Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is transferring to Florida State, where he will have the chance to replace Jameis Winston.
Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.
Coach Paul Johnson felt his Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets needed to play a flawless game to beat defending national champion Florida State.
Top-ranked Florida State was again far from perfect.
Dalvin Cook ran for two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score late in the fourth, and No. 2 Florida State continued its season of rallies by erasing a 16-point deficit and topping Miami 30-26 on Saturday night.
With more distractions swirling around him, Jameis Winston was nearly flawless, throwing for 317 yards and three touchdowns, Mario Pender scored twice, and top-ranked Florida State beat Syracuse 38-20 on Saturday.
Jameis Winston threw for 396 yards and two touchdowns in the defending national champion Florida State’s spring game, leading the Garnet team to a 31-14 victory over the Gold team Saturday.
Joseph Yearby and Dalvin Cook rushed for two touchdowns apiece as Miami Central defeated Gainesville 37-14 in the Florida Class 6A state championship game on Saturday.