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Dalvin Cook helps No. 11 FSU overcome sloppy performance vs. USF

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Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was the star of the day for the No. 11 Seminoles (2-0) in a 34-14 win over visiting USF (1-1). Cook rushed for 266 yards and three touchdowns to lead the ACC contenders past a sluggish first half and sloppy play all around.

Cook’s rushing total was the second most yards ever by a Florida State running back in a single game. Florida State should be thankful for having him on the field today. Florida State’s offense did nothing in the first half of the game. Quarterback Everett Golson completed just one of his nine first half attempts, but he, along with the rest of the team, seemed to turn things around after halftime. Golson ended his afternoon with 163 yards and a touchdown while completing 14 of 26 passes. Golson made some bad decisions at times but managed to avoid having a mistake cost him too much.

Florida State came out of the halftime break with three scores in the third quarter. Cook ran once for a 24-yard score, kicker Roberto Aguayo nailed a 3-yard field goal and Golson completed a touchdown pass to Jesus Wilson from 23 yards out. That was enough to pretty much seal the victory heading into the fourth quarter. USF would trim the lead down to 10-points early in the fourth quarter with a Quinton Flowers touchdown pass to D’Ernest Johnson for a quick 71-yard score, but the Seminoles tacked on more points tokeep the game out of reach.

Florida State will jump into ACC play next week when they head north to play at Boston College. The primetime match-up could be a tricky one for the Seminoles, as Steve Adazio has his Eagles at 2-0 out of the gates. Of course, those two wins have come at the expense of two FCS opponents, so how well will Boston College really be ready to step things up next week in terms of level of competition?

USF will be back on the road against a power conference opponent next week. The Bulls head to Maryland of the Big Ten for the second game in a home-and-home series. Maryland won a 24-17 game last season in Tampa between the two schools.

Oregon blows out Florida State, advances to first CFP title game

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It was on this same Rose Bowl field a year ago that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston first displayed his penchant for pulling rabbits out of hats. Turns out that trick does not extend to ducks.

The Seminoles’ 29-game losing streak ended with a resounding thud Thursday night as No. 2 Oregon blew out third-ranked Florida State 59-20 in the inaugural College Football Playoff semifinal.

Oregon led 18-13 after a rip-roaring first half defined by a fourth-and-1 option play where Winston extended for what was originally ruled a touchdown but reversed upon review.

Florida State accepted the ball to start the second half, moved down the field swiftly, and then turned it over at the Oregon 31-yard line on a Dalvin Cook fumble. Oregon needed only five plays to capitalize with a touchdown.

This would become a theme for the rest of the second half.

Winston hit Travis Rudolph for an 18-yard touchdown to pull Florida State back within 25-20, but Oregon immediately raced 81 yards in five plays, with Darren Carrington taking care of the last 56 by himself on a catch-and-run from Mariota (390 total yards, three touchdowns). Trailing 32-20 in late in the third quarter, Winston hit Cook for a 10-yard completion but the freshman again fumbled the ball, and Mariota again found Carrington, this time for 30 yards, to break the game wide open at 39-20.

Then, facing a 4th-and-the season at the Oregon 30, Winston pump faked, slipped, lost the ball, and watched Tony Washington race 58 yards to put the game and Florida State’s repeat bid out of reach with 1:36 remaining in the third quarter.

Two more turnovers, a Winston interception that bounced off the hands of Ereck Dargan and a Jesus Wilson fumble, ballooned the lead to 59-20 with more than 10 minutes to play. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit provided the eulogy: “Florida State has quit.”

Five of Florida State’s first six second-half possessions ended in turnovers, and Oregon’s first five possessions ended in touchdowns. That is how the ‘Noles never-say-die streak ended and, truly, that was the only way it could end.

And in the end, Oregon treated the defending national champions just like it treated California, and Washington State, and Oregon State, and the most of the Pac-12 throughout this run that’s seen the Ducks win everything but a national championship.

A week from Monday, they’ll play for one.

Suspended FSU WR has felony reduced

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A new development has cleared the path for the return of Jesus Wilson to Florida State.  How soon that happens, however, remains to be seen.

According to WarChant.com, Wilson has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft after originally being charged with a felony in connection to the “borrowing” of a scooter earlier this month.  As for punishment meted out by the courts, the wide receiver will perform 30 hours in a work camp and serve a probationary period of one year.

Additionally, he’s already made restitution.

July 9, Wilson was arrested and charged with the theft of a motor scooter back on June 11.  Here are some of the pertinents from the reports:

The keys were in the ignition, making a getaway rather easy. The owner of the moped, Sebastian Bellini, informed police he thought he dropped the keys. Soon after the alleged theft, Wilson crashed the vehicle with damages costing $882.13. When police investigated the accident Wilson told police he had borrowed the scooter from a friend. When asked to identify the friend who had allegedly lent him the vehicle, Wilson failed to show up to a photo lineup. Wilson later sent the police a statement claiming to have taken the bike, which led to an arrest just days later.

Because of the felony charge, Wilson was automatically and indefinitely suspended according to FSU policy. Based on the fact that the charge was dropped to a misdemeanor, he’s now eligible for reinstatement.

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Wilson was a three-star member of the Seminoles’ 2013 recruiting class who caught three passes for 23 yards as a true freshman. Provided he’s back with the team, Wilson’s expected to play a bigger role in FSU’s offense in 2014.

Grand Theft Auto: Tallahassee? FSU receiver charged for moped theft

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Time to hit the reset button on the arrest counter. Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson was reportedly charged with a third degree grand theft auto Wednesday. The arrest came over what is being reported to be a long-running dispute over the ownership of a moped. Wilson was taken into custody but has already been released.

According to a report by The Florida Times-Union, Wilson is accused of stealing a motor scooter that was parked on campus on June 11. The keys were in the ignition, making a getaway rather easy. The owner of the moped, Sebastian Bellini, informed police he thought he dropped the keys. Soon after the alleged theft, Wilson crashed the vehicle with damages costing $882.13. When police investigated the accident Wilson told police he had borrowed the scooter from a friend. When asked to identify the friend who had allegedly lent him the vehicle, Wilson failed to show up to a photo lineup. Wilson later sent the police a statement claiming to have taken the bike, which led to an arrest just days later.

Tomahawk Nation notes the charge for grand theft auto is a felony, citing a booking report from the Leon County Sheriff’s office. If charged to the full extent of the law, Wilson could face a sentence of five years in prison, five years of probation and a fine up to to $5,000. Because the charge is considered a felony, Wilson will be suspended from football activity until the legal process runs its course. Florida State is expected to release a statement on the situation soon.

Wilson was responsible for three receptions and 23 yards in 2013 as well as some time on special teams. The Sophomore was expected to be a possible starter for the Seminoles in 2014.