Florida State Football - 2015 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Jimbo Fisher, Head Coach
Tim Brewster, Recruiting Coordinator, Tight Ends
Justin Bright, Defensive GA
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 Development
Brad Lawing, Defensive Ends, Outside Linebackers
Addison Lynch, Defensive GA
Bill Miller, Linebackers
Chris Revell, Offensive GA
Mark Robinson, Director of Operations
Randy Sanders, Co-Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
David Spurlock, Offensive GA
Rick Trickett, Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line
Vic Viloria, Strength and Conditioning

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2015 Football


2015 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Abdul Bello, 6-6, 307, OL, Warri, Nigeria - Former boxer who emigrated from Uyo, Nigeria in order to play big-time college football and developed into one of the nation's most sought-after offensive line recruits…consensus four-star prospect who is ranked the nation's fourth-best offensive tackle recruit by ESPN and Scout and No. 5 by 247Sports…rated the 15th-best player in Florida and the No. 55 overall recruit in the nation by ESPN…tabbed the No. 12 player in Florida and No. 76 overall by 247Sports…rated the No. 58 overall player in the country by Scout…tabbed the nation's No. 29 tackle prospect by Rivals…competed in the Under Armour All-American Game, helping lead Team Highlight to a victory…considered a raw prospect with the size and athleticism to develop into a star offensive tackle…was discovered at a beginner's football camp in Nigeria in June 2013 by former Maryland linebacker Ricardo Dickerson and moved to Montverde Academy for his junior year of high school…played just six games as a junior in 2013 - his first year ever playing football, but quickly started receiving scholarship offers…ranked No. 4 in Central Florida Super60 before the 2014 season…captured 2014 Class 3A All-State First Team honors as a senior…learned about football from watching movies, such as Remember the Titans…picked FSU in July 2014 over several offers, including Florida and Alabama.

Calvin Brewton, 6-0, 178, DB, Miami - Enrolled at Florida State this January and is expected to participate in spring practice…consensus four-star recruit and one of the nation's top defensive back recruits…rated the country's 14th-best safety and the No. 187 overall player in the nation by Scout…ranked the nation's No. 26 safety and No. 49 player in Florida by Rivals…rated the No. 29 safety and the 71st-best prospect in Florida by ESPN…rated the No. 39 safety and No. 75 player in Florida by 247Sports…played for Team Black in the U.S. Army All-American Game on Jan. 3…first Miami Central player to earn a U.S. Army All-American Game invitation...invited to "The Opening," an all-star prospect camp held on Nike's campus last summer…lockdown defensive back who had 15 tackles and an interception as a senior at Miami Central, leading the Rockets to a 14-1 record and their third consecutive 6A state championship…honorable mention All-State Class 6A honoree…picked FSU over offers from Notre Dame, Clemson and Georgia among others.

George Campbell, 6-3, 197, WR, Clearwater - The five-star recruit and the seventh-best player in the nation according to ESPN is enrolled at Florida State for the spring semester and is expected to participate in spring practice…holds a four-star grade from 247Sports and is rated the nation's No. 4 wide receiver and the 35th-best player in the country…rated a five-star recruit and the No. 5 wide receiver and No. 26 player in the nation from Rivals…ranked the No. 6 wide receiver and the No. 34 overall prospect in the nation by Scout…Ranked the No. 1 "athlete" in the country and the third-best prospect in Florida by ESPN…starred for Team Highlight in the Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 2, totaling two receptions for 68 yards, including a 60-yard catch, to help his squad to a 46-6 victory…finished with 62 receptions for 880 yards and 12 touchdown receptions and led East Lake to the state playoffs as a senior…scored 18 touchdowns overall in 2014, adding three punt return scores, two kick return touchdowns and a rushing score…named to the 2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Football Second Team and the All-Florida Football First Team…2014 Florida All-State Class 7A First Team selection…selected Florida State over offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Alabama among others.

Deondre Francois, 6-1, 203, QB, Orlando - The nation's No. 1 dual threat quarterback according to Rivals, he committed to Florida State in July…consensus four-star prospect who stood out as the best quarterback in the Under Armour All-American Game in January, completing 4-of-4 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown while leading Team Highlight to victory…connected with fellow Seminole signee George Campbell on a 60-yard catch in addition to a 34-yard touchdown pass in the UA Game…rated Florida's No. 14 player and the nation's 39th-best prospect by Rivals…ranked the No. 3 dual-threat QB in that nation by ESPN, the 10th-best player in Florida and the 42nd-best overall prospect in the nation…ranked the No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the country by 247Sports and the 10th-best quarterback by Scout…led IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to a 9-1 record as a senior in 2014 after starring at Olympia High School in Orlando the previous two seasons…passed for 1,488 yards and 18 touchdowns and did not have a turnover after the season-opener…also did not lose a game after the season-opener…added 263 yards and two scores on the ground…coached by former FSU legend and 2000 Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke at IMG…captured All-Area honorable mention honors from the Bradenton Herald…passed for 3,162 yards and 28 touchdowns while completing 54 percent of his passes over two seasons at Olympia (2012-2013)…participated in the Elite 11 Finals, a quarterback camp in Oregon…invited to "The Opening," an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike campus…picked FSU over Florida and Auburn among several scholarship offers.

Ethan Frith, 6-7, 299, OT, Summit, MS - Consensus three-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN and Scout from the 2014 Class who deferred his enrollment a semester to recover from shoulder surgery…committed early after the Jimbo Fisher Camp in the summer of 2013…ranked the nation's No. 57 offensive tackle prospect and No. 16 player in Mississippi by 247Sports in the 2014 Class…ranked the No. 48 offensive tackle and No. 22 player in Mississippi by ESPN…No. 88 offensive tackle by Scout…captain at North Pike and led team to the playoffs in 2013…played on South team in Mississippi's Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic…selected to the Clarion-Ledger All-State Second Team…nabbed Region7-4A All-Region Team honors…ranked No. 15 player in Mississippi in BulldogBlitz.com Preseason Mississippi Top 50 for 2014…chose FSU over Mississippi State and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Everett Golson, 6-0, 199, QB, Myrtle Beach, SC

Derwin James, 6-2, 212, DB, Haines City - The consensus top defensive back in the nation and a five-star recruit enrolled at Florida State this January and is expected to participate in spring practice…committed to the Seminoles in 2012…rated the nation's No. 1 safety by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout…ranked the No. 5 player in the country and Florida's top safety prospect by Rivals…rated the nation's No. 4 overall player and the second-best prospect in Florida by 247Sports…ranked the sixth-best player in the country by Scout and No. 8 in the ESPN300…starred at safety in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2 where he led Team Highlight to a 46-6 victory…had 94 tackles and four interceptions in eight games for Haines City High School in 2014…added 11 receptions for 181 yards and two scores on offense…captured 2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Football Second Team honors and All-Florida First Team accolades…2014 Florida All-State Class 7A First Team selection…selected Florida State over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Miami.

De'Andre Johnson, 6-2, 186, QB, Jacksonville - 2014 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Football and one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the nation enrolled at Florida State this January and is expected to participate in spring practice…rated a four-star prospect and the nation's No. 7 dual-threat quarterback by ESPN…captured a four-star rating from Rivals and was rated the nation's No. 12 quarterback and the 35th-best player in Florida…grabbed a three-star ranking from 247Sports and was rated the nation's No. 13 quarterback and No. 46 prospect in Florida…nabbed a three-star ranking from Scout…passed for 3,710 yards and 47 touchdowns to go along with 398 yards and nine scores on the ground to lead First Coast High School to a 12-1 record and the Class 8A regional finals…earned Class 8A Player of the Year honors in addition to Mr. Football…four-year starter in high school who finished with 11,697 career passing yards, 131 career touchdown passes, 23 career rushing touchdowns, 1,091 career rushing yards and a career record of 46-5…completed 686 of 1,105 pass attempts for a 62 percent completion percentage for his prep career…played in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2 where he led Team Armour with 71 yards of total offense…8A All-State First Team selection in 2013 and 2014…committed to Florida State in 2012 and never wavered despite offers from Auburn, Clemson, Ohio State and Tennessee among others.

Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane, 6-1, 212, LB, Hollywood - Versatile linebacker prospect who collected a four-star ranking from 247Sports and Scout and played in the U.S. Army All-American Game…rated the No. 1 middle linebacker prospect in Florida, the No. 11 prospect nationally at that position and the No. 271 overall player in the country by Scout…tabbed the 12th-best outside linebacker prospect in the nation, the 23rd-best player in Florida and the No. 155 overall player in the country by 247Sports…ranked the nation's No. 25 outside linebacker and No. 60 player in Florida by Rivals…listed as the nation's No. 12 inside linebacker prospect and the No. 74 player in Florida by ESPN…ranked No. 11 on the Miami Herald's Broward Class of 2015 Top 25 Recruits list…became the first All-American in Hallandale High School history…led Hallandale to a 10-1 record in 2014 by totaling 96 tackles, five forced fumbles and two interceptions…collected 2014 Class 6A All-State Second Team honors and Broward All-County First Team accolades…had 115 tackles, 12 sacks, four interceptions and two forced fumbles as a junior in 2013…captured Class 6A All-State honorable mention honors in 2013…committed to Florida State in June over Ohio State among a host of offers.

Marcus Lewis, 6-2, 192, DB, Washington, DC - Consensus four-star recruit and rated the second best player in Washington D.C.…rated the No. 5 safety and No. 80 overall player by Rivals...ranked No. 2 in Rivals' District of Columbia Final Top 15…tabbed the No. 12 athlete nationally and No. 184 overall by 247Sports…rated the No. 9 safety nationally and No. 159 overall by ESPN…named a four-star and the top CB in the D.C. area by Scout…big, physical player can play the run as well as the pass and also split time at receiver in high school…has the versatility and athleticism to make plays on special teams as a kick returner…led Gonzaga to first Washington D.C. title game in 50 years and finished with a 10-3 record in his senior season…In the 2014 regular season, made 18 total tackles to go along with an interception and two pass break-ups…also caught a receiving touchdown on offense…led team with 116 kick return yards…invited to Nike's "The Opening," a camp for the nation's top recruits…played safety for Team Highlight in the Under Armour All-American Game…chose Florida State over offers from Kentucky, Miami (Fla.), and Texas, among others.

Tarvarus McFadden, 6-2, 197, DB, Fort Lauderdale - Consensus five-star cornerback prospect who committed to FSU in October…possesses the size (6-3, 200), speed and ball skills to be a dominant college cover corner…ranked the nation's No. 3 defensive back by Rivals and 247Sports, No. 4 by Scout and No. 5 by ESPN…consensus Top 10 prospect in Florida…rated the nation's No. 13 overall player by Rivals, No. 17 by Scout and No. 19 by 247Sports…ranked No. 47 in the ESPN300….stood out at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices according to recruiting experts and had an interception and an 87-yard kick return touchdown in the fourth quarter of the all-star game on Jan. 3…named the Lockheed Martin Air Defender of the Year award winner - presented to the top prep defensive back in the country by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee...led American Heritage to a second consecutive 5A state championship by tallying five interceptions, 41 tackles, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and scoring five total touchdowns four different ways (one pick six, two punt returns, one kickoff, one reception)…captured 5A All-State First Team and American Family Insurance Florida All-State Team honors…named the 2014 All-Broward Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-Broward County Team…MaxPreps Medium School All-American… participated at Nike's "The Opening," an all-star summer prospect camp, in 2014…picked Florida State over Georgia and LSU.

Cole Minshew, 6-5, 340, OL, Pridgen, GA - Massive offensive line prospect who projects as a collegiate offensive guard…grabbed a four-star ranking from ESPN and three-star ratings from Rivals, 247Sports and Scout…tabbed the nation's No. 33 offensive guard prospect and No. 45 player in Georgia by Rivals…rated the nation's No. 35 guard and No. 43 player in Georgia by ESPN…tabbed the country's No. 43 offensive guard by Scout and No. 46 by 247Sports…played for the South Team in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Football Classic…grabbed All-State First Team honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writer's Association in 2014 in addition to Region 3-AAAAA accolades…led Coffee County High School to a 10-2 record and the second round of the playoffs along with fellow Florida State commit Jalen Wilkerson…paved the way for an offense that averaged over 37 points per game…collected All-Region Second Team honors in 2013…committed to Florida State in February 2014…chose the Seminoles over Georgia and North Carolina among several offers.

Nyqwan Murray, 5-11, 171, WR, Orlando - Three-star receiver rated as one of the top 100 players in Florida…rated the country's 76th-best wide receiver and No. 17 wide receiver in Florida by Scout…ranked the No. 65 wide receiver and No. 77 overall player in Florida by ESPN…ranked the No. 101 wide receiver overall and No. 98 player in Florida by 247Sports…listed as the No. 97 overall player in Florida by rivals…tallied 75 receptions for 1,355 yards and 16 TDs as a senior while averaging 18 yards per catch…helped Oak Ridge win its first district title in 37 years by catching 10 passes for 271 yards and two TDs in a win over East River…as a junior in 2013, posted 88 catches for 1,523 yards and 19 touchdowns…ranked the No. 8 player in the Sentinel's 2015 Central Florida Super60 and the No. 49 player in the Sentinel's 2015 Florida Top 100…selected FSU over South Carolina, Duke and UCF among other offers.

Jacques Patrick, 6-1, 232, RB, Orlando - The five-star recruit and Rivals' No. 3 running back enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice…tabbed a four-star recruit and the nation's No. 3 running back by ESPN…rated a four-star recruit and No. 4 running back in the nation and 10th best prospect in Florida by 247Sports…ranked the 14th-best player in Florida and No. 49 on the ESPN300…earned a four-star rating, the nation's seventh-best running back distinction and No. 61 overall player by Scout…put up huge numbers during his high school career, totaling 2,576 yards on 276 carries and 32 touchdowns en route to Florida Gatorade Player of the Year honors as a senior at Timber Creek this past fall…totaled 7,922 rushing yards and 103 touchdowns in his prep career…8A All-State First Team selection in 2013 and 2014…2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Football Second Team and All-Florida Football First Team…American Family Insurance Florida Offensive Player of the Year in 2014…played in Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 2, rushing for 13 yards on four carries…Picked FSU over offers from Ohio State, Texas A&M and Alabama among others.

Da'Vante Phillips, 6-1, 203, WR, Miami - Enrolled at Florida State this January and is expected to participate in spring practice…consensus four-star recruit…rated as the No. 6 wide receiver and No. 11 athlete from the state of Florida by ESPN and ranked as the nation's 44th-best overall player in the ESPN300…rated as the No. 10 wide receiver and No. 89 player in the country, as well as the No. 19 player from the state of Florida by Rivals…rated by 247Sports as the No. 16 WR and No. 21 athlete in Florida…rated as the No. 25 WR and No. 189 player in the nation by Scout…had 872 yards receiving and eight TDs as a junior in 2013…caught 48 passes for 748 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior…recorded 148 receptions for 2,406 yards and 29 receiving touchdowns in his high school career...had three catches for 47 yards in the 6A state championship game as the Rockets won their third consecutive state title…led Miami Central to a 37-27 win over Bothell (Washington) in the Burger King State Champions Bowl Series at Florida Atlantic University on Dec. 27 by totaling 11 catches for 120 yards and two second-half touchdowns…invited to "The Opening", an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus…played in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2 and had three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown for Team Highlight…selected Florida State over offers from Florida, Miami, Clemson and Alabama.

Lorenzo Phillips, 6-2, 225, LB, Patterson, LA - Four-star linebacker rated as one of the top three junior college linebackers in the country and one of the Top 25 overall junior college players nationally…Helped lead East Mississippi Community College to the NJCAA football national championship and a perfect 12-0 season… ranked fourth among NJCAA defenders and led East Mississippi Community College in 2014 with a team-high 14 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss while ranking fourth on the team in tackles with 46 (35 solo)…also added two fumble recoveries for touchdowns and two forced fumbles for a team that lead the nation in scoring defense by allowing 7.6 points per game…named first team NJCAA All-America and NJCAA All-Region…originally signed with LSU out of Patterson (La.) High School in 2012…while at Patterson, finished with 52 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks as a senior…tallied 73 tackles and 23 tackles for a loss during his junior season…a four-star prospect across the board who helped lead Patterson to an undefeated regular season in 2011 and was a member of the ESPNU 150…ranked the No. 24 linebacker in the country by Scout.com and No. 29 by Rivals.com … A member of the Top 247 by 247sports.com…ranked fourth in the ESPNU Top Louisiana Recruits…ranked No. 9 in Louisiana by 247sports.com…named a Times Picayune Blue-Chip recruit…earned 2010 class 3A All-State first-team defense honors...selected FSU over offers from Ole Miss, Alabama and Georgia among others.

David Robbins, 6-4, 322, OL, Glenelg, MD - Versatile offensive lineman rated as one of the Top 18 players in Maryland and Top 50 offensive guards nationally…four-star offensive lineman by Scout and PrepStar, earning All-Atlantic Region honors…three-star offensive line by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports…rated the country's 37th-best offensive guard by Scout…ranked the No. 18 best player in the state of Maryland by Rivals…rated the No. 39 offensive guard by ESPN and the 13th-best prospect in Maryland by ESPN…rated the No. 30 offensive guard and No. 11 player in Maryland by 247Sports…earned Big School All-State first team and Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team honors for the second straight season as a senior helping Glenelg to its first state semifinals appearance since 2000 and anchoring an offensive line that featured two 1,000-yard rushers…selected All-Metro first team by the Baltimore Sun as a junior helping lead the way for a Glenelg offense that rushed for nearly 3,000 yards and won its first Howard County championship in a decade…projected to play either guard or center in college…chose FSU over Maryland, Kentucky among other offers.

Josh Sweat, 6-5, 226, DE, Chesapeake, VA - The consensus five-star defensive end, ranked No. 1 in the nation at his position by 247Sports and Scout, enrolled at Florida State in January…tabbed the country's fifth-best overall player by Scout, sixth-best by 247Sports, No. 11 by ESPN and No. 34 by Rivals…unanimous No. 1 prospect in Virginia…rated the second-best defensive end in the nation by Rivals and No. 3 by ESPN…only played in two games a senior before a season-ending injury…had 94 tackles, 31 tackles for loss and 22 sacks as a junior at Oscar Smith in 2013…was named to the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2, but did not play…has reportedly run the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds…picked Florida State over Virginia Tech, Georgia, Oregon and Ohio State.

Auden Tate, 6-5, 216, WR, Irmo, SC - Tall and athletic four-star wide receiver who committed to Florida State in August…rated the nation's No. 22 wide receiver, No. 32 prospect in Florida and No. 194 overall player in the country by Rivals…tabbed the No. 23 wide receiver No. 30 player in Florida and No. 219 overall prospect by 247Sports…ranked the nation's No. 44 wide receiver by Scout and No. 77 by ESPN…listed at No. 7 on the Tampa Bay Times Home Team Top 25 Recruits for 2015…missed the majority of his senior season with an injury, but did have 11 catches for 123 yards and snagged a fourth-quarter interception in his third game of the season…totaled 49 receptions for 815 yards and five touchdowns in 2013 en route to Class 8A All-State honorable mention accolades and Tampa Bay Times All-Suncoast honorable mention honors…attended Nike's "The Opening" prospect camp in Oregon…also an all-county selection in basketball…chose FSU over Michigan and also received offers from Florida, Clemson and Maryland among several others.

Darvin Taylor, 6-3, 308, DT, Chester, VA - Consensus four-star defensive tackle rated among the nation's Top 20 at his position by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN…tabbed the nation's No. 18 defensive tackle, the 11th-best player in Virginia and the No. 216 overall player in the country by Rivals…ranked the nation's No. 17 defensive tackle, No. 9 player in Virginia and No. 197 overall player in the nation by 247Sports…ranked the No. 18 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN, No. 8 player in Virginia and the No. 170 overall player in the nation…ranked the No. 23 defensive tackle and No. 256 overall prospect by Scout…tabbed the No. 2 recruit in the area on the Richmond Times-Dispatch's A-List…rated No. 11 in the Roanoke Times Virginia Top 100 list…led Thomas Dale to a 9-3 record and the playoffs in 2014, while capturing Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Conference 3 First Team honors and All-Metro honorable mention accolades…projects as a versatile defensive line force who can rush the passer and stop the run…reportedly was timed at 4.72 in the 40-yard dash and benched 375 pounds…started the varsity season-opener as a freshman at Thomas Dale…born in Germany while his parents were stationed there in the Army…committed to Florida State in August 2014 over Maryland, N.C. State and Virginia Tech.

A.J. Westbrook, 6-0, 178, DB, Daytona Beach - Athletic playmaking safety and ball hawk who was given a four-star rating by Rivals…received three stars from 247Sports, Scout and ESPN…rated the nation's No. 12 safety, 33rd best player in Florida and No. 200 overall prospect in the country by Rivals…tabbed the nation's No. 34 safety by 247Sports and No. 72 player in Florida…rated the No. 35 safety and No. 79 player in Florida by ESPN…captured a No. 19 ranking in the Orlando Sentinel's 2015 Central Florida Super60 and the No. 95 spot on the Sentinel's 2015 Florida Top 100…led his Mainland High School team to back-to-back state semifinals and a 13-1 record in 2014…had 62 tackles and one interception en route to Class 6A All-State Second Team honors and Daytona Beach News Journal All-Area accolades as a senior…intercepted five passes as a junior, returning four for touchdowns…added 84 tackles, three fumble recoveries and 12 pass breakups in 2013…committed to Florida State in May…chose the Seminoles over UCF, Cincinnati and Wisconsin among several offers.

Jalen Wilkerson, 6-4, 253, TE, Douglas, GA - Big, athletic tight end who has the potential to develop into a red zone weapon after a standout career at Coffee County High School…tabbed a four-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN and received a three-star rating by 247Spots and Scout...tabbed the No. 9 tight end in the country and No. 35 player in Georgia…ranked the nation's No. 12 tight end and No. 34 player in Georgia by Rivals…rated the No. 19 tight end and No. 74 player in Georgia by 247Sports…named the No. 22 tight end and best tight end in Georgia by Scout…led Coffee County High School to a 10-2 record and to the second round of the playoffs with fellow FSU commit Cole Minshew…captured Region 3-AAAAA First Team honors and was named All-State First Team by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Georgia Sports Writer's Association in 2014…garnered All-State Second Team honors from the Associated Press in 2014...nabbed AP All-State Second Team honors and All-Region First Team accolades in 2013…played in the Elite Junior Classic all-star game for rising Georgia juniors in 2013…also starred at defensive end for the Trojans…committed to Florida State in May…also held offers from Alabama, Auburn and Miami (Fla.).


2015 Roster - By Name

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R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 19 Roberto Aguayo        K       6-1   204  Jr-R **   Mascotte (South Lake)
* 29 Nate Andrews          DB      5-11  204  Jr   **   Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
* 72 Kareem Are            OL      6-6   330  Jr-R      Floral Park, NY (Sewanhaka/Fort Scott CC)
* 38 Cason Beatty          P       6-3   215  Sr   ***  Charlotte, NC (Olympic)
* 78 Wilson Bell           OL      6-4   318  So-R      Mobile, AL (Blount)
  75 Abdul Bello           OL      6-6   307  Fr        Warri, Nigeria (Montverde Academy)
  30 Colin Blake           DB      6-3   204  Jr-R *    San Antonio, TX (Brandeis)
  12 Rocky Bonasorte       WR      6-5   192  So-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln/Tallahassee CC)
* 10 Calvin Brewton        DB      6-0   178  Fr        Miami (Miami Central)
* 42 Lamarcus Brutus       DB      6-0   208  Sr-R ***  Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
* 95 Keith Bryant          DT      6-2   304  So-R      Delray Beach (Atlantic)
  40 Ken Burnham           LS      6-1   209  Fr-R      Lithia (Newsome)
* 11 George Campbell       WR      6-3   197  Fr        Clearwater (East Lake)
  39 Trey Carter           WR      6-0   210  So        Gainesville (Eastside/Tallahassee CC)
* 21 Chris Casher          DE      6-4   249  Jr-R **   Mobile, AL (Davidson)
* 90 Demarcus Christmas    DT      6-3   302  Fr-R      Bradenton (Manatee)
* 21 Lucas Clark           QB      6-1   198  Jr-R      Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
*  4 Dalvin Cook           RB      6-0   203  So   *    Miami (Miami Central)
  19 Troy Cook             QB      6-2   207  So-R      Miami (Southridge)
  31 Tres Copeland         DB      5-11  178  So-R      Madison (Aucilla Christian Academy/Tallahassee CC)
* 16 J.J. Cosentino        QB      6-4   237  Fr-R      Pittsburgh, PA (Central Catholic)
  96 Brian Crews           P       6-0   158  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  35 Reginald Dixon        DB      5-10  197  Jr-R      Tallahassee (Godby)
* 54 Alec Eberle           OL      6-5   294  Fr-R      Mechanicsville, VA (Atlee)
* 14 Javien Elliott        DB      5-11  176  Sr-R      Panama City (Rutherford)
* 41 Lorenzo Featherston   DE      6-7   229  So   *    Greensboro, NC (Page)
  31 Ryan Feely            K       6-0   161  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Leon)
  12 Deondre Francois      QB      6-1   203  Fr        Orlando (IMG Academies)
  11 John Franklin         QB      6-0   183  So-R      Plantation (South Plantation)
  62 Ethan Frith           OT      6-7   299  Fr        Summit, MS (North Pike)
* 47 Stephen Gabbard       LS      6-3   217  So   *    Tallahassee (Godby)
*  6 Everett Golson        QB      6-0   199  Sr-R      Myrtle Beach, SC (Myrtle Beach/Notre Dame)
   7 Ryan Green            DB      5-10  198  Jr   **   Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
* 83 Christian Griffith    WR      6-6   212  Sr-R      Palm Beach (King's Academy/Liberty)
* 13 Ja'Vonn Harrison      WR      6-2   199  SO   *    Lakeland (Kathleen)
  89 Gilbert Henric        WR      5-11  195  Fr        Miami (Columbus)
  49 Jonathan Hernandez    P       6-4   218  So-P      Bradenton (Manatee)
  73 Joseph Hernandez      LB      6-0   213  Jr-R      Miami Beach (Miami Beach)
* 59 Ryan Hoefeld          OL      6-3   293  So-R *    New Orleans, LA (Brother Martin)
* 18 Ro'Derrick Hoskins    LB      6-2   234  So-R *    Orlando (Evans)
*  1 Tyler Hunter          DB      5-11  204  Sr-R ***  Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
  43 Xavier Hurge          DB      6-0   195  Fr-R      Coral Springs (Florida Virtual School)
* 81 Ryan Izzo             TE      6-6   243  Fr-R      Highland Lakes, NJ (Pope John XXIII)
* 87 Jared Jackson         WR      6-3   190  So-R      Monticello (Aucilla Christian Academy)
* 28 Malique Jackson       DB      6-1   171  So   *    Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
*  3 Derwin James          DB      6-2   212  Fr        Haines City (Haines City)
     De'Andre Johnson      QB      6-2   186  Fr        Jacksonville
* 77 Roderick Johnson      OL      6-7   312  So   *    Florissant, MO (Hazelwood Central)
* 55 Fredrick Jones        DT      6-2   311  Fr-R      Miami (Miami Central)
* 74 Derrick Kelly         OL      6-5   310  Fr-R      Havana (East Gadsden)
* 69 Barrett Kernon        LS      6-4   256  Sr-R      Ormond Beach (Seabreeze/Auburn)
* 85 Jeremy Kerr           TE      6-5   261  So-R *    Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)
* 30 Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane     LB      6-1   212  Fr        Hollywood (Hallandale)
  35 Oladipo Kolawole      RB      6-0   201  Jr        Bradenton (Braden River/State College of Florida)
* 82 Bryan LaCivita        WR      6-1   183  So-R *    Gainesville (Saint Francis Catholic)
*  1 Ermon Lane            WR      6-3   205  So   *    Homestead (Homestead)
* 99 Nile Lawrence-Stample DT      6-1   323  Sr-R ***  Fort Lauderdale (Nova)
* 98 Rick Leonard          DE      6-7   273  So   *    Middletown, MD (Middletown)
* 13 Marcus Lewis          DB      6-2   192  Fr        Washington, DC (Gonzaga)
  20 Bobby Lyons           DB      6-0   186  Fr-R      Orlando (Ocoee)
  22 Tyrell Lyons          DB      6-0   219  So-R *    Jacksonville (First Coast)
* 10 Sean Maguire          QB      6-3   224  Jr-R **   Sparta, NJ (Seton Hall Prep)
* 20 Trey Marshall         DB      6-0   203  So   *    Lake City (Columbia)
* 57 Corey Martinez        OL      6-5   293  Fr-R      Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
* 55 Chad Mavety           OL      6-5   327  Jr-R      Sparta, NJ (Sparta/Nassau CC)
* 15 Tarvarus McFadden     DB      6-2   197  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (American Heritage)
  70 Cole Minshew          OL      6-5   340  Fr        Pridgen, GA (Coffee County)
* 11 Derrick Mitchell      DT      6-4   307  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (First Coast)
  86 Justin Motlow         WR      5-11  181  Fr-R      Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
* 80 Nyqwan Murray         WR      5-11  171  Fr        Orlando (Oak Ridge)
  49 Brandyn Musgrave      TE      6-0   228  Sr-R      Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
*  4 Giorgio Newberry      DT      6-6   289  Sr-R ***  Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central)
  58 Josh Newman           LB      5-8   180  Sr        Saint Augustine (Pedro Menendez)
* 91 Derrick Nnadi         DT      6-2   304  So   *    Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes)
*  5 Reggie Northrup       LB      6-1   226  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (First Coast)
  52 Vernon Norwood        LB      6-0   207  Fr        Jupiter (Cardinal Newman)
*  9 Jacques Patrick       RB      6-1   232  Fr        Orlando (Timber Creek)
* 40 Nick Patti            LB      6-1   222  Fr-R      Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
   7 Mario Pender          RB      5-10  204  Jr-R *    Cape Coral (Island Coast)
* 53 Joshua Peters         OL      6-3   311  Fr-R      Orlando (First Academy)
  56 Novisa Petrusich      LB      6-0   224  So-R      Saint Petersburg (Admiral Farragut)
*  5 Da'Vante Phillips     WR      6-1   203  Fr        Miami (Miami Central)
* 35 Lorenzo Phillips      LB      6-2   225  Jr-R      Patterson, LA (Patterson/East Mississippi CC)
* 33 Colton Plante         FB      6-2   239  Fr        Orlando (First Academy)
  48 Izaiah Prouse-Lackey  DB      5-9   185  Fr-R      Atlanta, GA (Riverwood)
* 16 Jacob Pugh            LB      6-4   247  So   *    Tallahassee (Godby)
  45 Delvin Purifoy        LB      6-2   254  Fr-R      Cantonment (Pensacola Catholic)
*  8 Jalen Ramsey          DB      6-1   201  Jr   **   Smyrna, TN (Brentwood)
  52 David Robbins         OL      6-4   322  Fr        Glenelg, MD (Glenelg)
* 71 Brock Ruble           OL      6-8   313  Fr-R      LaPlata, MD (DeMatha Catholic)
* 15 Travis Rudolph        WR      6-2   187  So   *    West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman)
* 88 Mavin Saunders        TE      6-6   258  Fr-R      Bimini, Bahamas (The Kinkaid School)
* 79 Sean Scott            LB      6-0   215  Sr        Orlando (Apopka/Southern Mississippi)
* 92 Justin Shanks         DT      6-2   325  Jr-R **   Prattville, AL (Prattville)
* 97 Isaiah Smallwood      DE      6-2   196  Fr-R      Dover (Strawberry Crest)
* 37 Keelin Smith          DB      6-3   188  Sr-R ***  Fort Pierce (Treasure Coast)
* 24 Terrance Smith        LB      6-4   231  Sr-R ***  Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
* 23 Freddie Stevenson     FB      6-1   244  Jr   **   Bartow (Bartow)
*  9 Josh Sweat            DE      6-5   226  Fr        Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith)
* 18 Auden Tate            WR      6-5   216  Fr        Irmo, SC (Wharton)
  86 Darvin Taylor         DT      6-3   308  Fr        Chester, VA (Thomas Dale)
   6 Matthew Thomas        LB      6-3   224  So-R *    Miami (Booker T. Washington)
  67 Adam Torres           DT      6-4   279  Fr-R      Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
* 36 Michael Urow          DB      6-0   175  Sr        Weston (Cypress Bay)
  61 Anthony Valdes        DE      6-1   233  Jr-R      Royal Palm Beach (Royal Palm Beach)
  32 Osner Valmeus         DB      5-10  156  Fr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Boyd Anderson)
* 26 Johnathan Vickers     RB      6-1   215  So   *    Quincy (North Florida Christian)
* 44 DeMarcus Walker       DE      6-3   277  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
* 66 Keith Weeks           OL      6-4   301  Jr-R **   Valrico (Newsome)
* 19 A.J. Westbrook        DB      6-0   178  Fr        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
* 27 Marquez White         DB      6-0   179  Jr   **   Dothan, AL (Northview)
*  8 Kermit Whitfield      WR      5-7   183  Jr   **   Orlando (Jones)
  83 Jalen Wilkerson       TE      6-4   253  Fr        Douglas, GA (Coffee County)
* 12 Arthur Williams       DT      6-5   321  Fr-R      Fayetteville, NC (Smith)
* 32 Steven Williams       RB      5-10  162  Jr-R      Naples (Tallahassee CC)
*  3 Jesus Wilson          WR      5-9   181  Jr   **   Miami (Columbus)
* 46 Jayon Young           TE      6-1   236  Jr-R      Coral Springs (Taravella)

2015 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     De'Andre Johnson      QB      6-2   186  Fr        Jacksonville
*  1 Tyler Hunter          DB      5-11  204  Sr-R ***  Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
*  1 Ermon Lane            WR      6-3   205  So   *    Homestead (Homestead)
*  3 Derwin James          DB      6-2   212  Fr        Haines City (Haines City)
*  3 Jesus Wilson          WR      5-9   181  Jr   **   Miami (Columbus)
*  4 Dalvin Cook           RB      6-0   203  So   *    Miami (Miami Central)
*  4 Giorgio Newberry      DT      6-6   289  Sr-R ***  Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central)
*  5 Reggie Northrup       LB      6-1   226  Sr   ***  Jacksonville (First Coast)
*  5 Da'Vante Phillips     WR      6-1   203  Fr        Miami (Miami Central)
*  6 Everett Golson        QB      6-0   199  Sr-R      Myrtle Beach, SC (Myrtle Beach/Notre Dame)
   6 Matthew Thomas        LB      6-3   224  So-R *    Miami (Booker T. Washington)
   7 Ryan Green            DB      5-10  198  Jr   **   Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Catholic)
   7 Mario Pender          RB      5-10  204  Jr-R *    Cape Coral (Island Coast)
*  8 Jalen Ramsey          DB      6-1   201  Jr   **   Smyrna, TN (Brentwood)
*  8 Kermit Whitfield      WR      5-7   183  Jr   **   Orlando (Jones)
*  9 Jacques Patrick       RB      6-1   232  Fr        Orlando (Timber Creek)
*  9 Josh Sweat            DE      6-5   226  Fr        Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith)
* 10 Calvin Brewton        DB      6-0   178  Fr        Miami (Miami Central)
* 10 Sean Maguire          QB      6-3   224  Jr-R **   Sparta, NJ (Seton Hall Prep)
* 11 George Campbell       WR      6-3   197  Fr        Clearwater (East Lake)
  11 John Franklin         QB      6-0   183  So-R      Plantation (South Plantation)
* 11 Derrick Mitchell      DT      6-4   307  Sr-R **   Jacksonville (First Coast)
  12 Rocky Bonasorte       WR      6-5   192  So-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln/Tallahassee CC)
  12 Deondre Francois      QB      6-1   203  Fr        Orlando (IMG Academies)
* 12 Arthur Williams       DT      6-5   321  Fr-R      Fayetteville, NC (Smith)
* 13 Ja'Vonn Harrison      WR      6-2   199  SO   *    Lakeland (Kathleen)
* 13 Marcus Lewis          DB      6-2   192  Fr        Washington, DC (Gonzaga)
* 14 Javien Elliott        DB      5-11  176  Sr-R      Panama City (Rutherford)
* 15 Tarvarus McFadden     DB      6-2   197  Fr        Fort Lauderdale (American Heritage)
* 15 Travis Rudolph        WR      6-2   187  So   *    West Palm Beach (Cardinal Newman)
* 16 J.J. Cosentino        QB      6-4   237  Fr-R      Pittsburgh, PA (Central Catholic)
* 16 Jacob Pugh            LB      6-4   247  So   *    Tallahassee (Godby)
* 18 Ro'Derrick Hoskins    LB      6-2   234  So-R *    Orlando (Evans)
* 18 Auden Tate            WR      6-5   216  Fr        Irmo, SC (Wharton)
* 19 Roberto Aguayo        K       6-1   204  Jr-R **   Mascotte (South Lake)
  19 Troy Cook             QB      6-2   207  So-R      Miami (Southridge)
* 19 A.J. Westbrook        DB      6-0   178  Fr        Daytona Beach (Mainland)
  20 Bobby Lyons           DB      6-0   186  Fr-R      Orlando (Ocoee)
* 20 Trey Marshall         DB      6-0   203  So   *    Lake City (Columbia)
* 21 Chris Casher          DE      6-4   249  Jr-R **   Mobile, AL (Davidson)
* 21 Lucas Clark           QB      6-1   198  Jr-R      Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
  22 Tyrell Lyons          DB      6-0   219  So-R *    Jacksonville (First Coast)
* 23 Freddie Stevenson     FB      6-1   244  Jr   **   Bartow (Bartow)
* 24 Terrance Smith        LB      6-4   231  Sr-R ***  Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
* 26 Johnathan Vickers     RB      6-1   215  So   *    Quincy (North Florida Christian)
* 27 Marquez White         DB      6-0   179  Jr   **   Dothan, AL (Northview)
* 28 Malique Jackson       DB      6-1   171  So   *    Jesup, GA (Wayne County)
* 29 Nate Andrews          DB      5-11  204  Jr   **   Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
  30 Colin Blake           DB      6-3   204  Jr-R *    San Antonio, TX (Brandeis)
* 30 Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane     LB      6-1   212  Fr        Hollywood (Hallandale)
  31 Tres Copeland         DB      5-11  178  So-R      Madison (Aucilla Christian Academy/Tallahassee CC)
  31 Ryan Feely            K       6-0   161  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Leon)
  32 Osner Valmeus         DB      5-10  156  Fr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Boyd Anderson)
* 32 Steven Williams       RB      5-10  162  Jr-R      Naples (Tallahassee CC)
* 33 Colton Plante         FB      6-2   239  Fr        Orlando (First Academy)
  35 Reginald Dixon        DB      5-10  197  Jr-R      Tallahassee (Godby)
  35 Oladipo Kolawole      RB      6-0   201  Jr        Bradenton (Braden River/State College of Florida)
* 35 Lorenzo Phillips      LB      6-2   225  Jr-R      Patterson, LA (Patterson/East Mississippi CC)
* 36 Michael Urow          DB      6-0   175  Sr        Weston (Cypress Bay)
* 37 Keelin Smith          DB      6-3   188  Sr-R ***  Fort Pierce (Treasure Coast)
* 38 Cason Beatty          P       6-3   215  Sr   ***  Charlotte, NC (Olympic)
  39 Trey Carter           WR      6-0   210  So        Gainesville (Eastside/Tallahassee CC)
  40 Ken Burnham           LS      6-1   209  Fr-R      Lithia (Newsome)
* 40 Nick Patti            LB      6-1   222  Fr-R      Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)
* 41 Lorenzo Featherston   DE      6-7   229  So   *    Greensboro, NC (Page)
* 42 Lamarcus Brutus       DB      6-0   208  Sr-R ***  Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
  43 Xavier Hurge          DB      6-0   195  Fr-R      Coral Springs (Florida Virtual School)
* 44 DeMarcus Walker       DE      6-3   277  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Sandalwood)
  45 Delvin Purifoy        LB      6-2   254  Fr-R      Cantonment (Pensacola Catholic)
* 46 Jayon Young           TE      6-1   236  Jr-R      Coral Springs (Taravella)
* 47 Stephen Gabbard       LS      6-3   217  So   *    Tallahassee (Godby)
  48 Izaiah Prouse-Lackey  DB      5-9   185  Fr-R      Atlanta, GA (Riverwood)
  49 Jonathan Hernandez    P       6-4   218  So-P      Bradenton (Manatee)
  49 Brandyn Musgrave      TE      6-0   228  Sr-R      Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
  52 Vernon Norwood        LB      6-0   207  Fr        Jupiter (Cardinal Newman)
  52 David Robbins         OL      6-4   322  Fr        Glenelg, MD (Glenelg)
* 53 Joshua Peters         OL      6-3   311  Fr-R      Orlando (First Academy)
* 54 Alec Eberle           OL      6-5   294  Fr-R      Mechanicsville, VA (Atlee)
* 55 Fredrick Jones        DT      6-2   311  Fr-R      Miami (Miami Central)
* 55 Chad Mavety           OL      6-5   327  Jr-R      Sparta, NJ (Sparta/Nassau CC)
  56 Novisa Petrusich      LB      6-0   224  So-R      Saint Petersburg (Admiral Farragut)
* 57 Corey Martinez        OL      6-5   293  Fr-R      Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  58 Josh Newman           LB      5-8   180  Sr        Saint Augustine (Pedro Menendez)
* 59 Ryan Hoefeld          OL      6-3   293  So-R *    New Orleans, LA (Brother Martin)
  61 Anthony Valdes        DE      6-1   233  Jr-R      Royal Palm Beach (Royal Palm Beach)
  62 Ethan Frith           OT      6-7   299  Fr        Summit, MS (North Pike)
* 66 Keith Weeks           OL      6-4   301  Jr-R **   Valrico (Newsome)
  67 Adam Torres           DT      6-4   279  Fr-R      Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
* 69 Barrett Kernon        LS      6-4   256  Sr-R      Ormond Beach (Seabreeze/Auburn)
  70 Cole Minshew          OL      6-5   340  Fr        Pridgen, GA (Coffee County)
* 71 Brock Ruble           OL      6-8   313  Fr-R      LaPlata, MD (DeMatha Catholic)
* 72 Kareem Are            OL      6-6   330  Jr-R      Floral Park, NY (Sewanhaka/Fort Scott CC)
  73 Joseph Hernandez      LB      6-0   213  Jr-R      Miami Beach (Miami Beach)
* 74 Derrick Kelly         OL      6-5   310  Fr-R      Havana (East Gadsden)
  75 Abdul Bello           OL      6-6   307  Fr        Warri, Nigeria (Montverde Academy)
* 77 Roderick Johnson      OL      6-7   312  So   *    Florissant, MO (Hazelwood Central)
* 78 Wilson Bell           OL      6-4   318  So-R      Mobile, AL (Blount)
* 79 Sean Scott            LB      6-0   215  Sr        Orlando (Apopka/Southern Mississippi)
* 80 Nyqwan Murray         WR      5-11  171  Fr        Orlando (Oak Ridge)
* 81 Ryan Izzo             TE      6-6   243  Fr-R      Highland Lakes, NJ (Pope John XXIII)
* 82 Bryan LaCivita        WR      6-1   183  So-R *    Gainesville (Saint Francis Catholic)
* 83 Christian Griffith    WR      6-6   212  Sr-R      Palm Beach (King's Academy/Liberty)
  83 Jalen Wilkerson       TE      6-4   253  Fr        Douglas, GA (Coffee County)
* 85 Jeremy Kerr           TE      6-5   261  So-R *    Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)
  86 Justin Motlow         WR      5-11  181  Fr-R      Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
  86 Darvin Taylor         DT      6-3   308  Fr        Chester, VA (Thomas Dale)
* 87 Jared Jackson         WR      6-3   190  So-R      Monticello (Aucilla Christian Academy)
* 88 Mavin Saunders        TE      6-6   258  Fr-R      Bimini, Bahamas (The Kinkaid School)
  89 Gilbert Henric        WR      5-11  195  Fr        Miami (Columbus)
* 90 Demarcus Christmas    DT      6-3   302  Fr-R      Bradenton (Manatee)
* 91 Derrick Nnadi         DT      6-2   304  So   *    Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes)
* 92 Justin Shanks         DT      6-2   325  Jr-R **   Prattville, AL (Prattville)
* 95 Keith Bryant          DT      6-2   304  So-R      Delray Beach (Atlantic)
  96 Brian Crews           P       6-0   158  Fr-R      Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 97 Isaiah Smallwood      DE      6-2   196  Fr-R      Dover (Strawberry Crest)
* 98 Rick Leonard          DE      6-7   273  So   *    Middletown, MD (Middletown)
* 99 Nile Lawrence-Stample DT      6-1   323  Sr-R ***  Fort Lauderdale (Nova)

The following Seminoles left early and declared for the NFL Draft:
Mario Edwards
P.J. Williams
Jameis Winston

John Franklin transferred to Mississippi Community College in June, 2015.

De'Andre Johnson was dismissed from Florida State after punching a woman at a bar in July, 2015.


2015 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Roberto Aguayo           CBS Sports - 1st Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - 2nd Team All-American

Dalvin Cook              cnnsi.com - 1st Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 2nd Team All-American
                         CBS Sports - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American

Ryan Izzo                CampusInsiders.com - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention

Derwin James             espn.com - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         The Sporting News - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

Roderick Johnson         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - 2nd Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - All-American - Honorable Mention

Jalen Ramsey             American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Walter Camp - 1st Team All-American
                         Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
                         CBS Sports - 2nd Team All-American
                         cnnsi.com - 2nd Team All-American
                         Football Writers Association - 2nd Team All-American
                         The Sporting News - 2nd Team All-American
                         USA Today/Sports Weekly - 2nd Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

Josh Sweat               CampusInsiders.com - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  7

2015 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kelvin Benjamin          13      WR                 Carolina Panthers
Anquan Boldin            81      WR                 San Francisco 49ers
Nigel Bradham            53      LB                 Buffalo Bills
Terrence Brooks          31      S                  Baltimore Ravens
Tank Carradine           95      DT                 San Francisco 49ers
Tony Carter              25      DB                 Indianapolis Colts
Tony Carter              29      CB                 New Orleans Saints
Antonio Cromartie        31      CB                 New York Jets
Ronald Darby             28      CB                 Buffalo Bills
Mario Edwards            97      DE                 Oakland Raiders
Cameron Erving           74      OL                 Cleveland Browns
Andre Fluellen           93      DT                 Buffalo Bills
Andre Fluellen           96      DT                 Detroit Lions
Devonta Freeman          24      RB                 Atlanta Falcons
Graham Gano               9      K                  Carolina Panthers
Eddie Goldman            91      DL                 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           97      DT                 Baltimore Ravens
Christian Jones          59      LB                 Chicago Bears
Lamarcus Joyner          20      DB                 St. Louis Rams
E.J. Manuel               3      QB                 Buffalo Bills
Josue Matias             66      G                  Tennessee Titans
Nick Moody               53      LB                 Seattle Seahawks
Nick O'Leary             84      TE                 Buffalo Bills
Preston Parker           15      WR                 New York Giants
Xavier Rhodes            29      CB                 Minnesota Vikings
Patrick Robinson         26      CB                 San Diego Chargers
Garrison Sanborn         65      LS                 Buffalo Bills
Antone Smith             44      RB                 Chicago Bears
Rodney Smith             14      WR                 Dallas Cowboys
Telvin Smith             50      LB                 Jacksonville Jaguars
Bryan Stork              66      C                  New England Patroits
Chris Thompson           25      RB                 Washington Redskins
Lawrence Timmons         94      LB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Will Tye                 45      TE                 New York Giants
Dekoda Watson            41      OLB                New England Patroits
Menelik Watson           71      T                  Oakland Raiders
Bjoern Werner            92      OLB                Indianapolis Colts
James Wilder             34      HB                 Cincinnati Bengals
Karlos Williams          29      RB                 Buffalo Bills
P.J. Williams            36      CB                 New Orleans Saints
Vince Williams           98      LB                 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jameis Winston            3      QB                 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Noles in the Pros - 47

2015 Schedule and Results

         
GAME DAY
 
         
FSU
OPP
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
AP
USA
AP
USA
AP
USA
REC
09/05
Ref
H
TEXAS ST-SAN MARCOS
W 59-16
10
8
 
 
 
 
3-9
09/12
Ref
H
SOUTH FLORIDA
W 34-14
11
8
 
 
 
 
8-5
09/18
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 14- 0
9
6
 
 
 
 
3-9
10/03
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 24-16
11
9
 
 
 
 
3-9
10/10
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 29-24
12
8
 
 
 
 
8-5
10/17
Ref
H
LOUISVILLE
W 41-21
11
8
 
 
 
 
8-5
10/24
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
L 16-22
9
9
 
 
 
 
3-9
10/31
Ref
H
SYRACUSE
W 45-21
17
15
 
 
 
 
4-8
11/07
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 13-23
17
15
3
5
2
2
14-1
11/14
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 34-17
19
18
 
 
 
 
7-6
11/21
Ref
H
UT-CHATTANOOGA
W 52-13
16
16
 
 
 
 
9-4
11/28
Ref
A
FLORIDA
W 27- 2
14
14
10
9
25
25
10-4
12/31
Ref
N
HOUSTON
Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Atlanta, Ga
L 24-38
9
8
14
16
8
8
13-1
EOY Stats Ref

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   10- 3     7-0     3-2     0-1
AGAINST ACC      6- 2     4-0     2-2     0-0
AGAINST TOP 25   1- 2     0-0     1-1     0-1

FINAL  AP - 14
FINAL USA - 14


2015 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  CLEMSON               8- 0    14- 1 
 2  FLORIDA STATE         6- 2    10- 3 
 3  LOUISVILLE            5- 3     8- 5 
 4  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  3- 5     7- 6 
 5  SYRACUSE              2- 6     4- 8 
 6  WAKE FOREST           1- 7     3- 9 
 7  BOSTON COLLEGE        0- 8     3- 9 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  NORTH CAROLINA        8- 0    11- 3 
 2  PITTSBURGH            6- 2     8- 5 
 3  MIAMI                 5- 3     8- 5 
 4t DUKE                  4- 4     8- 5 
 4t VIRGINIA TECH         4- 4     7- 6 
 5  VIRGINIA              3- 5     4- 8 
 6  GEORGIA TECH          1- 7     3- 9 

2015 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP, Charlotte, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
12/05/2015  CLEMSON 45, NORTH CAROLINA 37                       

2015 - 100 Yard Rushing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dalvin Cook 09/12/2015 SOUTH FLORIDA 20 266 13.30 3 Dalvin Cook 10/10/2015 MIAMI 22 222 10.09 2 Dalvin Cook 11/07/2015 CLEMSON 21 194 9.24 1 Dalvin Cook 11/28/2015 FLORIDA 26 183 7.04 2 Dalvin Cook 10/17/2015 LOUISVILLE 22 163 7.41 2 Jacques Patrick 10/31/2015 SYRACUSE 24 162 6.75 3 Dalvin Cook 09/05/2015 TEXAS ST-SAN MARCOS 19 156 8.21 2 Dalvin Cook 11/14/2015 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 22 138 6.27 2 Dalvin Cook 11/21/2015 UT-CHATTANOOGA 15 106 7.07 2

2015 - 100 Yard Receiving Club

Name Date Opponent Rec Yds Avg TDs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Travis Rudolph 12/31/2015 HOUSTON 7 201 28.71 1 Travis Rudolph 10/31/2015 SYRACUSE 5 191 38.20 3 Kermit Whitfield 10/17/2015 LOUISVILLE 9 172 19.11 1 Kermit Whitfield 11/14/2015 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6 117 19.50 2

2015 - 300 Yard Passing Club

Name Date Opponent Att Cmp Yds Int Avg TDs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sean Maguire 12/31/2015 HOUSTON 44 22 392 4 8.91 2 Everett Golson 10/17/2015 LOUISVILLE 38 26 372 0 9.79 3 Sean Maguire 10/31/2015 SYRACUSE 35 23 348 0 9.94 3 Everett Golson 09/05/2015 TEXAS ST-SAN MARCOS 25 19 302 0 12.08 4

2015 EOY Stats

Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS FSU OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 412 227 Points Per Game............. 31.7 17.5 TOUCHDOWNS.................... 50 26 TDs Rushing................. 27 10 TDs Passing................. 22 14 TDs Fumble Return........... 1 1 TDs Punt Return............. 0 1 TDs Interception............ 0 0 TDs Kickoff Return.......... 0 0 TDs Lateral................. 0 0 TDs Free Kick............... 0 0 PAT-ATTEMPTS.................. 49-50 24-25 Kick........................ 49-49 24-25 Pass........................ 0- 1 0- 0 Run......................... 0- 0 0- 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.......... 21-26 15-17 SAFETY........................ 0 1 FIRST DOWNS................... 268 246 Rushing..................... 107 107 Passing..................... 141 122 Penalty..................... 20 17 RUSHING YARDAGE............... 2187 1889 Yards gained rushing........ 2548 2171 Yards lost rushing.......... 361 282 Rushing Attempts............ 425 493 Average Per Rush............ 5.1 3.8 Average Per Game............ 168.2 145.3 PASSING YARDAGE............... 3325 2491 Att-Comp-Int................ 419-264- 9 443-252- 8 Efficiency.................. 142.70 110.94 Average Per Pass............ 7.9 5.6 Average Per Catch........... 12.6 9.9 Average Per Game............ 255.8 191.6 TOTAL OFFENSE................. 5512 4380 Total Plays................. 844 936 Average Per Play............ 6.5 4.7 Average Per Game............ 424.0 336.9 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 25- 624 33- 557 Average Per Return.......... 25.0 16.9 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......... 34-127 21-197 Average Per Return.......... 3.7 9.4 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS.......... 8-104 9- 28 Average Per Return.......... 13.0 3.1 FUMBLE RETURNS: #-YARDS....... 7- 44 6- 12 Average Per Return.......... 6.3 2.0 FUMBLES-LOST.................. 16- 6 16- 7 PENALTIES-YARDS............... 89- 702 74- 631 Average Per Game............ 54.0 48.5 PUNTS-YARDS................... 62-2793 85-3586 Average Per Punt............ 45.0 42.2 Net punt average............ 41.9 40.7 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME....... 29:25 30:35 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS-3RD DOWN. 61-160 82-209 3rd-Down Pct................ .381 .392 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS-4TH DOWN. 4- 9 9-19 4th-Down Pct................ .444 .474 SACKS BY-YARDS................ 32-189 26-222 MISC YARDS.................... 10 78 ATTENDANCE.................... 512,534 296,714 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 7-73,219 5-59,343 ATTENDANCE-NEUTRAL FIELD...... 71,007 Games-Avg Per Game.......... 1-71,007
 1st2nd3rd4th Total
Florida State
93
90
113
116
412
Opponents
53
65
24
85
227
Overall Individual Statistics

RUSHING              G  Att Gain  Loss  Net   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Dalvin Cook         12  229 1749   58  1691   7.4  19  94t  140.9
Jacques Patrick      9   63  328   14   314   5.0   5  28t   34.9
Mario Pender         3   30  143    3   140   4.7   1  21    46.7
Johnathan Vickers    9   23  116    5   111   4.8   1  26    12.3
Kermit Whitfield    13    5   30    1    29   5.8   0  15     2.2
Jesus Wilson        13    3   11    0    11   3.7   0   5     0.8
Steven Williams      1    4   10    0    10   2.5   0   4    10.0
Freddie Stevenson   13    3    9    0     9   3.0   0   6     0.7
Colton Plante        4    1    2    0     2   2.0   1   2t    0.5
 Team                     8    0   12   -12  -1.5   0   0 
J.J. Cosentino       3    2    0   12   -12  -6.0   0   0    -4.0
Everett Golson       9   47  146  181   -35  -0.7   0  17    -3.9
Sean Maguire         8    7    4   75   -71 -10.1   0   4    -8.9

Total.........      13  425 2548  361  2187   5.1  27  94t  168.2
Opponents.....      13  493 2171  282  1889   3.8  10  60t  145.3


PASSING              G   Effic Att-Cmp-Int   Pct  Yds  TD Long  Avg/G
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Everett Golson       9  149.16 219-147- 3   .671 1778  11  70t  197.6
Sean Maguire         8  139.67 189-112- 6   .593 1520  11  75t  190.0
J.J. Cosentino       3   72.68  10-  5- 0   .500   27   0  12     9.0
 Team                     0.00   1-  0- 0   .000    0   0   0 

Total.........      13  142.70 419-264- 9   .630 3325  22  75   255.8
Opponents.....      13  110.94 443-252- 8   .569 2491  14  71t  191.6


RECEIVING            G  No   Yds   Avg  TD Long  Avg/G
------------------------------------------------------
Travis Rudolph      13  59   916  15.5   7  75t   70.5
Kermit Whitfield    13  57   798  14.0   6  70t   61.4
Jesus Wilson        13  58   622  10.7   3  51    47.8
Dalvin Cook         12  24   244  10.2   1  36t   20.3
Ryan Izzo           13  14   210  15.0   2  37    16.2
Ja'Vonn Harrison    12   6   129  21.5   1  55t   10.8
Nyqwan Murray        4   6    65  10.8   0  32    16.3
Freddie Stevenson   13   9    64   7.1   0  17     4.9
Jacques Patrick      9   6    62  10.3   0  20     6.9
Mavin Saunders       8   6    52   8.7   0  21     6.5
Ermon Lane          12   6    50   8.3   0  12     4.2
George Campbell     11   3    42  14.0   0  23     3.8
Johnathan Vickers    9   5    39   7.8   1  24t    4.3
Mario Pender         3   3    34  11.3   0  17    11.3
Jeremy Kerr         11   1     1   1.0   1   1t    0.1
Da'Vante Phillips   10   1    -3  -3.0   0  -3    -0.3

Total.........      13 264  3325  12.6  22  75   255.8
Opponents.....      13 252  2491   9.9  14  71t  191.6


PUNT RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Jesus Wilson         26  111   4.3  0  21 
Nyqwan Murray         3   11   3.7  0   8 
Jalen Ramsey          1    6   6.0  0   6 
Marquez White         2    0   0.0  0   2 
Travis Rudolph        1   -1  -1.0  0  -1 

Total.........       34  127   3.7  0  21 
Opponent......       21  197   9.4  1  59t


INTERCEPTIONS        No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Lamarcus Brutus       3   94  31.3  0  57 
Josh Sweat            1    6   6.0  0   6 
Javien Elliott        1    4   4.0  0     
Tyler Hunter          1    0   0.0  0   0 
DeMarcus Walker       1    0   0.0  0   0 
Marquez White         1    0   0.0  0   0 

Total.........        8  104  13.0  0  57 
Opponent......        9   28   3.1  0  20 


KICK RETURNS         No  Yds   Avg TD Long
------------------------------------------
Kermit Whitfield     19   507 26.7  0  59 
Jalen Ramsey          2    54 27.0  0  37 
Tarvarus McFadden     1    26 26.0  0  26 
Ja'Vonn Harrison      1    19 19.0  0  19 
Freddie Stevenson     2    18  9.0  0  18 

Total.........       25   624 25.0  0  59 
Opponent......       33   557 16.9  0  37 


                                            Fum
FUMBLE RETURNS       No  Yds   Avg TD Long  For
-----------------------------------------------
Josh Sweat            3    5   1.7  0   5    0
Derwin James          2    3   1.5  0   .    2
Jalen Ramsey          1   36  36.0  1  36t   0
Tyler Hunter          1    0   0.0  0   0    0
DeMarcus Walker       0    0    .   0   .    4
Javien Elliott        0    0    .   0   .    2
Terrance Smith        0    0    .   0   .    1
Nate Andrews          0    0    .   0   .    1

Total.........        7   44   6.3  1  36t  10
Opponent......        6   12   2.0  1  12t


                               |-------- 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
Roberto Aguayo        0  21-26   49-49   0-0   0   0-0   0   0   112
Travis Rudolph        7   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    42
Kermit Whitfield      6   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    36
Jacques Patrick       5   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    30
Jesus Wilson          3   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    18
Ryan Izzo             2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Johnathan Vickers     2   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0    12
Mario Pender          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jeremy Kerr           1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Jalen Ramsey          1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Ja'Vonn Harrison      1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Colton Plante         1   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-0   0   0     6
Everett Golson        0   0-0     0-0    0-0   0   0-1   0   0     0
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FSU                  50  21-26   49-49   0-0   0   0-1   0   0   412
Opponent             26  15-17   24-25   0-0   0   0-0   0   1   227
Touchdowns
R
C
P
I
FR
PR
KR
L
FK
Dalvin Cook
19
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Travis Rudolph
.
7
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kermit Whitfield
.
6
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jacques Patrick
5
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jesus Wilson
.
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Ryan Izzo
.
2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Johnathan Vickers
1
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Mario Pender
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jeremy Kerr
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Jalen Ramsey
.
.
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
Ja'Vonn Harrison
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Colton Plante
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Sean Maguire
.
.
11
.
.
.
.
.
.
Everett Golson
.
.
11
.
.
.
.
.
.
Total
27
22
22
.
1
.
.
.
.
Opponents
10
14
14
.
.
2
.
.
.
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
--------------------------------------------------
Everett Golson       9  266   -35 1778  1743 193.7
Dalvin Cook         12  229  1691    0  1691 140.9
Sean Maguire         8  196   -71 1520  1449 181.1
Jacques Patrick      9   63   314    0   314  34.9
Mario Pender         3   30   140    0   140  46.7
Johnathan Vickers    9   23   111    0   111  12.3
Kermit Whitfield    13    5    29    0    29   2.2
J.J. Cosentino       3   12   -12   27    15   5.0
Jesus Wilson        13    3    11    0    11   0.8
Steven Williams      1    4    10    0    10  10.0
Freddie Stevenson   13    3     9    0     9   0.7
Colton Plante        4    1     2    0     2   0.5
 Team                     9   -12    0   -12

Total.........      13  844  2187 3325  5512 424.0
Opponent......      13  936  1889 2491  4380 336.9


FIELD GOALS         FGM-FGA  Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Roberto Aguayo       21-26  .808  1- 1  9- 9  6- 6  4- 7  1- 3 51
FG SEQUENCE Roberto Aguayo
TEXAS ST-SAN MARCOS
(22)
SOUTH FLORIDA
(30), (38)
BOSTON COLLEGE
42
WAKE FOREST
(25)
MIAMI
(22), (32), 49, (25)
LOUISVILLE
(43), (32)
GEORGIA TECH
(20), (27), (38), 56
SYRACUSE
41, (35)
CLEMSON
(23), (41)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
(40), (26)
UT-CHATTANOOGA
(18)
FLORIDA
(45), (51)
HOUSTON
52, (20)
() For made field goals


PUNTING             No  Yds   Avg Long  TB  FC I20 Blkd
-------------------------------------------------------
Cason Beatty        61 2756  45.2  64    4  22  23   0
Jonathan Hernandez   1   37  37.0  37    0   0   1   0

Total.........      62 2793  45.0  64    4  22  24   0
Opponent......      85 3586  42.2  62    6  27  33   0


ALL PURPOSE          G Rush   Rec   PR   KR   IR   FR  Tot Avg/G
----------------------------------------------------------------
Dalvin Cook         12 1691   244    0    0    0    0 1935 161.3
Kermit Whitfield    13   29   798    0  507    0    0 1334 102.6
Travis Rudolph      13    0   916   -1    0    0    0  915  70.4
Jesus Wilson        13   11   622  111    0    0    0  744  57.2
Jacques Patrick      9  314    62    0    0    0    0  376  41.8
Ryan Izzo           13    0   210    0    0    0    0  210  16.2
Mario Pender         3  140    34    0    0    0    0  174  58.0
Johnathan Vickers    9  111    39    0    0    0    0  150  16.7
Ja'Vonn Harrison    12    0   129    0   19    0    0  148  12.3
Jalen Ramsey        13    0     0    6   54    0   36   96   7.4
Lamarcus Brutus     13    0     0    0    0   94    0   94   7.2
Freddie Stevenson   13    9    64    0   18    0    0   91   7.0
Nyqwan Murray        4    0    65   11    0    0    0   76  19.0
Mavin Saunders       8    0    52    0    0    0    0   52   6.5
Ermon Lane          12    0    50    0    0    0    0   50   4.2
George Campbell     11    0    42    0    0    0    0   42   3.8
Tarvarus McFadden    7    0     0    0   26    0    0   26   3.7
Josh Sweat          13    0     0    0    0    6    5   11   0.8
Steven Williams      1   10     0    0    0    0    0   10  10.0
Javien Elliott      12    0     0    0    0    4    0    4   0.3
Derwin James        13    0     0    0    0    0    3    3   0.2
Colton Plante        4    2     0    0    0    0    0    2   0.5
Jeremy Kerr         11    0     1    0    0    0    0    1   0.1
Da'Vante Phillips   10    0    -3    0    0    0    0   -3  -0.3
 Team                   -12     0    0    0    0    0  -12
J.J. Cosentino       3  -12     0    0    0    0    0  -12  -4.0
Everett Golson       9  -35     0    0    0    0    0  -35  -3.9
Sean Maguire         8  -71     0    0    0    0    0  -71  -8.9

Total.........      13 2187  3325  127  624  104   44 6411 493.2
Opponent......      13 1889  2491  197  557   28   12 5174 398.0


                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS   GP   UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reggie Northrup     13   45   49    94   1.0-  4.0       .           .      3    5    .      .   .   .
Derwin James        13   52   39    91   9.5- 47.0    4.5- 29.0      .      5    3   2-  3   2   .   .
Lamarcus Brutus     13   46   22    68      .            .          3- 94   1    1    .      .   .   .
Terrance Smith       9   35   31    66   4.5- 18.0    1.0-  7.0      .      .    1    .      1   .   .
DeMarcus Walker     13   26   32    58  15.5- 65.0   10.5- 58.0     1-  0   5    4    .      4   1   .
Ro'Derrick Hoskins  12   31   21    52   6.5-  9.0       .           .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Jalen Ramsey        13   37   15    52   3.5-  8.0    1.0-  2.0      .     10    .   1- 36   .   .   .
Derrick Nnadi       13   18   27    45   2.0- 10.0    2.0- 10.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Josh Sweat          13   21   20    41   5.0- 19.0    2.0- 16.0     1-  6   2    3   3-  5   .   .   .
Javien Elliott      12   29    8    37   4.0- 17.0    1.0-  6.0     1-  4   3    2    .      2   .   .
Nile Lawrence-Stample
                    13   23   13    36   3.5- 20.0    2.5- 18.0      .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Jacob Pugh          13   18   14    32   3.0- 10.0    3.0- 10.0      .      1    2    .      .   .   .
Tyler Hunter        12   11   15    26   0.5-  0.0       .          1-  0   .    .   1-  0   .   .   .
Marquez White       13   20    5    25   2.0-  8.0       .          1-  0   2    .    .      .   .   .
Nate Andrews        13   17    8    25   3.0- 20.0    1.0- 13.0      .      3    1    .      1   .   .
Giorgio Newberry    13   10   11    21   3.0-  7.0    2.0-  6.0      .      6    3    .      .   .   .
Trey Marshall        6   14    7    21   1.0- 12.0    1.0- 12.0      .      1    .    .      .   .   .
Demarcus Christmas  13    4   15    19   0.5-  2.0    0.5-  2.0      .      2    .    .      .   .   .
Lorenzo Phillips    12    7    4    11   1.5-  3.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keelin Smith        10    7    3    10      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tyrell Lyons         2    6    2     8   0.5-  1.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Fredrick Jones      10    1    7     8   1.0-  2.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Chris Casher         8    2    5     7   0.5-  1.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Derrick Mitchell     9    1    5     6      .            .           .      1    2    .      .   .   .
Rick Leonard        13    4    1     5   2.5- 10.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Keith Bryant         2    3    1     4   1.0-  4.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane   11    3    1     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Tarvarus McFadden    7    4    .     4      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Stephen Gabbard     13    1    2     3      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Arthur Williams      9    .    2     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Freddie Stevenson   13    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lorenzo Featherston  4    .    2     2   0.5-  0.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
A.J. Westbrook       6    1    1     2   0.5-  0.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Malique Jackson      8    2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jeremy Kerr         11    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jared Jackson        7    .    1     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Brock Ruble          9    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jesus Wilson        13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Roberto Aguayo      13    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Dalvin Cook         12    1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Johnathan Vickers    9    .    .     .      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .


Game Participation
##  Player                       GP-GS  TSSM    USF     BC      WF      UM      UL      GT      SU      CU      NCS     UTC     UF      UH      
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
19  Roberto Aguayo               13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
29  Nate Andrews                 13- 4  D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
72  Kareem Are                   11- 8  O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG                    xx      xx      xx      O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG  
38  Cason Beatty                 13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
78  Wilson Bell                  13-13  O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG    O-RG  
75  Abdul Bello                   0- 0                                                                                                   
30  Colin Blake                   0- 0                                                                                                   
12  Rocky Bonasorte               0- 0                                                                                                   
10  Calvin Brewton                4- 0                                                          xx                      xx      xx      xx
42  Lamarcus Brutus              13-13  D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS    D-FS  
95  Keith Bryant                  2- 0  xx                                                                              xx               
40  Ken Burnham                   0- 0                                                                                                   
11  George Campbell              11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx
39  Trey Carter                   0- 0                                                                                                   
21  Chris Casher                  8- 0  xx                      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx
90  Demarcus Christmas           13- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-DT    xx      xx      xx      xx
21  Lucas Clark                   1- 0                                                                                  xx               
 4  Dalvin Cook                  12-12  O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB            O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB    O-TB  
19  Troy Cook                     0- 0                                                                                                   
31  Tres Copeland                 0- 0                                                                                                   
16  J.J. Cosentino                3- 0                                                          xx                      xx              xx
96  Brian Crews                   0- 0                                                                                                   
35  Reginald Dixon                0- 0                                                                                                   
54  Alec Eberle                  10- 6  xx                              xx      xx      xx      O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C   
14  Javien Elliott               12- 6  xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-STAR  D-NB    D-STAR  D-STAR  D-STAR  D-STAR
41  Lorenzo Featherston           4- 0                                  xx      xx      xx                              xx               
31  Ryan Feely                    0- 0                                                                                                   
12  Deondre Francois              0- 0                                                                                                   
11  John Franklin                 0- 0                                                                                                   
62  Ethan Frith                   3- 0  xx                                                      xx                      xx               
47  Stephen Gabbard              13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 6  Everett Golson                9- 8  O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB    O-QB                    O-QB    xx               
 7  Ryan Green                    0- 0                                                                                                   
83  Christian Griffith            1- 0                                                                                  xx               
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison             12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx
89  Gilbert Henric                2- 0                                                                                  xx              xx
49  Jonathan Hernandez            1- 0                                                                                  xx               
73  Joseph Hernandez              0- 0                                                                                                   
59  Ryan Hoefeld                  4- 4                          O-C     O-C     O-C     O-C                                              
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins           12- 6  xx      xx      D-LB    D-SAM   D-WILL  D-LB    D-MLB   D-MIKE  xx      xx      xx              xx
 1  Tyler Hunter                 12- 1  xx      xx      xx      xx      D-STAR  xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
43  Xavier Hurge                  0- 0                                                                                                   
81  Ryan Izzo                    13-11  O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    xx      O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    O-TE    xx      O-TE    O-TE    O-TE  
87  Jared Jackson                 7- 0  xx                                              xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx
28  Malique Jackson               8- 0  xx                      xx                              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
 3  Derwin James                 13- 8  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS    D-SS  
    De'Andre Johnson              0- 0                                                                                                   
77  Roderick Johnson             13-13  O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT    O-LT  
55  Fredrick Jones               10- 0  xx      xx                      xx      xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
74  Derrick Kelly                 6- 4  xx              xx      O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT                                             
69  Barrett Kernon                1- 0                                                                                  xx               
85  Jeremy Kerr                  11- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane            11- 0  xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
35  Oladipo Kolawole              0- 0                                                                                                   
82  Bryan LaCivita                3- 0  xx                                                      xx                      xx               
 1  Ermon Lane                   12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
99  Nile Lawrence-Stample        13-12  D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    xx      D-DT    D-DT    D-DT    D-DT  
98  Rick Leonard                 13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
13  Marcus Lewis                  4- 0                                          xx      xx                      xx                      xx
20  Bobby Lyons                   0- 0                                                                                                   
22  Tyrell Lyons                  2- 0  xx      xx                                                                                       
10  Sean Maguire                  8- 5  xx                                      xx              O-QB    O-QB    xx      O-QB    O-QB    O-QB  
20  Trey Marshall                 6- 6  D-STAR  D-STAR  D-CB    D-STAR  D-SS    D-STAR                                                   
57  Corey Martinez                6- 3  O-C     O-C     O-C                     xx              xx                      xx               
55  Chad Mavety                   9- 8                          xx      O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-LG    O-RT    O-RT    O-RT     
15  Tarvarus McFadden             7- 0  xx                                      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx      xx       
70  Cole Minshew                  1- 0                                          xx                                                       
11  Derrick Mitchell              9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx                              xx       
86  Justin Motlow                 2- 0  xx                                                                              xx               
80  Nyqwan Murray                 4- 0                                                          xx              xx      xx              xx
49  Brandyn Musgrave              0- 0                                                                                                   
 4  Giorgio Newberry             13- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
58  Josh Newman                   0- 0                                                                                                   
91  Derrick Nnadi                13-13  D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG    D-NG  
 5  Reggie Northrup              13-12  D-MIKE  D-MIKE  D-LB    xx      D-MIKE  D-LB    D-WLB   D-WILL  D-WLB   D-MIKE  D-MIKE  D-MLB   D-MLB 
52  Vernon Norwood                0- 0                                                                                                   
 9  Jacques Patrick               9- 1  xx                      xx              xx              O-TB    xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
40  Nick Patti                    5- 0  xx                                                      xx      xx              xx      xx       
 7  Mario Pender                  3- 0  xx      xx      xx                                                                               
53  Joshua Peters                 3- 0  xx                                                      xx                      xx               
56  Novisa Petrusich              0- 0                                                                                                   
 5  Da'Vante Phillips            10- 0  xx              xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx              xx              xx
35  Lorenzo Phillips             12- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
33  Colton Plante                 4- 0  xx                                                      xx              xx      xx               
48  Izaiah Prouse-Lackey          0- 0                                                                                                   
16  Jacob Pugh                   13- 4  D-BUCK  D-BUCK  xx      xx      xx      D-BUCK  D-SAM   xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
45  Delvin Purifoy                0- 0                                                                                                   
 8  Jalen Ramsey                 13-13  D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB  
52  David Robbins                 0- 0                                                                                                   
71  Brock Ruble                   9- 6  O-RT    O-RT    O-RT    xx              xx              O-RT    O-RT            xx              O-RT  
15  Travis Rudolph               13-11  xx      O-X     O-WR    O-WR    O-X     O-X     O-WR    O-X     xx      O-X     O-X     O-X     O-WR  
88  Mavin Saunders                8- 2  xx      xx      O-TE            O-TE    xx      xx      xx      xx                               
79  Sean Scott                    0- 0                                                                                                   
92  Justin Shanks                 0- 0                                                                                                   
97  Isaiah Smallwood              2- 0  xx                                                                              xx               
37  Keelin Smith                 10- 0  xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx       
24  Terrance Smith                9- 9  D-WILL  D-WILL  D-LB    D-WLB                                   D-WLB   D-WILL  D-WILL  D-WLB   D-WLB 
23  Freddie Stevenson            12-10  O-FB    O-FB    xx      O-FB    O-FB    O-FB    xx      O-FB    O-FB    O-FB            O-FB    O-FB  
 9  Josh Sweat                   13-10  xx      xx      D-LB    D-BUCK  D-BUCK  xx      D-BUCK  D-BUCK  D-BE    D-BUCK  D-BUCK  D-BUCK  D-BUCK
18  Auden Tate                    6- 0  xx                              xx                                      xx      xx      xx      xx
86  Darvin Taylor                 0- 0                                                                                                   
 6  Matthew Thomas                0- 0                                                                                                   
67  Adam Torres                   0- 0                                                                                                   
36  Michael Urow                  0- 0                                                                                                   
61  Anthony Valdes                0- 0                                                                                                   
32  Osner Valmeus                 0- 0                                                                                                   
26  Johnathan Vickers             9- 0  xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      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                  11- 0  xx                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
19  A.J. Westbrook                6- 0                                                          xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
27  Marquez White                13-12  D-CB    D-CB    xx      D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB    D-CB  
 8  Kermit Whitfield             13- 5  O-X     xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      O-WR    xx      O-WR    O-WR    O-X     xx      xx
83  Jalen Wilkerson               0- 0                                                                                                   
12  Arthur Williams               9- 0  xx                                      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx      xx
32  Steven Williams               1- 0                                                                                  xx               
 3  Jesus Wilson                 13-13  O-Z     O-Z     O-WR    O-WR    O-Z     O-Z     O-WR    O-Z     O-WR    O-Z     O-Z     O-Z     O-WR  
46  Jayon Young                   1- 0                                                                                  xx               

FLORIDA STATE 59, TEXAS ST-SAN MARCOS 16

09/05/2015, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Golson Right at Home in Win Over Texas State.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Everett Golson looks right at home in Doak Campbell Stadium.

Florida State’s new starting quarterback had a sharp, efficient debut with the Seminoles, and sophomore running back Dalvin Cook picked up right where he left off last season as the Seminoles rolled to a 59-16 victory over Texas State.

FSU is 1-0 for the sixth time in as many seasons under coach Jimbo Fisher.

After a run-heavy first half, Golson and the passing game opened up in the third and fourth quarters. The former Notre Dame star finished with 302 yards, four touchdowns and no turnovers before giving way to backup Sean Maguire late in the fourth quarter.

“He reminded me of Jameis (Winston),” junior receiver Bobo Wilson said. “He made some really good throws.”

That’s an awfully high standard, but, for at least a night, Golson led a smooth transition from the Winston era.

Teammates said Golson made proper checks at the line, read the defense properly and – most importantly – took good care of the ball.

Golson’s arm talent was on full display, too. He was near perfect on a throw between two defenders that landed square in Ja’Vonn Harrison’s chest for a 22-yard gain over the middle of the field.

And he floated a pretty pass to the back of the end zone that tight end Ryan Izzo caught for a touchdown that gave FSU a 35-10 lead and all but put the game away.

“In practice, (Golson) makes it look easy,” Izzo said. “He does this every day. Seeing it out there, I was just kind of used to it.”

Cook, meanwhile, helped the Seminoles keep the Bobcats (0-1) at a distance in the early goings.

Behind four new starters on the offensive line, Cook rushed for 156 yards (122 by halftime) and two touchdowns while averaging more than eight yards per carry. He became the first Seminole to reach the 100-yard mark in four straight games since Greg Jones in 2001-02.

“I knew Dalvin was going to make some magic out there,” junior defensive end DeMarcus Walker said.

And redshirt junior Mario Pender proved a perfect balance for Cook, posting 92 yards and a TD of his own.

Florida State went to halftime with 23 rush attempts while throwing the ball just nine times. But by the time the clock hit zero, the Seminoles had achieved a near perfect offensive balance.

FSU’s 370 passing yards and 266 rushing yards added up to its highest offensive output (636 yards) since beating Idaho in 2013.

That’s due in large part to Fisher unleashing Golson in the second half.

Golson went in to halftime having thrown only nine passes. He then went 9 for 13 for 149 yards and two touchdowns in the third quarter alone. Each of Golson’s four TDs came in the third and fourth quarters, and all were thrown to a different receiver.

“We know we loosened up,” Fisher said. “The receivers got comfortable in what we were doing and it came out.”

Golson’s last touchdown, a 55-yarder to a wide-open Harrison, was his easiest of the night.

“He threw the ball nicely,” Fisher said. “It was crisp, sharp, ball came out of his hands very well. He was precise in his decisions tonight. That’s what I liked.”

All told, Golson completed passes to nine different targets. Sophomore Travis Rudolph led the way with 44 yards and a TD on four catches. Junior Bobo Wilson (3-53, TD) and Harrison (2-77, TD) had strong outings as well.

On the other side, FSU’s defense kept the Bobcats mostly under wraps.

Texas State didn’t cross the 200-yard threshold until the fourth quarter – after subbing in quarterback Connor White for start Connor Jones – and went nearly 35 minutes between scores.

FSU’s defenders set an early tone with a fast, physical first possession that they believe changed the way the Bobcats played.

“If you strike somebody, trust me, they’re scared,” junior defensive end DeMarcus Walker said. “We could just tell we were putting fear into those guys.”

Still, the Seminoles left Saturday’s game with plenty of room to grow, especially on special teams.

FSU’s specialists struggled across the board Saturday night. New punt returner Marquez White muffed one punt that led to a TSU touchdown, and he failed to catch another that gave the FSU offense poor field position.

White’s replacement, Rudolph, muffed his attempt, too. Finally, Fisher sent Wilson back deep to settle things down.

“It’s nothing serious, you’ve just got to get underneath the ball,” Wilson said. “Keep your eyes on the ball.”

Even the Seminoles’ normally steady kicking game suffered some early-season missteps. Cason Beatty’s first punt travelled just 26 yards (he later hit a long of 44), and All-America kicker Roberto Aguayo sailed two kickoffs out of bounds.

Texas State also caught the Seminoles off-guard with a fake punt that led to a field goal.

“We’ve got to get those things fixed because … we need (special teams) to be a strength,” Fisher said. “Have to get those things ironed out quickly.”

Especially because, after a late start on Saturday (kickoff was delayed about an hour by lightning), the Seminoles’ next game comes early.

FSU hosts South Florida, a 51-3 winner over Florida A&M on Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12.

“There’s a lot of work to be done, but you can see the potential for this football team,” Fisher said. “If it will keep its nose down and worry about the process of getting better, I think we have chance to be a good football team.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TEXAS ST-SAN MARCOS
0
10
0
6
16
FLORIDA STATE
14
7
14
24
59

1st   7- 0  Dalvin Cook, 1, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 6:23 
     14- 0  Dalvin Cook, 28, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 0:41 
2nd  14- 3  Opp, 26, field goal, 11:30
     14-10  Opp, 4, run (kick), 9:06 
     21-10  Mario Pender, 1, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 5:44 
3rd  28-10  Travis Rudolph, 5, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 9:11 
     35-10  Ryan Izzo, 13, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 4:11 
4th  42-10  Jesus Wilson, 14, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 13:30
     49-10  Ja'Vonn Harrison, 55, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 11:04
     49-16  Opp, 4, pass (kick failed), 5:39 
     56-16  Johnathan Vickers, 24, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 4:03 
     59-16  Roberto Aguayo, 22, field goal, 2:18 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 30 17 Rushes-yards 41-266 33-132 Passing 370 168 Att-Comp-Int 32-25-0 42-26-0 Total Yards 73-636 75-300 Punt Returns 5-21 1-10 Kickoff Returns 3-127 3-51 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-3 1-0 Punts 3-36.3 7-46.6 Sacks By-Yds 1-12 2-11 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 5-35 1-5 3rd Down Conversions 8-12 4-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 3-5 Time of Posession 32:01 27:59 Attendance 80,917 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 19- 156 Mario Pender 14- 92 Receiving Ja'Vonn Harrison 2- 77 Jesus Wilson 3- 53 Travis Rudolph 4- 44 George Campbell 3- 42 Kermit Whitfield 1- 35 Mario Pender 3- 34 Johnathan Vickers 1- 24 Ermon Lane 2- 23 Ryan Izzo 2- 21 Dalvin Cook 1- 13 Mavin Saunders 1- 5 Freddie Stevenson 1- 2 Da'Vante Phillips 1- -3 Passing Everett Golson 25-19-0-302 Sean Maguire 7- 6-0- 68 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 2- 22 Marquez White 2- 0 Travis Rudolph 1- -1 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 2- 90 Jalen Ramsey 1- 37 Punting Cason Beatty 3- 109 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tyrell Lyons 5 2 7 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 4 3 7 . . . . 1 . . . . Terrance Smith 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Northrup 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 1 4 5 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Lorenzo Phillips 2 2 4 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 2 2 4 1.0- 12.0 1.0- 12.0 . . . . . . . Marquez White 2 1 3 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Keelin Smith 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Malique Jackson 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 1 1 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 1 2 . . . . 1 . . . . Chris Casher . 2 2 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry 1 . 1 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Javien Elliott 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Fredrick Jones . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Arthur Williams . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derwin James . 1 1 . . . 1 . 1- 3 . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Z     3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    6  Everett Golson
X     8  Kermit Whitfield
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    57  Corey Martinez
RT   71  Brock Ruble
LG   72  Kareem Are
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK 16  Jacob Pugh
STAR 20  Trey Marshall
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   27  Marquez White
SS   29  Nate Andrews
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 1  Tyler Hunter
 3  Derwin James
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 7  Mario Pender
 9  Jacques Patrick
 9  Josh Sweat
10  Sean Maguire
11  Derrick Mitchell
11  George Campbell
12  Arthur Williams
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
14  Javien Elliott
15  Tarvarus McFadden
15  Travis Rudolph
18  Auden Tate
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
22  Tyrell Lyons
26  Johnathan Vickers
28  Malique Jackson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
33  Colton Plante
35  Lorenzo Phillips
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
40  Nick Patti
47  Stephen Gabbard
53  Joshua Peters
54  Alec Eberle
55  Fredrick Jones
62  Ethan Frith
66  Keith Weeks
74  Derrick Kelly
82  Bryan LaCivita
85  Jeremy Kerr
86  Justin Motlow
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
90  Demarcus Christmas
95  Keith Bryant
97  Isaiah Smallwood
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 34, SOUTH FLORIDA 14

09/12/2015, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles' Defense Overcomes, Corrals Bulls.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – With a morning kickoff leading to a sleepy start, Florida State’s defense kept South Florida at bay long enough for the Seminoles’ offense to shake off its cobwebs.

Aside from Dalvin Cook’s heroics, quarterback Everett Golson and Co. sputtered in the first half, posting just 110 yards of total offense. Golson in particular took a while to get going, completing just one pass for nine yards in the first two quarters.

Enter the FSU defense.

Facing a USF attack that racked up 556 yards and 51 points last week, the Seminoles corralled the Bulls for just 274 total yards in a 34-14 victory. And a large chunk of that came on a 71-yard trick play that occurred after the game was mostly decided.

“On defense I thought we played outstanding except for the one trick play that caught us on a blitz and we had a busted assignment,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “But for the most part, our guys rallied to the ball, kept the quarterback contained most of the time.”

They dug their way out of some difficult, spots, too.

Midway through the first quarter, a 46-yard punt return set USF up at the FSU 11-yard line. Two plays later, they faced a third-and-3 and lined up Elkanah Dillon, a 6-foot-5 tight end, across from FSU’s 6-foot corner, Marquez White.

The one-on-one match sounded an alarm in White’s mind.

“I noticed they put a bigger dude in,” White said, “I knew they would probably go to the jump ball. That’s what I would do if I was the offensive coordinator.”

White was right. USF quarterback Quinton Flowers floated a pass to the back corner of the end zone, only White beat Dillon to the ball and caught it easily for FSU’s first interception of the season.

“That was a critical play right there,” Fisher said. “To do what they defense did was extreme. I mean, they’re tremendous.”

Not only was White’s interception the first and only turnover of the day for either side, but it was also one of 12 third-down stops for the Florida State defense.

The Seminoles allowed only one third-down conversion on 13 USF tries and forced 11 punts.

They got to the quarterback, too. Flowers is one of the best dual-threat runners the Seminoles will see this season, yet they held him to just 38 yards on the ground (23 of which came on one play) and sacked him three times.

Through two games, the Seminoles have posted four sacks, nearly a quarter of their 2014 total of 17.

“We got good pressure on the quarterback,” Fisher said. “I mean, we did a good job.”

And they did it all without the services of their starting safety for much of the game.

Lamarcus Brutus, a fifth-year senior who earned a starting job in fall camp, was ejected in the first quarter after officials ruled he targeted a USF player during a punt return.

Brutus’ loss is measured in more than just tackles and pass breakups – he’s also responsible for making the defensive calls and getting his teammates lined up in proper position.

In Brutus’ absence, sophomore “star” Trey Marshall moved back to safety and senior Tyler Hunter filled Marshall’s spot.

“That worried me,” Fisher said. “…With Trey Marshall going to the back end and Tyler Hunter coming in showed our depth because Brutus is a really good player and is pivotal to what we do.”

Fisher’s worries proved to be mostly unfounded. Save for the long score in the fourth quarter, FSU’s secondary held firm for the rest of the game.

Flowers finished with just 125 passing yards and completed only 50 percent of his attempts.

“It’s really rewarding (to overcome adversity),” White said. “It’s in our DNA, for real. … Last year, we had a lot of tight games. That’s not something we want, but I feel like we know how to deal with adversity.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
SOUTH FLORIDA
0
7
0
7
14
FLORIDA STATE
7
0
17
10
34

1st   7- 0  Dalvin Cook, 74, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 4:45 
2nd   7- 7  Opp, 1, pass (kick), 11:57
3rd  14- 7  Dalvin Cook, 24, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 13:08
     17- 7  Roberto Aguayo, 30, field goal, 6:40 
     24- 7  Jesus Wilson, 23, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 0:38 
4th  24-14  Opp, 71, pass (kick), 14:50
     27-14  Roberto Aguayo, 38, field goal, 8:46 
     34-14  Dalvin Cook, 37, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 1:55 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 21 11 Rushes-yards 46-278 36-149 Passing 163 125 Att-Comp-Int 26-14-0 24-12-1 Total Yards 72-441 60-274 Punt Returns 6-40 2-46 Kickoff Returns 2-56 4-99 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-40.6 10-44.5 Sacks By-Yds 3-8 3-31 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 7-50 2-21 3rd Down Conversions 3-13 1-13 4th Down Conversions 1-1 1-1 Time of Posession 33:23 26:37 Attendance 72,811 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 20- 266 Mario Pender 7- 29 Kermit Whitfield 2- 19 Team 1- -2 Everett Golson 8- -15 Receiving Travis Rudolph 6- 55 Jesus Wilson 3- 54 Ja'Vonn Harrison 2- 20 Freddie Stevenson 1- 15 Passing Everett Golson 26-14-0-163 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 6- 40 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 1- 56 Freddie Stevenson 1- 0 Punting Cason Beatty 7- 284 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacob Pugh 6 1 7 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 5 2 7 2.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Reggie Northrup 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 2 1 3 . . . . 1 . . . . Giorgio Newberry 2 1 3 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . 1 . . . . . Nate Andrews 1 2 3 . . . 1 . . . . . Marquez White 2 . 2 1.0- 5.0 . 1- 0 . . . . . . Lorenzo Phillips 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Johnathan Vickers 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Derwin James 1 . 1 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyrell Lyons 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey . . . . . . 3 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Z     3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    6  Everett Golson
X    15  Travis Rudolph
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    57  Corey Martinez
RT   71  Brock Ruble
LG   72  Kareem Are
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK 16  Jacob Pugh
STAR 20  Trey Marshall
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   27  Marquez White
SS   29  Nate Andrews
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 1  Tyler Hunter
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 7  Mario Pender
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Josh Sweat
11  Derrick Mitchell
11  George Campbell
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  Roberto Aguayo
##  NAME
-----------------------------
22  Tyrell Lyons
26  Johnathan Vickers
31  Derwin James
35  Lorenzo Phillips
38  Cason Beatty
47  Stephen Gabbard
55  Fredrick Jones
85  Jeremy Kerr
88  Mavin Saunders
90  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 14, BOSTON COLLEGE 0

09/18/2015, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

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Shut Out: Noles Blank BC in Chestnut Hill.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Not satisfied to only hold Boston College off the scoreboard on Friday night, the Florida State defense scored a few points of its own.

After nearly three quarters spent preserving a seven-point lead, FSU’s defenders took matters into their own hands when Terrance Smith forced a fumble and Jalen Ramsey picked up the ball and returned it for a 36-yard touchdown that sealed the No. 6 Seminoles’ 14-0 win here at Alumni Stadium.

FSU is 3-0 for the fourth consecutive season and won its third straight ACC opener. The Seminoles have a bye week before visiting Wake Forest on Oct. 3.

“I said at halftime, ‘If they don’t score, we win,’” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Then they went out and got seven points. That’s what happens. I’m extremely happy and proud for those guys and our team.”

The Seminoles earned the first shutout of coordinator Charles Kelly’s tenure and first since blanking Maryland in 2013.

FSU last shut out an opponent on the road in a 37-0 win over Notre Dame in 2003.

“It’s always great when we can pitch a shut out,” Ramsey said. “It was great play-calling by Coach Kelly, great execution by the players. It was a complete game by us.”

It came at the right time, too.

Because after marching down the field for an eight-play, 83-yard touchdown drive to start the game, FSU’s offense found little easy against a BC defense that came into the game ranked No. 1 in the country.

Quarterback Everett Golson started the game 5-for-5 and gave FSU a quick 7-0 lead with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Travis Rudolph.

After that, the Seminoles’ remaining offensive drives ended like this: punt, punt, punt, missed field goal, punt, punt, punt, punt, turnover on downs. (Golson ran out the clock on a fourth-down play.)

Which meant a busy night for punter Cason Beatty.

Fortunately for the Seminoles, Beatty was up to the task, punting seven times for 366 yards – good for an eye-popping 52.3 average yards per punt.

The Charlotte, N.C., native also booted a career-high four punts of 50-plus yards, the last of which went for 58 before rolling to a stop at the Eagles’ 1-yard line.

“I talked with the defense today,” Beatty said. “Punting is defensive. The offense needed us as a defense and I’m on the defense. It was time for us to step up and the defense did an amazing job today.”

As a result, the Eagles offense spent most of the night with poor starting field position.

They started four drives inside their own 20-yard line, and they never made it past FSU’s 39.

“We’re not good enough against that kind of team to go 90 yards,” BC coach Steve Addazio said.

“I thought [Beatty] was huge in the game,” Fisher said. “I mean, that guy was hitting punts and keeping field position. … That’s a guy who went through a couple rough weeks, not playing as well as he was capable of playing. But we knew.”

It took FSU four minutes and 53 seconds for the Seminoles to take a lead.

It took nearly three full quarters for them to extend it.

Finally, after a combined 12 punts, FSU earned some breathing room.

It’s appropriate then that, as the Seminoles’ defense looks to regain its championship-level form from 2013, that two of the few players left from that team helped swing the tide.

It was Smith, now a fifth-year senior, who jarred the ball loose from BC’s Jon Hilliman.

And it was Ramsey, now a junior, who scooped and scored.

“It was just kind of in the right place at the right time,” Ramsey said. “I saw it, I just picked it up and started running to the end zone.”

With their lead finally extended to two scores, the Seminoles could afford to be more aggressive.

By the time the clock hit zero, the Eagles had mustered just 195 yards of total offense and a meager 3.4 yards per play.

Not that FSU fared much better.

After driving 83 yards to start the game, the Seminoles managed just 134 for the rest of the game.

Golson finished 15 of 24 for 119 yards. And FSU’s running game, fresh of a record-setting performance last week, was held in check by a BC defense that entered the game ranked No. 1 in the nation.

That defense, as well as an apparent injury, limited star running back Dalvin Cook to 67 yards on 15 carries. He went to the locker room midway through the second half but later returned to the game.

Fisher said Cook was “banged and bruised” but that he was fine.

“I don’t think it’s anything major,” Fisher said.

Fisher admitted that, after how the game started, he was surprised to find yards and points at such a premium.

He credited Boston College, but also counted several instances where the Seminoles had the right play call but failed to execute it.

“That starts with me,” he said. “I’ve got to do a better job on offense of getting these guys executing better, playing better. Then we’ve got to play better.”

Still, Fisher had few complaints about a conference win on the road.

Even if the defense had to do more heavy lifting than usual.

“We’re going to have to get better all year. I knew that,” Fisher said. “But I’m very proud of our team, went on the road and was able to shut a team out. ... Our defense played outstanding and that’s where it starts.

“If they don’t score, you don’t lose. That’s for sure.”

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

1st   7- 0  Travis Rudolph, 9, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 10:07
2nd   7- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 42, field goal failed, 1:59 
4th  14- 0  Jalen Ramsey, 36, fumble recovery/return (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 12:20

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing
Dalvin Cook                 15-  54
Kermit Whitfield             2-  19
Mario Pender                 9-  19
Everett Golson               6-   5
Freddie Stevenson            1-   1

Receiving
Kermit Whitfield             4-  52
Travis Rudolph               4-  33
Jesus Wilson                 4-  31
Dalvin Cook                  2-   3
Mavin Saunders               1-   0

Passing
Everett Golson              24-15-0-119

Punt Return
Jesus Wilson                 4-   0
Javien Elliott               0-  -7

Kickoff Return
Jalen Ramsey                 1-  17

Punting
Cason Beatty                 7- 366

                        |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS     UT   AT  Total   ForLoss     No - Yards  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ro'Derrick Hoskins        6    1     7   1.0-  1.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jalen Ramsey              5    1     6      .            .           .      .    .   1- 36   .   .   .
Reggie Northrup           5    1     6      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Terrance Smith            4    1     5   2.5-  6.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nile Lawrence-Stample     3    2     5   1.0-  8.0    1.5-  9.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Lamarcus Brutus           3    1     4      .            .          1-  0   1    .    .      .   .   .
Demarcus Christmas        3    .     3   1.0-  5.0       .           .      .    .    .      1   .   .
Derrick Nnadi             3    .     3   1.0-  6.0    1.0-  6.0      .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Josh Sweat                .    3     3   1.0-  0.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Marquez White             2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Giorgio Newberry          2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Nate Andrews              2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
DeMarcus Walker           2    .     2   1.0-  1.0       .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jacob Pugh                2    .     2      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Javien Elliott            1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Derrick Mitchell          1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Jeremy Kerr               1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Trey Marshall             1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .
Johnathan Vickers         1    .     1      .            .           .      .    .    .      .   .   .

 STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    6  Everett Golson
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
C    57  Corey Martinez
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
----------------------------------
LB    5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
LB    9  Josh Sweat
LB   18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
CB   20  Trey Marshall
LB   24  Terrance Smith
SS   29  Nate Andrews
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Tyler Hunter
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 7  Mario Pender
 8  Kermit Whitfield
11  Derrick Mitchell
11  George Campbell
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
14  Javien Elliott
16  Jacob Pugh
19  Roberto Aguayo
##  NAME
-----------------------------
23  Freddie Stevenson
26  Johnathan Vickers
27  Marquez White
31  Derwin James
35  Lorenzo Phillips
38  Cason Beatty
47  Stephen Gabbard
74  Derrick Kelly
85  Jeremy Kerr
90  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 24, WAKE FOREST 16

10/03/2015, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

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Noles Overcome Injuries To Beat Wake Forest 24-16.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Florida State football team survived injuries, penalties and a heavy, constant wind against Wake Forest on Saturday.

As key contributors Dalvin Cook (hamstring), Terrance Smith (leg) and Nate Andrews (knee) all watched from the sidelines, the No. 9 Seminoles found themselves in a surprisingly tight contest with the upset-minded Demon Deacons.

But with Wake threatening to score and send the game to overtime, fifth-year senior Tyler Hunter picked off Kendall Hinton’s pass in the end zone to preserve a 24-16 victory here at BB&T Field.

The win ensures that FSU starts 4-0 for a fourth straight season. The Seminoles will put their perfect record on the line next week when they return home to face Miami,

“My mindset is, when the ball is in the air, it’s mine,” Hunter said. “I just had to go and get it.”

Midway through the third quarter, there wasn’t much indication that Hunter would even be in position for late-game heroics.

The Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 ACC) took a 14-10 lead into halftime then gained some separation thanks to an Everett Golson touchdown pass and a 25-yard field goal from Roberto Aguayo that made it 24-10.

Wake Forest (2-3, 0-3 ACC), though, stayed within arm’s reach and, after a pair of fourth-quarter field goals and two defensive stops, had both the ball and the chance to give the Seminoles a scare.

Thanks to three completions and a personal foul penalty, Wake reached FSU’s 20-yard line with 21 seconds to play before Hunter finally allowed the Seminoles to exhale.

FSU spent the night beleaguered by penalties, drawing 10 flags for a total of 100 yards.

“Too many silly penalties on defense,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Interference, facemask. Some crazy things.”

Still, Fisher was in no mood to apologize for a win, especially with Cook, Smith and Andrews in street clothes. (Second-team running back Mario Pender also missed the game due to a lung ailment.)

Cook dazzled from his very first carry, rushing up the middle and bouncing off of Wake defenders for a 94-yard touchdown run that was the third-longest in school history.

But he touched the ball just twice more and, after an eight-yard reception, limped off the field and did not return.

Fisher said after the game that Cook has a hamstring injury and is day-to-day. He finished with 104 total yards (94 rushing, eight receiving) and a score.

Meanwhile Smith, FSU’s most experienced linebacker, played just one series before leaving the game with a right leg injury. And just a few moments later, starting safety Nate Andrews injured his left knee while making a tackle on Wake tight end Cam Serigne.

Andrews is scheduled to have an MRI to determine his injury.

“That’s three key guys,” Fisher said. “But you know what? Next guy up. That’s life. That’s ball. The next guy has got to step up and play.”

With injuries piling up FSU saw a number of players take advantage of increased opportunities.

Johnathan Vickers, a Quincy, Fla., native who played at Tallahassee’s North Florida Christian School, took over at running back and carried 10 times for 33 yards.

His first career rushing touchdown – a tough, 9-yard run up the middle – extended the Seminoles’ lead to 14-3 midway through the second quarter.

“It was exciting,” Vickers said. “I was just doing what I’ve got to do – do the little things and the big plays will come. You’re not really worried about touchdowns, you’re trying to make plays.”

Reggie Northrup and Ro’Derrick Hoskins, who entered the game tied for the team lead in tackles, bore the brunt of Smith’s absence. They finished with 10 and eight tackles, respectively, with Northrup also posting five quarterback hurries.

And freshman safety Derwin James got his first extended action, finishing with six tackles while also harassing Wake QB Kendall Hinton as an edge rusher.

"Derwin got in there and did a nice job," Fisher said.

FSU’s passing game bounced back from an uneven showing in its last outing – and a few early hiccups on Saturday.

Quarterback Everett Golson finished 20 of 31 for 202 yards and a touchdown. More encouraging than Golson’s stats, though, was his willingness to let loose on a few deep balls. He connected on a 51-yard completion to Bobo Wilson midway through the third quarter and also connected with Travis Rudolph to convert a pair of third-and-longs.

Otherwise, limited time of possession made it difficult for the Seminoles to get much rhythm offensively. Wake Forest possessed the ball for more than 35 minutes and ran 79 plays to FSU’s 52.

The Demon Deacons actually outgained FSU, 357-329, but the Seminoles averaged nearly two more yards per play (6.3-4.5)

“We had some nice third-down throws,” Fisher said. “He hit some nice throws and we made some nice plays in the game. We just didn’t get the ball (much).”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
7
7
10
0
24
WAKE FOREST
3
7
0
6
16

1st   7- 0  Dalvin Cook, 94, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:17 
      7- 3  Opp, 28, field goal, 2:57 
2nd  14- 3  Johnathan Vickers, 9, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 11:08
     14-10  Opp, 7, pass (kick), 4:12 
3rd  21-10  Kermit Whitfield, 5, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 12:23
     24-10  Roberto Aguayo, 25, field goal, 7:33 
4th  24-13  Opp, 34, field goal, 11:26
     24-16  Opp, 29, field goal, 3:34 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 27 Rushes-yards 21-127 36-142 Passing 202 215 Att-Comp-Int 31-20-0 43-27-1 Total Yards 52-329 79-357 Punt Returns 0-0 1-7 Kickoff Returns 5-129 3-38 Interception Ret. 1-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 5-34.4 4-35.3 Sacks By-Yds 2-8 3-28 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yds 10-100 5-32 3rd Down Conversions 6-12 7-15 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1 Time of Posession 24:04 35:56 Attendance 28,588 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 2- 94 Johnathan Vickers 10- 33 Everett Golson 7- 4 Team 2- -4 Receiving Jesus Wilson 5- 77 Travis Rudolph 6- 69 Kermit Whitfield 4- 24 Johnathan Vickers 2- 9 Dalvin Cook 1- 8 Ryan Izzo 1- 8 Ermon Lane 1- 7 Passing Everett Golson 31-20-0-202 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 4- 111 Freddie Stevenson 1- 18 Punting Cason Beatty 5- 172 |---------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 7 4 11 . . . 1 . . . . . Reggie Northrup 5 5 10 . . . . 4 . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 3 5 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Derwin James 2 4 6 . . . . 1 . . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 4 5 1.5- 6.0 1.5- 6.0 . . . . 1 . . Jalen Ramsey 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry 1 3 4 0.5- 2.0 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh . 3 3 . . . . 1 . . . . Keelin Smith 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 1 1 2 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Josh Sweat . 2 2 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    6  Everett Golson
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    59  Ryan Hoefeld
LG   72  Kareem Are
RT   74  Derrick Kelly
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
SAM  18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
STAR 20  Trey Marshall
WLB  24  Terrance Smith
CB   27  Marquez White
SS   29  Nate Andrews
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Tyler Hunter
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 5  Reggie Northrup
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Jacques Patrick
11  Derrick Mitchell
11  George Campbell
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
14  Javien Elliott
16  Jacob Pugh
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
##  NAME
-----------------------------
26  Johnathan Vickers
28  Malique Jackson
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
31  Derwin James
35  Lorenzo Phillips
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
47  Stephen Gabbard
55  Chad Mavety
66  Keith Weeks
71  Brock Ruble
85  Jeremy Kerr
90  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 29, MIAMI 24

10/10/2015, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Cooked Canes: Dalvin Delivers Sixth Straight Win Over UM.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Dalvin Cook needed just one play to answer the questions about his ailing left hamstring.

He needed just a few more to cement Florida State’s dominance over Miami for a sixth straight season.

Cook put up 269 total yards – including a 72-yarder on his first carry – and scored all three of FSU’s touchdowns as the eighth-ranked Seminoles rallied for a 29-24 win over the Hurricanes here at Doak Campbell Stadium.

His final score, a 23-yard run down the right sideline, provided the winning margin and erased FSU’s first deficit of the season.

As a result, the Seminoles improved to 5-0 (3-0 ACC) and won a sixth straight over Miami (3-2, 0-1) for the first time since 1972.

“(Cook is) one of the best pure players in college football,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “That guy is something different, now. There’s something in him that’s different.

“I’m glad he’s on my team, I know that.”

And once again, the Hurricanes are regretting that he’s not on theirs.

A Miami native who went to high school just 15 miles north of UM’s campus, Cook’s status for the game was uncertain thanks to a hamstring pull suffered last week at Wake Forest.

And he had Florida State fans holding their breath after he pulled up, grabbing his left hamstring again, after a 36-yard run midway through the second quarter.

Cook, though, worked out the issue on the training table and returned on FSU’s next offensive possession.

“He said it started to (pull), but (he) caught it,” Fisher said.

Through two games against the Hurricanes, Cook has carried 29 times for 314 yards and caught five passes for 65 more yards. He’s scored five touchdowns against Miami, including two game-winners.

“Man, it’s a great feeling,” Cook said. “It’s something you can’t describe. Just scoring that winning touchdown and watching the defense go out there and stop them, man, it felt great.”

Indeed, there was still 6:44 on the clock when Cook reclaimed the lead, plenty of time for Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya to engineer another scoring drive.

Kaaya threw three touchdowns on Saturday, two of which came in the second half.

But FSU’s defense tightened up late in the fourth quarter, stopping the Hurricanes on two separate occasions.

Giorgio Newberry deflected Kaaya’s last fourth-down pass to seal Florida State’s victory.

“That was the play of the game. If they had converted, they would have kept going down field,” Newberry said. “It’s all about timing. When you know you’re not going to get to the quarterback, you’ve got to time it up and just throw your hands up.”

The Seminoles outplayed Miami during the first half, outgaining the Hurricanes 358-178, but they only had a 20-10 lead to show for it.

And that mark easily could’ve been more were it not for a misfiring red-zone offense.

Early in the second quarter, quarterback Everett Golson hit Kermit Whitfield for an apparent touchdown that would have made it 21-3.

But the game officials determined that the ground aided Whitfield’s catch and overturned the completion. Roberto Aguayo then made a 22-yard field goal.

It was one of three field goals on the night for Aguayo. The other two were short as well, from 25 and 32 yards.

And he likely would have made another midway through the second quarter, but coach Jimbo Fisher opted to go for it on fourth-and-inches from the UM 10-yard line. Miami stopped running back Johnathan Vickers short of the line and the Hurricanes took over.

“It was like a boxing match,” Aguayo said. “You’re going to get punched. You’re going to get hit. You’ve got to come back and step up and go.”

Quarterback Everett Golson, meanwhile, helped the cause with perhaps his finest effort as a Seminole to date.

The fifth-year senior connected on his first nine passing attempts, and finished 25 of 33 for 291 yards and a touchdown.

And, for the first time this season, Golson’s legs played a major role. After sack yardage, Golson finished with just 14 yards on six carries. But he had an impressive 11-yard run, and also evaded Miami rushers on several occasions.

“(He was) decisive,” Fisher said. “(He) played not scared to make a mistake, playing to make plays.”

Kaaya, though, was just as impressive.

With UM’s running game under wraps, the sophomore set a new career high with 405 yards – the most against an FSU defense since North Carolina’s T.J. Yates in 2010.

Kaaya threw for 229 yards in the second half, 29 of which came on a pretty touchdown pass to Stacy Coley that put the Hurricanes on top.

Miami’s lead, however, was short-lived.

The Seminoles answered on their ensuing drive, marching 84 yards in eight plays.

FSU converted two third downs on that drive, including a third-and-eight pass from Golson to Bobo Wilson that went over the middle for a 20-yard gain.

“We didn’t get down on ourselves,” FSU left tackle Roderick Johnson said. “We had adversity, had our backs against the wall, but we still took it one play at a time. Nothing changed. … Little yards turn into big yards and big yards turn into touchdowns.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
MIAMI
3
7
7
7
24
FLORIDA STATE
14
6
0
9
29

1st   7- 0  Dalvin Cook, 72, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 11:30
      7- 3  Opp, 30, field goal, 6:55 
     14- 3  Dalvin Cook, 36, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 5:42 
2nd  17- 3  Roberto Aguayo, 22, field goal, 14:53
     17-10  Opp, 58, pass (kick), 11:05
     20-10  Roberto Aguayo, 32, field goal, 2:42 
     20-10  Roberto Aguayo, 49, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd  20-17  Opp, 1, pass (kick), 5:36 
4th  23-17  Roberto Aguayo, 25, field goal, 11:58
     23-24  Opp, 29, pass (kick), 10:02
     29-24  Dalvin Cook, 23, run (Everett Golson, pass failed), 6:44 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 19 Rushes-yards 36-248 20- 19 Passing 291 405 Att-Comp-Int 33-25-0 49-29-0 Total Yards 69-539 69-424 Punt Returns 1-3 1-0 Kickoff Returns 2-30 3-29 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 3-48.3 6-41.3 Sacks By-Yds 2-10 1-11 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 4-0 Penalties-Yds 7-43 7-73 3rd Down Conversions 3-10 8-16 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 Time of Posession 31:23 28:37 Attendance 82,329 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 22- 222 Johnathan Vickers 5- 14 Everett Golson 6- 14 Freddie Stevenson 1- 2 Team 2- -4 Receiving Kermit Whitfield 9- 95 Dalvin Cook 3- 47 Jesus Wilson 5- 41 Travis Rudolph 3- 38 Ryan Izzo 1- 37 Mavin Saunders 3- 26 Ermon Lane 1- 7 Passing Everett Golson 33-25-0-291 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 1- 3 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 2- 30 Punting Cason Beatty 3- 145 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tyler Hunter 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . Derwin James 6 1 7 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Northrup 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 5 . 5 . . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 3 1 4 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 3 . 3 2.0- 10.0 2.0- 10.0 . 1 . . 1 . . Nile Lawrence-Stample 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry . 2 2 . . . 2 2 . . . . Josh Sweat 1 . 1 . . . 1 1 . . . . Demarcus Christmas 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Trey Marshall 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Keelin Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . . . . . . . 1 . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Z     3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    6  Everett Golson
X    15  Travis Rudolph
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
LG   55  Chad Mavety
C    59  Ryan Hoefeld
RT   74  Derrick Kelly
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   88  Mavin Saunders
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
STAR  1  Tyler Hunter
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
WILL 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
SS   20  Trey Marshall
CB   27  Marquez White
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 3  Derwin James
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 8  Kermit Whitfield
11  Derrick Mitchell
11  George Campbell
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
14  Javien Elliott
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Auden Tate
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
26  Johnathan Vickers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
29  Nate Andrews
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
35  Lorenzo Phillips
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
47  Stephen Gabbard
54  Alec Eberle
55  Fredrick Jones
66  Keith Weeks
81  Ryan Izzo
85  Jeremy Kerr
90  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 41, LOUISVILLE 21

10/17/2015, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Balanced Effort Leads Noles Past Cardinals, 41-21.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State needed all of one offensive possession to rally from a deficit and beat Miami last week.

The Seminoles took a little longer on Saturday, but the results were no less impressive.

After trailing Louisville by a point at halftime, Florida State responded with one of its most complete halves of the season in a 41-21 victory over the Cardinals.

The Seminoles improved to 6-0 (4-0 ACC) thanks to sterling efforts from their quarterback, their running back, a budding star at receiver and their defense. FSU is bowl-eligible for a 34th straight season, the longest active streak in the nation, heading into next week’s meeting with Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

“I think you saw a tale of two halves,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “I think you saw what a team can do in the first half when it’s not totally focused or it presses itself.

“In the second half, when the team relaxed, it played up to its capability.”

Quarterback Everett Golson’s recent upward trend went from steady to steep.

The fifth-year senior, playing in only his sixth game at FSU, threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns while completing 68.4 percent (26 of 38) of his passes.

Golson has increased his passing yardage total for four straight weeks and has yet to turn the ball over this season.

“He’s playing aggressive football but smart football,” Fisher said. “… He’s respecting the game. If you do things right, this game is going to reward you.”

The same could be said for junior receiver Kermit Whitfield. After a quiet sophomore season in 2014, Whitfield has emerged as one of Golson’s go-to targets this season, and his emergence culminated with a career performance on Saturday.

The Orlando native caught nine passes for 172 yards against the Cardinals, and he put the Seminoles on top for good with a 70-yard catch-and-run across the middle of the field midway through the third quarter.

“I know I’m the fastest guy on the field,” said Whitfield, who outran three Louisville defenders on his way to the end zone. “When I start picking my legs up, I know no one is going to catch me.”

Cook, meanwhile, took a little while to get going. But once he did, it was the same script as usual – highlight-reel runs, piles of yardage and a few trips to the end zone.

Cook went into the break with just 28 yards, his lowest first-half total of the season. He then took off for 135 yards and two touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters and finished with 223 total yards (163 rushing, 60 receiving) from scrimmage.

Cook’s two third-quarter touchdowns were part of a 28-7 FSU run that turned a 7-6 halftime deficit into a lopsided lead.

“It was just about making plays that were there,” Cook said. “In the first half, we didn’t make big plays that were there.

“The plays were there to be made and we made them in the third quarter.”

That includes some plays that didn’t seem so obvious at first.

On FSU’s first drive of the third quarter, Cook took a handoff to the right and seemed to be bottled up for a modest gain. Instead, he ran past one Louisville defender, broke through two more and even sent a pair crashing into each other before streaking down the sideline for a 54-yard TD that put the Seminoles back on top.

He later added a 14-yard score to put his season touchdown at 11. Through five games, Cook has rushed for 955 yards – the best six-game stretch to open a season in ACC history - and has gained 1,086 total yards from scrimmage.

Florida State’s single-season rushing record is 1,242, set by Warrick Dunn in 1995.

“I mean, Dalvin is Dalvin,” Fisher said. “I don’t know what to say. He just makes play after play.”

The FSU defense did its part by forcing two third-quarter turnovers that Golson & Co. parlayed into 14 points.

The first came when freshman safety Derwin James blitzed off the edge and delivered a punishing hit to Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson. Jackson coughed up the ball and fellow freshman Josh Sweat recovered at the Cardinals’ 36-yard line.

Three plays later, Cook was in the end zone and the Seminoles led 27-14.

On Louisville’s next play from scrimmage, pressure forced Jackson to heave an errant throw downfield, where safety Javien Elliot, a former walk-on who was awarded a scholarship in fall camp, was waiting to grab his first career interception.

That play led to Golson’s second touchdown pass, a 14-yarder to Travis Rudolph that effectively sealed the game.

“Everything was quiet,” Elliott said. “Once I caught the ball, that’s just when I heard everything, the reaction from my teammates. It was just a huge moment.”

Although Louisville’s Jackson enjoyed the best passing effort of his young career (20-35, 307 yards, three touchdowns), the Seminoles kept the elusive freshman in check on the ground.

Jackson came into the game with 435 rushing yards, third-most of any freshman in the country, but gained only 32 yards on Saturday and averaged just 1.7 yards per carry.

That’s thanks in large part to a Florida State defensive front that paved the way for five sacks and seven tackles for loss. It was FSU’s most sacks in a game in nearly two years.

“I think the defense played real well, especially on the quarterback,” Fisher said. “We pressured him, got sacks. He made some scrambles, made some plays, but we got him on the ground a lot.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
LOUISVILLE
7
0
7
7
21
FLORIDA STATE
3
3
21
14
41

1st   3- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 43, field goal, 4:06 
      3- 7  Opp, 18, pass (kick), 2:20 
2nd   6- 7  Roberto Aguayo, 32, field goal, 13:12
3rd  13- 7  Dalvin Cook, 54, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 13:09
     13-14  Opp, 19, pass (kick), 9:08 
     20-14  Kermit Whitfield, 70, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:05 
     27-14  Dalvin Cook, 14, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 3:50 
4th  34-14  Travis Rudolph, 13, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 12:44
     34-21  Opp, 39, pass (kick), 10:47
     41-21  Ryan Izzo, 2, pass from Everett Golson (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 4:12 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 24 20 Rushes-yards 32-133 30- 99 Passing 377 307 Att-Comp-Int 39-27-0 35-20-1 Total Yards 71-510 65-406 Punt Returns 1-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-13 5-76 Interception Ret. 1-4 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 0-0 Punts 4-39.0 4-34.0 Sacks By-Yds 5-27 2-22 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 10-75 9-84 3rd Down Conversions 8-14 9-15 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 34:17 25:43 Attendance 71,225 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 22- 163 Team 0- 0 Jacques Patrick 3- -1 Kermit Whitfield 1- -1 Everett Golson 5- -28 Receiving Kermit Whitfield 9- 172 Dalvin Cook 4- 60 Jesus Wilson 4- 50 Travis Rudolph 5- 38 Freddie Stevenson 2- 22 Mavin Saunders 1- 21 Ryan Izzo 2- 14 Passing Everett Golson 38-26-0-372 Sean Maguire 1- 1-0- 5 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 1- 0 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 1- 13 Punting Cason Beatty 4- 156 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacob Pugh 6 1 7 2.0- 8.0 2.0- 8.0 . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . Derwin James 3 3 6 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 . . . . 1 . . Reggie Northrup 2 3 5 . . . . 1 . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample 4 . 4 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . 1 . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 3 1 4 1.0- 3.0 . . 1 . . . . . Tyler Hunter 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 2 1 3 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . DeMarcus Walker 2 . 2 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . 1 1 . . . . Javien Elliott 2 . 2 . . 1- 4 . . . . . . Keelin Smith 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Roberto Aguayo 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Nate Andrews . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Mitchell . . . . . . . 1 . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Z     3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    6  Everett Golson
X    15  Travis Rudolph
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
LG   55  Chad Mavety
C    59  Ryan Hoefeld
RT   74  Derrick Kelly
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    3  Derwin James
LB    5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK 16  Jacob Pugh
LB   18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
STAR 20  Trey Marshall
CB   27  Marquez White
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 1  Tyler Hunter
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Jacques Patrick
 9  Josh Sweat
10  Sean Maguire
11  Derrick Mitchell
11  George Campbell
12  Arthur Williams
13  Marcus Lewis
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
14  Javien Elliott
15  Tarvarus McFadden
19  Roberto Aguayo
26  Johnathan Vickers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
29  Nate Andrews
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
35  Lorenzo Phillips
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
47  Stephen Gabbard
54  Alec Eberle
55  Fredrick Jones
57  Corey Martinez
66  Keith Weeks
70  Cole Minshew
71  Brock Ruble
88  Mavin Saunders
90  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard

GEORGIA TECH 22, FLORIDA STATE 16

10/24/2015, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Last-Second Heartbreaker In Atlanta.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

ATLANTA, GA – For everything that went wrong for Florida State on Saturday night, the Seminoles went into the final play of their game against Georgia Tech in perhaps the best possible situation.

But instead of waking up from a bad dream, FSU fell into a nightmare.

Roberto Aguayo, statistically the most accurate kicker in NCAA football history and a Lou Groza Award-winner, lined up for a 56-yard field goal attempt that would have broken a late tie and lifted FSU to a victory over the Yellow Jackets.

Instead, Aguayo never got the chance.

Georgia Tech’s Patrick Gamble blocked the kick and Lance Austin picked it up and returned it 78 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown that gave the Yellow Jackets a 22-16 victory as time expired.

The loss is Florida State’s first in the regular season since Nov. 24, 2012, and its first in the Atlantic Coast Conference since Oct. 6, 2012. The Seminoles (6-1, 4-1) had won 28 straight ACC games during that stretch and could have tied a league record with 29 on Saturday.

“You’re very confident because it’s Roberto,” FSU defensive back Lamarcus Brutus said. “We’ve seen him make a lot of field goals in a row. …I’m sure if it wasn’t blocked, there’s no doubt in my mind that it would’ve went in.”

The play happened so fast and the final result came so suddenly that several Seminoles hadn’t fully wrapped their minds around it during their postgame interviews.

Only a few upperclassmen in FSU’s locker room had ever lost a game during the regular season. No one had ever lost one like that.

“I had never seen (anything) like that,” FSU running back Dalvin Cook said. “But I watched it with my own eyes tonight.”

Georgia Tech fans spilled onto the field as the game ended and lingered long after the final whistle.

The Yellow Jackets (3-5, 2-4 ACC) entered the season as heavy favorites in the ACC Coastal Division but were reeling from a five-game losing streak. They never led on Saturday until the game’s final play.

After the ball hit the ground, Tech coach Paul Johnson yelled at his players to stay away for fear that an errant touch could allow FSU to pick it up and advance.

Austin had other ideas.

“I go from yelling ‘Get away from it,’ to ‘Run, run, run,’” Johnson said.

Austin weaved his way through FSU’s field-goal team and closed in on the end zone with only Aguayo standing in his way.

The kicker ran full speed and had a good angle to pursue, but Austin cut back inside and scored easily. Aguayo grabbed a hold of Austin’s play sheet as he passed.

“It happened pretty fast,” Aguayo said. “The snap was good. I thought I hit the ball well. I looked up and didn’t see (the ball) flying down the middle, then I saw it lying on the ground.”

Blocked kicks have become something of a specialty for Georgia Tech under Johnson. Since 2013, the Jackets have blocked 14 punts or kicks, the most in the nation during that time.

“In football, anything can happen,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “As a coach, you have to go through that. You have to learn from that.”

Thanks to a Dalvin Cook touchdown and two field goals, the Seminoles built an early 13-3 lead and seemed to have the Jackets on the ropes.

But an offense that produced just one touchdown from four trips to the red zone allowed the Yellow Jackets to stay within striking distance.

“We left too many points on the board in the red zone,” Fisher said. “We did not finish.”

Florida State’s defense forced two turnovers and held Tech’s spread-option offense in check for much of the first half, but the Jackets picked up steam late in the second quarter. That’s when quarterback Justin Thomas broke free for a 60-yard touchdown that led to a 16-10 deficit at halftime.

The Jackets then seized control of the game in the third quarter, possessing the ball for more than 12 minutes and kicking a field goal that brought them within three points.

Tech finished with a 328-280 advantage in total yardage and a 34:51-25:09 edge in time of possession.

“We did what we had to do, made some good stops, some good turnovers,” linebacker Reggie Northrup said. “We’ve just go to clean up on the little things.”

The Seminoles, meanwhile, labored through a variety of penalties and miscues in the third and fourth quarters. Before Aguayo’s field goal attempt, they had two opportunities to seal the game, none better than a nine-play drive that ended when quarterback Everett Golson threw an interception in the end zone on third-and-goal.

It was Florida State’s first offensive turnover of the season and Golson’s first since joining FSU. He finished 20 of 30 for 210 yards and no touchdowns.

“We have to look at our mistakes because there’s a bunch of them,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said.

The Yellow Jackets later tied the game at 16-16 on a 35-yard field goal that was set up by a 36-yard completion from Thomas to Brad Stewart on fourth-and-five.

“There were a few mistakes left out there on the field,” Brutus said. “It’s part of it. You can’t fall asleep against Georgia Tech.”

Aside from his first-quarter touchdown, Cook had a fairly quiet night. He finished with 82 yards on 17 carries, just the third time this season he’s been held below 100 yards.

Cook did, however, cross the 1,000-yard mark for the season in the first half and, along with Warrick Dunn, is one of just two FSU players have multiple 1,000-yard campaigns.

It was the run Cook couldn’t make, though, that stuck with him after the game.

As he watched Austin streak down the sideline, Cook, who is not a member of FSU’s field goal team, said he felt the urge to run on to the field and make the tackle himself.

“I wanted to run out there real bad,” he said. “I thought I could’ve caught him.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
3
13
0
0
16
GEORGIA TECH
3
7
3
9
22

1st   3- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 20, field goal, 7:14 
      3- 3  Opp, 53, field goal, 2:38 
2nd  10- 3  Dalvin Cook, 2, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 11:46
     13- 3  Roberto Aguayo, 27, field goal, 4:18 
     13-10  Opp, 60, run (kick), 2:22 
     16-10  Roberto Aguayo, 38, field goal, 0:00 
3rd  16-13  Opp, 40, field goal, 8:27 
4th  16-16  Opp, 35, field goal, 0:54 
     16-16  Roberto Aguayo, 56, field goal blocked, 0:00 
     16-22  Opp, 78, punt return/blocked punt (no kick attempted), 0:00 
            NOTE: Returned the blocked field goal for a touchdown.      


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 15 Rushes-yards 24- 70 49-261 Passing 210 67 Att-Comp-Int 31-20-1 10-4-2 Total Yards 55-280 59-328 Punt Returns 1-1 3-13 Kickoff Returns 0-0 1-1 Interception Ret. 2-63 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-50.0 3-38.3 Sacks By-Yds 1-10 3-17 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 6-45 5-41 3rd Down Conversions 2-10 5-14 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1 Time of Posession 25:09 34:51 Attendance 55,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 17- 82 Everett Golson 7- -12 Receiving Kermit Whitfield 6- 61 Dalvin Cook 4- 50 Travis Rudolph 2- 33 Jesus Wilson 3- 32 Ryan Izzo 2- 27 Ermon Lane 1- 6 Freddie Stevenson 2- 1 Passing Everett Golson 30-20-1-210 Team 1- 0-0- 0 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 1- 1 Punting Cason Beatty 4- 200 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ro'Derrick Hoskins 4 3 7 2.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Derwin James 4 2 6 1.0- 3.0 . . 2 . . . . . Josh Sweat 4 2 6 1.0- 10.0 1.0- 10.0 1- 6 . . . . . . Javien Elliott 5 . 5 1.0- 5.0 . . . . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Northrup 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . . Demarcus Christmas . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 3 . 3 . . . 1 . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 3 . 3 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 2 1 3 . . 1- 57 . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Stephen Gabbard 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Freddie Stevenson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    6  Everett Golson
WR    8  Kermit Whitfield
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
LG   55  Chad Mavety
C    59  Ryan Hoefeld
RT   74  Derrick Kelly
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    3  Derwin James
WLB   5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
SAM  16  Jacob Pugh
MLB  18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
CB   27  Marquez White
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
11  Derrick Mitchell
11  George Campbell
12  Arthur Williams
13  Marcus Lewis
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
14  Javien Elliott
15  Tarvarus McFadden
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
23  Freddie Stevenson
26  Johnathan Vickers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
29  Nate Andrews
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
35  Lorenzo Phillips
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
41  Lorenzo Featherston
47  Stephen Gabbard
54  Alec Eberle
66  Keith Weeks
72  Kareem Are
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
90  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 45, SYRACUSE 21

10/31/2015, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Orange Crush on Halloween: Noles Win 45-21.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – With Florida State’s star running back and starting quarterback both watching from the sidelines, the Seminoles didn’t miss a beat against Syracuse on Saturday.

Sean Maguire and Travis Rudolph handled the passing game and freshman Jacques Patrick took care of the running as No. 15 FSU cruised to a 45-21 victory over the Orange here at Doak Campbell Stadium.

The Seminoles (7-1, 5-1 ACC) bounced back from last week’s loss at Georgia Tech despite missing seven injured starters – Cook, Golson, linemen Ryan Hoefeld and Brock Eberle, linebacker Terrance Smith and defensive backs Trey Marshall and Tyler Hunter. They’ll visit No. 3 Clemson next week.

“We had a lot of pieces to move back around,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “I’m very proud of those guys, the way they got in the flow of the game and made the plays.”

Maguire, a fourth-year junior, made the second start of his career after starter Everett Golson was ruled out with concussion-like symptoms. He answered the call by completing 23 of 35 passes for 348 yards and three touchdowns, all of them to Rudolph.

Maguire had 302 yards by halftime, becoming the first Seminole to reach that mark after two quarters since Chris Weinke did it against Clemson in 2000. (Weinke also threw for 302 yards.)

Rudolph hit a halftime high, too. His 172 yards at the break were the most since at least 2000, and he finished with five catches for 191 yards and three scores. He had never before reached 100 yards in a single game.

Rudolph helped erase an early 7-0 deficit with a beautiful, 75-yard catch-and-run in which he weaved, juked and stiff-armed through the heart of the Syracuse defense.

“I caught the ball, saw the defenders coming up, I split through those two,” Rudolph said. “Out of my peripheral view, I saw the guy coming in to try and make a tackle, so I made him miss.

“I saw No. 11 try to tackle me, and I was like, ‘No, I have done too much. I got to score.’ So I stiff-armed him and got in the end zone.”

But Rudolph wasn’t done there. On FSU’s next drive, Rudolph put the Seminoles on top with a 45-yard TD over the middle of the field. And he sealed the game for good with a 19-yard touchdown catch that put FSU up, 35-14, at the start of the third quarter.

“Travis is a heck of a football player, going to be a great player,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “We could have hit him a couple more times, maybe, and had some more touchdowns.”

Patrick, meanwhile, made sure FSU’s running game stayed in high gear.

With Cook sidelined by an ankle injury, Patrick, a former five-star prospect from Orlando, got the first start of his career. And he more than made the most of it, totaling 224 yards (162 rushing, 62 receiving) and three touchdowns, the first two of which helped FSU to a 28-14 lead at halftime.

“As the game went on, he just ran with more confidence and more power,” Fisher said. “He (realized), ‘These guys are hitting me hard, but I’m still pretty big, too.’”

Patrick’s size – he stands at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds – might have helped solve some of FSU’s red-zone issues, as well. Aided by two one-yard TD runs, the Seminoles finished a perfect four-for-four in the red zone and scored three touchdowns.

And Roberto Aguayo’s only field goal came from the 18-yard line and occurred after the game was in hand.

“When we get in that red zone, we’ve got to score,” said center Alec Eberle, who made his first career start in place of the injured Hoefeld. “That’s game-changing when you get down there and don’t score.”

Maguire’s third touchdown pass of the day, a 19-yarder to Rudolph in the back of the end zone, put the Seminoles up by three touchdowns.

Patrick later added his third score of the day early in the fourth quarter, and Roberto Aguayo kicked a 35-yard field goal that provided the final margin.

After punts on their first two drives, the Seminoles finished with 575 total yards while averaging 8.0 yards per play.

And FSU’s defense had another fine outing, limiting the Orange to just 130 passing yards and 14 first downs.

Freshman Derwin James led the team with 12 tackles (seven solo) and two tackles for loss. He recovered a fumble forced by fellow freshman Josh Sweat that led to an FSU touchdown.

And, with two sacks of SU quarterback Eric Dungey, the Seminoles’ defense posted its 18th sack of the season, eclipsing its 2014 total of 17 in just eight games.

“Defensively, I thought we were really outstanding,” Fisher said. “Did a great job getting off the field. … Our defense did a great job pressuring the quarterback.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
SYRACUSE
7
7
0
7
21
FLORIDA STATE
14
14
7
10
45

1st   0- 7  Opp, 1, run (kick), 8:23 
      7- 7  Travis Rudolph, 75, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:08 
     14- 7  Travis Rudolph, 45, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 2:36 
2nd  21- 7  Jacques Patrick, 2, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 12:55
     21- 7  Roberto Aguayo, 41, field goal failed, 7:05 
     21-14  Opp, 1, run (kick), 0:56 
     28-14  Jacques Patrick, 1, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 0:09 
3rd  35-14  Travis Rudolph, 19, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 7:03 
4th  42-14  Jacques Patrick, 28, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 13:33
     45-14  Roberto Aguayo, 35, field goal, 6:08 
     45-21  Opp, 59, punt return/blocked punt (kick), 1:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 23 14 Rushes-yards 34-221 42-173 Passing 354 130 Att-Comp-Int 38-25-0 25-12-0 Total Yards 72-575 67-303 Punt Returns 2-9 4-83 Kickoff Returns 1-19 2-32 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-5 0-0 Punts 6-46.5 9-44.9 Sacks By-Yds 2-9 1-9 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yds 9-77 5-45 3rd Down Conversions 5-13 5-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 Time of Posession 29:51 30:09 Attendance 67,630 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jacques Patrick 24- 162 Johnathan Vickers 8- 64 Sean Maguire 2- -5 Receiving Travis Rudolph 5- 191 Jesus Wilson 6- 69 Jacques Patrick 6- 62 Freddie Stevenson 1- 10 Ermon Lane 1- 7 Johnathan Vickers 2- 6 Nyqwan Murray 2- 6 Kermit Whitfield 2- 3 Passing Sean Maguire 35-23-0-348 J.J. Cosentino 3- 2-0- 6 Punt Return Nyqwan Murray 1- 5 Jesus Wilson 1- 4 Kickoff Return Ja'Vonn Harrison 1- 19 Punting Cason Beatty 6- 279 |---------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 7 5 12 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . 1 . . Reggie Northrup 6 6 12 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 3 6 9 1.0- 4.0 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 3 3 6 2.0- 6.0 1.0- 5.0 . . 1 . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Javien Elliott 1 3 4 . . . . 1 . . . . Jalen Ramsey 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 2 . 2 1.0- 6.0 . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 1 1 2 . . . . . 1- 5 . . . Derrick Mitchell . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Demarcus Christmas . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Freddie Stevenson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Z     3  Jesus Wilson
TB    9  Jacques Patrick
QB   10  Sean Maguire
X    15  Travis Rudolph
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    54  Alec Eberle
LG   55  Chad Mavety
RT   71  Brock Ruble
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    3  Derwin James
WILL  5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
STAR 14  Javien Elliott
MIKE 18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
CB   27  Marquez White
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 1  Tyler Hunter
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 8  Kermit Whitfield
10  Calvin Brewton
11  Derrick Mitchell
11  George Campbell
12  Arthur Williams
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
15  Tarvarus McFadden
16  J.J. Cosentino
16  Jacob Pugh
19  A.J. Westbrook
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
26  Johnathan Vickers
28  Malique Jackson
29  Nate Andrews
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
##  NAME
-----------------------------
33  Colton Plante
35  Lorenzo Phillips
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
40  Nick Patti
47  Stephen Gabbard
53  Joshua Peters
55  Fredrick Jones
57  Corey Martinez
62  Ethan Frith
66  Keith Weeks
72  Kareem Are
80  Nyqwan Murray
82  Bryan LaCivita
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
88  Mavin Saunders
90  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard

CLEMSON 23, FLORIDA STATE 13

11/07/2015, CLEMSON, SC

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No. 16 Noles Fall To No. 1 Clemson.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

CLEMSON, SC – With the game on the line, Florida State put the ball in the hands of its best player.

The Clemson Tigers were there to stop him.

Trailing by three midway through the fourth quarter here at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium, Florida State called a toss sweep to star running back Dalvin Cook on fourth-and-one.

Cook got close, but not close enough. Clemson’s Shaq Lawson and Ben Boulware stopped him short of the marker, and the Tigers took over on downs.

Moments later, Wayne Gallman ran for a 25-yard touchdown that sealed No. 1 Clemson’s 23-13 victory over 16th-ranked FSU.

The win is Clemson’s first over the Seminoles since 2011 and helps pave a clear path to a berth in the College Football Playoff. The Tigers (9-0, 7-0 ACC) also clinched their first ACC Atlantic Division title since 2011. FSU (7-2, 5-2 ACC) returns home next week to finish off its conference slate against NC State.

Despite entering the game as the heaviest underdogs of the Jimbo Fisher era, Florida State went toe to toe with the Tigers for the entire game.

The Seminoles certainly couldn’t have asked for a better start, as Cook quickly silenced the crowd with a 75-yard touchdown run on the game’s second play.

Then after FSU’s defense forced a punt, the Seminoles drove to Clemson’s 20-yard line, but missed a chance to extend their lead after a Clemson pass-rusher forced an interception at the 5-yard line.

After trailing 10-6 at halftime, the Tigers took their first lead thanks to a third-down screen pass from Deshaun Watson to Deon Cain.

Cain had a full convoy of blockers that allowed him to go untouched into the end zone from 38 yards out.

But with Memorial Stadium finally awake and sensing that things could be turning in Clemson’s favor, Maguire rolled out and delivered a 14-yard strike to Kermit Whitfield that moved the chains on third-and-five.

He then followed that up with an 18-yard completion to Travis Rudolph that set up Aguayo’s second field goal, a 41-yarder that tied the game at 13.

The teams then traded possessions and punts before Greg Huegel put the Tigers back on top with a 34-yard field goal with 7:23 to go.

FSU’s Kermit Whitfield then gave the Seminoles a spark with a 44-yard kick return that gave FSU the ball at the Clemson 49. But after a nine-yard completion to Bobo Wilson, the Tigers stopped Cook for no gain on both third and fourth down.

Cook finished with 194 yard on 21 carries. Quarterback Sean Maguire, making his first career road start, completed 16 of 29 attempts for 165 yards.

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

1st   7- 0  Dalvin Cook, 75, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 14:15
      7- 3  Opp, 31, field goal, 1:15 
2nd  10- 3  Roberto Aguayo, 23, field goal, 10:59
     10- 6  Opp, 25, field goal, 0:29 
3rd  10-13  Opp, 38, pass (kick), 10:01
     13-13  Roberto Aguayo, 41, field goal, 6:15 
4th  13-16  Opp, 34, field goal, 7:23 
     13-23  Opp, 25, run (kick), 2:34 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 14 29 Rushes-yards 30-197 42-215 Passing 164 297 Att-Comp-Int 29-16-1 43-28-0 Total Yards 59-361 85-512 Punt Returns 1-1 1--3 Kickoff Returns 4-91 2-26 Interception Ret. 0-0 1-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 1--1 Punts 6-44.2 6-38.0 Sacks By-Yds 2-7 2-17 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yds 9-65 3-32 3rd Down Conversions 2-12 7-17 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 Time of Posession 28:09 31:51 Attendance 83,099 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 21- 194 Kermit Whitfield 2- 11 Jacques Patrick 4- 10 Team 1- -1 Sean Maguire 2- -17 Receiving Travis Rudolph 6- 86 Jesus Wilson 3- 27 Kermit Whitfield 3- 21 Ryan Izzo 1- 17 Ja'Vonn Harrison 1- 8 Dalvin Cook 1- 4 Freddie Stevenson 1- 1 Passing Sean Maguire 29-16-1-164 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 1- 1 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 4- 91 Punting Cason Beatty 6- 265 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reggie Northrup 6 8 14 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith 5 7 12 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 5 4 9 1.0- 2.0 1.0- 2.0 . 1 . . . . . Derwin James 5 4 9 . . . 1 . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 4 2 6 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 2 4 6 0.5- 2.0 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 2 3 5 1.0- 2.0 . . 2 . . . . . Javien Elliott 4 . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Demarcus Christmas . 4 4 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample . 1 1 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
WR    8  Kermit Whitfield
QB   10  Sean Maguire
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    54  Alec Eberle
LG   55  Chad Mavety
RT   71  Brock Ruble
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    3  Derwin James
WLB   5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BE    9  Josh Sweat
NB   14  Javien Elliott
WLB  24  Terrance Smith
CB   27  Marquez White
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
DT   90  Demarcus Christmas
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Tyler Hunter
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 9  Jacques Patrick
11  George Campbell
12  Arthur Williams
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
15  Tarvarus McFadden
15  Travis Rudolph
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  A.J. Westbrook
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
##  NAME
-----------------------------
28  Malique Jackson
29  Nate Andrews
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
35  Lorenzo Phillips
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
40  Nick Patti
47  Stephen Gabbard
55  Fredrick Jones
66  Keith Weeks
72  Kareem Are
85  Jeremy Kerr
88  Mavin Saunders
98  Rick Leonard
99  Nile Lawrence-Stample

FLORIDA STATE 34, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 17

11/14/2015, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Noles Bounce Back To Cruise Past Pack.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Jimbo Fisher challenged his team to show its class and character in the wake of last week’s disappointing loss at Clemson.

The Seminoles answered that challenge on Saturday against North Carolina State.

Dalvin Cook ran for two touchdowns and Sean Maguire threw for two more as FSU erased an early deficit and pulled away for a 34-17 victory on homecoming at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Florida State improves to 8-2 and finishes its ACC campaign at 6-2. The Seminoles will hold their home finale next week against Chattanooga (3 p.m.)

“You talk about responding. I was proud of those guys and what they walked out there and did,” Fisher said. “We had some mistakes early, shot ourselves in the foot to put (NC State) in the lead. And our defense just kept playing. Our offense, once we got the rhythm, we started scoring and moving the ball.”

Cook had yet another all-star effort, rushing for 138 yards and two scores on his way to setting a new school record for rushing yards in a single season.

Cook entered the game needing just 12 yards to break Warrick Dunn’s single-season rushing record, and, with Dunn watching from the sidelines, did just that on his third carry of the game.

Maguire, meanwhile, started the game behind Everett Golson, who coach Jimbo Fisher named the team’s starter on Thursday.

But after the Wolfpack turned three Golson turnovers into a 17-7 lead, Fisher tabbed Maguire to take the reins.

“(Assistant) coach (Randy) Sanders said, ‘Start warming up,’” Maguire said. “I just started warming up.”

The FSU offense, in turn, heated up, striking for 20 points (two touchdowns, two field goals) in its next four drives.

Cook started the rally with 30-yard touchdown run, then Roberto Aguayo made a 40-yard field goal to tie the game, 17-17, at halftime.

Aguayo then reclaimed the lead with a 26-yard kick early in the third quarter, and Maguire put the Wolfpack away with back-to-back touchdown passes to Kermit Whitfield.

Maguire finished 18 of 28 for 231 yards, two TDs and an interception. When he entered the game, the Seminoles had just 70 yards of total offense. They finished with 479.

“We started off slow,” said Whitfield, who had 117 yards on six catches. “Then we started picking up the pace once (Maguire) got in.”

Fisher preaches for every player to prepare as if he’s a starter, even if he’s not. And no one has heeded that call better than Maguire, who first served as an understudy for Jameis Winston and then later for Golson.

But after starting each of FSU’s last two games, he admitted it was hard to hear that he wouldn’t be starting a third.

“It was tough, especially after the emotion from last week,” Maguire said. “At the same time, you’ve got to be ready.”

Fisher felt going into the game that Golson’s mobility would give FSU a leg up on NC State’s tough defensive front, and those defenders lived up to their billing by forcing a sack and a fumble on the first play of the game.

With FSU’s offense sputtering, Fisher made the change. And Maguire was ready.

“That’s not easy to do, to walk in there and do what he did,” Fisher said. “And he played an outstanding game and made the plays. And we got some rhythm on offense and then we took off.”

The Seminoles defense tightened up right around that same time.

After striking for 92 yards and 17 points in the first quarter (10 of which came after turnovers), the Wolfpack found itself besieged by an FSU front playing perhaps its most physical game of the season.

Led by junior defensive end DeMarcus Walker’s two sacks, the Seminoles sacked NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett four times, hurried him often and delivered several punishing blows.

Saturday’s effort provided a measure of redemption for Walker, who, along with the rest of FSU’s defense, had a day to forget against the Wolfpack a year ago.

“I remember saying at the beginning of the season, ‘I’m going to give it to NC State,’” Walker said. “When this game came, every shot I got on Jacoby, I made sure I brought him down.”

As a result, the Wolfpack gained just 149 yards in the second half and finished with 297 yards for the game, the second lowest total allowed by the Seminoles this season.

“We didn’t play well at times, (then) we played real well at times,” Fisher said. “But this team is a competitive team. I’m extremely proud of them andhappy for the results which we got.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
17
0
0
0
17
FLORIDA STATE
7
10
10
7
34

1st   0- 3  Opp, 31, field goal, 13:24
      7- 3  Dalvin Cook, 13, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 8:40 
      7-10  Opp, 2, pass (kick), 2:44 
      7-17  Opp, 2, run (kick), 0:24 
2nd  14-17  Dalvin Cook, 30, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 5:17 
     17-17  Roberto Aguayo, 40, field goal, 0:38 
3rd  20-17  Roberto Aguayo, 26, field goal, 9:29 
     27-17  Kermit Whitfield, 27, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 7:57 
4th  34-17  Kermit Whitfield, 45, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 9:35 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 28 21 Rushes-yards 38-196 31- 79 Passing 283 218 Att-Comp-Int 37-23-3 49-28-0 Total Yards 75-479 80-297 Punt Returns 5-41 0-0 Kickoff Returns 0-0 2-36 Interception Ret. 0-0 3-8 Fumble Returns 1-0 2-0 Punts 2-43.0 8-39.1 Sacks By-Yds 4-21 1-8 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-1 Penalties-Yds 6-38 9-59 3rd Down Conversions 6-14 7-18 4th Down Conversions 1-2 2-2 Time of Posession 31:45 28:15 Attendance 71,210 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 22- 138 Jacques Patrick 12- 54 Jesus Wilson 1- 4 Everett Golson 3- 0 Receiving Kermit Whitfield 6- 117 Jesus Wilson 7- 78 Travis Rudolph 6- 54 Dalvin Cook 2- 17 Ryan Izzo 2- 17 Passing Sean Maguire 28-18-1-231 Everett Golson 9- 5-2- 52 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 4- 41 Team 1- 0 Punting Cason Beatty 2- 86 |---------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 4 6 10 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . . 1 1- 0 . . . Terrance Smith 7 2 9 . . . . . . . . . Javien Elliott 7 1 8 2.0- 6.0 . . . . . 1 . . Lamarcus Brutus 4 3 7 . . . . 1 . . . . Reggie Northrup 2 2 4 . . . 1 . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 3 4 2.0- 11.0 2.0- 11.0 . 1 . . . . . Nate Andrews 2 1 3 . . . 2 . . 1 . . Josh Sweat 1 2 3 1.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample 1 2 3 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Keelin Smith 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Demarcus Christmas . 2 2 0.5- 2.0 0.5- 2.0 . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry . 2 2 0.5- 2.0 0.5- 2.0 . . 1 . . . . Marquez White 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . Lorenzo Phillips 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Jesus Wilson 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Z     3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB    6  Everett Golson
WR    8  Kermit Whitfield
X    15  Travis Rudolph
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    54  Alec Eberle
RT   55  Chad Mavety
LG   72  Kareem Are
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    3  Derwin James
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
STAR 14  Javien Elliott
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   27  Marquez White
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Ermon Lane
 1  Tyler Hunter
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Sean Maguire
11  George Campbell
12  Arthur Williams
13  Marcus Lewis
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Auden Tate
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  A.J. Westbrook
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
28  Malique Jackson
##  NAME
-----------------------------
29  Nate Andrews
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
33  Colton Plante
35  Lorenzo Phillips
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
47  Stephen Gabbard
55  Fredrick Jones
66  Keith Weeks
80  Nyqwan Murray
81  Ryan Izzo
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
90  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 52, UT-CHATTANOOGA 13

11/21/2015, TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Senior Day Stomp: Noles Roll Past Moc, 52-13.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Nile Lawrence-Stample lingered on the field, taking one last, long gaze at the scene inside Doak Campbell Stadium.

Lamarcus Brutus greeted his family and posed for pictures before making his way into the locker room for the final time.

If Florida State’s seniors had to play their final home games, this was a good way to do it.

Dalvin Cook ran for two touchdowns, Sean Maguire threw for two more and FSU’s senior class tied a school record for total wins in a career after a 52-13, Senior Day romp over Chattanooga.

The seniors won for the 48th time since 2012, and can set a new mark for most wins in a four-year span in next week’s season finale at Florida.

“I’m really happy it ended that way,” Lawrence-Stample said. “I was just really trying to soak it all in and just take in the moment.”

Lawrence-Stample and his fellow starters had plenty of time for that. After the Seminoles built a big lead early in the second half, coach Jimbo Fisher emptied his bench and offered fans a glimpse of the future on a day when they said goodbye to some of the stars of the present.

Quarterback J.J. Cosentino, receivers Nyqwan Murray and Auden Tate and defensive backs Tarvarus McFadden and Marcus Lewis were just a few of the newcomers who helped polish off FSU’s win over the Mocs.

The day, though, belonged to the seniors. The Seminoles on Saturday clinched a third-straight perfect home slate and, with two games to play, have a chance to win 50 games during their careers.

“It’s a great accomplishment by them,” Fisher said. “And it was their day. It was about the seniors and everything that went on there.”

Donning alternate, black uniforms for the first time of the Fisher Era, FSU over came an inauspicious start to push past UTC and pull away in the second half.

The Mocs, ranked ninth in the FCS Coaches’ Poll, took a 3-0 lead after recovering a fumble on the opening kickoff and, after freshman Jacques Patrick gave FSU a 7-3 lead, kicked another field goal to cut their deficit to one.

After that, it was all Seminoles.

On the strength of an efficient running game and a budding connection between Maguire and receiver Kermit Whitfield, the Seminoles went on a 38-0 run in the second and third quarters that squashed any upset aspirations.

Cook reached the end zone twice, on runs of 13 and two yards, and finished with 106 yards on 15 carries before making an early exit in the third quarter.

The Miami native now has 1,475 rushing yards for the season, extending the school record that he set in last week’s win over NC State. He’ll have one last chance to impress awards voters when he faces Florida’s No. 9-ranked rush defense next week.

“(Senior Day) is supposed to be emotional, but we had fun,” Cook said. “Our class enjoys that time here. You wouldn’t have known it was their last game here. I like that.”

Maguire and Whitfield, meanwhile, hooked up for two touchdowns for the second straight week.

Making his first appearance as FSU’s full-time starter, Maguire completed 12 of 17 passes for 152 yards, 91 of which went to Whitfield.

The junior speedster scored touchdowns of 26 and 13 yards, and has 208 yards and four TDs in his last two games.

“He’s just a playmaker,” Maguire said. “Getting the ball in his hands – you hit him on a five-yard slant route and he takes it to the house. He’s just tremendous.”

And FSU’s defense did its part to hold one of the Football Championship Subdivision’s top rushing offenses in check.

UTC quarterback Jacob Huesman is one of just a few quarterbacks in the country to rush and pass for 1,000 yards, but he finished with just 115 total yards (94 passing, 21 rushing) on Saturday.

The Mocs put up 273 yards of offense, but a large chunk of that total – as well as UTC’s lone touchdown of the game – came after the Seminoles subbed out their defensive starters.

Lawrence-Stample said the Seminoles took UTC seriously in practice, which in turn allowed them to turn in another strong defensive showing.

“It took us a little bit to adjust, but I think we really did take a good approach to it,” he said. “They were just trying to do really small stuff, little dumps around the edges and stuff like that.”

Brutus and fellow senior Tyler Hunter each came up with turnovers in their final home game, and each led to touchdowns.

Brutus even joked after the game that, rather than try to score, he went down on purpose so that Cook could boost his Heisman campaign with another touchdown.

“I always try to look out for the young ones, and him being my boy, I was like ‘Let’s give him another touchdown,’” Brutus said with a big grin. “So I let the quarterback get me."

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
UT-CHATTANOOGA
3
3
0
7
13
FLORIDA STATE
7
17
21
7
52

1st   0- 3  Opp, 29, field goal, 9:39 
      7- 3  Jacques Patrick, 1, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 3:12 
2nd   7- 6  Opp, 24, field goal, 12:45
     14- 6  Dalvin Cook, 13, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 9:24 
     17- 6  Roberto Aguayo, 18, field goal, 3:29 
     24- 6  Kermit Whitfield, 26, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 1:35 
3rd  31- 6  Kermit Whitfield, 13, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 13:14
     38- 6  Dalvin Cook, 2, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 11:45
     45- 6  Colton Plante, 2, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 3:01 
4th  45-13  Opp, 3, run (kick), 13:11
     52-13  Jacques Patrick, 4, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 10:34


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 25 15 Rushes-yards 37-193 39-165 Passing 235 108 Att-Comp-Int 17-23-0 23-14-1 Total Yards 54-428 62-273 Punt Returns 3-12 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-56 3-49 Interception Ret. 1-37 0-0 Fumble Returns 1-0 1-0 Punts 2-44.5 5-37.2 Sacks By-Yds 1-13 1-2 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yds 3-30 11-83 3rd Down Conversions 6-9 6-13 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Time of Posession 27:50 32:10 Attendance 66,412 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 15- 106 Jacques Patrick 16- 77 Steven Williams 4- 10 Colton Plante 1- 2 Everett Golson 1- -2 Receiving Kermit Whitfield 5- 91 Nyqwan Murray 4- 59 Travis Rudolph 4- 52 Ja'Vonn Harrison 1- 24 Dalvin Cook 1- 5 Jesus Wilson 2- 4 Passing Sean Maguire 17-12-0-152 Everett Golson 3- 3-0- 67 J.J. Cosentino 3- 2-0- 16 Punt Return Nyqwan Murray 2- 6 Jalen Ramsey 1- 6 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 1- 30 Tarvarus McFadden 1- 26 Punting Cason Beatty 1- 52 Jonathan Hernandez 1- 37 |---------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 7 3 10 1.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Terrance Smith 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Reggie Northrup 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 3 1 4 1.0- 13.0 1.0- 13.0 . . 1 . . . . Ro'Derrick Hoskins 3 1 4 . . . 1 . . . . . Keith Bryant 3 1 4 1.0- 4.0 . . . . . . . . Rick Leonard 3 1 4 1.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Lorenzo Phillips 3 1 4 0.5- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 2 2 4 . . 1- 37 . . . . . . Tarvarus McFadden 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . A.J. Westbrook 1 1 2 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . Lorenzo Featherston . 2 2 0.5- 0.0 . . . . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Javien Elliott 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Williams . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jared Jackson . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter . 1 1 . . . . . 1- 0 . . . Giorgio Newberry . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Keelin Smith . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Z     3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
X     8  Kermit Whitfield
QB   10  Sean Maguire
X    15  Travis Rudolph
C    54  Alec Eberle
RT   55  Chad Mavety
LG   72  Kareem Are
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    3  Derwin James
MIKE  5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
STAR 14  Javien Elliott
WILL 24  Terrance Smith
CB   27  Marquez White
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Tyler Hunter
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 6  Everett Golson
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Calvin Brewton
12  Arthur Williams
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
15  Tarvarus McFadden
16  J.J. Cosentino
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Auden Tate
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  A.J. Westbrook
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Lucas Clark
28  Malique Jackson
29  Nate Andrews
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
32  Steven Williams
33  Colton Plante
35  Lorenzo Phillips
37  Keelin Smith
##  NAME
-----------------------------
38  Cason Beatty
40  Nick Patti
41  Lorenzo Featherston
46  Jayon Young
47  Stephen Gabbard
49  Jonathan Hernandez
53  Joshua Peters
55  Fredrick Jones
57  Corey Martinez
62  Ethan Frith
66  Keith Weeks
69  Barrett Kernon
71  Brock Ruble
80  Nyqwan Murray
82  Bryan LaCivita
83  Christian Griffith
85  Jeremy Kerr
86  Justin Motlow
87  Jared Jackson
89  Gilbert Henric
90  Demarcus Christmas
95  Keith Bryant
97  Isaiah Smallwood
98  Rick Leonard

FLORIDA STATE 27, FLORIDA 2

11/28/2015, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Tripled Up: Noles Win Third Straight At Swamp, 27-2.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

GAINESVILLE, FL – Make it 10 wins, a new school record for victories in a four-year span and – most importantly – another triumph over the Florida Gators.

Florida State’s defense stifled the UF offense, Dalvin Cook scored twice and Sean Maguire made a highlight-reel touchdown throw on fourth-and-goal that lifted the No. 13 Seminoles a 27-2 victory over the No. 12 Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

A stadium-record crowd of 90,916 watched as FSU earned its first three-game winning streak in Gainesville and held UF to its fewest points in the series’ 60-game history.

“This game was a slugfest,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “You just don’t come into Gainesville and win three in a row. This is one of the toughest places in all of college football to play.”

And yet, the Seminoles have made themselves at home in “The Swamp” in recent years. In Fisher’s three games in Gainesville, FSU (10-2) has outscored Florida (10-2) by a combined score of 85-16.

The latest victory in that run gives Fisher his fifth win in six tries against UF, as well as his fifth 10-win season in that span.

FSU’s seniors, meanwhile, picked up their 49th win since the 2012 season, breaking a school record for wins in a four-year span that was set last season.

Two of those seniors, safety Lamarcus Brutus and linebacker Terrance Smith, made sure to grab a souvenir on their way out.

Brutus and Smith, two of 11 fifth-year seniors on FSU’s roster, were designated as the team’s “sod captains” and, after the game, claimed the orange and blue turf that will return to Florida State’s sod cemetery.

“To be able to do it in ‘The Swamp’ against our archrivals, it’s a great feeling to be able to finally cut up some of that grass,” Smith said.

“When you go and you see the plaque from the Florida-Florida State game and you see the sod, you know you had a part in that,” Brutus said.

It was only fitting that two of Florida State’s defensive standouts put the exclamation point on this one.

Coordinator Charles Kelly’s group had one of its best outings of the season, and, for much of the contest, the Gators matched them stride for stride.

Neither team threw for more than 160 yards, quarterbacks Maguire and Treon Harris were pressured all night, and, until the fourth quarter, both running games were mostly held in check.

Florida’s No. 7-ranked rush defense corralled FSU star Dalvin Cook in the early goings, but as the game wore on, Cook took over.

The sophomore Heisman hopeful ran 150 of his 183 yards in the fourth quarter, and he punched in two touchdowns to seal the lopsided final score.

It was the eighth 100-yard game of the season for Cook, who also set a new single-season school record for all-purpose yards.

“Defenses wear down and he doesn’t,” Maguire said. “He played his best when we needed him the most.”

Maguire had a hand in this one, too. Despite finishing 14 of 28 for 160 yards, he made perhaps the play of the game midway through the second quarter. With FSU facing fourth-and-goal from inside the 1-yard line, Maguire scrambled to his right and held on to the ball until the last possible moment before threading a pass between two UF defenders and into the arms of Jeremy Kerr.

The 1-yard TD was the first catch of Kerr’s career and gave the Seminoles a 10-0 lead and some breathing room.

“I kept rolling out, saw the linebacker sliding past Kerr and Kerr made a great catch,” Maguire said. “It was pretty awesome.”

Fisher said he never considered playing it safe and kicking a field goal.

“Fourth and an inch – if we can’t make it, we don’t deserve to win,” he said. “I don’t want to come out of there giving them the momentum of the game, having it 6-0 where one play can change the ballgame back. And if we didn’t (score), we’d have them pinned back.

“We were down here to win the football game. You don’t go on the road and play passive against great football teams.”

The Seminoles’ defense, meanwhile, more than held up its end of the bargain on the other side.

Florida running back Kelvin Taylor finished with 136 yards on 24 carries, but the Seminoles still held Florida to just 262 total yards and 3.3 average yards per play.

And Harris, while showing off some elusiveness and athleticism, managed to complete just 19 of 38 passes for 134 yards.

“Our defense was utterly dominant in the game,” Fisher said. “Charles Kelly and his staff – what a job they’re doing.”

Florida threatened to score just once while the game was still in doubt. But after the Gators drove inside the FSU 10-yard line early in the fourth quarter, DeMarcus Walker snuffed out the scoring chance – first by pressuring Harris into an intentional grounding penalty on third down, and then by blocking UF kicker Austin Hardin’s 37-yard field goal attempt.

Hardin also missed a 51-yard attempt at the end of the first half.

“It was special,” said Walker, who finished with eight tackles and 1.5 sacks, bringing his season sack total to 11. “But it’s just something that I had in my mind when I saw them bring the field goal team in. I said ‘Hey, lets block it,’ and made it happen.”

FSU’s Roberto Aguayo proved to be every bit the advantage FSU expected coming into the game. The redshirt junior made his two longest field goals of the season, the second of which was a 51-yarder that bounced off the left upright and in for a 13-0 lead.

Florida’s only points of the night came after Maguire recovered his own fumble in the end zone for a safety.

Otherwise, the Seminoles might have shut out the Gators for the first time in the series’ 60-game history. The Gators own the nation’s longest non-shutout streak, having not been blanked since 1988.

“We were going for that goose egg so bad,” Walker said. “But hey, things happen. And we came up with the 'W'.”

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
10
3
14
27
FLORIDA
0
0
0
2
2

2nd   3- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 45, field goal, 12:11
     10- 0  Jeremy Kerr, 1, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 7:47 
     10- 0  Opp, 51, field goal failed, 0:00 
3rd  13- 0  Roberto Aguayo, 51, field goal, 5:21 
4th  13- 0  Opp, 37, field goal blocked by DeMarcus Walker, 14:03
     13- 2  Opp, safety, 8:58 
            Note: Sean Maguire recovered his own fumble in the end zone.
     20- 2  Dalvin Cook, 15, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 6:17 
     27- 2  Dalvin Cook, 29, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 0:20 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 15 19 Rushes-yards 30-144 40-128 Passing 160 134 Att-Comp-Int 28-14-0 39-19-0 Total Yards 58-304 79-262 Punt Returns 3-0 2-8 Kickoff Returns 0-0 2-36 Interception Ret. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns 0-0 0-0 Punts 7-47.6 9-46.4 Sacks By-Yds 5-38 2-24 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-0 Penalties-Yds 7-52 7-60 3rd Down Conversions 2-13 5-17 4th Down Conversions 2-2 1-3 Time of Posession 27:35 32:25 Attendance 90,916 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 26- 183 Jesus Wilson 1- 2 Team 1- -1 Sean Maguire 2- -40 Receiving Kermit Whitfield 2- 52 Jesus Wilson 5- 38 Ryan Izzo 2- 36 Travis Rudolph 1- 22 Dalvin Cook 3- 11 Jeremy Kerr 1- 1 Passing Sean Maguire 28-14-0-160 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 2- 2 Derwin James 1- -2 Punting Cason Beatty 7- 333 |---------Tackles---------| |---Sacks---| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT AT Total ForLoss No - Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrance Smith 5 4 9 1.0- 7.0 1.0- 7.0 . . 1 . . . . Derwin James 4 5 9 0.5- 3.0 0.5- 3.0 . . . . . . . Reggie Northrup 3 6 9 . . . 2 . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 3 6 9 2.5- 22.0 3.5- 23.0 . . . . 1 1 . Lamarcus Brutus 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . Javien Elliott 2 1 3 1.0- 6.0 1.0- 6.0 . 1 1 . . . . Marquez White 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones 1 . 1 1.0- 2.0 . . . . . . . . Stephen Gabbard . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Jacob Pugh . 1 1 . . . 1 1 . . . . Demarcus Christmas . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry . . . . . . 2 . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
Z     3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB   10  Sean Maguire
X    15  Travis Rudolph
FB   23  Freddie Stevenson
C    54  Alec Eberle
RT   55  Chad Mavety
LG   72  Kareem Are
LT   77  Roderick Johnson
RG   78  Wilson Bell
TE   81  Ryan Izzo
Pos  ##  DEFENSE
----------------------------------
SS    3  Derwin James
MLB   5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
STAR 14  Javien Elliott
WLB  24  Terrance Smith
CB   27  Marquez White
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Tyler Hunter
 1  Ermon Lane
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Calvin Brewton
11  Derrick Mitchell
12  Arthur Williams
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
15  Tarvarus McFadden
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Auden Tate
19  A.J. Westbrook
19  Roberto Aguayo
26  Johnathan Vickers
##  NAME
-----------------------------
28  Malique Jackson
29  Nate Andrews
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
35  Lorenzo Phillips
37  Keelin Smith
38  Cason Beatty
40  Nick Patti
47  Stephen Gabbard
55  Fredrick Jones
66  Keith Weeks
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
90  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard

HOUSTON 38, FLORIDA STATE 24

12/31/2015, Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles' Rally Falls Short in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

ATLANTA, GA – Here’s the good news following Florida State's 38-24 loss to Houston in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: The Seminoles don’t have any scheduled trips to Atlanta for 2016.

But whereas their last visit to Georgia’s capital city – a 22-16 defeat at Georgia Tech earlier this season – ended in heartbreak on the game’s final play, this one was nearly a nightmare from the start.

A combination of turnovers, injuries and a stout Houston defense knocked FSU out of sync in the first half of Thursday’s game. And, by the time they found their footing, the Seminoles were all but out of time.

Sean Maguire twice cut FSU’s deficit to seven points with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes, one to Travis Rudolph and another to Jesus Wilson.

Each time, though, Houston had an answer. First when quarterback Greg Ward engineered a 12-play scoring drive that ended with a touchdown that made it 31-17.

And later, after Wilson’s TD cut it to 31-24, when backup Kyle Postma relieved an injured Ward and used his legs to convert a pair of third downs.

Postma’s 29-yard run on third-and-7 set up a two-yard score that provided the final margin.

Maguire started hot, but suffered a lower left leg injury that required attention in the locker room. He later returned and finished with a career-high 392 yards and two TDs, but also threw four interceptions.

Running back Dalvin Cook, meanwhile, struggled to find much room against Houston’s 13th-ranked rush defense. The star sophomore finished with a season-low 33yards on 18 carries, although he did score a one-yard TD in the third quarter.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
HOUSTON
7
14
0
17
38
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
7
14
24

1st   0- 7  Opp, 7, run (kick), 5:17 
      0- 7  Roberto Aguayo, 52, field goal failed, 7:50 
      3- 7  Roberto Aguayo, 20, field goal, 0:37 
2nd   3-14  Opp, 20, pass (kick), 6:11 
      3-21  Opp, 6, run (kick), 4:30 
3rd  10-21  Dalvin Cook, 1, run (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 10:18
4th  10-24  Opp, 39, field goal, 12:50
     17-24  Travis Rudolph, 65, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 11:12
     17-31  Opp, 17, pass (kick), 6:08 
     24-31  Jesus Wilson, 14, pass from Sean Maguire (Roberto Aguayo, kick), 4:55 
     24-38  Opp, 2, run (kick), 1:59 


TEAM STATISTICS
FSU OPP First downs 17 27 Rushes-yards 23- 16 53-187 Passing 397 261 Att-Comp-Int 48-23-4 46-28-1 Total Yards 71-413 99-448 Punt Returns 2-6 3-8 Kickoff Returns 4-86 1-37 Interception Ret. 1-0 4-20 Fumble Returns 0-0 1-0 Punts 6-51.5 7-41.6 Sacks By-Yds 2-12 3-21 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yds 6-66 4-30 3rd Down Conversions 6-15 13-23 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 Time of Posession 25:33 34:27 Attendance 71,007 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Dalvin Cook 18- 33 Jesus Wilson 1- 5 Jacques Patrick 1- -1 Sean Maguire 1- -9 J.J. Cosentino 2- -12 Receiving Travis Rudolph 7- 201 Jesus Wilson 8- 68 Kermit Whitfield 4- 56 Ryan Izzo 1- 33 Dalvin Cook 2- 26 Freddie Stevenson 1- 13 Passing Sean Maguire 44-22-4-392 J.J. Cosentino 4- 1-0- 5 Punt Return Jesus Wilson 2- 6 Kickoff Return Kermit Whitfield 4- 86 Punting Cason Beatty 6- 309 |---------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 9 5 14 2.0- 12.0 1.0- 6.0 . 1 . . . . . DeMarcus Walker 3 10 13 . . 1- 0 . . . . . . Terrance Smith 3 9 12 . . . . . . . . . Jalen Ramsey 6 3 9 2.0- 3.0 . . . . . . . . Lamarcus Brutus 5 4 9 . . . . . . . . . Javien Elliott 5 3 8 . . . 1 . . . . . Reggie Northrup 4 3 7 . . . . . . . . . Nate Andrews 3 1 4 1.0- 1.0 . . . . . . . . Josh Sweat 2 1 3 2.0- 7.0 1.0- 6.0 . 1 . . . . . Nile Lawrence-Stample 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . Derrick Nnadi 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Fredrick Jones . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . Giorgio Newberry 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Tyler Hunter 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Marquez White 1 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . Jacob Pugh . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Chris Casher 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Rick Leonard 1 . 1 1.0- 7.0 . . . . . . . . Brock Ruble 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . STARTERS
Pos  ##  OFFENSE
----------------------------------
WR    3  Jesus Wilson
TB    4  Dalvin Cook
QB   10  Sean Maguire
WR   15  Travis Rudolph
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
----------------------------------
SS    3  Derwin James
MLB   5  Reggie Northrup
CB    8  Jalen Ramsey
BUCK  9  Josh Sweat
STAR 14  Javien Elliott
WLB  24  Terrance Smith
CB   27  Marquez White
FS   42  Lamarcus Brutus
DE   44  DeMarcus Walker
NG   91  Derrick Nnadi
DT   99  Nile Lawrence-Stample
PARTICIPANTS
##  NAME
-----------------------------
 1  Tyler Hunter
 4  Giorgio Newberry
 5  Da'Vante Phillips
 8  Kermit Whitfield
 9  Jacques Patrick
10  Calvin Brewton
11  George Campbell
12  Arthur Williams
13  Marcus Lewis
13  Ja'Vonn Harrison
16  J.J. Cosentino
16  Jacob Pugh
18  Auden Tate
18  Ro'Derrick Hoskins
19  A.J. Westbrook
##  NAME
-----------------------------
19  Roberto Aguayo
21  Chris Casher
28  Malique Jackson
29  Nate Andrews
30  Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane
38  Cason Beatty
47  Stephen Gabbard
55  Fredrick Jones
66  Keith Weeks
80  Nyqwan Murray
85  Jeremy Kerr
87  Jared Jackson
89  Gilbert Henric
90  Demarcus Christmas
98  Rick Leonard