Florida State bowl streak snapped in the Sunshine Showdown.

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Seminoles head coach Wille Taggart

Alec Chessari, Correspondent on (@AlecChessariFS Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net)-  The Florida State Seminoles host the Florida Gators in the Sunshine Showdown in front of a crowd of 71,953.  The result was a 41-14 beatdown.  The seniors of this class will finish 3-1 against the Gators in their four-year tenure with the Seminoles.

For the Seminoles this game is more than winning bragging rights for six straight years, It is more about keeping history alive and extending the 36-year active bowl streak to 37 straight years with a win over the rival in-state Gators. History has come to a close.

The Seminoles had seven penalties within the first 20 minutes of the game and finished with 10 penalties for 60-yards.  The Gators had seven penalties for 49-yards.

The Seminoles defense gave up a total of 536 yards.  The Gators had 254 yards through the air and 282 on the ground.  The Gators defense only allowed the Seminoles a total of 293 yards.  The Seminoles had 154 total pass yards and 139 total rush yards.

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Deondre Francois finished the game 14-29 for 154-yards 1 TD and 2 INT.

Jacques Patrick finished with 10 carries for 52-yards alongside Cam Akers finished with 13 carries for 37-yards.

Tamorrion Terry caught three passes for 78-yards and Senior receiver NyQwan Murray caught three passes for 35-yards.

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Feleipe Franks completed 16-26 passes for 254-yards and 3 TD.

Lamicael Perine carried the ball 13 times for 129-yards and 1 TD with a long of 75-yards.

Jordan Scarlett carried the ball 20 times for a total of 88-yards 1 TD and a long of 18.

Trevon Grimes caught five passes for 118 yards 1 TD and a long of 54.

Van Jefferson caught four passes for 92 yards 1 TD and a long of 39.

 

Freshman kicker Evan McPherson kicks a 27-yard field goal for the first score of the game.  Gators lead 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Junior running back Lamical Perine burst down the sidelines for a 75-yard touchdown, giving the Gators a 10-0 lead in the second quarter with 13:24 remaining.

McPherson kicks another field goal stretching the Gators lead to 13-0 with 6:33 remaining in the half.

Sophomore running back Cam Akers catches a 15-yard pass from redshirt Junior QB Deondre Francois for a touchdown, cutting the Gators lead down 13-7 with 5:25 remaining in the half.

Junior receiver Josh Hammond catches a 3-yard touchdown pass from redshirt sophomore quarterback Feleipe Franks, extending the Gators lead 20-7 with 10:53 remaining in third quarter.

Franks found sophomore receiver Trevon Grimes for a 22-yard touchdown after a forced fumble by the Gators defense.  That extended the Gators lead 27-7 with 6:20 remaining in the third quarter.

Francois took the QB carry into the endzone for a touchdown from four yards out.  The Gators led 27-14 with 3:44 remaining in the third quarter.

Franks finds sophomore receiver Van Jefferson for a 38-yard touchdown, that would extend the Gators lead 34-14 with 14:53 remaining.

Redshirt Junior running back Jordan Scarlett gets in on the fun and scores on a 9-yard carry to extend the lead 41-14. with 3:56 remaining in the game.

 

FLORIDA STATE GETS A CLOSE WIN OVER BOSTON COLLEGE

Dimetry Dixon, Correspondent (@DimetryDixonFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net– Florida State Seminoles get a close win with a score of 22-21 over rank.20 Boston College Eagles Saturday afternoon at Doak Campbell Stadium.

On the 1st drive of the game the Seminoles junior quarterback Deandre Francois threw a pass to freshman wide receiver Keyhawn Helton who took it for 25 yards. The next play sophomore running back Cam Akers ranned the ball for 12 yards. Later on, in that drive the Seminoles had to settle for a field goal but it was blocked by Boston College.

Later in the quarter, Francois threw a interception to the Eagles red shirt freshman corner Brandon Sebastian who took it for 6 yards and put their offense at the 20 yard line. Boston college were forced to kick a field goal but it was no good.

With 10:48 in the 2nd quarter Francois hooked up with red shirt freshman Tamorrion Terry on a 32 yard pass. The Seminoles struggled to get the ball in the end zone so they were forced to kick a field goal. Junior kicker Ricky Aguayo made it and the Seminoles took the lead 3-0

Late in the 2nd quarter Boston College red shirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Brown threw a 34 yard pass to junior tight end Korab Idrizi . which put them in the red zone ,  The next play sophomore running back A.J Dillon punched it in the end zone with a four yard run. That touchdown puts the Eagles in front 7-3.

Before the half  Aguayo kicked a 23 yard field goal making the score 6-7 with the Noles still behind by one.

In the beginning of the 3rd quarter Francois hooked up with Naseir Upshur for a 28 yard pass. That pass put the Seminoles on the 5 yard line, Sophomore running back Cam Akers ranned  it in the touchdown on a 4 yard run. Giving Florida State the lead 13-7.

With 6:36 left in the quarter Brown Threw a deep pass to junior wide receiver Jeff Smith for a 26 yard touchdown to put Boston College up front 14-13.

Early in the 4th quarter the Eagles converted a 4th&1 conversion with Brown throwing a 4 yard pass to Michael Walker. A.J Dillon pounded it in to put the Eagles on top 21-13.

Akers rushed up the middle for a 55 yard run. The Seminoles went 3&Out and were forced to kick a field goal. Aguayo made it and the Seminoles were still trailing 16-21.

Late in the 4th quarter with 1:49 on the clock Francois threw a 74 yard deep pass to Terry for the game winning touchdown giving FSU the close win with a score of 22-21.

Florida State head coach Willie Taggart talked about the team effort. He also talked about the game winning touchdown.

“They did not give up, we made all of the plays we needed to make and we got the dub”  Said Taggart. ” We all go by certain converges, we seen  one on one so we took it”

Florida State:  Deandre Francois finished the game 19-36 with 322 yards and one touchdown and two interceptions.  Cam Akers had 14 carriers for 110 yards and one touchdown. Tamorrion Terry paced the Noles with three catches for 112 yards and one touchdown

Boston College: Anthony Brown ended the game 18-36 with 297 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. A.J Dillon had 37 carriers for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Kobay White led the Eagles receivers with seven catches for 121 yards.

The Seminoles will take on their long time rival rank.13 Florida Gators Saturday Nov 24 at  Doak Campbell Stadium at 12 P.M

Preview: Florida State football hosts NO. 20 Boston College

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Alec Eberle

Alec Chessari, Correspondent on (@AlecChessariFS Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net)-  The Florida State Seminoles will host NO. 200 Boston College in an ACC matchup Saturday the 17th at 3:30 p.m.

The Seminoles (4-6, 2-5) will look to extend their bowl streak and it all starts with a win against Boston College on Saturday the 17th.  The Seminoles are currently sixth in the ACC and clearly out for a chance in the ACC division game.  With a win, this weekend and a win the following weekend against the Gators, the Seminoles will have enough to sneak in and extend their bowl streak.

Boston College (7-3, 4-2) currently hold the third spot in the ACC as they look to inch closer to competing in the ACC division game with a win this weekend in Doak Campbell Stadium.

The Eagles are looking to win back to back games against the Seminoles as they won 35-3 in Alumni Stadium in 2017.  With an Eagles win over the Seminoles on Saturday and a Syracuse loss that would put the Eagles in the second spot behind the undefeated Clemson Tigers.

 

 

Seminoles Open Up Tournament Play Agasint Loyola

 

Jason Merry, Correspondent (@JasonMerryFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) –After being selected as a number one seed in the D1 Women’s Soccer: 2018 Selection Show the Florida State Seminoles will start the NCCA Tournament against the Loyal Chicago Ramblers on Friday, November 9th at The Seminole Soccer Complex in Tallahassee, Florida.  As a number one seed the Seminoles will have home field advantage in every game they play in the tournament except the championship match.

The Ramblers come into Fridays’ match with a record of 11-6-1.  The Ramblers are led by Senior Forward Jenna Szczesny who has a team high 11 goals on the season.  The Seminoles come into the contest with a record of 15-4-2 and are heavy favorites as a number one seed.  Leading the Seminoles is Junior Forward Deyna Castellanos who has a team high nine goals and six assists on the season.

The Seminoles are going into the NCAA Tournament as ACC Conference Champions. The Seminoles defeated the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, at a neutral site, 3-2.  During the ACC Championship Tournament the Seminoles also defeated the Duke University Blue Devils and the University of Virginia Cavaliers.

GAME PREVIEW: FAMU TAKES ON SOUTH CAROLINA STATE

Dimetry Dixon, Correspondent (@DimetryDixonFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net– Florida A&M Rattlers football team will go up against South Carolina State Bulldogs Saturday at Bragg Memorial Stadium at 4 P.M

The Rattlers ( 6-3) are coming off a 31-21 lost against Howard Bison (4-4). Rattlers sophomore quarterback Ryan Stanley ended the game with 23 completions on 41 attempts for 272 yards , two touchdowns and two interceptions. Red shirt sophomore running back Bishop Bonnett finished with 10 carriers for 80 yards.

FAMU Red shirt freshman wide receiver  Xavier Smith ended the game with six catches for 94 yards and one touchdown. Red shirt  sophomore Azende Rey  added with six catches and 75 yards and one touchdown. He also contributed in the rushing game finishing with two carriers for two yards and one touchdown. Freshman Chad Hunter ended the game with five catches for 49 yards.

The Bulldogs (3-5) are coming off a bye week. South Carolina State averages 16 points a game. All in total their offense have 2,407 yards. Bulldogs sophomore quarterback Tyrece Nick has threw for 896 yards and eight touchdowns on the season.