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Jameis Winston continues hot start for Florida State

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A quarter-and-a-half into Florida State’s game versus Nevada, it looked like Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston was going to come crashing down from the stratospheric debut he had 12 days ago against Pittsburgh.

Winston was 25 of 27 for 356 yards and four touchdowns against the Panthers, but he missed on three of his first five passes and had an interception against the Wolfpack before righting the ship.

And, boy, did he ever right it.

Winston completed his last 13 passes against Nevada and threw two more touchdown passes as the Seminoles rebounded from a slow start to crush the Wolfpack (the score was 48-7 when Winston left the game). He finished 15 of 17 for 214 yards with two TDs and the pick.

Two games into his career, Winston is 40 of 45 for 570 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. That’s an 89% completion percentage for those keeping score at home. His pass efficiency rating is 234.84, down slightly from his nation-leading 252 rating from last week, but still amazing.

Can he keep it up? I wouldn’t bet on it, especially with the bulk of ACC play coming up. He’ll start to play against better defenses that are more familiar with FSU’s offensive scheme and personnel, so his numbers should level off a bit.

But that doesn’t take away from the impressiveness of his first two games. So far, ‘Famous’ Jameis is living up to his billing.

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3 Responses to “Jameis Winston continues hot start for Florida State”
  1. chachooga says: Sep 14, 2013 8:34 PM

    And in response to the hype….

    FAMOUS DON’T CARE!

    Go Noles!

  2. mrlaloosh says: Sep 14, 2013 9:38 PM

    They’ll lose to Disco Tech or some other bottom feeder. On that you can bet the house.

  3. noleitup says: Sep 15, 2013 12:12 AM

    @mrlaloosh

    we’ll see about that. If we can start avoiding slow starts and get everyone on defense to understand their roles lookout. My noles seem pretty deep at every position and I think we really gotta shot to make this a special season. Go Noles! #RollTribe

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