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The Reservation - Seminoles Football 2013
Weekly scores and summaries.
Florida State (3-5) stuns #13 Maryland (6-2) in Tallahassee, 31-24 in front of a vocal crowd. The offensive player of the game was senior RB Lonnie Pryor, who rushed 20 times for 74 yards and 3 TD. Junior QB Ken Holloway was 16 of 26 for 247 passing yards with 1 TD and 2 INT. The defense was led by sophomore OLB Kevin Gibbons' 6 tackles and 1 sack.
The FSU faithful are still hoping for a bowl bid after a tough 2-4 start, before the midseason coaching change. FSU fans have reason to be excited about the win, as 3 recruits were visiting for the game, including a 5* OT from Texas.
I can't believe there is a 5-Star player in Texas that the Longhorns haven't got already! He must have hit his recruiting limit.
Good point, harris. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned him until he was signed.
The 'Noles pull out an exhilarating 33 - 30 overtime win against the Herbstreit favored Wolfpack at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. In overtime, NCSU was held to a FG. The 'Noles went on a 7 play drive from the 25 yard line for the winning TD. During the drive, every play was a run. The young offensive line is finally starting to jell. Junior backup RB Jeremy Ostrander scored the game winning TD. "I just want to thank God and my teammates for the win today. I mean, Jeremy Ostrander is just one man." - Ostrander, stealing a line from "Varsity Blues". Junior QB Ken Holloway continued his solid play, completing 17 of 30 attempts for 238 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. The player of the game was RB Lonnie Pryor, who rushed 24 times for 114 yards and 2 TD. Senior FS Willie Downs (8 tackles) and senior DT/DE Jacobbi McDaniels (6 tackes, 1TFL) paced the Noles defense, who allowed over 100 yards rushing for the second straight week.
The win moves FSU to (4-5) (3-4) on the year. The 'Noles finish the conference season with a visit to Clemson's Death Valley. FSU can still win the ACC Atlantic with a win against Clemson and two straight losses by Maryland.
FSU (5-5) (4-4) went to Death Valley and defeated Clemson (4-6) (3-5) on a day when the Tigers brought in 17 prospects to watch the rivalry game. Clemson was held to 259 yards of offense, 23 rushing attempts for 65 yards and 18 completions out of 26 attempts for 194 yards.
Clemson jumped out to an early 10-0 lead. The Tigers opening drive covered 75 yards in 11 plays. They were 2-2 on 3rd down conversions on the drive. They would only convert 1 more 3rd down in 7 attempts the rest of the game. They were successful on 1 of 3 4th downs. Following the opening score, the 'Noles were driving, but the Clemson defense came up with a fumble recovery off an option play. Clemson went 25 yards in 8 plays and kicked a field goal for the 10 point advantage. The Seminoles would score 1 rushing TD and 1 passing TD in the second quarter to take the lead going into halftime.
FSU received the ball to start the second half. They drove the ball for a first and goal at the Clemson 6 yard line, but were penalized for holding on an apparent touchdown scamper by senior RB Lonnie Pryor. The 'Noles could only get back to the 4 yard line on the next 3 plays and elected to allow freshman Erik Long to kick the 21 yard FG. Clemson would come back to tie the game on a 30 yard TD pass. FSU came back with a TD of their own to take the lead back, using a strong running game. Clemson would be stopped on their ensuing drive and freshman kicker Long would tack on a 46 yard FG. Clemson threw an interception to FSU junior linebacker Kyle Whitaker to seal the game. FSU would run out the clock for the victory.
On a sad note, senior captain ILB CJ Mizell appears to be lost for 7 weeks, as he tore a chest muscle. Three or four other injuries appear to be minor.
FSU is now watching their TVs hoping Maryland continues its second half collapse. FSU finishes 4-4 in ACC play, with a head to head victory over the Terps. Maryland is 4-2 in ACC play with games against NCSU and BC remaining.
-FSU outgained Clemson 344 to 259.
-FSU did not allow a sack for the first time this season.
-Junior QB Ken Holloway has 1,647 yards 10 TD and 9 INT on the season.
-Senior RB Lonnie Pryor has rushed 198 times for 884 yards and 9 TD on the season.
-Senior FS Willie Downs (63 tackles) and SS Gerald Demps (59 tackles) are leading the Seminole defense.
-QB Holloway 13 - 17 188 yards 1 TD 0 INT in the game.
-RB Pryor 22 attempts for 127 yards and 1 TD in the game.
-ILB CJ Mizell had 7 tackles, 2 TFL before leaving with a chest injury.
-DT/DE Jacobbi McDaniel had 6 tackles, 2 TFL and 1 sack.
-ILB Kyle Whitaker had 4 tackles and an interception that put the game on ice.
- K Long was 2-2 on field goal attempts, including a 46 yarder in the 4th quarter.
A trip to The Swamp results in humiliation for the Seminole offense. The game started off on a good note, as the FSU defense intercepted the ball on Florida's first offensive play of the game. After 3 straight first downs, the first of many breakdowns of the offensive line occurred, as Jr QB Ken Holloway was hit while trying to throw into the endzone. The result was the first of seven interceptions on the day. The FSU defense would hold the Gator offense to a 3 and out on the following possession. On their next possession, the Noles pounded out an 11 play 56 yard drive, mostly on the legs of Sr RB Lonnie Pryor to take a 7-0 lead to close out the first quarter.
The second quarter was the start of the nightmare for the Noles. The Gators offense started to click, as their RBs and WRs bounced off every Seminole tackle. The first Gator TD was scored on an option play where the QB was getting hit by two players and pitched the ball to the RB with no one else around. The RB did not go out of bounds at the 6 yard line, a clear violation of OFFL rules. The computer should be reprimanded or my disc should meet the microwave. FSU received the kickoff and more bad luck ensued. FSU's starting QB, RB, TE, and WR were injured in successive plays, culmunating in an INT for the Gators. Florida would capitalize on the INT with a 40 yard TD pass where their WR broke 4 tackles. FSU would throw a pick 6 on the next play, to go down 21-7. FSU got the ball back and threw another INT before halftime. Florida would capitalize again to go up 28-7 at half.
The Noles were driving to start the second half, but two consecutive sacks hurt their chances of scoring. They had to hope that Freshman K Erik Long could make a clutch FG to get the team back in the game. The Gators would drive 30 yards in 7 plays with the drive ending in a FG to go up 31-7. Neither team could muster any offense in the 3rd quarter, as FSU's Jr QB Holloway was either getting sacked or throwing INTs.
FSU threw for a TD to start the 4th quarter, to bring the score to 31-14. On Florida's ensuing possession, they would throw their second INT of the game, which the Noles returned to the UF 7 yard line. It only took 2 plays for the Noles to score another TD and bring the game to 31-21. Momentum was on FSU's side, as they held the Gators to 3 and out. FSU was in position to make this a contest, but Holloway threw his 6th INT of the game. This one was returned for another TD.
FSU outgained the Gators 246 to 217. The Gator offense was held to only 6 first downs the entire game, while rushing 20 times for 54 yards.
Holloway was 24 of 39 for 251 yards, 2 TD and 7 INT, while getting sacked 6 times and hurried 15. The all underclassman OL was exposed, especially So LT Wheeler giving up 3 sacks. The receiving corps had 4 official drops with another 7 that the computer did not count.
That is a familiar game summary to me; problem for me was mine were against Baylor and Kansas State.
So who did Herbstreit pick to win?
Herbstreit picked the Gators, of course.
#6 Oklahoma 7
Florida State 26
Florida State (6-6) (4-4) stunned the heavily favored #6 Oklahoma Sooners in Tallahassee. The win made FSU bowl eligible. The 'Noles were paced by a stout defense and a strong running game. The defense created 3 turnovers and held Oklahoma to 5 rushing attempts for 4 yards and 131 yards of total offense. On offense, FSU rushed 40 times for 184 yards. The FSU passing game was 12-14 for 121 yards and 1 TD. The largest play of the game occurred on special teams. Florida State punted the ball to the Sooners, and the coverage was good. Oklahoma attempted to make a big play on a punt return, but a big hit by the Noles caused a fumble and it was returned for a TD by soph back CB Donnie Walker. Soph TE Jerald Koch scored the offensive TD on a 24 yard catch and run. Freshman K Erik Long was 4-4 on field goals for the day.
FSU Game Stats
- Lonnie Pryor 25 rushes 156 yards
- Ken Holloway 10-12 91 yards 1 TD 0 turnovers
- Erik Long 4-4 FGs
- Sr SS Gerald Demps 5 tackles
- Jr CB Kyle Dailey 2 INT
- FSU outgained the Sooners 305 to 131.
FSU Season Stats
Sr RB Lonnie Pryor rushed 233 times for 1,066 yards and 10 TD.
Jr QB Ken Holloway finished the regular season with 1,989 yards passing and 13 TD.
Sr WR Willie Haulsted produced 55 catches for 651 yards and 4 TD.
#25 Iowa 7
The Seminoles end the year by defeating two straight ranked non-conference opponents. Overall, 8 of the Noles 13 games would be against ranked opponents.
This bowl game was a chess match between coaches with defenses playing at a high level. FSU's only first half score would come on a 24 yard toss sweep play to Sr RB Lonnie Pryor. Pryor would end the day with 19 rushes for 67 yards and 2 TDs. Iowa would score with 30 seconds remaining in the half and the score would go into the half deadlocked.
The Seminoles received the second half kick and scored on their first possession on a short TD by Jr FB Corey Mobley. The Seminole defense would intercept Iowa on the ensuing possession and the offense would cash in on another TD by Pryor, to go up 21-7. Iowa would go on a long drive, but were thwarted in the red zone by Jr LB Kevin Gibbons' 87 yard pick 6. The Noles would hold on an Iowa 4th down play and run out the clock.
FSU Game Stats
-FSU defense held Iowa to 18 rushes for 60 yards and 20-38 passing for 194 yards 1 TD and 3 INT.
-FSU's offense was fairly balanced, rushing 30 times for 89 yards and 12 - 21 passing for 191 yards and no turnovers.
-FSU RB Pryor finished his career with 2 more TD.
-The FSU defense was paced by players returning next year. Jr CB Stephens 7 tackles, Jr DT Gandy 5 tackles (1 TFL), Jr DE Welsh 4 tackles (3 TFL, 2 Sacks), and So LB Gibbons with an 87 yard INT return for a TD.
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