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Florida State cruises by NC State, eyes undefeated Miami

Karlos Williams, Marchez Coates AP

Last weekend’s game between Florida State and Clemson was the ACC’s biggest game in a long time. Next week there will be another match-up of undefeated top ten teams when Florida State hosts Miami. Florida State had a much easier time Saturday than the Hurricanes. While Miami needed a late touchdown to get by Wake Forest, Florida State jumped all over visiting North Carolina State and walked the rest of the way to another win. Florida State used a big first quarter en route to a 49-17 victory.

Jameis Winston¬†ended his day early after having thrown for 312 yards and three touchdowns. All three of Winston’s touchdowns came in the first quarter that saw Florida State open a 35-0 lead. From the Seminoles put the game on cruise control. Winston’s performance should help him remain one of the favorites for the Heisman Trophy. The freshman is playing very confidently right now, as he should be. Winston now has 23 touchdowns and just three interceptions this season and is completing over 70 percent of his passes. Saturday marked the fourth straight game with over 300 passing yards and fifth of the season.

Florida State has scored 41 points or more in each game played this season and this marked the sixth time the Seminoles held an opponent under 20 points this season. Boston College was the only team to break the 20-point mark against Florida State, scoring 34 in a game played in Boston a few weeks ago. Next up for Florida State will be the highly anticipated rivalry game with Miami. Miami narrowly escaped at home this afternoon against Wake Forest. The game could serve as a preview of the ACC Championship Game as Florida State leads the ACC’s Atlantic Division and Miami now sits alone in first place in the Coastal Division.

Florida State’s defense continues to play very well as well. The Seminoles created three turnovers against North Carolina State, including a pair of interceptions. Miami will have to find ways to protect the football next week against a Florida State team that is playing like a legitimate BCS title contender for the first time since Bobby Bowden was the head coach.

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16 Responses to “Florida State cruises by NC State, eyes undefeated Miami”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Oct 26, 2013 7:22 PM

    They are going to destroy Miami.

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 26, 2013 7:22 PM

    As always, you gotta hope for multiple turnovers, because our defense is also #2 in the nation with the #2 offense in the nation, as well.

  3. canetic says: Oct 26, 2013 8:10 PM

    The Gators thought they were going to beat Miami too.

  4. face21000x says: Oct 26, 2013 8:17 PM

    As bad as UM has been playing, it should be ugly

  5. js20011041 says: Oct 26, 2013 8:27 PM

    I’m thoroughly looking forward to the destruction of Miami. One of the softest top 10 teams we’ve seen in quite a while.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 26, 2013 8:39 PM

    canetic says: Oct 26, 2013 8:10 PM

    The Gators thought they were going to beat Miami too.
    —————–

    They have one of the absolute worst offenses in college.

    You are going up against the 2nd best (and overall most talented, as Baylor only scores and gains more yards because they pass all game).

    BIG DIFFERENCE.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 26, 2013 8:51 PM

    Not to mention the 2nd best defense in the nation.

    GOOD LUCK.

  8. canetic says: Oct 26, 2013 9:13 PM

    You are all right. FSU is the greatest team in college football history. There is no possible way they could lose to Miami (or the Gators) on their way to a national championship in January. It’s 100% guaranteed! Yay Noles!

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 26, 2013 9:36 PM

    No one’s saying that, but Miami ain’t “Miami” and if you are lucid, you know that.

  10. canesinhouma33 says: Oct 26, 2013 9:37 PM

    Yea I think miami can pull off upset but who knows y we play the game but don’t worrie fisher got a head start on golden but we coming back

  11. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Oct 26, 2013 11:55 PM

    @canesinhouma33:
    Your comments certainly display excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure.

  12. realfootballfan says: Oct 27, 2013 12:09 AM

    Winston now has 23 touchdowns and just three interceptions this season and is completing over 70 percent of his passes.
    ——

    And this isn’t one of those gimmick spread offenses. This is the real deal, drop back pro style stuff..

    Kid’s fun to watch. That 42 yard TD he threw on a rope to Green was a beauty. Can’t wait to see what this kid’s got up his sleeves next.

  13. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 27, 2013 1:12 AM

    Precisely. Oregon fans keep talking QBR, completion% (despite Winston’s % being better and throwing far more passes downfield than Mariota’s “safe” throws all game). We just line up and pitch it and catch it without gimmick play option reads with NO TIMEOUTS AT THE END OF A HALF like Oregon did tonight. Please.

  14. longborer69 says: Oct 27, 2013 3:31 AM

    Winston is good enough that you don’t need to hype him with false stats.

    He didn’t pass for 300 yards, it isn’t his fourth straight over 300 and fifth of the season, and he now has 4 INTs, not 3.

    Oh, and his completion percentage just dropped fractionally below 70%.

    Other than that, you are mostly right.

  15. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 27, 2013 3:43 AM

    And 3 of them have been tipped by his WRs or a bad route by one. Your point?

  16. longborer69 says: Oct 27, 2013 3:58 AM

    My point is exactly what I said. He is good enough that you don’t need to hype him with false stats. When you make multiple false statements, it just makes it look like empty hype.

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