Name                 TD   FGs    Kick   Rush  Rcv Pass  DXP Saf Points
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dalvin Cook          20   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0   120
Ricky Aguayo          0  19-26   51-52   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   108
Travis Rudolph        7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Auden Tate            6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    36
Freddie Stevenson     5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Deondre Francois      5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-2   0   0    30
Nyqwan Murray         5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Jacques Patrick       4   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    24
Kermit Whitfield      2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Jesus Wilson          2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Ryan Izzo             1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Logan Tyler           0   1-2     3-3    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
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FSU                  57  20-28   54-55   0-0   0   0-2   0   0   456
Opponent             40  15-20   32-35   0-0   2   2-5   1   1   325
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Dalvin Cook
19
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Travis Rudolph
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Auden Tate
.
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Freddie Stevenson
4
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Deondre Francois
5
.
20
.
.
.
.
.
.
Nyqwan Murray
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jacques Patrick
4
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kermit Whitfield
1
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jesus Wilson
.
1
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
Ryan Izzo
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Sean Maguire
.
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
J.J. Cosentino
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
33
23
23
.
.
1
.
.
.
Opponents
20
17
17
1
1
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
--------------------------------------------------
Deondre Francois    13  508   198 3350  3548 272.9
Dalvin Cook         13  288  1765    0  1765 135.8
Jacques Patrick     13   61   350    0   350  26.9
Freddie Stevenson   12   13    90    0    90   7.5
Kermit Whitfield    13    8    79    0    79   6.1
Ryan Green          11   11    75    0    75   6.8
Sean Maguire         7   13   -10   64    54   7.7
Amir Rasul           8    6    46    0    46   5.8
Johnathan Vickers    4    5    44    0    44  11.0
J.J. Cosentino       3   12     3   19    22   7.3
Jesus Wilson         7    1     6    0     6   0.9
Steven Williams      1    1     5    0     5   5.0
Colton Plante        2    1     2    0     2   1.0
Omari Albert         1    1     1    0     1   1.0

Total.........      13  939  2630 3433  6063 466.4
Opponent......      13  861  1664 2874  4538 349.1


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Ricky Aguayo         19-26  .731  0- 0  5- 5  7- 7  7-13  0- 1 47
Logan Tyler           1- 2  .500  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  1- 2 53
FG SEQUENCE Ricky Aguayo Logan Tyler
MISSISSIPPI
(25), (21), (40), (40), (44), (30)
None
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
(46)
None
LOUISVILLE
49, (47), (33)
None
SOUTH FLORIDA
(25), (35)
None
NORTH CAROLINA
45, 52, 45
None
MIAMI
(31), (32)
None
WAKE FOREST
47, (29)
None
CLEMSON
None
None
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
(32)
None
BOSTON COLLEGE
None
(53)
SYRACUSE
(42)
54
FLORIDA
49, (22), 44
None
MICHIGAN
(42), (38)
None
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Logan Tyler         54 2177  40.3  57    2  15  11   0
Jack Steed           1   33  33.0  33    0   1   0   0
 Team                1   17  17.0  17    0   0   0   0

Total.........      56 2227  39.8  57    2  16  11   0
Opponent......      76 3191  42.0  67    3  31  27   2


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Dalvin Cook         13 1765   488    0    0    0    0 2253 173.3
Kermit Whitfield    13   79   395    0  595    0    0 1069  82.2
Travis Rudolph      13    0   840    0    0    0    0  840  64.6
Jesus Wilson         7    6   390  155    0    0    0  551  78.7
Nyqwan Murray       13    0   441    8    0    0    0  449  34.5
Auden Tate          13    0   409    0    0    0    0  409  31.5
Jacques Patrick     13  350    21    0    0    0    0  371  28.5
Ryan Izzo           13    0   227    0    0    0    0  227  17.5
Deondre Francois    13  198     0    0    0    0    0  198  15.2
Mavin Saunders      12    0   182    0    0    0    0  182  15.2
Ryan Green          11   75     0    0   61    0    0  136  12.4
Freddie Stevenson   12   90     6    0   12    0    0  108   9.0
Keith Gavin          8    0     0    0   66    0    0   66   8.3
Amir Rasul           8   46     0    0   11    0    0   57   7.1
Johnathan Vickers    4   44     0    0    0    0    0   44  11.0
Da'Vante Phillips    9    0    33    0    0    0    0   33   3.7
Tarvarus McFadden   13    0     0    0    0   16    0   16   1.2
Marquez White       13    0     0    0    0   14    0   14   1.1
Ermon Lane           8    0     0    0    0    7    0    7   0.9
Steven Williams      1    5     0    0    0    0    0    5   5.0
J.J. Cosentino       3    3     0    0    0    0    0    3   1.0
DeMarcus Walker     13    0     0    0    0    0    3    3   0.2
Colton Plante        2    2     0    0    0    0    0    2   1.0
Ja'Vonn Harrison     3    0     1    0    0    0    0    1   0.3
Omari Albert         1    1     0    0    0    0    0    1   1.0
Emmett Rice         12    0     0    0    0    0   -8   -8  -0.7
Sean Maguire         7  -10     0    0    0    0    0  -10  -1.4

Total.........      13 2630  3433  163  745   37   -5 7003 538.7
Opponent......      13 1664  2874  279  595   84   51 5547 426.7


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Matthew Thomas      13   50   27    77  11.0- 32.0    1.0-  2.0      .      2    4    .      1   .   .
DeMarcus Walker     13   46   22    68  21.5-134.0   16.0-118.0      .      2    4   2-  3   3   1   .
Trey Marshall       12   40   18    58   2.0-  4.0       .           .      4    2    .      .   .   .
Ro'Derrick Hoskins  13   33   20    53   5.5- 12.0    2.5-  7.0      .      2    2    .      .   .   .
Derrick Nnadi       13   26   23    49  10.5- 35.0    6.0- 29.0      .      1    2   1-  0   1   .   .
Jacob Pugh          13   29   14    43   6.0- 42.0    4.5- 38.0      .      .    2   1-  0   1   .   .
Josh Sweat          12   25   16    41  11.5- 49.0    7.0- 39.0      .      1    6    .      1   .   .
A.J. Westbrook      13   31    9    40   1.5-  3.0    1.0-  1.0      .      4    1    .      .   .   .
Ermon Lane           8   26   11    37   0.5-  0.0       .          1-  7   2    .    .      .   .   .
Marquez White       13   19    6    25   2.0-  3.0       .          2- 14   4    .    .      .   .   .
Brian Burns         13   15    9    24  10.5- 58.0    9.5- 57.0      .      .    1    .      1   1   .
Marcus Lewis         8   18    3    21   1.0-  5.0       .          1-  0   2    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Demarcus Christmas  13   11   10    21   2.5- 13.0    2.0- 12.0      .      5    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Dontavious Jackson  12    9   11    20   3.0- 12.0    0.5-  3.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tarvarus McFadden   13   16    4    20   3.0- 12.0       .          8- 16   6    .    .      .   .   .
Nate Andrews         4   13    5    18      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Kyle Meyers         13   12    5    17      .            .           .      3    1    .      .   .   .
Walvenski Aime      13   11    6    17      .            .           .      .    1    .      .   1   .
Levonta Taylor      12   14    1    15   1.0-  1.0       .           .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Fredrick Jones      13   11    4    15   1.0-  4.0       .           .      .    1    .      .   .   .
Emmett Rice         12    5    7    12      .            .           .      .    .   1- -8   .   .   .
Jared Jackson       12    5    6    11      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Derwin James         2    9    2    11      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Calvin Brewton       9    5    1     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Carlos Becker       12    2    3     5      .            .          1-  0   .    .    .      .   .   .
Arthur Williams      3    4    .     4   1.0- 12.0    1.0- 12.0      .      1    .    .      1   .   .
Nick Patti          11    4    .     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Justin Shanks        3    3    .     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Logan Tyler         13    1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jalen Wilkerson      3    3    .     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Freddie Stevenson   12    .    2     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Josh Brown          10    1    1     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Stephen Gabbard     13    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Malique Jackson      6    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Mavin Saunders      12    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Auden Tate          13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nyqwan Murray       13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jack Steed          13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Travis Rudolph      13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dalvin Cook         13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Amir Rasul           8    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .   1-  0   .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  UMs     CSU     UL      USF     UNC     UM      WF      CU      NCS     BC      SU      UF      UMi     
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
23  Ricky Aguayo                 13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
94  Walvenski Aime               13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
31  Omari Albert                  1- 0                                                                          xx                       
29  Nate Andrews                  4- 3                  xx      D-DB    D-FS    D-DB                                                     
72  Kareem Are                   11- 9          xx      O-LG    O-OL    O-LG    O-OL    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    xx              O-LG  
65  Mike Arnold                   0- 0                                                                                                   
79  Josh Ball                     0- 0                                                                                                   
35  Michael Barulich              1- 0  xx                                                                                               
15  Carlos Becker                12- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
78  Wilson Bell                  11- 5  O-RG    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    xx
75  Abdul Bello                   1- 0          xx                                                                                       
60  Andrew Boselli                2- 0          xx      xx                                                                               
10  Calvin Brewton                9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx                              xx      xx      xx      xx              xx
51  Josh Brown                   10- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                              xx
95  Keith Bryant                  0- 0                                                                                                   
40  Ken Burnham                   1- 0          xx                                                                                       
99  Brian Burns                  13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
11  George Campbell               1- 0  xx                                                                                               
90  Demarcus Christmas           13-13  D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT  
 4  Dalvin Cook                  13-13  O-RB    O-TB    O-TB    O-RB    O-TB    O-RB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-RB    O-TB    O-RB  
16  J.J. Cosentino                3- 0  xx      xx      xx                                                                               
32  Array Culmer                  1- 0  xx                                                                                               
36  Fred Davis                    0- 0                                                                                                   
13  Lawrence Dawsey               1- 0  xx                                                                                               
42  Isaiah Denman                 0- 0                                                                                                   
69  Landon Dickerson              7- 7          O-RG    O-RG    O-OL    O-RG    O-OL    O-RG    O-RG                                     
31  Kris Dixon                    1- 0                                                                          xx                       
43  Jake Duff                     0- 0                                                                                                   
54  Alec Eberle                  13-13  O-C     O-C     O-C     O-OL    O-C     O-OL    O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C   
12  Deondre Francois             13-13  O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB  
61  Harrison Frank                0- 0                                                                                                   
96  Devin Freeman                 0- 0                                                                                                   
62  Ethan Frith                   4- 0          xx      xx                                                      xx      xx               
47  Stephen Gabbard              13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
89  Keith Gavin                   8- 0          xx      xx                      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx
49  N'Namdi Green                 0- 0                                                                                                   
 7  Ryan Green                   11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx               
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison              3- 1  O-WR    xx              xx                                                                       
28  Gilbert Henric                0- 0                                                                                                   
 6  Malik Henry                   0- 0                                                                                                   
59  Ryan Hoefeld                  1- 0                                                                                  xx               
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins           13-13  D-LB    D-MIKE  D-MIKE  D-LB    D-MIKE  D-LB    D-MIKE  D-MIKE  D-MIKE  D-MIKE  D-MIKE  D-MIKE  D-MLB 
43  Xavier Hurge                  0- 0                                                                                                   
81  Ryan Izzo                    13-12  O-TE    xx      O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE  
 5  Dontavious Jackson           12- 1          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-WLB   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
87  Jared Jackson                12- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
28  Malique Jackson               6- 0          xx      xx                      xx      xx                      xx      xx               
 3  Derwin James                  2- 2  D-FS    D-FS                                                                                     
51  Baveon Johnson                3- 0  xx      xx                              xx                                                       
77  Roderick Johnson             13-13  O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-OL    O-LT    O-OL    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT  
55  Fredrick Jones               13- 2  xx      xx      xx      D-DT    D-NT    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
74  Derrick Kelly                 5- 2  O-LG    O-LG                            xx                              xx      xx               
85  Jeremy Kerr                  13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane             0- 0                                                                                                   
82  Bryan LaCivita                3- 0  xx      xx                                                              xx                       
 7  Ermon Lane                    8- 4  xx                                      xx      D-FS    D-FS    D-LS    xx      D-SS    xx       
76  Rick Leonard                  7- 6  O-RT    O-RT    O-RT                                                    xx      O-RT    O-RT    O-RT  
24  Marcus Lewis                  8- 5  D-DB    D-CB    D-FS    D-DB    D-STAR  xx      xx      xx                                       
20  Bobby Lyons                   0- 0                                                                                                   
46  Daniel Maddox                 0- 0                                                                                                   
10  Sean Maguire                  7- 0  xx                      xx              xx              xx              xx      xx              xx
20  Trey Marshall                12-12  D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-DB    D-SS    D-DB    D-STAR  D-SS            D-SS    D-STAR  D-SS    D-SS  
57  Corey Martinez                1- 0                                                                          xx                       
 4  Tarvarus McFadden            13-13  D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-DB    D-CB    D-DB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB  
37  Kyle Meyers                  13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
70  Cole Minshew                  6- 3          xx      xx                                                      xx      O-LG    O-LG    O-RG  
86  Justin Motlow                 0- 0                                                                                                   
80  Nyqwan Murray                13- 2  xx      O-WR    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-WR  
35  Gabe Nabers                   3- 0  xx      xx      xx                                                                               
91  Derrick Nnadi                13-11  D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    xx      xx      D-DT    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-DT  
48  Vernon Norwood                0- 0                                                                                                   
 9  Jacques Patrick              13- 1  xx      O-TB    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
40  Nick Patti                   11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx       
23  Herbans Paul                  0- 0                                                                                                   
53  Joshua Peters                 0- 0                                                                                                   
 5  Da'Vante Phillips             9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                       
33  Colton Plante                 2- 0          xx                                                              xx                       
38  Izaiah Prouse-Lackey          1- 0  xx                                                                                               
16  Jacob Pugh                   13- 8  xx      D-SAM   D-SAM   D-LB    xx      D-LB    xx      xx      D-BUCK  D-SAM   xx      D-SAM   D-SLB 
45  Delvin Purifoy                0- 0                                                                                                   
22  Amir Rasul                    8- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx                               
56  Emmett Rice                  12- 0          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
14  Jake Rizzo                    1- 0  xx                                                                                               
52  David Robbins                 3- 0          xx                                                              xx      xx               
11  Janarius Robinson             0- 0                                                                                                   
28  Kevin Robledo                 0- 0                                                                                                   
71  Brock Ruble                   9- 7          xx      xx      O-OL    O-RT    O-OL    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT                     
15  Travis Rudolph               13-13  O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR  
88  Mavin Saunders               12- 3  xx              xx      O-TE    xx      xx      xx      O-TE    xx      O-TE    xx      xx      xx
92  Justin Shanks                 3- 0          xx                                                              xx      xx               
97  Isaiah Smallwood              4- 0  xx                                      xx                              xx      xx               
64  Willie Smith                  0- 0                                                                                                   
41  Jack Steed                   13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
23  Freddie Stevenson            12- 4  O-FB            xx      xx      O-FB    xx      xx      xx      O-FB    xx      xx      O-FB    xx
 9  Josh Sweat                   12-10  D-DE    xx      xx              D-BUCK  D-DE    D-BUCK  D-BUCK  D-BUCK  D-BUCK  D-BUCK  D-BUCK  D-BUCK
18  Auden Tate                   13- 4  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    xx      xx
86  Darvin Taylor                 0- 0                                                                                                   
 1  Levonta Taylor               12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 6  Matthew Thomas               13-12  D-LB    D-WLB   D-WLB   D-LB    D-WLB   D-LB    xx      D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB   D-WLB 
67  Adam Torres                   0- 0                                                                                                   
68  Greg Turnage                  0- 0                                                                                                   
21  Logan Tyler                  13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
82  Naseir Upshur                 7- 0  xx      xx                                                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
26  Johnathan Vickers             4- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx                                                                       
44  DeMarcus Walker              13-13  D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE    D-DE  
66  Keith Weeks                  13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
19  A.J. Westbrook               13- 8  xx      xx      D-FS    xx      xx      xx      D-FS    D-FS    D-S     D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS  
27  Marquez White                13-13  D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-DB    D-CB    D-DB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB  
 8  Kermit Whitfield             13- 7  xx      xx      O-WR    xx      O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    xx      xx      xx      O-WR    O-WR    O-WR  
84  Jalen Wilkerson               3- 0          xx      xx                      xx                                                       
12  Arthur Williams               3- 0          xx      xx                                                      xx                       
39  Claudio Williams              0- 0                                                                                                   
73  Jauan Williams                0- 0                                                                                                   
32  Steven Williams               1- 0                                                                          xx                       
 3  Jesus Wilson                  7- 5  xx      O-WR    O-WR    O-WR    xx      O-WR    O-WR                                             
49  Cedric Wood                   1- 0          xx                                                                                       

FLORIDA STATE 45, MISSISSIPPI 34

09/05/2016, Orlando, Fl

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Dazzling Debuts: Francois, Aguayo Rally Noles Past Ole Miss.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

ORLANDO, FL – In a little more than 30 minutes of game time, Florida State found its quarterback, its defense and its kicker.

The Seminoles might have found the resolve needed to make a run to the College Football Playoff, too.

Because after a first half in which everything went wrong, FSU bounced back with one of the most impressive second halves of the Jimbo Fisher era and beyond. And, as a result, they earned the largest comeback victory in school history.

Deondre Francois threw for 419 yards and and two touchdowns, Ricky Aguayo set a school record with six field goals and DeMarcus Walker racked up 4 ½ sacks as the No. 4 Seminoles rallied from a 22-point deficit and escaped Orlando with a 45-34 win over No. 11 Mississippi at Camping World Stadium.

The Seminoles outscored the Rebels 39-6 over the final 30:28 to reach 1-0 for the seventh consecutive season. They’ll return home to face Charleston Southern on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

“When you're in a heavyweight fight, you're going to take shots,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “People are going to hit you, you know that. You've just got to have the willingness to come back.”

As the game approached halftime, the Seminoles appeared to be headed toward the wrong end of a rout. FSU looked out of sorts for much of the first two quarters, and Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly took advantage with three first-half touchdown passes on the way to a 28-6 lead.

The night, however, would eventually belong to Francois, the redshirt freshman quarterback making his first collegiate appearance in his hometown.

After a month of comparisons to former Seminole Jameis Winston, who, by the way, watched Monday’s game from the FSU sidelines, Francois delivered a debut arguably as memorable as Winston’s.

Although he didn’t have as high of a completion percentage or as many touchdowns as Winston did at Pittsburgh in 2013 (incidentally, also on Labor Day), Francois deftly guided the Seminoles on nine straight scoring drives to end the game.

He completed 33 of his 52 passing attempts and also gave the Rebels fits with his legs, adding another 59 yards on the ground.

It was good enough to render star running back Dalvin Cook with what was likely the quietest 192-yard night (91 rushing, 101 receiving) he'll ever have.

"He had 200 yards of offense, and we just feel like he wasn't there," Fisher said with a smile. " I mean, think about how good is that?"

“I just had a lot of first-time jitters, but once I got settled in, got banged up a few times, I felt better,” Francois said. “…I just felt too blessed to lose the game.”

Francois showed a veteran’s poise in the pocket, most notably on a 16-yard touchdown strike to Travis Rudolph at the end of the first half.

With the Ole Miss defense closing in, Francois held his positioning, delivered a perfect throw and then absorbed a crushing blow from a Rebels defender.

Francois stayed down for a few extra moments but made his way to the sideline and was ready to go for the second half. That touchdown, meanwhile, proved the turning point in the game: It cut FSU’s deficit to 28-13 at halftime and proved to be the first of 33 straight points that swung the game in the Seminoles’ favor.

“I’m going to tell you now,” Fisher said, “when you stand there and deliver one of them (throws) you realize this is college football. And your teammates, that’s when your teammates respect you, when they see you standing there and taking those shots, and you don't duck and wench away.

“I thought it was tremendous and I thought it was a drive of the game that gave us a chance to come back in the game.”

Francois will grab most of the headlines, but he will, however, have to share some of the spotlight with FSU’s new kicker.

A true freshman also carrying the weight of heavy expectations – his older brother, Roberto, was an All-American at FSU for three years – Ricky Aguayo needed just one game to place his name atop the Florida State record books.

“I just reminded him every play, Create your own legacy. … I’m behind you, I’m in your corner,’” sophomore safety Derwin James said. “And he came through for us every time, and that’s big. That really helped us.”

A native of nearby Mascotte, Fla., Aguayo was a perfect 6 for 6 on field goal attempts Monday night, with makes of 21, 25, 30, 40 (twice), and 44 yards.

His last field goal, from 30 yards, provided the final margin, as well as some welcome breathing room with 4:53 to go.

Fisher had praise for both Aguayo and fellow freshman Logan Tyler, who averaged 44 yards on three punts and also was effective in handling kickoff duties.

“Those guys they had a big night,” Fisher said.

After an uneven first half, FSU’s defense answered the bell in the second, limiting the Rebels to just one scoring drive amidst the Seminoles’ offensive onslaught. Ole Miss went into halftime with 312 yards of total offense. The Rebels finished the game with 380.

That’s thanks to a mammoth second-half effort from Walker, who finished just half a sack away from tying FSU’s single-game record and also forced a strip-sack of Kelly that led to the Seminoles’ first lead of the game.

Sophomore defensive backs James, Tarvarus McFadden and Marcus Lewis each grabbed the first interceptions of their careers.

“Our defense was outstanding the second half,” Fisher said. “I mean, the first half, (Ole Miss) had their thing, but that defense, after they felt us getting a surge on offense, I mean they swarmed now. I mean, they created turnovers. They created sacks. They created havoc.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MISSISSIPPI
7
21
0
6
34
FLORIDA STATE
3
10
23
9
45

1st   0- 7  Opp, 3, pass (kick), 13:14
      3- 7  Ricky Aguayo, 25, field goal, 0:01 
2nd   3-14  Opp, 3, pass (kick), 12:42
      3-21  Opp, 21, pass (kick), 9:42 
      6-21  Ricky Aguayo, 21, field goal, 4:49 
      6-28  Opp, 11, run (kick), 3:04 
     13-28  Travis Rudolph, 16, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 0:28 
3rd  16-28  Ricky Aguayo, 40, field goal, 12:18
     23-28  Freddie Stevenson, 1, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 11:28
     29-28  Kermit Whitfield, 3, run (Deondre Francois, pass failed), 9:17 
     36-28  Ryan Izzo, 2, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 4:12 
4th  39-28  Ricky Aguayo, 40, field goal, 12:56
     39-34  Opp, 20, pass (pass failed), 12:09
     42-34  Ricky Aguayo, 44, field goal, 9:16 
     45-34  Ricky Aguayo, 30, field goal, 4:53 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 32 21 Rushes-yards 41-161 25- 67 Passing 419 313 Att-Comp-Int 52-33-0 39-21-3 Total Yards 93-580 64-380 Punt Returns 1--5 1-7 Kickoff Returns 3-81 4-74 Interception Ret. 3-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 3-44.0 4-44.0 Sacks By-Yds 5-40 3-16 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 15-127 8-74 3rd Down Conversions 9-18 5-11 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1 Time of Posession 42:39 17:21 Attendance 63,042 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 23- 91 Deondre Francois 9- 59 Freddie Stevenson 2- 8 Kermit Whitfield 1- 3 Jacques Patrick 5- 2 Team 1- -2 Receiving Jesus Wilson 9- 125 Dalvin Cook 7- 101 Travis Rudolph 6- 74 Kermit Whitfield 5- 53 Ryan Izzo 3- 41 Jacques Patrick 1- 13 Da'Vante Phillips 1- 8 Nyqwan Murray 1- 4 Passing Deondre Francois 52-33-0-419 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 1- -5 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 2- 69 Freddie Stevenson 1- 12 Punting Logan Tyler 3- 132 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derwin James 6 2 8 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Matthew Thomas 7 . 7 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 4 3 7 . . . 1 . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 5 1 6 4.5- 37.0 4.5- 37.0 . . . . 1 . . Marcus Lewis 5 . 5 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 3 1 4 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi . 2 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Tarvarus McFadden 1 . 1 . . 1- 0 1 . . . . . Josh Brown 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 1 . 1 . . . . 2 . . . . Kyle Meyers . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Logan Tyler . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Freddie Stevenson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Levonta Taylor . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
RB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    54  Alec Eberle
LG   74  Derrick Kelly
RT   76  Rick Leonard
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Derwin James
CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
LB    6  Matthew Thomas
DE    9  Josh Sweat
LB   18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
SS   20  Trey Marshall
DB   24  Marcus Lewis
CB   27  Marquez White
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
    Izaiah Prouse-Lackey
 1  Levonta Taylor
 1  Ermon Lane
 3  Jesus Wilson
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 7  Ryan Green
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Calvin Brewton
10  Sean Maguire
11  George Campbell
13  Lawrence Dawsey
14  Jake Rizzo
16  Jacob Pugh
16  J.J. Cosentino
18  Auden Tate
19  A.J. Westbrook
21  Logan Tyler
22  Amir Rasul
23  Ricky Aguayo
##  NAME
-----------------------------
26  Johnathan Vickers
32  Array Culmer
35  Gabe Nabers
35  Michael Barulich
37  Kyle Meyers
40  Nick Patti
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
51  Josh Brown
51  Baveon Johnson
55  Fredrick Jones
66  Keith Weeks
80  Nyqwan Murray
82  Bryan LaCivita
82  Naseir Upshur
85  Jeremy Kerr
88  Mavin Saunders
94  Walvenski Aime
97  Isaiah Smallwood
99  Brian Burns

FLORIDA STATE 52, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 8

09/10/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Shipwrecked: Football Defeats Bucs 52-8.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – A short week of rest and practice, along with a handful of starters sidelined by injury, might have lent a little more drama than usual to Florida State’s home opener against FCS power Charleston Southern.

But the Seminoles made quick work of the Buccaneers in the first half, then cruised in the second as coach Jimbo Fisher emptied his bench in a 52-8 victory in front of 75,831 fans at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois continued his hot start to the season, connecting on 25 of 32 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Francois also tossed his first career interception midway through the second quarter, but, by then, FSU was well on its way to a lopsided victory.

The Seminoles are 2-0 for the sixth straight season. They’ll open ACC play in a marquee matchup at No. 13 Louisville next Saturday (noon, ABC).

“I was very proud of the way we started the game. We were efficient early in the game,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Still not as clean as I wanted to be during the plays at the end … just a little lethargic there, kind of, on offense.”

Having played their season opener on Monday night, the Seminoles effectively had just two days of practice to get ready for the Buccaneers, who entered the game ranked seventh in the FCS Coaches Poll.

And FSU on Saturday was without left guard Kareem Are (concussion), right guard Wilson Bell (ankle) and fullback Freddie Stevenson (ankle), which led to extended action for Derrick Kelly, Colton Plante and Landon Dickerson, a true freshman who made his first career start in place of Bell.

Charleston Southern (1-2), meanwhile, entered the game with some adversity of its own: The school announced Friday that 14 players had been suspended due to potential NCAA violations related to purchases at the school’s bookstore.

That made what was already a steep uphill climb virtually insurmountable.

Behind a hot connection between Francois and junior receiver Travis Rudolph, the Seminoles scored touchdowns on each of their first four possessions and led 28-0 after one quarter.

A pair of TD passes from Francois to Rudolph (seven catches, 105 yards) sandwiched Dalvin Cook’s first touchdown run of the season, and senior Bobo Wilson polished off the scoring spree with an 89-yard punt return for a score.

It was FSU’s first punt return for a touchdown since Tyler Hunter did it against Duke in 2012.

“He outkicked the coverage,” Wilson said, referring to CSU punter Truett Burns. “I saw that and knew I had like 10 yards between me and the next defender, so I just made it happen.”

“That was wonderful,” Fisher said.

Cook, for his part, finished with fewer total yards than he did in last week’s opener against Mississippi, but, on occasion, appeared to flash more of the burst and elusiveness that have become his trademarks over the last few seasons.

He ran for 83 yards on just 11 carries, 37 of which came on a winding, weaving touchdown run through the heart of the Charleston Southern defense midway through the third quarter.

That was the second of two touchdowns for Cook, who was held scoreless last week.

“It was good to see him get back. He wasn’t in a groove (against Ole Miss),” Fisher said. “Then he started to get some runs and we started seeing the old Dalvin coming back.”

Cook’s fellow running back, sophomore Jacques Patrick, also had an impressive sequence in which he touched the ball five times on a six-play drive, and finished it off with a two-yard plunge into the end zone.

The 6-2, 230-pound sophomore posted 26 yards on his five carries, often at the expense of would-be tacklers from Charleston Southern.

“Coach Fisher always preaches, ‘Do your job,’ and that’s my job,” Patrick said. “I’m a bigger guy, so I’ve got to make guys pay every time I get the ball.”

The Seminoles lowered the throttle in the second half, but that didn’t stop sophomore Auden Tate from scoring the first touchdown of his career late in the third quarter.

A 6-foot-5 receiver from Tampa, Tate has been pegged as an obvious red-zone target since a breakout performance at the Garnet & Gold Game earlier this year.

And Tate lived up to that billing Saturday, leaping up and over a CSU defender for a 1-yard touchdown catch in the back corner of the end zone.

Freshman Ricky Aguayo later made it a perfect 7-for-7 on the season with a 46-yard field goal that provided the final margin.

On defense, the Seminoles received a game-high five tackles and two sacks from freshman Brian Burns, who helped corral CSU’s rushing attack to just 152 yards on 39 attempts.

The Buccaneers, whose offense is based on the triple-option, had averaged 287.0 rushing yards per game.

The Seminoles also continued a welcome trend of creating turnovers. FSU recovered three of six Charleston Southern fumbles and turned those into 14 points. Through two games, the Seminoles have forced seven turnovers while committing just one of their own.

“We want to get at least four or five turnovers a game,” sophomore defensive back Marcus Lewis said. “We practice it. We’ve got drills that we do during the week, just to get the ball out. That’s what we preach. We’ve got to have turnovers.”

FSU’s defensive day did, however, come at a cost, as sophomore Derwin James left the game midway through the third quarter with a left knee injury and did not return.

Fisher after the game did not have an update on James’ status.

“We’ll have to wait see,” Fisher said. “See what the doctors say.”

With FSU’s first two wins in the books, eyes now turn to Louisville, where FSU will play the 13th-ranked Cardinals in what should be one of the marquee matchups of the conference slate.

Louisville turned heads in a 62-28 victory over Syracuse on Friday, and ESPN’s College Gameday pregame show is expected to be on hand when the Seminoles visit next week.

Which means that after a bit of a breather following their dramatic victory over Mississippi, the Seminoles are due for another stiff challenge.

“We’re going to be severely tested next week,” Fisher said. “So we’d better be ready.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
0
6
0
2
8
FLORIDA STATE
28
7
14
3
52

1st   7- 0  Travis Rudolph, 36, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 9:26 
     14- 0  Dalvin Cook, 1, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 4:18 
     21- 0  Travis Rudolph, 21, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 3:17 
     28- 0  Jesus Wilson, 89, punt return/blocked punt (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 0:22 
2nd  35- 0  Jacques Patrick, 2, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 4:44 
     35- 6  Opp, 57, pass (kick failed), 2:50 
3rd  42- 6  Dalvin Cook, 37, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 10:00
     49- 6  Auden Tate, 1, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 2:22 
4th  49- 8  Opp, safety, 14:42
            Note: JJ Cosentino recovered his own fumble in the end zone.
     52- 8  Ricky Aguayo, 46, field goal, 4:59 
     52- 8  Opp, 48, field goal failed, 2:27 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 26 15 Rushes-yards 36-169 39-152 Passing 269 142 Att-Comp-Int 35-26-1 20-7-0 Total Yards 71-438 59-294 Punt Returns 1-89 1--6 Kickoff Returns 2-17 4-73 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-4 Fumble Returns 3--8 0-0 Punts 2-51.0 7-38.7 Sacks By-Yds 4-37 3-22 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 6-3 Penalties-Yds 6-60 8-51 3rd Down Conversions 8-11 2-12 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 30:19 29:41 Attendance 75,831 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 11- 83 Amir Rasul 6- 46 Jacques Patrick 5- 26 Ryan Green 3- 6 Reinard Wilson 1- 6 Johnathan Vickers 2- 4 J.J. Cosentino 2- 1 Deondre Francois 6- -3 Receiving Travis Rudolph 7- 105 Jesus Wilson 4- 53 Nyqwan Murray 3- 31 Ryan Izzo 2- 20 Kermit Whitfield 2- 17 Da'Vante Phillips 2- 15 Auden Tate 2- 13 Dalvin Cook 1- 9 Jacques Patrick 2- 5 Ja'Vonn Harrison 1- 1 Passing Deondre Francois 32-25-1-262 J.J. Cosentino 3- 1-0- 7 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 1- 89 Ryan Green 1- 6 Kickoff Return Amir Rasul 1- 11 Punting Logan Tyler 2- 102 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brian Burns 4 1 5 2.0- 19.0 3.0- 20.0 . . 1 . 1 . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Marcus Lewis 3 1 4 1.0- 5.0 . . . . 1- 0 . . . Levonta Taylor 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 3 . 3 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Derwin James 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Dontavious Jackson 2 1 3 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . . Jared Jackson 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Matthew Thomas 1 2 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 2 . 2 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Arthur Williams 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Emmett Rice 1 1 2 . . . . . 1- -8 . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 1 2 . . . . . . 1 . . Jacob Pugh 1 1 2 . . . . 1 . . . . Carlos Becker 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Walvenski Aime 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Team 1 . 1 1.0- 12.0 1.0- 12.0 . . . . 1 . . Fredrick Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Malique Jackson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Calvin Brewton 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Justin Shanks 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Travis Rudolph 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Wilkerson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Tarvarus McFadden . . . . . . 1 . . . . . Kyle Meyers . . . . . . . 1 . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
TB    9  Jacques Patrick
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
C    54  Alec Eberle
RG   69  Landon Dickerson
LG   74  Derrick Kelly
RT   76  Rick Leonard
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
WR   80  Nyqwan Murray
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
FS    3  Derwin James
CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
WLB   6  Matthew Thomas
SAM  16  Jacob Pugh
MIKE 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
SS   20  Trey Marshall
CB   24  Marcus Lewis
CB   27  Marquez White
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 7  Ryan Green
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Josh Sweat
10  Calvin Brewton
12  Arthur Williams
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
15  Carlos Becker
16  J.J. Cosentino
18  Auden Tate
19  A.J. Westbrook
21  Logan Tyler
22  Amir Rasul
23  Ricky Aguayo
26  Johnathan Vickers
28  Malique Jackson
33  Colton Plante
35  Gabe Nabers
37  Kyle Meyers
40  Ken Burnham
40  Nick Patti
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
##  NAME
-----------------------------
49  Cedric Wood
51  Baveon Johnson
51  Josh Brown
52  David Robbins
55  Fredrick Jones
56  Emmett Rice
60  Andrew Boselli
62  Ethan Frith
66  Keith Weeks
70  Cole Minshew
71  Brock Ruble
72  Kareem Are
75  Abdul Bello
78  Wilson Bell
81  Ryan Izzo
82  Naseir Upshur
82  Bryan LaCivita
84  Jalen Wilkerson
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
89  Keith Gavin
92  Justin Shanks
94  Walvenski Aime
99  Brian Burns
99  Reinard Wilson

LOUISVILLE 63, FLORIDA STATE 20

09/17/2016, LOUISVILLE, KY

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Football Falls In Top 10 Battle.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

LOUISVILLE, KY – In their comeback victory over Ole Miss two weeks ago, Florida State’s script followed a familiar pattern of scoring before halftime, getting the ball back to start the third quarter and then scoring again.

So maybe the surest sign that things would be different here at Louisville’s Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium came when Louisville, not the Seminoles, scored the momentous touchdown at the end of the second quarter.

And it was Louisville, not FSU, that scored the decisive blow early in the third.

By then, the Seminoles trailed by 32 points and their hopes for yet another jump-off-the-mat rally were gone. This time, the hole was too far deep as No. 2 FSU fell prey to a Heisman-worthy performance by Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson in a 63-20 defeat.

“It starts with me and ends with me as the head coach,” FSU’s Jimbo Fisher said after the game. “You’ve got to fix it and look at your issues and (see) what you’ve got to do.

“Find it, correct it, coach them better. And they’ve got to play better.”

FSU (2-1, 0-1 ACC) will get a chance to play better at South Florida next Saturday at noon. The No. 10 Cardinals improved to 3-0 and, after a trip to Marshall next week, will then travel to Clemson for a game that will have massive implications for the ACC Atlantic Division.

Louisville’s Jackson cemented his status as college football’s preeminent rising star with a 372-yard, five-touchdown performance that kept the FSU defense guessing all day.

The Seminoles, meanwhile, never could find a groove on offense and, save for a few moments after cutting their deficit to 14-10 early in the second quarter, never gave the Cardinals much of a scare.

“Second half, they got the momentum and we couldn’t ever change it,” Fisher said. “You play with fire when you let teams get ahead of you. We felt like we had weathered it.”

Playing in his first true road environment, redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois completed seven of 18 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. But he also threw an interception and mishandled an exchange with running back Dalvin Cook that led to another turnover.

And Francois was sacked five times by a Louisville defense that, afforded a big lead, could be relentless in its pass rush.

Cook didn’t fare much better, carrying 16 times for just 54 yards.

“We didn’t block anybody,” Fisher said. “I actually thought (Cook) ran pretty decent. I liked our scheme coming in. we had some plays, we just didn’t make a block.”

Behind a balanced effort through the air and on the ground, Louisville outgained FSU 530-284 despite conceding a time-of-possession advantage to the Seminoles.

Matthew Thomas had 10 tackles to lead the FSU defense, which was playing shorthanded with safety Derwin James sidelined while recovering from knee surgery.

With James out and a handful of other FSU defenders hit by injuries throughout the game, the Cardinals struck for seven plays of more than 20 yards. The Seminoles had just one.

“(Injuries) make a difference, but that’s ball,” Fisher said. “That’s not their fault, that’s our fault … that’s football. You build depth and develop young players.”

Florida State’s day perhaps could best be summed up by Louisville’s fateful drive at the end of the second quarter.

Leading 28-10 with less than a minute to go in the half, Jackson threw a low pass toward the right sideline that appeared to bounce off the turf for an incompletion.

But it didn’t. Instead, Cardinals receiver James Quick caught the ball between his knees and, in the ensuing confusion, gathered it in his arms and raced 44 yards to the FSU 2-yard line.

Three plays later, Jackson scampered into the end zone for a score that made it 35-10.

And as the Cardinals kept scoring throughout the second half, the Seminoles had just two second-half drives of more than four plays.

“We didn’t communicate like we should have, like we did throughout the week” junior linebacker Jacob Pugh said. “It seemed like when we got on the field, everything went blank.”

Their usual comeback plan thwarted, the Seminoles were left to watch as the Cardinals served notice to the nation that the ACC Atlantic is no longer the exclusive domain of FSU and Clemson.

FSU received that message in a resounding way on Saturday. And the Cardinals will look to deliver it again when they see Deshaun Watson and the Tigers on Oct. 1.

One the other side, the Seminoles resolved to glean what they can from this one and, otherwise, move on and turn their focus toward next week’s trip to USF.

“We’ve just got to bounce back,” said junior Travis Rudolph, the team’s leading receiver with two catches for 40 yards. “We’ve got to look forward to the next game. We can’t control what just happened, we’ve just got to deal with it.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
3
7
0
10
20
LOUISVILLE
14
21
14
14
63

1st   0- 7  Opp, 2, run (kick), 12:54
      0- 7  Ricky Aguayo, 49, field goal failed, 7:24 
      0-14  Opp, 14, run (kick), 4:50 
      3-14  Ricky Aguayo, 47, field goal, 1:41 
2nd   3-14  Opp, 48, field goal failed, 13:20
     10-14  Auden Tate, 20, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 10:56
     10-21  Opp, 2, run (kick), 7:40 
     10-28  Opp, 4, pass (kick), 5:03 
     10-35  Opp, 1, run (kick), 0:12 
3rd  10-42  Opp, 69, punt return/blocked punt (kick), 13:49
     10-49  Opp, 1, run (kick), 5:02 
4th  10-56  Opp, 47, run (kick), 14:27
     10-63  Opp, 6, run (kick), 12:30
     17-63  Auden Tate, 12, pass from J.J. Cosentino (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 5:19 
     20-63  Ricky Aguayo, 33, field goal, 0:51 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 24 Rushes-yards 43-171 46-314 Passing 113 216 Att-Comp-Int 24-8-1 20-13-1 Total Yards 67-284 66-530 Punt Returns 1-0 2-130 Kickoff Returns 6-133 2-32 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-36 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 8-44.8 4-33.0 Sacks By-Yds 1-9 5-47 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 8-84 5-56 3rd Down Conversions 2-13 5-10 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 31:59 28:01 Attendance 55,632 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jacques Patrick 7- 79 Dalvin Cook 16- 54 Johnathan Vickers 3- 40 Ryan Green 3- 32 J.J. Cosentino 1- 2 Team 1- -2 Deondre Francois 12- -34 Receiving Travis Rudolph 2- 40 Auden Tate 2- 32 Ryan Izzo 1- 14 Nyqwan Murray 1- 11 Dalvin Cook 1- 8 Jesus Wilson 1- 8 Passing Deondre Francois 18- 7-1-101 J.J. Cosentino 6- 1-0- 12 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 1- 0 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 6- 133 Punting Logan Tyler 8- 358 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Matthew Thomas 6 4 10 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 6 2 8 2.0- 12.0 1.0- 9.0 . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Walvenski Aime 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Westbrook 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Marcus Lewis 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jared Jackson 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Jalen Wilkerson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Williams 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Nick Patti 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Nyqwan Murray 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kyle Meyers . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Burns . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Emmett Rice . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
WR    8  Kermit Whitfield
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
C    54  Alec Eberle
RG   69  Landon Dickerson
LG   72  Kareem Are
RT   76  Rick Leonard
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
WLB   6  Matthew Thomas
SAM  16  Jacob Pugh
MIKE 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
FS   19  A.J. Westbrook
SS   20  Trey Marshall
FS   24  Marcus Lewis
CB   27  Marquez White
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 7  Ryan Green
 9  Josh Sweat
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Calvin Brewton
12  Arthur Williams
15  Carlos Becker
16  J.J. Cosentino
18  Auden Tate
21  Logan Tyler
22  Amir Rasul
23  Freddie Stevenson
23  Ricky Aguayo
26  Johnathan Vickers
28  Malique Jackson
29  Nate Andrews
35  Gabe Nabers
37  Kyle Meyers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  Nick Patti
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
51  Josh Brown
55  Fredrick Jones
56  Emmett Rice
60  Andrew Boselli
62  Ethan Frith
66  Keith Weeks
70  Cole Minshew
71  Brock Ruble
78  Wilson Bell
80  Nyqwan Murray
84  Jalen Wilkerson
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
89  Keith Gavin
94  Walvenski Aime
99  Brian Burns

FLORIDA STATE 55, SOUTH FLORIDA 35

09/24/2016, TAMPA, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Cook's Career Day Fuels Football's 55-35 Win.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TAMPA, FL – Dalvin Cook is back in a big way.

So too, apparently, is the Florida State football team.

Cook took his first carry of Saturday’s game at South Florida 75 yards – his longest carry of the season – for a touchdown that sparked the No. 13 Seminoles to a 55-35 victory over the Bulls at Raymond James Stadium.

Florida State is 3-1 and resumes ACC play at home next week against North Carolina.

“It’s always good to see the No. 4 jersey from behind, running down the field,” junior left tackle Roderick Johnson said. “That’s my favorite part of the game.”

After three games without the type of highlight-reel runs or eye-popping stat lines that have become his trademark, Cook jumpstarted his Heisman Trophy candidacy by rushing for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdowns.

It’s the third 200-yard game of Cook’s career and the second-highest single-game rushing total in school history. Cook now owns three of FSU’s top five rushing performances of all-time, as well as five of its 20 longest touchdown runs.

He added a team-high four receptions and 62 yards through the air to bring his total offensive output to a career-best 329 yards and, along the way, answered any critics who might have questions about his performances this season.

“I don’t pay attention to that at all,” Cook said. “I know my body. I know my mind. There’s nothing wrong with Dalvin, to answer all the questions.”

USF certainly wouldn’t argue.

In two games against the Bulls, Cook has run for a total of 533 yards, and he’s posted the two best rushing efforts of his career against them. He beat last year’s total – 266 – by one yard on Saturday.

“People keep saying there was something wrong with him. I didn’t see anything wrong with him,” sophomore running back Jacques Patrick said. “He’s the same guy from last year. That was good to see him have a great game.”

But Cook didn’t have a monopoly on FSU’s running of the Bulls.

Patrick added another 124 yards and a score on 20 carries, giving FSU its first 200-100 rushing combo since 1985.

Quarterback Deondre Francois chipped in another 75 yards and a touchdown on the ground, and even fullback Freddie Stevenson got in on the act with 12 yards and two scores.

All told, the Seminoles chewed up 478 rushing yards – just one short of the school record – while averaging 7.6 yards per attempt.

For context, the No. 1 rushing team in the nation, Air Force, averages 432.5 yards per game.

“We did some better things at the line of scrimmage,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said.

With so much success on the ground, Francois had a lighter workload in the passing game, but he took advantage of his opportunities by completing 6 of his first 6 passes on the way to a 169-yard day.

Francois’ lone touchdown pass went for 13 yards to Jesus Wilson, and he also connected with sophomore Auden Tate for a 39-yard completion that led to a score.

“We’re not trying to prove anything, we’re just trying to get better every week,” Francois said. “We’re trying to establish the run every week and go from there.”

Florida State’s defense, meanwhile enjoyed a strong bounce-back effort of its own in the first half.

After an ominous start that saw the Bulls score two touchdowns on their first two drives. including an 84-yard pass for a TD on their first play from scrimmage, the Seminoles tightened up and held USF off the scoreboard until late in the third quarter.

Consider that through their first two drives, USF accounted for 156 yards and two scores.

The Seminoles then forced six punts and two interceptions on USF’s next nine drives while allowing a total of just 65 yards.

By then, midway through the third quarter, the Seminoles led 45-14 and any thoughts that the they might suffer a letdown after last week’s loss at Louisville were long gone.

The Seminoles sacked USF’s Quinton Flowers three times and also forced two turnovers. Sophomore cornerback Tarvarus McFadden grabbed his team-leading third interception of the season, and Nate Andrews later added a pick of his own on a deep USF pass near the end zone.

That the Bulls struck for three touchdowns in the second half, however, ensured that Fisher will still have plenty to critique when the team goes through its film review from the game.

“We’ve got to stop that,” he said. “We’ve got to learn to finish games and play 60 minutes. “That’s what we’re not doing, and we’re going to learn to do.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
10
7
10
55
SOUTH FLORIDA
14
0
7
14
35

1st   0- 7  Opp, 84, pass (kick), 14:43
      7- 7  Dalvin Cook, 75, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 14:31
      7-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 11:49
     14-14  Dalvin Cook, 13, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 10:22
     21-14  Freddie Stevenson, 1, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 6:11 
     28-14  Jesus Wilson, 13, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 0:25 
2nd  31-14  Ricky Aguayo, 25, field goal, 7:04 
     38-14  Freddie Stevenson, 1, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 1:18 
3rd  45-14  Jacques Patrick, 2, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 7:07 
     45-21  Opp, 24, run (kick), 3:22 
4th  48-21  Ricky Aguayo, 35, field goal, 13:33
     48-28  Opp, 4, run (kick), 10:21
     55-28  Deondre Francois, 35, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 8:46 
     55-35  Opp, 2, run (kick), 7:39 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 31 17 Rushes-yards 63-478 41-290 Passing 169 160 Att-Comp-Int 19-11-0 14-5-2 Total Yards 82-647 55-450 Punt Returns 4-59 1-8 Kickoff Returns 4-128 4-62 Interception Ret. 2-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 3-34.7 6-47.5 Sacks By-Yds 3-25 3-17 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 4-50 8-68 3rd Down Conversions 6-11 4-11 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1 Time of Posession 40:19 19:41 Attendance 61,665 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 28- 267 Jacques Patrick 20- 124 Deondre Francois 10- 75 Freddie Stevenson 5- 12 Receiving Dalvin Cook 4- 62 Auden Tate 1- 39 Jesus Wilson 2- 34 Travis Rudolph 1- 14 Mavin Saunders 1- 12 Kermit Whitfield 2- 8 Passing Deondre Francois 19-11-0-169 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 4- 58 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 4- 128 Punting Logan Tyler 3- 104 |---------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 4 2 6 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Trey Marshall 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones 3 . 3 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 2 1 3 1.0- 7.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 2 . 2 1.0- 13.0 1.0- 13.0 . . . . . . . Walvenski Aime 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Westbrook 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Emmett Rice 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Brian Burns 2 . 2 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . Matthew Thomas 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Dontavious Jackson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Calvin Brewton 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Nick Patti 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marcus Lewis . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
RB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
OL   54  Alec Eberle
OL   69  Landon Dickerson
OL   71  Brock Ruble
OL   72  Kareem Are
OL   77  Roderick Johnson
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
TE   88  Mavin Saunders
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
LB    6  Matthew Thomas
LB   16  Jacob Pugh
LB   18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
DB   20  Trey Marshall
DB   24  Marcus Lewis
DB   27  Marquez White
DB   29  Nate Andrews
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   55  Fredrick Jones
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 7  Ryan Green
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Calvin Brewton
10  Sean Maguire
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
15  Carlos Becker
18  Auden Tate
19  A.J. Westbrook
21  Logan Tyler
22  Amir Rasul
23  Freddie Stevenson
23  Ricky Aguayo
##  NAME
-----------------------------
26  Johnathan Vickers
37  Kyle Meyers
40  Nick Patti
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
51  Josh Brown
56  Emmett Rice
66  Keith Weeks
78  Wilson Bell
80  Nyqwan Murray
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
91  Derrick Nnadi
94  Walvenski Aime
99  Brian Burns

NORTH CAROLINA 37, FLORIDA STATE 35

10/01/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Heartache At Home: Noles' Comeback Bid Kicked By Heels.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – For about 19 seconds, the Florida State Seminoles appeared to have done it again.

After spotting North Carolina a 21-point lead midway through the first half, FSU flirted with a rally that would have made for its largest comeback victory in the history of Doak Campbell Stadium.

Dalvin Cook was spectacular, Deondre Francois looked like a star in the making and the Seminoles’ defenders, stretched to their limits by North Carolina’s hurry-up offense, blocked a UNC extra-point attempt that gave FSU a window to escape with a victory.

And when Francois evaded pressure and scrambled into the end zone with 23 seconds to play, the Seminoles appeared to have crawled through that window, ready to emerge with a one-point win.

The Tar Heels, however, had other ideas. With two timeouts in hand, UNC used a deep completion and an ill-timed pass interference penalty to reach FSU’s 37-yard line with 4 seconds on the clock.

UNC kicker Nick Weiler then stepped up and drilled his 54-yard field goal through the uprights to give the Tar Heels a stunning, 37-35 victory.

It was the longest field goal of Weiler’s career.

“We had them for a minute,” senior defensive end DeMarcus Walker said. “You’ve got to give North Carolina credit.”

Florida State falls to 3-2 and is 0-2 in ACC play for the first time since 2011. The Seminoles will have to move on from this one quickly – they’ve got a date with coach Mark Richt and the No. 11 Miami Hurricanes next week.

“We’ve got to keep these guys up and get ready for practice on Monday,” junior running back Dalvin Cook said. “We have another football game come Saturday.”

Cook certainly did his part against the Tar Heels.

A week after rushing for a career-high 267 yards against South Florida, Cook torched UNC (4-1, 2-0 ACC) for 246 total yards and became the first Seminole to have at least 100 yards rushing (140) and receiving (106) in the same game.

Cook scored three touchdowns, two in the second half, and his 41-yard catch-and-run on FSU’s final drive set up Francois for the go-ahead score.

Francois had one of the best games of his young career, too. He completed 20 of 32 passes for 372 yards, and he added another 32 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

“We went out there and did our part on the offensive side,” Cook said. “But we are a team. We win as a team. We lose as a team. So we’ve got to put our defense in a better situation. We’ve just got to play better.”

Despite big days from UNC’s Mitch Trubisky (31-38, 405 yards, 3 TDs) and Ryan Switzer (14 catches, 158 yards), FSU actually outgained the Tar Heels, 595-538, and controlled the ball for nearly 35 minutes.

But UNC’s ability to excel in key situations – especially on third down – proved the difference.

North Carolina converted nine of 13 third-down attempts, compared to a 4-for-11 from FSU.

And, after a week’s reprieve, the Seminoles again struggled with penalties. They were flagged 13 times for 120 yards, while UNC committed just six penalties for 49 yards.

“Everyone took turns making the mistakes,” Francois said. “Against a good team like North Carolina, you can't do that. Those were self-inflicted wounds that hurt us.”

Then again, the Tar Heels suffered some self-inflicted wounds of their own that helped the Seminoles work their way back into the game.

Among them:

That last miscue seemed enough to doom the Tar Heels’ upset bid, as Ricky Aguayo’s extra-point after FSU’s ensuing touchdown made it 35-34.

Aguayo had missed two field-goal attempts and had another one blocked earlier in the game.

Weiler, the UNC kicker, hadn’t fared much better when he trotted out on the field to kick his game-winner. The senior had missed his only attempt of the game – a 51-yarder – to go along with the PAT block, and he entered the game having missed 4 of his 6 attempts this season.

But once Weiler’s last-second kick left his foot, there was never a doubt where it was headed.

“Once it went in, I knew the game was over,” Francois said. “That’s it.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NORTH CAROLINA
7
14
7
9
37
FLORIDA STATE
0
7
7
21
35

1st   0- 0  Ricky Aguayo, 45, field goal failed, 11:37
      0- 7  Opp, 22, pass (kick), 7:57 
      0- 7  Ricky Aguayo, 52, field goal blocked by  Opp, 5:20 
      0- 7  Ricky Aguayo, 45, field goal failed, 0:30 
2nd   0-14  Opp, 13, run (kick), 14:04
      0-21  Opp, 4, run (kick), 6:52 
      7-21  Dalvin Cook, 9, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 4:47 
3rd   7-21  Opp, 51, field goal failed, 11:30
     14-21  Jacques Patrick, 0, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 9:37 
            Note: Patrick ran for 18 yards to the NC1, he fumbled then  
                  recovered the ball in the end zone.                   
     14-28  Opp, 15, run (kick), 7:18 
4th  21-28  Dalvin Cook, 1, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 13:22
     28-28  Dalvin Cook, 3, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 5:11 
     28-34  Opp, 34, pass (kick blocked by Walvenski Aime), 2:31 
     35-34  Deondre Francois, 2, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 0:23 
     35-37  Opp, 54, field goal, 0:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 30 28 Rushes-yards 43-223 32-133 Passing 372 405 Att-Comp-Int 32-20-0 38-31-0 Total Yards 75-595 70-538 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-40 1-21 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 1-33.0 1-39.0 Sacks By-Yds 3-12 2-18 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 13-120 6-49 3rd Down Conversions 4-11 9-13 4th Down Conversions 2-2 0-1 Time of Posession 34:58 25:02 Attendance 77,584 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 29- 140 Deondre Francois 10- 32 Kermit Whitfield 2- 29 Jacques Patrick 2- 22 Receiving Jesus Wilson 6- 120 Dalvin Cook 6- 106 Mavin Saunders 3- 74 Ryan Izzo 4- 63 Travis Rudolph 1- 9 Passing Deondre Francois 32-20-0-372 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 2- 40 Punting Logan Tyler 1- 33 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Matthew Thomas 5 3 8 1.0- 3.0 . . 1 . . 1 . . Trey Marshall 7 . 7 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Marcus Lewis 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 3 3 6 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . 1 . 1 . . Marquez White 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas 2 3 5 0.5- 2.0 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . Dontavious Jackson 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Kyle Meyers 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Walvenski Aime 1 1 2 . . . . 1 . . 1 . Fredrick Jones 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Westbrook 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Jack Steed 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat . 1 1 . . . . 1 . . . . Derrick Nnadi . 1 1 0.5- 2.0 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Jacques Patrick . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
WR    8  Kermit Whitfield
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    54  Alec Eberle
RG   69  Landon Dickerson
RT   71  Brock Ruble
LG   72  Kareem Are
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
WLB   6  Matthew Thomas
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
MIKE 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
SS   20  Trey Marshall
STAR 24  Marcus Lewis
CB   27  Marquez White
FS   29  Nate Andrews
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NT   55  Fredrick Jones
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 3  Jesus Wilson
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 7  Ryan Green
 9  Jacques Patrick
15  Carlos Becker
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Auden Tate
19  A.J. Westbrook
21  Logan Tyler
23  Ricky Aguayo
37  Kyle Meyers
40  Nick Patti
41  Jack Steed
##  NAME
-----------------------------
47  Stephen Gabbard
51  Josh Brown
56  Emmett Rice
66  Keith Weeks
78  Wilson Bell
80  Nyqwan Murray
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
91  Derrick Nnadi
94  Walvenski Aime
99  Brian Burns

FLORIDA STATE 20, MIAMI 19

10/08/2016, CORAL GABLES, FL

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Block Party: Walker's Heroics Preserve Seven Straight Over UM.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Call it “The Block at Hard Rock.”

In a series defined by wide-rights and wide-lefts and muffed snaps, perhaps it was only appropriate that the latest chapter of the Florida State-Miami rivalry swung on a kick.

DeMarcus Walker’s blocked extra-point with 1:41 left in the fourth quarter preserved a one-point advantage for the Seminoles after Miami scored what looked to be a game-tying touchdown.

One first down later, Florida State ran out the clock on a 20-19 victory as Miami fans headed for the exits and the war chant echoed throughout Hard Rock Stadium.

"Florida State-Miami, isn't it?" said FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, who got an early start on his 51st birthday celebrations as the clock ticked past midnight.

“I don’t comprehend it. It’s something special because I know how many times Florida State was on the other end of those games for so many years. They’re a great team and it’s just a great rivalry.”

A rivalry which belongs to the Seminoles for yet another year. The victory is FSU’s seventh straight over the Hurricanes, which matches the longest streak in series history by either team. (FSU won seven straight between 1963 and 1972.)

For seniors like Walker and receiver Bobo Wilson, it means a full four years without a loss to Miami.

For junior Dalvin Cook, who tormented his hometown team for 209 total yards and a touchdown, it’s another year of bragging rights over friends and family back home.

And for Florida State (4-2, 1-2 ACC), it’s an emphatic statement about the program’s place atop the state’s college football hierarchy.

Despite a 4-0 record and No. 10 national ranking – and despite an FSU team that many national pundits thought was reeling after a 3-2 start – the Hurricanes, now 4-1, will have to wait at least another year.

“I can brag now,” Wilson said with a smile.

And he can do so knowing that he and the Seminoles earned every bit of this one.

Wearing throwback uniforms that harkened back to the program’s glory days of the 1980s and 90s, the Hurricanes built an early 13-0 lead that had most of the 65,585 fans in attendance ready to party like it was 1991.

But thanks to FSU’s best defensive effort of the season and a gutsy performance from quarterback Deondre Francois, the Seminoles crashed the celebration in the second half.

It started with a beautiful, 59-yard touchdown pass from Francois to Cook, who inexplicably found himself all alone on the left sideline for a score that cut FSU’s deficit to 13-10.

“I kind of snuck out of the backfield without being noticed,” Cook said. “Which is hard.”

Following a Miami three-and-out, Francois found Kermit Whitfield for a 20-yard touchdown that gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game.

“The nerves started to go away for our offense,” Francois said. “And we just started to convert.”

Francois survived a relentless attack from the Miami defense, having been sacked three times and twice enduring hits that required attention from the team's medical staff.

Fisher said he expects his quarterback to be sore on Sunday, but, for Francois, staying on the sideline was never an option.

“It didn’t matter if I felt good or not. It’s my team,” Francois said. “I’m the quarterback of this team and they needed me, so I went back in the game.”

Charles Kelly’s defense, meanwhile, put the brakes on a Miami offense that entered Saturday’s game as one of the best in the nation.

Through four games, the Hurricanes averaged 475 yards and 47 points per contest.

Against the Seminoles, they managed just 276 yards – including a paltry 62 on the ground – and went more than 30 minutes between scores in the second and fourth quarters.

That’s thanks in large part to sophomore cornerback Tarvarus McFadden, who picked off UM’s Brad Kaaya in the end zone early in the third quarter to keep FSU’s deficit at 13-3. It was McFadden’s fourth interception of the season.

“I was extremely proud of our defense,” Fisher said. “The big stops and the things they did today – they played their tails off.”

And yet, the Hurricanes wouldn’t let the Seminoles leave town without one more memorable finish.

Facing a late fourth-and-5 from Florida State’s 11-yard line, Kaaya floated a pass over McFadden – he would later say he lost the ball in the stadium lights – and into the arms of receiver Stacy Coley for a touchdown that made it 20-19.

It was the duo’s second scoring hookup of the night, and, with just 1:38 to go, it looked like the touchdown that might send the game to overtime.

But first, Miami had to make the extra point.

And, after sizing up the Hurricanes kicking unit throughout the game, Walker felt like there was a weakness he could exploit.

“They kicked so many field goals, I knew what side was stronger and what side was weaker,” Walker said. “Coach (Odell) Haggins, he wanted us to block it from the left. And I looked to the sidelines and I said, ‘No, let’s go right.’”

Walker might be the only player on Florida State’s roster with that kind of leeway. And he made sure not to let his coach’s trust go to waste by delivering a play that might come to represent the pivotal moment in FSU’s 2016 season.

Walker felt the ball deflect off of his hand, but even then worried that the ball might still make its way through the uprights.

It wasn’t until he saw his teammates celebrating that he realized what had happened.

“I didn’t block that,” Walker said. “We did that as a defense. As a team.”

With another win over the Hurricanes in hand, the Seminoles are set to return home to face Wake Forest next Saturday (3:30 p.m., ESPN). They’ll then have a bye week before hosting No. 2 Clemson on Oct. 29.

But no one in the Florida State locker room was ready to look forward just yet.

Wins over Miami – even the seventh in a row – are always savored a little bit longer.

“Five years from now,” Cook said, “you’ll go back and tell whoever you tell the story to – ‘I was a part of that game where we came back, the defense blocked an extra-point.’ …

"It’s just a great feeling, just to be a part of it.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
14
3
20
MIAMI
3
10
0
6
19

1st   0- 3  Opp, 37, field goal, 1:16 
2nd   0-10  Opp, 21, pass (kick), 5:40 
      0-13  Opp, 51, field goal, 1:16 
      3-13  Ricky Aguayo, 31, field goal, 0:06 
3rd  10-13  Dalvin Cook, 59, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 8:06 
     17-13  Kermit Whitfield, 20, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 3:32 
4th  20-13  Ricky Aguayo, 32, field goal, 9:02 
     20-19  Opp, 11, pass (kick blocked by DeMarcus Walker), 1:38 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 22 20 Rushes-yards 43-167 28- 62 Passing 240 214 Att-Comp-Int 33-21-1 32-19-1 Total Yards 76-407 60-276 Punt Returns 2-12 3-58 Kickoff Returns 2-26 1-8 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-11 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 5-45.6 6-45.8 Sacks By-Yds 3-14 2-21 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 8-77 10-110 3rd Down Conversions 9-17 4-13 4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-1 Time of Posession 36:57 23:03 Attendance 65,685 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 27- 154 Deondre Francois 10- 21 Jacques Patrick 3- 11 Team 2- -5 Sean Maguire 1- -10 Receiving Kermit Whitfield 7- 83 Dalvin Cook 1- 59 Jesus Wilson 7- 48 Travis Rudolph 2- 17 Auden Tate 1- 14 Mavin Saunders 1- 11 Ryan Izzo 2- 8 Passing Deondre Francois 31-20-0-234 Sean Maguire 2- 1-1- 6 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 2- 12 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 2- 26 Punting Logan Tyler 5- 228 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Derrick Nnadi 6 1 7 2.5- 8.0 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 4 1 5 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . Ermon Lane 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Walvenski Aime 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Matthew Thomas 3 . 3 . . . . 1 . . . . Josh Sweat 3 . 3 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Marcus Lewis 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . 1 . . 1 . Nate Andrews 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Logan Tyler 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Wilkerson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 1 . 1 1.0- 4.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Dontavious Jackson 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Levonta Taylor 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Nick Patti 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Mavin Saunders 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Stephen Gabbard . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Westbrook . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jared Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Kyle Meyers . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
RB    4  Dalvin Cook
WR    8  Kermit Whitfield
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
OL   54  Alec Eberle
OL   69  Landon Dickerson
OL   71  Brock Ruble
OL   72  Kareem Are
OL   77  Roderick Johnson
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
DB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
LB    6  Matthew Thomas
DE    9  Josh Sweat
LB   16  Jacob Pugh
LB   18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
DB   20  Trey Marshall
DB   27  Marquez White
DB   29  Nate Andrews
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
DT   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 7  Ryan Green
 7  Ermon Lane
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Sean Maguire
15  Carlos Becker
18  Auden Tate
19  A.J. Westbrook
21  Logan Tyler
22  Amir Rasul
23  Freddie Stevenson
23  Ricky Aguayo
24  Marcus Lewis
28  Malique Jackson
37  Kyle Meyers
40  Nick Patti
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
51  Baveon Johnson
51  Josh Brown
55  Fredrick Jones
56  Emmett Rice
66  Keith Weeks
74  Derrick Kelly
78  Wilson Bell
80  Nyqwan Murray
84  Jalen Wilkerson
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
89  Keith Gavin
94  Walvenski Aime
97  Isaiah Smallwood
99  Brian Burns

FLORIDA STATE 17, WAKE FOREST 6

10/15/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Defense Dominates, Rudolph Erupts In Win Over Wake.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Despite all the unpredictability across college football, one thing remains certain: Wake Forest does not score touchdowns inside Doak Campbell Stadium.

Florida State held the Demon Deacons out of the end zone at home for the fifth consecutive game – a streak which spans 21 quarters and 10 years – and Travis Rudolph erupted for the fourth-highest receiving total in school history as the No. 14 Seminoles downed Wake Forest, 17-6, in front of a homecoming crowd in Tallahassee.

Florida State (5-2, 2-2) has a week off before welcoming No. 3 Clemson to Tallahassee on Oct. 29.

“Good win, got to heal up now,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “…Coming down the stretch, we’ve got great football teams coming – Clemson, NC State, Boston College, Syracuse and Florida. It’s going to be a heck of a run.”

The Seminoles’ defense enjoyed another strong outing and, as a result, Rudolph nearly eclipsed the Demon Deacons’ yardage total all by himself.

The junior receiver caught 13 passes for 238 yards, while FSU limited Wake Forest (5-2, 2-2) to just 252 yards of offense and 3.8 yards per play.

It was the second 200-yard game of Rudolph’s career (He had 201 in last year’s Peach Bowl) and the second straight week that Charles Kelly’s defense has set a season low in yards allowed.

“Hats off to our defense,” Fisher said. “They were outstanding. They played the run tremendously well, pressured the quarterback, contested throws, created turnovers, created opportunities.

“And when they were pushed against the wall, they played their tails off.”

For the second time in as many games, the Seminoles set the tone with an early sack. This time, sophomore Josh Sweat brought down Wake’s John Wolford on the second play from scrimmage for his second sack of the season and second since last week’s game at Miami.

By the time it was over, the Seminoles had sacked Wolford five times – two from senior DeMarcus Walker, 1.5 from Sweat and half-sacks credited to Demarcus Christmas, Ro’Derrick Hoskins and Dontavious Jackson.

FSU’s pass-rush resurgence also paid dividends for the secondary, which got interceptions from Marquez White and Tarvarus McFadden as part of three Wake Forest turnovers.

“When we guard our man for four, five seconds, it’s going to be a sack or a turnover,” said senior cornerback Marquez White, who grabbed his first interception of the season.

Lined up across from a deceptively stout defense, the Seminoles’ offense took a little while to get going and didn’t score its first points – a 29-yard field goal from Ricky Aguayo – until the last play of the first quarter.

From there, though, Rudolph took over with the type of game that lived up to the promise from his finale in the Peach Bowl.

Rudolph caught four passes of at least 20 yards and averaged 18.3 yards per reception. And he came tantalizingly close to the end zone on a wild play at the end of the second quarter.

With the ball at FSU’s 41-yard line and 2 seconds on the clock, quarterback Deondre Francois heaved the ball toward the end zone, where it deflected off two Wake Forest defenders and into the arms of Rudolph.

He made two men miss at the 3-yard line before a mob of Demon Deacons brought him down a yard short of the goal line.

“We go through (tip drills) every Thursday. I just have to be in the right position,” Rudolph said. “…I really wanted to score.”

Rudolph will have to take solace in carving his name next to some all-time greats in the FSU record book. His 238 yards placed behind only Ron Sellers (260 against Wake Forest in 1968 and 259 against South Carolina that same season) and Peter Warrick (249 against Clemson in 1997) in school history.

“Any time you go get numbers, you look at it, it makes you feel good,” Fisher said. “It makes you play good.”

No surprise then that quarterback Deondre Francois had another solid outing as well. He threw for 319 yards and a touchdown, ran for another and crossed the 300-yard threshold for the third time this season.

And even though Francois turned the ball over twice, he responded to a third-quarter interception by completing his next 11 passes and finishing with a 59.4 completion percentage (22 of 37).

“I was just seeing it well,” Francois said. “Jimbo was calling it well. He was putting our offense in a position to be successful. We started to dial it up.”

Dalvin Cook added 115 yards on 25 carries to reach the century mark for the fourth straight game. However, the best news from Cook’s day came when he returned from an injury suffered while absorbing a big hit after a catch over the middle of the field.

When asked what happened on the play, Fisher responded: “Football.”

The hit jarred the ball loose – the first of two Cook fumbles – and sent him to the sideline for a series.

But he showed no ill effects for the rest of the game and even chased down Wake defensive end Josh Banks for a touchdown-saving tackle after Banks recovered a Francois fumble in the fourth quarter.

A touchdown would have cut FSU’s advantage to just one score. But after Cook’s tackle, FSU’s defense forced a three-and-out and Wake’s 40-yard field goal attempt deflected off the left upright and no good.

“That was a huge play in that football game,” Fisher said. “I mean, as big a play as there was. That just tells you the heart.”

Wilson leaves with an injury, status uncertain.

Senior receiver Jesus Wilson left in the second quarter with a foot injury and did not return. He later appeared with crutches on the sideline, but Fisher did not yet have an update on the severity of his injury.

“Have to wait and see,” he said.

Wilson entered the game as FSU’s leading receiver. He had 29 catches for 388 yards through six games, and he had caught one pass for two yards at the time of his injury.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
WAKE FOREST
0
3
3
0
6
FLORIDA STATE
3
7
7
0
17

1st   0- 0  Ricky Aguayo, 47, field goal failed, 3:42 
      3- 0  Ricky Aguayo, 29, field goal, 0:00 
2nd   3- 3  Opp, 34, field goal, 11:05
     10- 3  Deondre Francois, 2, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 3:16 
3rd  10- 6  Opp, 29, field goal, 11:58
     17- 6  Auden Tate, 11, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 7:32 
4th  17- 6  Opp, 40, field goal failed, 5:03 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 27 13 Rushes-yards 38-123 32- 68 Passing 319 184 Att-Comp-Int 37-22-1 34-16-2 Total Yards 75-442 66-252 Punt Returns 0-0 1-25 Kickoff Returns 1-22 2-34 Interception Ret. 2-15 1-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 3-39 Punts 5-37.2 6-44.7 Sacks By-Yds 5-36 3-30 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 1-1 Penalties-Yds 4-42 5-40 3rd Down Conversions 4-12 5-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-2 Time of Posession 32:26 27:34 Attendance 77,102 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 25- 115 Jacques Patrick 2- 15 Freddie Stevenson 1- -1 Deondre Francois 10- -6 Receiving Travis Rudolph 13- 238 Kermit Whitfield 3- 29 Auden Tate 2- 20 Dalvin Cook 1- 11 Da'Vante Phillips 1- 10 Ryan Izzo 1- 9 Jesus Wilson 1- 2 Passing Deondre Francois 37-22-1-319 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 1- 22 Punting Logan Tyler 5- 186 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trey Marshall 6 2 8 1.0- 3.0 . . 2 . . . . . Ermon Lane 4 3 7 0.5- 0.0 . . 1 . . . . . Josh Sweat 4 3 7 1.5- 11.0 1.5- 11.0 . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 4 2 6 2.0- 15.0 2.0- 15.0 . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 2 3 5 0.5- 3.0 0.3- 3.0 . . 2 . . . . Derrick Nnadi 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Dontavious Jackson . 4 4 0.5- 3.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . A.J. Westbrook 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas 1 2 3 0.5- 4.0 0.5- 4.0 . 1 . . . . . Kyle Meyers 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Dalvin Cook 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jared Jackson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Levonta Taylor 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White . 1 1 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Matthew Thomas . 1 1 . . . . 2 . . . . Tarvarus McFadden . 1 1 . . 1- 15 1 . . . . . Amir Rasul . . . . . . . . 1- 0 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
WR    8  Kermit Whitfield
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
C    54  Alec Eberle
RG   69  Landon Dickerson
RT   71  Brock Ruble
LG   72  Kareem Are
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
WLB   5  Dontavious Jackson
FS    7  Ermon Lane
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
MIKE 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
FS   19  A.J. Westbrook
STAR 20  Trey Marshall
CB   27  Marquez White
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 6  Matthew Thomas
 7  Ryan Green
 9  Jacques Patrick
15  Carlos Becker
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Auden Tate
21  Logan Tyler
22  Amir Rasul
23  Freddie Stevenson
23  Ricky Aguayo
24  Marcus Lewis
28  Malique Jackson
37  Kyle Meyers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
40  Nick Patti
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
51  Josh Brown
55  Fredrick Jones
56  Emmett Rice
66  Keith Weeks
80  Nyqwan Murray
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
89  Keith Gavin
94  Walvenski Aime
99  Brian Burns

CLEMSON 37, FLORIDA STATE 34

10/29/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Cook Shines, But Noles Can't Catch Tigers.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – In a back-and-forth duel between Heisman contenders, it was Clemson’s Deshaun Watson who delivered the decisive blow on Saturday night.

Watson accounted for 430 yards of offense and two touchdowns – including a 34-yard score to Jordan Leggett that proved to be the game-winner – as the No. 3 Tigers escaped with a 37-34 victory over No. 12 Florida State here at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Watson’s effort countered an outstanding effort from Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, who ran for 169 yards and a career-high four touchdowns.

“That game was a heavyweight fight. They’re going to throw haymakers, we’re going to throw haymakers,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “We kept going at each other. We had an opportunity to seal it back up or win it at the end and we didn’t get it done.”

Florida State fell into a 14-0 hole after 15 minutes, but, thanks to Cook, stormed back and outscored the Tigers 21-6 over the second and third quarters.

The Miami native got the Seminoles on the board with a 4-yard TD run midway through the fourth quarter, and he gave them their first lead with a 43-yard scoring scamper in the third.

That made the score 21-20, and Cook extended it 28-20 when he took his next carry 70 yards to the end zone.

With that run, Cook joined Warrick Dunn (1994-96) as the only Seminoles to rush for 1,000 yards in three straight seasons.

“They were giving us what we wanted all game,” Cook said. “… We knew what they were going to do. They were going to stack the box and try to take the run away. We tried to establish the passing game early and I think we did that pretty good and the running game just opened up in the second half.”

For all of Cook’s heroics, though, it was a run that didn’t count that had Fisher fuming after the game.

Clinging to a 28-26 lead after a Clemson touchdown and a failed two-point attempt, Cook took his first-down carry down the right sideline for what appeared to be a gain of about 60 yards.

Instead, officials flagged fullback Freddie Stevenson for an illegal block that nullified the run and moved the Seminoles behind the chains.

Replays showed Stevenson colliding with a Clemson defender’s hip, but the play otherwise looked like a standard block.

“It was ridiculous,” Fisher said. “It was not a chop.”

Added Cook, “It was a legal block... that was a call you can't make in games like that.”

In the aftermath of the play, officials issued an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to the FSU sideline, which moved the Seminoles back even farther.

So instead of a first down deep in Clemson territory, FSU instead faced first-and-25 from its own 10. Three plays later, the Seminoles were forced to punt.

“That was a huge call in the game,” Fisher said. “We still had chances in the game to win after that. But it is ridiculous.”

The drama, however, was far from finished.

Clemson regained the lead with an eight-play drive that ended in a 46-yard field goal from Greg Huegel.

The Seminoles then answered with a five-play, 80-yard drive that ended with Cook’s fourth score of the night, an eight-yard run that made it 34-29. FSU attempted a two-point conversion in an effort to stretch the lead to seven, but Deondre Francois’ pass to Travis Rudolph fell incomplete.

That proved significant, as Clemson took just five plays to march 75 yards for a score. And when Watson found Mike Williams for two points – a conversion the Tigers likely would not have attempted down seven – it gave FSU a three-point deficit.

FSU made it as deep as the Clemson 34-yard line on the ensuing drive and appeared to be in good position to at least attempt a game-tying. But more penalties and some untimely sacks snuffed out the Seminoles’ rally.

Back-to-back false start flags moved FSU back to the 44 without even snapping the ball. Francois then threw a pair of incompletions before being sacked for a loss of 12 on third-and-20, which forced the Seminoles to use their final timeout.

Hoping for a miracle, Francois was sacked once more on fourth-and-32 to end the game.

“When we gave up sacks, that’s mostly because we beat ourselves,” junior left tackle Roderick Johnson said. “…We’re still working on techniques and fundamentals and things like that, and still putting ourselves in place to get in front of defenders and block them.”

Francois was sacked six times while absorbing several heavy hits. He left the game for a single play in the fourth quarter after being driven into the ground and losing his helmet.

Fisher felt after the game that some of the shots on Francois were illegal and should have drawn targeting penalties. FSU safety Trey Marshall was ejected for targeting in the fourth quarter.

“He got hit with the crown of the helmet right in the chest,” Fisher said. “(Francois) gets killed in Miami and he gets killed here. Both of them bad. Real bad.”

Francois still managed to complete 17 of 35 passes for 286 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

The Seminoles were flagged 13 times for 111 yards.

Otherwise, FSU closely followed its blueprint for an upset. The Seminoles turned two Clemson turnovers into 14 points, and they twice held the Tigers to field goals after entering the red zone.

“Guys battled. They played hard, left their guts on the line,” Fisher said. “They played very hard, but we’ve got to play better.”

With senior receiver Jesus Wilson sidelined by a foot injury, sophomore Nyqwan Murray filled in with the finest game of his career. The Orlando native caught six passes for 96 yards and the first touchdown of his career.

That was part of an FSU offense that amassed 449 total yards and averaged 7.1 yards per play against a Clemson defense that came into the game allowing just 298.6 yards per contest.

Marshall led the FSU defense with 11 tackles (including eight solo stops) and DeMarcus Walker added 10 tackles and two pass deflections.

The Tigers finished with 511 yards of total offense, but needed 81 plays to get there.

“(The defense) had their moments,” Fisher said. “They really stopped them, and played well, played physical. Of course, Clemson came back and made some plays. Our guys played hard. They played physical, played hard.

“Again, they’ve just got to (make) those two or three critical plays.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
CLEMSON
14
3
3
17
37
FLORIDA STATE
0
14
14
6
34

1st   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 11:05
      0-14  Opp, 4, pass (kick), 1:41 
2nd   7-14  Dalvin Cook, 4, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 8:20 
      7-17  Opp, 23, field goal, 1:49 
     14-17  Nyqwan Murray, 5, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 0:23 
3rd  14-20  Opp, 34, field goal, 9:08 
     21-20  Dalvin Cook, 43, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 6:18 
     28-20  Dalvin Cook, 70, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 0:43 
4th  28-26  Opp, 2, run (pass failed), 11:30
     28-29  Opp, 46, field goal, 5:25 
     34-29  Dalvin Cook, 8, run (Deondre Francois, pass failed), 3:23 
     34-37  Opp, 34, pass (pass), 2:06 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 25 Rushes-yards 28-163 38-133 Passing 286 378 Att-Comp-Int 35-17-1 43-27-2 Total Yards 63-449 81-511 Punt Returns 0-0 1--8 Kickoff Returns 5-93 1-22 Interception Ret. 2-15 1-3 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-37.9 4-38.0 Sacks By-Yds 4-13 6-56 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 13-111 9-84 3rd Down Conversions 4-12 7-17 4th Down Conversions 0-1 2-2 Time of Posession 26:58 33:02 Attendance 78,025 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 19- 169 Freddie Stevenson 2- 41 Deondre Francois 7- -47 Receiving Nyqwan Murray 6- 96 Kermit Whitfield 4- 70 Travis Rudolph 3- 63 Auden Tate 1- 23 Mavin Saunders 1- 19 Dalvin Cook 2- 15 Passing Deondre Francois 35-17-1-286 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 5- 93 Punting Logan Tyler 7- 265 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trey Marshall 8 3 11 . . . 1 . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 3 7 10 . . . 2 1 . . . . Derrick Nnadi 4 4 8 2.0- 6.0 1.0- 5.0 . 1 . . . . . A.J. Westbrook 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Ermon Lane 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas 2 2 4 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . 1 . . . . . Josh Sweat 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . 2 . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . 1- 1 . . . . . . Calvin Brewton 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 1 1 2 . . 1- 14 . . . . . . Kyle Meyers 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Dontavious Jackson . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Marcus Lewis 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Brian Burns 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . Matthew Thomas 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jared Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
WR   18  Auden Tate
C    54  Alec Eberle
RG   69  Landon Dickerson
RT   71  Brock Ruble
LG   72  Kareem Are
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
TE   88  Mavin Saunders
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
WLB   6  Matthew Thomas
FS    7  Ermon Lane
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
MIKE 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
FS   19  A.J. Westbrook
SS   20  Trey Marshall
CB   27  Marquez White
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 7  Ryan Green
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Calvin Brewton
10  Sean Maguire
15  Carlos Becker
16  Jacob Pugh
21  Logan Tyler
22  Amir Rasul
23  Freddie Stevenson
23  Ricky Aguayo
##  NAME
-----------------------------
24  Marcus Lewis
37  Kyle Meyers
40  Nick Patti
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
51  Josh Brown
55  Fredrick Jones
56  Emmett Rice
66  Keith Weeks
80  Nyqwan Murray
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
94  Walvenski Aime
99  Brian Burns

FLORIDA STATE 24, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 20

11/05/2016, RALEIGH, NC

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Francois, Noles Rally Past Pack.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

RALEIGH, NC – Playing in a stadium that has dealt Florida State more than its share of heartbreak over the last 20 years, the Seminoles returned the favor to North Carolina State on Saturday night.

With FSU trailing or tied for the first 56-plus minutes, quarterback Deondre Francois needed just five plays to march the offense 83 yards for a late touchdown that gave the Seminoles their only lead of the game.

Francois’ 19-yard touchdown pass to Travis Rudolph, thrown as he was falling backward in the face of an all-out blitz, proved to be the difference in the Seminoles’ 24-20 victory, which improves FSU to 6-3 (3-3 in ACC play) headed into Friday’s home game against Boston College.

“I feel good right now,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “I’m not going to lie.”

And with good reason.

The Seminoles now own back-to-back wins in NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium for the first time since 1994-96.

And although FSU first exorcised those demons with a win here two years ago, this one might have been extra cathartic.

The Seminoles rallied from deficits of 10-3 and 20-10, using a pair of touchdowns in the second half to complete their comeback.

But while the offense did its job – and gave Francois his first fourth-quarter comeback victory in the process – it wasn’t until the defense held up its end of the bargain that the Seminoles could exhale.

Taking over with 3:09 to play, the Wolfpack drove as deep as the 24-yard line and conjured bitter memories of dramatic victories over FSU in 2010 in 2012.

But the FSU defense flipped the script this time, forcing a loss of two and then three consecutive incompletions to preserve the win.

Safe to say it was a significant moment for a defense that surrendered three fourth-quarter touchdowns to Clemson last week.

“We had to do what we had to do in the moment,” safety Ermon Lane said. “We weren’t think of anything but what we had to do.”

Francois, meanwhile, threw for 330 yards and a touchdown to top the 300-yard mark for the fourth time this season.

More importantly, the redshirt freshman rose to the occasion after NC State focused its efforts on slowing down star running back Dalvin Cook.

By and large, those efforts worked: Cook finished with 18 carries for 65 yards, his lowest output since Week 3 at Louisville.

But the Wolfpack couldn’t stop everything. After a slow first half, Francois excelled in the second and threw for 228 yards across the third and fourth quarters.

“They’ve got a good (defensive) front and that’s what they’ve done,” Fisher said. “...If they’re going to play that, you’ve got to have a two-headed monster. You’ve got to be able to throw and run.”

A little luck doesn’t hurt, either. Francois pulled an ace when, just one play before his TD pass to Rudolph, NC State’s Shawn Boone dropped a potential interception in the end zone.

From despair to jubilation in the span of a few seconds.

“How many times have you seen that? I’ve seen it happen to us,” Fisher said. “You don’t take advantage of an opportunity and all of a sudden (you regret it) the next play.”

Added Francois, “We all say the next play is the most important play. And that’s what I was saying to myself. Just focus on the next play, try to get the ball to the end zone.”

Although Rudolph caught the decisive score, sophomore Nyqwan Murray was FSU’s most dangerous receiving threat for the second straight week.

Seven days removed from a breakout performance against Clemson, Murray tormented the Wolfpack secondary for nine catches for 153 yards.

Both of those figures improved on career highs set last week.

“There’s still a lot he can really clean up and he knows that,” Fisher said. “... But I’m going to tell you, he has a chance to be a very good player.”

The Wolfpack outgained FSU 469-393, however that figure hides the fact that NC State gained just 184 yards and scored only seven points after halftime.

That’s thanks in large part to another outstanding effort from senior DeMarcus Walker (10 tackles, two sacks) and steady improvement from a secondary that was missing three starting safeties.

Junior Trey Marshall, who missed the first half due to a targeting penalty incurred in last week’s contest, missed the game with concussion-like symptoms.

Fisher said he had hoped that Marshall could play, but that his symptoms had not cleared by the end of the week.

“Knowing him, he was wanted to play. You can bank on that,” Fisher said. “It was actually a small, lingering thing.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
7
7
24
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
7
6
7
0
20

1st   0- 7  Opp, 28, pass (kick), 1:52 
2nd   3- 7  Ricky Aguayo, 32, field goal, 12:36
      3- 7  Opp, 31, field goal failed, 8:41 
      3-10  Opp, 20, field goal, 4:01 
     10-10  Jacques Patrick, 2, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 1:20 
     10-13  Opp, 39, field goal, 0:06 
3rd  10-20  Opp, 23, run (kick), 3:05 
     17-20  Dalvin Cook, 10, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 0:00 
4th  24-20  Travis Rudolph, 19, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 3:09 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 20 31 Rushes-yards 24- 63 41-165 Passing 330 304 Att-Comp-Int 39-22-0 41-25-1 Total Yards 63-393 82-469 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-81 3-60 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 5-37.0 4-32.3 Sacks By-Yds 2-12 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0 Penalties-Yds 6-59 3-28 3rd Down Conversions 4-11 8-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 26:09 33:51 Attendance 57,789 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 18- 65 Kermit Whitfield 1- 12 Jacques Patrick 1- 2 Deondre Francois 1- -8 Team 3- -8 Receiving Nyqwan Murray 9- 153 Auden Tate 3- 68 Travis Rudolph 3- 39 Kermit Whitfield 2- 34 Ryan Izzo 3- 19 Dalvin Cook 2- 17 Passing Deondre Francois 39-22-0-330 Kickoff Return Ryan Green 2- 45 Kermit Whitfield 2- 36 Punting Logan Tyler 5- 185 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DeMarcus Walker 8 2 10 2.0- 12.0 2.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Ermon Lane 7 3 10 . . . . . . . . . Matthew Thomas 2 7 9 0.5- 1.0 . . 1 1 . . . . Derrick Nnadi 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 3 5 8 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . A.J. Westbrook 6 1 7 . . . 3 1 . . . . Kyle Meyers 4 2 6 . . . 1 . . . . . Levonta Taylor 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . Brian Burns 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 2 . 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Josh Sweat 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Jared Jackson . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Dontavious Jackson . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Walvenski Aime 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Josh Brown . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Logan Tyler . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Emmett Rice . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
WR   18  Auden Tate
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    54  Alec Eberle
RT   71  Brock Ruble
LG   72  Kareem Are
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
WLB   6  Matthew Thomas
LS    7  Ermon Lane
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
BUCK 16  Jacob Pugh
MIKE 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
S    19  A.J. Westbrook
CB   27  Marquez White
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 7  Ryan Green
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Calvin Brewton
15  Carlos Becker
21  Logan Tyler
22  Amir Rasul
23  Ricky Aguayo
37  Kyle Meyers
41  Jack Steed
##  NAME
-----------------------------
47  Stephen Gabbard
51  Josh Brown
55  Fredrick Jones
56  Emmett Rice
66  Keith Weeks
80  Nyqwan Murray
82  Naseir Upshur
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
94  Walvenski Aime
99  Brian Burns

FLORIDA STATE 45, BOSTON COLLEGE 7

11/11/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Friday Night Is Alright: Football Cruises Past Eagles.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Jimbo Fisher first noticed that things were a little different when he turned on his T.V. this afternoon and, instead of the usual slate of college football games, saw soap operas and Law and Order re-runs.

Just one of the many quirks of playing on a Friday.

Things were different once the Seminoles took the field, too – and in way that Fisher can get behind.

In a season full of close contests and stressful finishes, the Seminoles on Friday flipped the script against Boston College.

They started fast, jumped out to an early lead and finished with most of their starters watching from the sidelines as FSU’s reserves polished off a 45-7 victory over the Eagles.

The Seminoles improved to 7-3, 4-3 in ACC play. They’ll wrap up their conference slate next week at Syracuse.

“It felt weird,” Fisher said with a laugh. “We used to do that a lot.”

Indeed, for as unique as Friday’s setting was – it marked FSU’s first Friday home game since 1957 – the game itself felt a lot like old times.

The Seminoles dominated an ACC opponent from the start, forcing a quick punt after the opening kickoff then scoring on their first drive of the game.

FSU built a 21-point lead by halftime and appeared to be cruising toward a shutout before BC punched in a late score against the Seminoles’ second-team defense.

Until that point, the Eagles had moved across the 50-yard line just once.

“That was my Friday talk – learning about getting ahead and staying ahead,” Fisher said. “We need to play from ahead and finish, and we did all of those things.”

The Seminoles appear to have dodged a major bullet, too.

With FSU leading 35-0 late in the third quarter, quarterback Deondre Francois absorbed a late blow from Boston College’s Zach Allen and got up favoring his right shoulder.

Allen was flagged for roughing the passer and Francois left the game with what was later announced as a shoulder contusion. He didn’t return, but Fisher said afterward that he was fine and is expected to play at Syracuse next week.

“It didn’t dislocate or anything, just a bruise,” Fisher said. “We’ll heal him up and be ready to go.”

Francois was in the midst of an efficient performance at the time of his injury. Aided by a 9-of-11 first quarter, Francois finished 16 for 24 with 183 yards and three touchdowns – two of them to sophomore Auden Tate.

Fifth-year senior Sean Maguire, who took part in Senior Day ceremonies prior to the game, threw for 53 yards and two touchdowns in relief.

“I gave Sean a new nickname: ‘Mr. Always-Ready,’” junior running back Dalvin Cook said. “…We’re just lucky to have him as a teammate and to be a part of this offense. Sean’s a great teammate and a great guy to be in the locker room with, and I love him to death.”

Tate paced FSU’s receivers with career-highs in catches (six) and yardage (101) to go along with those two scores. And junior Travis Rudolph chipped in six catches for 81 yards, including a 20-yard catch-and-run down the sideline and into the end zone that put FSU up 28-0.

Cook, meanwhile, continued to flirt with Warrick Dunn’s career rushing record, but his date with history will have to wait. Cook entered the game needing 127 yards to surpass Dunn’s total of 3,959. He finished with 108 – reaching the century mark for the sixth time this season – and easily could have had more had Fisher not pulled his starters in the fourth quarter.

“I went over to him and said I’d have never forgiven myself if he went out there in the fourth quarter – with what this team can still achieve and the year it can still have – and for him to get injured at the end of the football game. …

“And he said, ‘Coach, we won the game. That’s what I’m here for.’ (That’s) another sign of why he’s Dalvin.”

Boston College’s offense has struggled for most of the season, and the Seminoles made sure not to break the trend.

The Seminoles limited the Eagles to an anemic 146 total yards and surrendered just 3.0 yards per play.

That total was aided in large part by nine tackles for loss and three sacks of BC quarterback Patrick Towles, who completed just 3 of 11 passes for 29 yards.

Linebackers Matthew Thomas and Ro’Derrick Hoskins tied for the team lead with six tackles, and DeMarcus Walker was credited with 0.5 sacks to bring his season total to 11.

“It was effort and execution,” Walker said. “We didn’t do anything special. We just lined up and played football.”

Some things stay the same, regardless of when the game is played.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
7
7
FLORIDA STATE
14
7
14
10
45

1st   7- 0  Auden Tate, 6, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 8:50 
     14- 0  Nyqwan Murray, 4, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 1:08 
2nd  21- 0  Dalvin Cook, 19, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 2:50 
3rd  28- 0  Travis Rudolph, 20, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 3:51 
     35- 0  Auden Tate, 6, pass from Sean Maguire (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 0:25 
4th  38- 0  Logan Tyler, 53, field goal, 12:01
     45- 0  Freddie Stevenson, 6, pass from Sean Maguire (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 8:18 
     45- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 3:21 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 24 8 Rushes-yards 39-180 35- 96 Passing 236 50 Att-Comp-Int 31-21-0 13-4-0 Total Yards 70-416 48-146 Punt Returns 2-5 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-22 3-43 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 5-39.8 10-38.4 Sacks By-Yds 3-18 4-37 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 4-33 6-50 3rd Down Conversions 5-13 1-12 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 32:49 27:11 Attendance 73,917 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 18- 108 Ryan Green 3- 21 Jacques Patrick 4- 19 Deondre Francois 10- 15 Kermit Whitfield 1- 9 Steven Williams 1- 5 Colton Plante 1- 2 Omari Albert 1- 1 Receiving Auden Tate 6- 101 Travis Rudolph 6- 81 Mavin Saunders 1- 19 Dalvin Cook 2- 12 Kermit Whitfield 2- 9 Freddie Stevenson 1- 6 Nyqwan Murray 2- 4 Ryan Izzo 1- 4 Passing Deondre Francois 24-16-0-183 Sean Maguire 7- 5-0- 53 Punt Return Nyqwan Murray 2- 5 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 1- 12 Ryan Green 1- 10 Punting Logan Tyler 5- 199 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Matthew Thomas 5 1 6 2.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 4 2 6 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Emmett Rice 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 2 2 4 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Westbrook 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Ermon Lane 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 2 3 1.5- 8.0 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 1 2 3 1.5- 4.0 1.0- 3.0 . . 1 . . . . Dontavious Jackson 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 2 . 2 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Brian Burns . 2 2 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Walvenski Aime 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Jacob Pugh 1 . 1 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Carlos Becker . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Team . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Kyle Meyers . . . . . . 1 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
WR   18  Auden Tate
C    54  Alec Eberle
RT   71  Brock Ruble
LG   72  Kareem Are
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
TE   88  Mavin Saunders
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
WLB   6  Matthew Thomas
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
SAM  16  Jacob Pugh
MIKE 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
FS   19  A.J. Westbrook
SS   20  Trey Marshall
CB   27  Marquez White
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 7  Ermon Lane
 7  Ryan Green
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Calvin Brewton
10  Sean Maguire
12  Arthur Williams
15  Carlos Becker
21  Logan Tyler
23  Freddie Stevenson
23  Ricky Aguayo
28  Malique Jackson
31  Omari Albert
31  Kris Dixon
32  Steven Williams
33  Colton Plante
37  Kyle Meyers
40  Nick Patti
##  NAME
-----------------------------
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
52  David Robbins
55  Fredrick Jones
56  Emmett Rice
57  Corey Martinez
62  Ethan Frith
66  Keith Weeks
70  Cole Minshew
74  Derrick Kelly
76  Rick Leonard
80  Nyqwan Murray
82  Naseir Upshur
82  Bryan LaCivita
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
89  Keith Gavin
92  Justin Shanks
94  Walvenski Aime
97  Isaiah Smallwood
99  Brian Burns

FLORIDA STATE 45, SYRACUSE 14

11/19/2016, SYRACUSE, NY

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Football Rolls 45-14 Behind Cook's Record-Setting Day.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

SYRACUSE, NY – Dalvin Cook made quick work of Florida State’s career rushing record, and the Seminoles did the same to the Syracuse Orange.

With a 41-yard gain on his second carry of the day, Cook reached 3,987 rushing yards for his career and surpassed the mark held for 20 years by FSU Hall of Famer Warrick Dunn (3,959 yards).

Cook, however, was just getting started. He would go on the run for 227 yards and four touchdowns – three in the third quarter – as the No. 17 Seminoles raced past Syracuse for a 45-14 victory at the Carrier Dome.

FSU improved to 8-3 and finishes its ACC campaign 5-3. The Seminoles host No. 23 Florida, a 16-10 winner over No. 16 LSU earlier in the day, in next week’s regular-season finale.

It was a big day for the number four.

Not only did Cook – who wears jersey No. 4 – become FSU’s career rushing leader, but he also:

Even another No. 4, sophomore cornerback Tarvarus McFadden, got in on the action with second-quarter interception in the end zone. That interception, McFadden’s nation-leading eighth of the season, led to a Cook score that gave the Seminoles a 21-0 advantage.

McFadden is now No. 2 on FSU’s list for interceptions in a single season. He needs four more to catch Terrell Buckley, who had 12 in 1991.

There were plenty of other Seminoles to take turns in the spotlight, too.

Quarterback Deondre Francois threw for 315 yards and touchdowns on each of FSU’s first two drives, and each of the six Seminoles to catch a pass on Saturday had at least 37 receiving yards.

Sophomore Auden Tate led the way with 77 yards on five catches, but junior Travis Rudolph (5-64, 1 TD) and senior Kermit Whitfield (4-59) weren’t too far behind.

And FSU continued its late-season trend of stout defensive efforts, limiting Syracuse’s hurry-up offense to just 233 total yards and 3.2 yards per play.

That was thanks in large part to a relentless pass rush that sacked Syracuse quarterback Zack Mahoney seven times, a season high for FSU this season.

Senior DeMarcus Walker and freshman Brian Burns each had two sacks, while Josh Sweat, Matthew Thomas and Ro’Derrick Hoskins each had one.

All told, the Seminoles doubled up Syracuse in both total yardage (654-233) and yards per play (8.6-3.2) despite running just four more plays than the Orange.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
14
7
21
3
45
SYRACUSE
0
7
7
0
14

1st   7- 0  Nyqwan Murray, 16, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 11:07
     14- 0  Travis Rudolph, 15, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 7:11 
2nd  21- 0  Dalvin Cook, 25, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 6:35 
     21- 0  Logan Tyler, 54, field goal failed, 1:04 
     21- 7  Opp, 46, pass (kick), 0:00 
3rd  28- 7  Dalvin Cook, 11, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 11:40
     35- 7  Dalvin Cook, 17, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 5:59 
     35-14  Opp, 17, pass (kick), 4:27 
     42-14  Dalvin Cook, 8, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 1:37 
4th  45-14  Ricky Aguayo, 42, field goal, 5:41 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 33 13 Rushes-yards 45-334 35- 37 Passing 320 196 Att-Comp-Int 31-19-1 37-16-2 Total Yards 76-654 72-233 Punt Returns 5--1 2-64 Kickoff Returns 0-0 4-97 Interception Ret. 2-7 1-1 Fumble Returns 0-0 3-0 Punts 3-40.3 10-42.4 Sacks By-Yds 8-29 2-7 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 0-0 Penalties-Yds 9-85 10-77 3rd Down Conversions 5-10 4-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-2 Time of Posession 34:43 25:17 Attendance 32,340 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 28- 225 Jacques Patrick 10- 50 Deondre Francois 4- 22 Kermit Whitfield 1- 21 Ryan Green 2- 16 Receiving Auden Tate 5- 77 Travis Rudolph 5- 64 Kermit Whitfield 4- 59 Mavin Saunders 2- 44 Ryan Izzo 1- 39 Nyqwan Murray 2- 37 Sean Maguire 3- 5 Passing Deondre Francois 28-18-1-315 Punt Return Nyqwan Murray 5- -1 Punting Logan Tyler 2- 88 Jack Steed 1- 33 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Josh Sweat 7 1 8 2.5- 7.0 1.5- 6.0 . . 1 . . . . Matthew Thomas 5 . 5 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Brian Burns 3 2 5 2.5- 12.0 2.5- 12.0 . . . . . 1 . A.J. Westbrook 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 4 . 4 2.0- 6.0 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 3 1 4 1.0- 3.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 3 1 4 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Ermon Lane 2 2 4 . . 1- 7 . . . . . . Fredrick Jones 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Levonta Taylor 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Justin Shanks 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Carlos Becker 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Kyle Meyers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Calvin Brewton 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Nick Patti 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Emmett Rice 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jared Jackson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
RB    4  Dalvin Cook
WR    8  Kermit Whitfield
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
WR   18  Auden Tate
C    54  Alec Eberle
LG   70  Cole Minshew
RT   76  Rick Leonard
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
WLB   6  Matthew Thomas
SS    7  Ermon Lane
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
MIKE 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
FS   19  A.J. Westbrook
STAR 20  Trey Marshall
CB   27  Marquez White
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 7  Ryan Green
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Calvin Brewton
10  Sean Maguire
15  Carlos Becker
16  Jacob Pugh
21  Logan Tyler
23  Freddie Stevenson
23  Ricky Aguayo
28  Malique Jackson
37  Kyle Meyers
40  Nick Patti
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
52  David Robbins
##  NAME
-----------------------------
55  Fredrick Jones
56  Emmett Rice
59  Ryan Hoefeld
62  Ethan Frith
66  Keith Weeks
72  Kareem Are
74  Derrick Kelly
80  Nyqwan Murray
82  Naseir Upshur
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
89  Keith Gavin
92  Justin Shanks
94  Walvenski Aime
97  Isaiah Smallwood
99  Brian Burns

FLORIDA STATE 31, FLORIDA 13

11/26/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Sunshine Slam: Noles Make It Four Straight Over Gators.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State has a fool-proof recipe for success against the Florida Gators.

It involves lots of Dalvin Cook, a balanced, opportunistic offense and a defense that never lets the Gators score an offensive touchdown.

It worked last year in Gainesville, and it worked again Saturday night as the Seminoles rolled to a 31-13 victory that might not have been as close as the scoreboard shows.

FSU (9-3) has a four-game winning streak over Florida (8-3) for the third time in school history and has won six of its last seven against UF. This group of Seminoles also became the first to sweep both Florida and Miami over a four-year span.

“That’s never happened at this school. Think about that,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “All the great players that ever (played here in the past). To be able to achieve what they achieved and never lose to Miami or Florida, that’s something they can always take with them.

“That’s what you play for. … That’s the legacy you leave.”

Cook’s third game against the Gators was as impressive as the first two: He ran for 153 yards and a touchdown Saturday night and raised his three-year total against UF to 480 rushing yards and three scores.

After the clock hit zero, Cook took a brief lap around the field, high-fiving fans who had yet to make their way to the exits.

“Always beating rivalry teams is the icing on the cake,” said Cook, who set a new school record Saturday with his 45th career rushing touchdown. “To beat them is a great feeling. … This is the game you put on the calendar at the beginning of the year.”

Florida State’s defense, meanwhile, held the Gators’ offense out of the end zone for a second straight year.

Florida’s only touchdown of the night came when it recovered a Nyqwan Murray fumble on a punt return and took it for a score. The Gators’ offense hasn’t scored a touchdown against FSU since the 0:47 mark of the third quarter in 2014 – the year before coach Jim McElwain took over.

Appropriately, FSU held healthy advantages in total yards (387-207), first downs (18-14), third-down conversions (11-17 for FSU, 0-12 for UF) and time of possession (32:01-27:59).

It marked the first time since 2004 that FSU held an opponent without a third-down conversion.

“Our defense was outstanding,” Fisher said. “There were no easy plays for them.”

A relentless FSU pass rush certainly didn’t help matters. The Seminoles sacked UF quarterback Austin Appleby eight times to bring their nation’s-best season total to 47.

Senior DeMarcus Walker paced the effort with two sacks, while sophomore Josh Sweat and freshman Brian Burns were each credited with 1.5 sacks.

Walker upped his season sack total to 15, the third-most in school history and most since Andre Wadsworth had 16 in 1997.

“I’m very happy,” Walker said. “I can’t wait to go home and be with my family. I like the way we fought. I’m unbeaten against the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes. I can talk (trash) for the rest of my life, no matter what, because they never beat me.”

The Seminoles jumped out to a 10-0 lead on the strength of Cook’s 17-yard touchdown run and a 22-yard field goal.

But with the game teetering toward an early rout, the Gators tightened up and forced two misses from FSU kicker Ricky Aguayo while scoring two field goals of their own.

The game settled into a tense, back-and-forth affair until midway through the third quarter, when Deondre Francois connected with Travis Rudolph for a 46-yard touchdown on third-and-10.

It was FSU’s second third-down conversion of the drive and the first of three second-half touchdowns that broke open the game.

Senior Freddie Stevenson went up the middle for a 27-yarder that made it 27-6 early in the fourth quarter, and Francois later scrambled for an 8-yard score that provided the final margin with one minute to play.

Francois completed just 15 of 26 passes for 138 yards, but he was 8 of 10 for 78 yards and that touchdown in the second half.

The redshirt freshman turned the ball over twice, but each time bounced back to lead touchdown drives on FSU’s ensuing possessions.

“All quarterbacks are going to throw interceptions,” Francois said. “But I feel like it’s what you do after the interception (that matters). Because mistakes are going to happen.”

Added Fisher, “(Francois) was awesome tonight. … He took another huge step today. I mean, a huge step in his development. He’s been rock solid, and I can’t ask for any more out of him.”

Saturday marked an emphatic finish to Florida State’s regular season, in which the Seminoles won four straight games by a combined score of 145-54.

They’ll have to wait to learn their postseason fate, but Louisville’s loss to Kentucky earlier in the day could potentially open a spot for the Seminoles in the Capital One Orange Bowl.

FSU has played in a Bowl Championship/New Year’s Six bowl for five straight seasons.

“That,” Fisher said, “would be wonderful.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA
0
3
3
7
13
FLORIDA STATE
7
3
7
14
31

1st   0- 0  Ricky Aguayo, 49, field goal failed, 6:14 
      7- 0  Dalvin Cook, 17, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 4:46 
2nd  10- 0  Ricky Aguayo, 22, field goal, 14:47
     10- 3  Opp, 38, field goal, 7:19 
     10- 3  Ricky Aguayo, 44, field goal blocked by  Opp, 0:55 
3rd  10- 6  Opp, 41, field goal, 10:26
     17- 6  Travis Rudolph, 46, pass from Deondre Francois (Logan Tyler, kick), 5:38 
4th  24- 6  Freddie Stevenson, 27, run (Logan Tyler, kick), 12:51
     24-13  Opp, 12, fumble recovery/return (kick), 10:45
            Note: Nyqwan Murray fumbled a punt return which was picked  
                  up and returned for a touchdown.                      
     31-13  Deondre Francois, 8, run (Logan Tyler, kick), 1:00 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 18 14 Rushes-yards 40-249 29- 58 Passing 138 149 Att-Comp-Int 26-15-1 35-19-0 Total Yards 66-387 64-207 Punt Returns 3--2 1-2 Kickoff Returns 1-36 2-29 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-15 Fumble Returns 2-3 2-12 Punts 3-35.7 6-46.2 Sacks By-Yds 6-47 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-2 Penalties-Yds 3-35 4-44 3rd Down Conversions 11-17 0-12 4th Down Conversions 0-0 2-3 Time of Posession 32:01 27:59 Attendance 78,342 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 26- 153 Deondre Francois 9- 63 Freddie Stevenson 2- 30 Kermit Whitfield 2- 5 Jacques Patrick 1- -2 Receiving Travis Rudolph 4- 63 Dalvin Cook 3- 26 Auden Tate 2- 22 Kermit Whitfield 2- 10 Ryan Izzo 1- 10 Mavin Saunders 1- 3 Jacques Patrick 1- 3 Nyqwan Murray 1- 1 Passing Deondre Francois 26-15-1-138 Punt Return Nyqwan Murray 3- -2 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 1- 36 Punting Logan Tyler 3- 107 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Matthew Thomas 4 3 7 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 2 5 7 2.5- 10.0 1.5- 9.0 . . . . 1 . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 3 3 6 . . . 1 . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 5 . 5 2.0- 23.0 2.0- 23.0 . . 1 2- 3 . . . Trey Marshall 2 3 5 . . . . 2 . . . . Ermon Lane 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Brian Burns 2 2 4 1.5- 10.0 1.5- 10.0 . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 2 1 3 . . . . . . 1 . . Derrick Nnadi 2 1 3 1.0- 5.0 1.0- 5.0 . . . . 1 . . Marquez White 2 1 3 1.0- 2.0 . . 2 . . . . . A.J. Westbrook 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Levonta Taylor 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Auden Tate 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Freddie Stevenson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
WR    8  Kermit Whitfield
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    54  Alec Eberle
LG   70  Cole Minshew
RT   76  Rick Leonard
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
WLB   6  Matthew Thomas
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
SAM  16  Jacob Pugh
MIKE 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
FS   19  A.J. Westbrook
SS   20  Trey Marshall
CB   27  Marquez White
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 7  Ermon Lane
 9  Jacques Patrick
15  Carlos Becker
18  Auden Tate
21  Logan Tyler
23  Ricky Aguayo
37  Kyle Meyers
40  Nick Patti
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
##  NAME
-----------------------------
55  Fredrick Jones
56  Emmett Rice
66  Keith Weeks
80  Nyqwan Murray
82  Naseir Upshur
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
89  Keith Gavin
94  Walvenski Aime
99  Brian Burns

FLORIDA STATE 33, MICHIGAN 32

12/30/2016, Orange Bowl, Miami, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Fantastic Finale: Noles Top Wolverines In Orange Bowl Thriller.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – It had been a while since Florida State felt like this at the end of the season.

There were smiles and hugs, along with new hats and t-shirts. And, in the locker room at Hard Rock Stadium, there was the smell of citrus throughout the air.

The 11th-ranked Florida State football team capped off a dramatic midseason turnaround with a 33-32 win over No. 6 Michigan here at the Capital One Orange Bowl, a game that was every bit as tense, compelling and, in the end, memorable, as any the team has played over the past two years.

Hometown hero Dalvin Cook reminded the nation that, Heisman Trophy or not, there may not be a better player in college football.

Youngsters Deondre Francois and Nyqwan Murray enjoyed a redemptive tale that started with game-changing turnovers and ended with a game-winning touchdown over the head of an All-American defender.

And, as if the game needed any more theatrics, little-used freshman Keith Gavin turned the contest on its head by hesitating on a kickoff return, then breaking through the Wolverines' coverage unit on the way to a 66-yard run that set up the Seminoles’ decisive score.

Any one of that quartet – Cook, Francois, Murray or Gavin – would deserve sole possession of the spotlight under ordinary circumstances.

But, after an extraordinary game, they’ll just have to share.

“This is what you’ve got to play for, to be able to make it to an Orange Bowl,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Even though you didn’t win a national championship, to make it to an Orange Bowl, to play a team like Michigan, to play in an environment and atmosphere like this.

“Any time you keep score, that’s what you’ve got to play for.”

After starting their season 3-2, the Seminoles won seven of their last eight games to finish 10-3 and reach double-digit victories for the fifth straight season. They also snapped a two-game bowl skid to avoid becoming the first FSU team to drop three straight bowl games.

And, in the early goings, it appeared that all that would come easily.

Thanks to dominant efforts on both the offensive and defensive lines, Florida State made easy work of Michigan’s vaunted defense and raced to a 17-3 lead after one quarter.

Cook, who ran for 145 yards and a touchdown on his way to Orange Bowl MVP honors, opened the scoring with a two-yard plunge. And he set up a field goal by lining up as a receiver, racing past a Michigan defender and bringing in a deep pass for a 45-yard gain.

“Coach Fisher did a great job of knowing when to call (certain) plays and getting me in the right (situation) to make them,” Cook said. “And when he called my number, I just answered the bell.”

So too, however, did Michigan.

The Wolverines chipped away at their deficit with three field goals – all of them within the red zone – then finally broke through for a touchdown when Mike McCray picked off Francois at the FSU 14-yard line and returned it for a touchdown.

Michigan’s two-point conversion failed, and FSU led 20-15 after three quarters.

On the ensuing drive, Cook made a play that, on another night, would likely be the story of the game.

Facing a third-and-22 from their FSU’s 13-yard line, Cook broke loose for a 71-yard run down the left sideline, a play that would have been a touchdown had officials not ruled that he narrowly stepped out of bounds at the Michigan 16.

“I actually think I didn’t step out, but you know,” Cook said. “It was third-and-22 and Coach Fisher called what we called all year. I felt like I could take advantage of that moment, because I just felt like (the Michigan defenders) did think I could break out at that point in time.”

They were wrong. And four plays later Francois scampered into the end zone for a touchdown that put FSU up 27-15 with 11:38 to go in the game.

After the FSU defense forced a punt on the ensuing drive, the drama appeared to be over. Instead, it was just getting started.

The Seminoles punted on their next possession, and a targeting penalty issued to safety Trey Marshall led to good field position for the Wolverines and a touchdown that made it 27-22.

A quick drive and another punt with less than five minutes to go gave the ball back to Michigan and, after sputtering on offense for much of the night, the Wolverines embarked on an impressive, five-play, 61-yard touchdown drive to take their first lead of the night.

In that moment – a 30-yard scoring run by Michigan’s Chris Evans – the dynamic that had held for the entire night suddenly reversed: Wolverines fans reveled while FSU fans sat in stunned silence.

That wouldn’t last long.

Gavin’s kickoff helped the Seminoles get back on top and, despite one more heart-in-throat moment when Michigan blocked an extra-point attempt and returned it for two points, FSU held on for a most satisfying victory.

“He can hit it and, I’m going to tell you, Keith is a guy who I think is going to be a really, really good player,” Fisher said. “The guy is a really talented guy. He’s a young freshman, just coming along. Sometimes it takes something like that to get you over the hump. And that was a big, big-time play.”

FSU’s defense sealed it for good when freshman Carlos Becker picked off Wilson Speight’s fourth-down pass near midfield.

Three kneel-downs and the Seminoles could celebrate.

Francois completed just 9 of 27 passes, but for 222 yards and two scores, both to Murray.

And Murray made up for an early fumble on a punt return by striking for scores of 92 and 12 yards. His 92-yarder, which came in the first quarter, was the longest touchdown play in Orange Bowl history.

But his second touchdown, in which he leapt over the head of Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis in the back of the end zone, was even more impressive.

“As soon as the ball left my hand, I knew (Murray) was going to come down with it,” Francois said. “God blessed him with the ability to go up and make that catch.”

FSU’s defense enjoyed an appropriate finale, too. The Seminoles limited Michigan to just 252 yards of total offense and racked up three sacks to bring their nation’s-best season total to 50.

And that despite being on the field for more than 34 minutes.

Miami native Matthew Thomas had perhaps his finest game as a Seminole, posting 15 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss. And defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi wreaked havoc in the Michigan backfield, helping to corral a Wolverines rushing attack that entered the game as one of the nation’s best.

The Wolverines averaged more than 220 yards per game this season. Against FSU, they had 89.

And in one more stroke of good news, both Thomas and Nnadi announced they would be returning for their fourth years at FSU.

Perhaps it’s appropriate, then, that Fisher looked both back and forward during his post-game press conference.

“I’d like to say a special thanks to our seniors,” he said. “Not just for what they did this year, but for what they’ve done for four years. … the leadership they’ve provided.

“The legacy these seniors left, (combined) with the youth and talent on this team, boy, the future looks good.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MICHIGAN
3
3
9
17
32
FLORIDA STATE
17
3
0
13
33

1st   7- 0  Dalvin Cook, 2, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 12:47
      7- 3  Opp, 19, field goal, 9:11 
     10- 3  Ricky Aguayo, 42, field goal, 7:31 
     17- 3  Nyqwan Murray, 92, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 2:49 
2nd  17- 6  Opp, 28, field goal, 9:36 
     20- 6  Ricky Aguayo, 38, field goal, 4:49 
3rd  20- 9  Opp, 37, field goal, 7:34 
     20-15  Opp, 14, interception return (pass failed), 0:54 
4th  27-15  Deondre Francois, 3, run (Ricky Aguayo, kick), 11:38
     27-22  Opp, 8, pass (kick), 5:22 
     27-30  Opp, 30, run (pass), 1:57 
     33-30  Nyqwan Murray, 12, pass from Deondre Francois (Ricky Aguayo, kick blocked by  Opp), 0:36 
     33-32  Opp, defensive extra point, 0:36 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 16 Rushes-yards 35-149 36- 89 Passing 222 163 Att-Comp-Int 27-9-1 38-21-1 Total Yards 62-371 74-252 Punt Returns 3-6 2--1 Kickoff Returns 1-66 2-40 Interception Ret. 1-0 1-14 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 6-34.5 8-47.4 Sacks By-Yds 4-26 2-22 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 7-65 4-37 3rd Down Conversions 3-13 7-20 4th Down Conversions 1-1 1-2 Time of Posession 25:43 34:17 Attendance 67,432 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 20- 145 Deondre Francois 10- 9 Jacques Patrick 1- 2 Freddie Stevenson 1- 0 Team 3- -7 Receiving Nyqwan Murray 2- 104 Dalvin Cook 3- 62 Travis Rudolph 3- 33 Kermit Whitfield 1- 23 Passing Deondre Francois 27- 9-1-222 Punt Return Nyqwan Murray 3- 6 Kickoff Return Keith Gavin 1- 66 Punting Logan Tyler 5- 190 Team 1- 17 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Matthew Thomas 9 6 15 3.5- 12.0 . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 6 2 8 2.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . A.J. Westbrook 6 2 8 0.5- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . . Jacob Pugh 4 2 6 1.0- 11.0 1.0- 11.0 . . 1 . . . . Derrick Nnadi 1 4 5 1.0- 2.0 0.5- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . Trey Marshall 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 4 . 4 4.0- 10.0 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . Levonta Taylor 2 1 3 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 1 2 3 1.5- 10.0 1.5- 10.0 . . . . . . . Marquez White 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Kyle Meyers 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones 1 . 1 . . . . 1 . . . . Demarcus Christmas . 1 1 0.5- 1.0 . . 1 . . . . . Carlos Becker . . . . . 1- 0 . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
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RB    4  Dalvin Cook
WR    8  Kermit Whitfield
QB   12  Deondre Francois
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
C    54  Alec Eberle
RG   70  Cole Minshew
LG   72  Kareem Are
RT   76  Rick Leonard
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
WR   80  Nyqwan Murray
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
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CB    4  Tarvarus McFadden
WLB   6  Matthew Thomas
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
SLB  16  Jacob Pugh
MLB  18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
FS   19  A.J. Westbrook
SS   20  Trey Marshall
CB   27  Marquez White
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
DT   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
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 1  Levonta Taylor
 5  Dontavious Jackson
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Sean Maguire
10  Calvin Brewton
15  Carlos Becker
18  Auden Tate
21  Logan Tyler
23  Freddie Stevenson
23  Ricky Aguayo
37  Kyle Meyers
41  Jack Steed
47  Stephen Gabbard
##  NAME
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51  Josh Brown
55  Fredrick Jones
56  Emmett Rice
66  Keith Weeks
78  Wilson Bell
82  Naseir Upshur
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
89  Keith Gavin
94  Walvenski Aime
99  Brian Burns