It didn’t look good early, but the Florida State Seminoles once again regrouped and unleashed another offensive explosion on their opponent, this time to the tune of 62 points against the Nevada Wolfpack on Saturday inside Doak Campbell Stadium.
When the first quarter ended, the ‘Noles found themselves ahead just 3-0 to Nevada, who was playing without their starting QB Cody Fajardo.
But then, Jameis Winston and crew dropped the proverbial hammer.
Winston gave a stellar encore performance on Saturday going 15-of-18 for 214 yards with two touchdowns. However, he also notched the first interception of his career–so, there, he’s human.
But as good as Jameis was, today’s spotlight undoubtedly belonged to the FSU running backs.
Florida State had five running backs on the roster finish with double digits on the ground. It wasn’t exactly as if there were questions prior to today about the depth at running back. Starting back Devonta Freeman was solid with 9 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Although, the person who really turned heads was the safety-recently turned-running back, Karlos Williams that made the greatest impression.
Entering the game for the first time in his new position early in the third quarter, Williams was ready to justify just why exactly this move was made–and oh, did he ever.
Taking the ball from Winston on his first carry, Karlos proceeded to notify the open gap his blockers had made for him and then zip down the right sideline 65-yards for a touchdown on his inaugural carry in the Florida State backfield. It seems as if we have yet another case of Jimbo Fisher being correct about a position change.
As far as the defense goes, it was yet another good showing by holding Nevada and that pistol offense to just seven points. Reminiscent of the Pitt game, they did get off to a rather slow start by giving up some significant rushing yardage before settling in.
Nonetheless, the ‘Noles are off to a quick 2-0 start to this 2013 season and we’ll have more from this game throughout the week.