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FSU junior RB Dalvin Cook went off in Saturday's 55-35 victory over USF, rushing for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdown on 28 carries.

He averaged 9.5 yards per carry in his third 200-yard rushing effort. And oh, that's not all folks. Cook also had four receptions for 62 yards through the air. FSU's next-most productive receiver had 2-40. Cook entered today with only 228 yards and two touchdowns through three games. He started early, scampering for a 75-yard touchdown on the Seminoles' first snap of the afternoon. When a healthy Cook gets going, perhaps no back in the nation is more dangerous.
Sep 24 - 3:54 PM

FSU redshirt freshman QB Deondre Francois completed 11-of-19 passes for 169 yards, a touchdown and zero interception in Saturday's 55-35 win over USF.

With Dalvin Cook single-handedly whipping USF, the Seminoles played it conservative with Francois as a passer. While most of his day entailed handing the ball off or shuttling a pass off short to Cook, Francois was a big factor on the ground. He opened up space for Cook and rushed for 75 yards and a score on 10 carries himself. Good defenses will blitz Francois into submission, as Louisville did, but he's an effective compliment to Cook when things are going the Seminoles' way.
Sep 24 - 3:45 PM

Florida State senior QB Sean Maguire is available to play if needed against USF.

Maguire missed a good portion of the preseason after breaking a bone in his foot, which basically handed Deondre Francois the starting gig. For the most part, Francois has impressed, so we doubt Maguire will enter the conversation at any point. The Noles offense really struggled against Louisville.
Sep 24 - 10:09 AM

Florida State sophomore DE Josh Sweat will miss 1-2 weeks following surgery to repair a slight tear in his meniscus.

"Had a little piece of cartilage in there, clipped it out," head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Came out clean." Sweat injured his knee in practice last week and did not initially travel with the team to Louisville, joining them later. He seemed to be limited during the game and played fewer snaps than normal. Freshman Brian Burns is expected to seem more action in Sweat's absence.
Source: 247 Sports
Sep 23 - 9:19 AM

FSU freshman QB Malik Henry has been reinstated from suspension and is expected to redshirt the 2016 season.

Henry's first practice since August 20 was on Monday. He was previously suspended for a violation of team rules. Henry will be sidelined unless something surprising happens, like multiple injuries to the handful of quarterbacks ahead of him.
Source: 247 Sports
Sep 21 - 11:46 AM

FSU junior DE Demarcus Walker is a "a legitimate top-50 prospect," according to NFL.com's Chad Reuter.

Walker had seven tackles against Louisville and was just about the only bright spot for the Seminoles on an otherwise dreary day. "At 6-3, 281 pounds, Walker plays under the pads of most offensive tackles on the edge, and has the agility to play to his containment responsibilities," Reuter wrote. "In passing situations, Walker's combination of strength and quickness was often too much for Louisville's guards. He was way too much for Ole Miss to handle a couple of weeks ago, when he recorded 4.5 sacks."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 20 - 5:47 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher denied that junior RB Dalvin Cook has been dealing with any sort of an injury.

Cook has been quiet (by his standards) through three games, having rushed for 228 yards (4.6 YPC) and two touchdowns. That yard-per-carry average stands in stark contrast to his career mark of 6.5. Leg injuries hampered the star Seminole last season and he underwent shoulder surgery in the offseason, but Fisher shrugged off concerns that there might be a physical problem, here, going so far as to say that Cook is "[p]robably healthier than he was a year ago when you get right down to it." Fisher believes that the 6-foot, 200-pounder will bust out of neutral soon.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 20 - 12:57 PM

FSU junior RB Dalvin Cook was unable to find much traction in Saturday's 63-20 loss to Louisville, rushing for just 54 yards on 16 carries.

Cook rushed for 1,691 yards last season, but he will need to get on his horse if he wants to come close to matching that mark in 2016. The embarrassing loss marked his third consecutive game of fewer than 100 yards rushing. Louisville had him on complete lockdown on Saturday and he averaged just 3.4 YPC with a long run of 14 yards. South Florida shows next on Florida State's schedule as they attempt to move past this one.
Sep 17 - 4:03 PM

FSU redshirt freshman QB Deondre Francois completed 7-of-18 passes for 101 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 63-20 demolition at the hands of Louisville.

Francois impressed in leading FSU back from a first half deficit against Ole Miss in the season-opener, but no epic comeback was in the cards against the Cardinals on Saturday. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder's lone touchdown pass came when he hooked up with Auden Tate on a tight 20-yard pass several minutes into the second quarter. Overall, though, Francois' performance left much to be desired. He will try to rebound against South Florida next Saturday.
Sep 17 - 3:52 PM

Florida State redshirt junior G Wilson Bell and redshirt senior G Kareem Are return to the starting lineup against Louisville.

Bell is returning from an ankle injury and Are returns from a concussion. The Seminoles' offensive line was bullied around a bit in the season opener against Ole Miss, but the duo could help open holes for Dalvin Cook this week against the Cardinals.
Sep 17 - 8:51 AM

Florida State sophomore DE Josh Sweat joined the team in Louisville and will dress for Saturday's noon kickoff, according to his father.

Sweat did not originally travel with the team as trainers examined his knee after sustaining an injury in practice, but the injury is not considered to be serious. Sweat will suit up, but the amount of snaps he plays is uncertain. As a high school senior, Sweat dislocated his left knee and tore his ACL. He then went on to play in every game as a freshman.
Sep 17 - 8:26 AM

FSU sophomore DE Josh Sweat did not travel with the team on Thursday.

Sweat is dealing with a knee injury but was not mentioned in Jimbo FIsher's press conference on Wednesday. If Sweat does not make the trip on Friday or Saturday junior Jacob Pugh or freshman Brian Burns will likely start in his place. The Seminoles are already without safety Derwin James for Saturday's matchup against Louisville. Sweat is viewed as a run stuffer, but lane integrity is vital against Louisville's Lamar Jackson.
Sep 16 - 9:35 AM

Louisville DC Todd Grantham said that FSU redshirt freshman QB Deondre Francois plays "a lot like [Jameis] Winston" in some regards.

"A lot of guys won't pull the pin. This guy will throw into tight windows and try to make a play, a lot like Winston," Grantham said. "Winston was that kind of guy. He has a high ceiling to be a really good player." The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Francois completed 33-of-52 passes for 420 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Ole Miss in the season-opener, then went on to throw for 262 yards and three touchdowns in last Saturday's breeze of a win over Charleston Southern.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 15 - 1:26 PM

Florida State sophomore S Derwin James' timetable for recovery is 5 to 7 weeks.

The Seminoles face Clemson in six and a half weeks. James underwent surgery to repair a lateral meniscus injury. "They sowed it, which is really good for him because they saved every inch of the cartilage," head coach Jimbo Fisher said. The ACL or other ligaments were not damaged. Fisher accompanied James to see a specialist. James is FSU's most versatile defender.
Sep 14 - 10:07 AM

FSU sophomore S Derwin James is undergoing surgery on his left knee to repair torn cartilage.

James was carted off the field midway through Saturday's blowout win over Charleston Southern. The 6-foot-1, 199-pounder at least managed to avoid a torn ACL. HC Jimbo Fisher is not yet certain as to a potential timetable for his elite defender's return to action. "I don't know until they do the surgery, how it's repaired," Fisher said during his weekly press conference. "Could be anywhere from two weeks, to six weeks probably. Eight weeks, 10 weeks. I don't know." At the very least, he will be sitting out Saturday's huge showdown with Louisville.
Source: 247Sports
Sep 12 - 2:01 PM


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