Devonta Freeman ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns, Florida State’s top-ranked defense lived up to its billing and the No. 10 Seminoles rolled past Maryland 41-14 Saturday to earn a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
It’s already been a tough year for Boston College and things got worse Saturday night for the Eagles at 12th-ranked Florida State.
The mistakes — taking a bad sack, squandering timeouts, having a punt blocked — all added up to deal a heavy blow to Florida State’s hopes of contending for the national championship. It has left Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher with no shortage of things to focus on in the coming days.
North Carolina State’s players can finally stop seething over an ugly, mistake-filled performance in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener. Now they can think about a memorable comeback that shook up the race for both the conference and national championship.
B.J. Daniels was good, just not good enough to beat Florida State again. South Florida’s dual-threat star threw for 143 yards and ran for 72 more and two touchdowns Saturday night in a 30-17 loss to the fourth-ranked Seminoles.
It’s been three years since a freshman quarterback named B.J. Daniels led South Florida to a 17-7 upset of the Florida State Seminoles. But FSU hasn’t forgotten and with a top five ranking this year and coming off a victory of then tenth-ranked Clemson, FSU is looking for revenge Saturday.
Florida State took Clemson to apart and Tigers coach Dabo Swinney is hoping his players can at least come away with a lesson learned.
Chris Thompson scored on runs of 74 and 80 yards on successive carries to lead No. 5 Florida State to a 52-0 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday. Inside: game analysis.
Defensive ends Brandon Jenkins (senior) and Bjoern Werner (junior) will lead the Florida State defense at home against Murray State on Saturday night.
Florida State appears to have it all this season — at least on paper. And while coach Jimbo Fisher doesn’t want his players distracted with the preseason expectations, he said during Sunday’s media day activities that this year’s team is deeper and, perhaps more importantly, a year older.