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Jameis Winston looking somewhat human in first half against Miami

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It’s hard to think of any freshman quarterback in college football history who’s gotten off to a better start than Florida State’s Jameis Winston.

Even Johnny Manziel had some off games last season when he won the Heisman Trophy.

But not Winston this year.

Through seven games, the wunderkind hasn’t had a single rough patch. His worst game when it comes to NCAA passer rating? Against Bethune-Cookman, when his rating was “just” 152.80. Every other game has been in the stratosphere, with at least a 186 rating or better.

But the first half against Miami has been a different story. Winston is nine of 15 for 161 yards and a touchdown, but he threw two interceptions that led directly to two Hurricanes touchdowns.

As a result, Florida State leads Miami, 21-14 at the half in a game it would otherwise be dominating.

Winston is doing more on the ground than usual, gaining 33 yards on four scrambles, but this is the first time he’s seen adversity in the passing game.

How he responds to this adversity in the second half will determine a lot:  His chances of winning the Heisman and, ultimately, FSU’s BCS title hopes.

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15 Responses to “Jameis Winston looking somewhat human in first half against Miami”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 2, 2013 10:05 PM

    Herbie the Hater makes it seem like it’s Miami’s defense, but they aren’t even getting near him. He didn’t see the safety underneath on the first one, and the second one was a flat out bad throw behind O’Leary; something he hasn’t done all year.

    Despite that, we’re still up, and Morris the Turnover Machine will do just that in the 2nd half.

  2. blacknole08 says: Nov 2, 2013 10:39 PM

    The U! The U! The U!

    Morons.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 2, 2013 10:49 PM

    These fools thumbing down comments LMAO

  4. gquesen says: Nov 2, 2013 10:52 PM

    I get that Winston is a freak, but I just don’t get why some people think he should win the Heisman over Mariota. Dude hasn’t even thrown an Interception and averages damn near ten yards a rush. Winston has thrown two tonight and his running ability doesn’t match Mariota.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 2, 2013 10:58 PM

    Mariota throws nothing but safe throws. Winston throws the ball downfield. Please stop commenting with this foolishness.

  6. krenshaws says: Nov 2, 2013 11:05 PM

    FSU is far superior but who doesn’t expect that. Who would want to go to Miami after all the sanctions they self imposed over the past few years. Two years from now Miami will dominate FSU.

  7. youcantmakemepickausername says: Nov 2, 2013 11:18 PM

    @ Mr Wright,

    Maybe they’re giving your comment a thumbs down because “Herbie the Hater” said almost the same exact thing you did about Winston’s one interception, that he probably didn’t see the one defender. You apparently missed that.

    Seriously, your team is having an incredible season, they’re kicking the crap out of one of their biggest rivals, and you’re worrying about the announcers??? You might need a life. And the fact that you had another comment wondering about the whole thumbs up/thumbs down thing? That shows you definitely need a life.

  8. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 2, 2013 11:20 PM

    Everything I told Miami fans would happen tonight… happened. Morris turnovers, a 4+ TD win, the only way you can hang is get turnovers, both turnovers were gifts, otherwise you do nothing all game.

    Enough already and please get Oregon out of the WAY.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 2, 2013 11:22 PM

    youcantmakemepickausername says: Nov 2, 2013 11:18 PM

    @ Mr Wright,

    Maybe they’re giving your comment a thumbs down because “Herbie the Hater” said almost the same exact thing you did about Winston’s one interception, that he probably didn’t see the one defender. You apparently missed that.

    Seriously, your team is having an incredible season, they’re kicking the crap out of one of their biggest rivals, and you’re worrying about the announcers??? You might need a life. And the fact that you had another comment wondering about the whole thumbs up/thumbs down thing? That shows you definitely need a life.
    ————–

    Don’t even try it, you gash.

    He’s been making detractive statements all night. And please don’t even try the “need a life” line. That’s what you people always resort to when you have no point to counter the facts spoken.

    You would kill yourself if you had my life. You’re not man enough to withstand the responsibility, just a little FYI since you went there.

    Be quiet and don’t mention my name again. Thanks.

  10. realfootballfan says: Nov 2, 2013 11:30 PM

    Definitely saw kinks in the armor tonight that I think Saban could expose in a title game with them. The Miami DC confused him a couple of times, but he was still pretty spectacular tonight.

  11. rj88888 says: Nov 2, 2013 11:31 PM

    Get the man an eye exam and take care of his apparent vision issues.

  12. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 2, 2013 11:49 PM

    hahaha rj88888 he was looking like Mr. Magoo out there. I hadn’t seen the squinting look so pronounced as it did tonight.

  13. gquesen says: Nov 2, 2013 11:50 PM

    Mr. Right, I at least give Florida state props for being a good team. You act like Oregon is just some middle of the road team.

  14. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 3, 2013 12:43 AM

    Oregon is good, I am not detracting anything from them. They just don’t match up with physical teams. FSU has more speed AND is more physical at the same time. That is like facing Stanford +3 on overall ratings at every position.

  15. 2fleas says: Nov 3, 2013 1:08 AM

    All of these guys are great but Manziel should be getting more consideration. His numbers are better this year and his defense is terrible. It should make for an interesting race come Heisman time.

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