Jameis Winston's Updated Heisman Outlook After Performance vs. Boston College

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIISeptember 28, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles drops back to pass in the first half against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the game on September 2, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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If you weren’t taking Florida State’s freshman quarterback Jameis Winston serious as a Heisman Trophy candidate before Saturday, his huge performance against Boston College may get your attention. 

By halftime Winston had already thrown a game’s worth of touchdown passes. He had three as the Seminoles led the Eagles 24-17 at the break. 

Winston wasn’t done as he tossed a fourth touchdown pass in the third quarter. He finished the day completing 17-of-27 passes for 330 passing yards, four touchdown passes and one interception.

On Sept. 24, ESPN had Winston ranked 11th in the experts’ poll, but if he continues to shine in ACC play, his stock will rise.

Saturday’s game marked the second time in this young season that Winston has thrown four touchdown passes. He’s tossed at least two in every game and has only thrown two interceptions.

Up until now, he hasn’t played against the best competition, but with Maryland, Clemson, N.C. State and Miami coming up next for the 'Noles, Winston could see his stock soar or plummet.

Stay tuned.

 

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