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Florida State Week 11 Thoughts

Chris WhitmoreCorrespondent IJune 17, 2016

If, during the summer, I thought that FSU would...

  • Have a quarterback that ran for 144 yards against Miami...
  • Have a running back that ran for 13 touchdowns...
  • Have a kicker that has made 17 field goals in a row...
  • Win three straight games after being down 10-0 in the first quarter...
  • Have a defensive end with nine sacks...
  • And be a fumble away from being 8-1...

I would not believe myself.


Although FSU does not control its destiny into the ACC championship game, it is very much in it. With a Wake Forest loss to either NC State or Boston College and FSU wins over Boston College and Maryland, it is possible.

A positive to come out of the recent string of suspensions involving Bert Reed (twice) and Corey Surrency is how offensive production does not take a drop. FSU won both games with Reed suspended (Virginia Tech and Clemson) and lost on a fumble with 40 seconds to go against Georgia Tech when Surrency was suspended. 

Surrency made Clemson pay for his suspension when he scored on a 14-yard screen pass and caught a 38-yard pass.

FSU had five players rush for 20 or more yards against Clemson, including two wide receivers. Preston Parker ran a 40-yard reverse in the first quarter and Louis Givens had a 27-yard run to the Clemson 1 that set up a Christian Ponder keeper for a touchdown.

Also with the win against Clemson, FSU now becomes bowl eligible. That also brings another record to FSU for most consecutive bowl appearances, since Michigan will not become bowl eligible this season.

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