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Florida State Cruises Past "Bridge"-less Louisville Louisville, KY -- With Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sidelined for another 6 weeks with broken ribs, Louisville fans knew that that meant their season would most likely go down the drain. The Florida State Seminoles flushed that drain a lot sooner than most had even expected. The Cardinal offense was not only shut out on the scoreboard (52-0 final score), but was held to a horrendous 133 yards of total offense. Backup quarterback Will Gardner had a day that he wishes he could instantly forget. Gardner went 12 of 26 for 132 yards, 0 TDs and 4 INTs. Head coach Charlie Strong said post game that his ball club would have to do some soul searching before their next game. That they will. On the other side, it was a complete 180. QB Jameis Winston had another stellar game in what would amount to only 2.5 quarters of action. Winston was pulled in the 3rd after the Seminoles had a commanding 38-0 lead. The Seminole defense played huge this game. Coming away with 4 turnovers and 3 sacks, Chop Nation may soon be boasting the top defense in all the land. LB Christian Jones even got in the end zone when he picked off Gardner on the first play of the second half and ran it in from 30 yards out. All that said, the most impressive part of this Florida State team continues to be RB James Wilder Jr. Wilder has been on a warpath all season, and is starting to hear "Heisman" chants from inside Tallahassee. Wilder rushed for another 150 yards on 24 carries and added 3 touchdowns, which brings him to a total of 8 so far through 4 games. Head coach Derrick Brooks has got to love the unit he has playing for him in his first year. The sky is truly the limit for this team and we'll see just how far they can make it. Next Up: The Seminoles will return home to Tallahassee to take on the Boston College Golden Eagles. BC is led by senior QB Chase Rettig along with All-American MLB Sean Duggan. The Seminoles can ill-afford to take such an experienced bunch lightly. It should be a good one down in Doak Campbell! Player of the Game: RB James Wilder Jr. - Florida State (24 carries, 150 yards, 3 TD) Wilder reaches for the pylon for his second score of the day.
DURHAM -- Another game, another victory for coach Robin Hood's Syracuse squad. Though there was one distinct difference between this one and the previous three: the margin of victory. After squeaking out three victories by a combined six points to start the season, the Orange crushed the Duke Blue Devils 45-7 under the lights in Durham. It's always a good sign when throwing interceptions on each of your first two drives - including one in the endzone - is such an afterthought. Tailbacks Jerome Smith and Prince Tyson-Gulley pummeled the Blue Devils on the ground, as each eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the game. Terrel Hunt was intercepted three times, but he also threw three touchdowns. Long scoring plays by Smith and a 46-yard TD pass on a fly route to Jarrod West were SU's first home run-type plays of the season. On the other side of the ball, the suddenly stingy Orange defense stifled the Blue Devils, forcing three interceptions of their own while recording six sacks. Syracuse's defense has now surrendered just 20 points over the last 10 quarters. Momentum is starting to pick up in New York...
Columbus, OH - The Buckeyes had a week to rest and recover from the beatdown at the hands of Virginia Tech. The extra week allowed coach Ferrone to work on some issues prior to opening Big 10 play against Minnesota. The Gophers put up a good fight early in the game, forcing three turnovers by Braxton Miller. Miller lost a fumble and tossed a pair of interceptions. Miller did not have his best stuff today but he still passed for 300 yards and he threw 3 touchdown passes. Evan Spencer had a solid game this week with 6 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown. Nick Vannett and Devin Smith caught Miller's other touchdown passes. Carlos Hyde added 3 touchdown runs including a 79 yard touchdown. He finished the game with 150 on just 13 touches (11 rushes and 2 receptions). On defense OSU capitalized on a couple of Minnesota fumbles. OLB Jamal Marcus forced both of the Gophers' fumbles. The Buckeyes' have another bye week coming in week 5 before facing off against Northwestern.
Ohio State 55
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