Maryland vs. Florida State Live Blog: Play-by-Play Analysis, Reaction

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Maryland vs. Florida State Live Blog: Play-by-Play Analysis, Reaction
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Who: No. 25 Maryland (4-0) vs. No. 8 Florida State (4-0, 2-0 ACC

Where: Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fla. 

When: 12:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN 

Result: 0-63, FSU

Led by freshman phenom Jameis Winston, No. 8 Florida State (5-0, 3-0 ACC) pitched a shutout versus No. 25 Maryland (4-1) on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium, 63-0. 

The Seminoles amassed 614 total yards on offense en route to scoring a season-high 63 points – just 10 points above the team's season average (51.2).

Not coincidentally, the Seminoles' success versus the Terrapins was predicated on how efficiently Winston played.

 Winston flashed his improvisation and elusiveness all the while throwing for a career-high five touchdowns and tallying 393 yards passing. 

Prior to Saturday's game, Winston ranked second in the country in passing efficiency and led the ACC in completion percentage (73.6) and touchdowns (12). 

And with a variety of weapons at his disposal, including tight end Nick O'Leary and Kevlin Benjamin, Winston exposed a relatively sound Maryland secondary. 

Winston completed 11 throws of 15 yards or more all the while connecting with six different receivers. 

O'Leary, having not scored multiple touchdowns since Week 1 versus Pittsburgh, had scoring plays of 8 and 12 yards. Benjamin caught two touchdowns of his own and Rashad Greene was the lone Seminole to eclipse 100 yards or more. 

Together, FSU's passing game was too much for Maryland to handle.

Prior to Saturday's game, Maryland allowed just 10.3 points per game and pressured the quarterback better than any team in the country, tallying 17 sacks in four games.

But the Terrapins failed to rattle Winston in any way, allowing a season-high 431 yards passing. 

And with a concussion to quarterback C.J. Brown in the second quarter, Maryland was unable to produce much on offense. The Terrapins totaled 237 yards and converted just 2-of-15 third downs. 

Maryland faces West Virginia next Saturday. 

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