|FOOTBALL Regular Season|
|Sept 2||AT PITT||
|Sept 14||vs Nevada||TBA|
|Sept 21||vs Bethune-Cookman||
|Sept 28||AT Boston College||TBA|
|Oct 5||vs Maryland||
|Oct 19||AT Clemson||TBA|
|Oct 26||vs North Carolina State||
|Nov 2||vs Miami||TBA|
|Nov 9||AT Wake Forest||
|Nov 16||vs Syracuse||TBA|
|Nov 23||vs Idaho||
|Nov 30||AT Florida||TBA|
By: Brian Alward
The Noles dominate Idaho 80-14 at home Saturday to improve to 11-0.
Florida State scored three touchdowns in the third quarter. Devonta Freeman would get the scoring started with a 60 yard touchdown rush. Jameis Winston connected with Kelvin Benjamin for a 32-yard touchdown catch and run. Telvin Smith scored the third touchdown of the quarter intercepting Taylor Davis and returning it 79 yards for a touchdown. At this point, the Noles have a commanding 21-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Jameis Winston connects with Kenny Shaw, who goes 46 yards for a touchdown. FSU turns right back around and scores again with a James Wilder Jr. goal-line rush into the end zone. Idaho is able to break up the shutout however with a Taylor Davis pass complete to Richard Montgomery for a 15-yard touchdown connection with only 41 seconds left in the first half. Jameis Winston is able to answer and tack on another score with a pass complete to Kenny Shaw for a 20-yard touchdown. At the end of the first half, the Noles have are dominating Idaho 42-7.
The scoring just continued for Florida State when the second half did. Jameis Winston completes to Kelvin Benjamin 21 yards for a touchdown less than two minutes into the half. Karlos Williams continues the scoring with a 4-yard rush for a touchdown. Finally, the Vandals are able to force the Noles to attempt a field goal. Roberto Aguayo’s 42-yard field goal GOOD. With three quarters in the books, FSU leads Idaho 59-7.
The scoring trend continued for the Noles in the fourth quarter. Karlos Williams rushes 25 yards for a score. Then, with Jameis Winston out, Sean Maguire gets the ball to Ryan Green for a 2-yard touchdown completion. FSU gets another defensive score with 4:19 remaining in the game when E.J. Levenberry intercepts Taylor Davis and returns it 78 yards for a touchdown. Idaho gets more points on the board with 42 seconds remaining in the game when Joshua McCain completes to Najee Lovett for a 14-yard touchdown completion. The final score: Seminoles 80 Vandals 14.
Florida State plays again next week when they take on in-state rival, Florida. The game is set for a noon kickoff at the swamp next Saturday.
By Darek Sharp / 620wdae.com
FSU looked like it was cruising to a second straight impressive victory in Puerto Rico but No. 14 Michigan fought back and defeated the Noles 82-80 in overtime.
Ian Miller hit a three with five seconds left to give FSU hope, but all it could muster was a half-court shot. Miller had 19 points and Clearwater's Okaro White scored 18 for the Noles, who dropped to 4-1.
Michigan's Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, tying the game on a layup with six seconds left and scoring seven in the overtime. The Wolverines advanced to play Charlotte in Saturday's title match while FSU will take on Northeastern.
Michigan's switch to a zone defense upset FSU's rhythm.
"We tried to attack the basket and we couldn't get to the foul line. It made us tentative," said Noles head coach Leonard Hamilton.
FSU's lead was cut to five with nine minutes left but then it restored the lead to 63-54 as Montay Brandon scored six points in a row for the Noles. The big swing came right at the two-minute mark, when the Noles were up 67-60 but Michigan hit a three, then got a steal and two free throws to make the score 67-65.
The Noles had a two-point lead and the ball in the final minute but could not score. After Stauskas' tying shot the Noles turned it over and Michigan actually had a chance to win but a 15-footer rimmed out.
By Darek Sharp / 620wdae.com
The lawyer representing the accuser of FSU quarterback Jameis Winston spoke out Friday night, and in no uncertain terms.
"To be clear, the victim did not consent. This was a rape," read a statement from family attorney Patricia Carroll.
In the statement Carroll addressed Winston attorney Tim Jansen's Thursday press address where his main concern was with who leaked DNA information.
"Jansen stated that the DNA leak damaged his client's reputation. Why would a consensual encounter damage his client's reputation? However, a rape would certainly damage his client's reputation. The 'consent defense' is too little too late and is clearly reactive damage control by Jansen after learning the DNA matched his client."
Also Friday state attorney Willy Meggs indicated the decision to charge Winston or not would likely come early next week.
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