Sept. 30, 2013
Seminoles.com Managing Editor
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With Maryland set to visit Tallahassee for a top-25 showdown Saturday at noon, let’s take a look back at what each Florida State player did in the win at Boston College last Saturday that kept the Seminoles undefeated.
Chad Abram: “Big-Pad Chad” as his teammates call him made the biggest play of his career Saturday when his 10-yard touchdown reception tied the game at 17-17 with 1:49 left in the second quarter. The score marked Abram’s first career touchdown. Monday, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said the senior is doing so many little things right and the offense is benefitting from his development into an elite fullback.
Roberto Aguayo: FSU’s young kicker set a school record Saturday at Boston College by remaining perfect on his field goals and extra points. By connecting on field goals of 40 and 20 yards and adding six extra points, Aguayo set the school record for consecutive kicks to start a career. The redshirt freshman’s 33 consecutive made kicks breaks Derek Schmidt’s previous record of 29 from 1984.
Nate Andrews: Playing the most meaningful snaps of his young career, Andrews made one of the most meaningful plays in the game. His game-icing interception on the goal line late in the fourth quarter kept Boston College from making the contest a one-score contest. The true freshman safety finished with four tackles, including one that stuffed Boston College’s Andre Williams before the tailback could reach the first-down marker on a third down play early in the fourth quarter. Fisher said that Andrews plays with the three I’s: intelligence, intensity and immediacy.
Austin Barron: FSU’s backup center played on the line on the field goal and extra point teams.
Cason Beatty: Beatty averaged 40 yards on four punts witha long of 47. He didn’t have any touchbacks or punts downed inside the 20-yard line.
Wilson Bell: Bell missed his second game in a row as a reserve offensive lineman after injuring his knee against Nevada. He is expected anywhere between four-to-six weeks and a medical redshirt is still a possibility.
Kelvin Benjamin: A week after scoring his first touchdown of the year, Benjamin registered the first 100-yards receiving game of his career. Benjamin finished with a game-high 103 yards on three catches, breaking his previous career high of 73 yards. Benjamin’s biggest catch of the day was his 24-yarder on 3rd-and-10 late in the third quarter.
Colin Blake: Did not play.
Terrence Brooks: FSU’s starting safety finished with seven tackles and two tackles for loss. He was flagged for a personal foul call on the first drive of the third quarter when the Eagles were already in field goal range. BC got a fresh set of downs on the 12-yard line but the FSU defense still held on for a field goal
Shayne Broxsie: Played but did not record any stats.
Lamarcus Brutus: Did not play.
Davarez Bryant: Did not play. Redshirt candidate.
Keith Bryant: Did not play. Redshirt candidate.
Ruben Carter: Carter got some first-half snaps at right guard.
Chris Casher: Redshirt freshman defensive end finished with 1 tackle and a half tackle for loss.
Jacob Coker: Did not play for the first time this season.
Ronald Darby: Played on defense but still has not yet recorded any statistics this season.
Gerald Demps: Played on special teams.
Ira Denson: Did not make the trip after injuring his shoulder.
Philip Doumar: Doumar snapped for FSU’s combined eight field goal and extra point opportunities and for the ‘Noles’ four punts.
Mario Edwards, Jr.: Starting defensive end missed his second game in a row with a hand injury and did not travel to Boston College. Fisher said Monday that the sophomore pass rusher could be back in the lineup Saturday against the No. 25 Terrapins.
Ukeme Eligwe: Finished with three tackles from his backup Sam linebacker spot.
Cameron Erving: FSU’s left tackle started his 18th game in a row. Fisher said the offensive line as a whole didn’t play its best game to date but that they stepped up when they had to.
Jacob Fahrenkrug: Did not play.
John Franklin III: Did not play. Redshirt candidate.
Devonta Freeman: For the first time this season, Freeman accumlulated lossed yardage on the ground. The junior starting tailback had entered the game with zero negative yardage but finished with minus-three yards on nine carries for a season-low 49 total yards. He still averaged 5.4 yards per carry.
Eddie Goldman: Goldman returned to the starting lineup after missing the B-CU game due to suspension. The sophomore finisheed with four total tackles, 1 1/2 tackles for loss and his first career sack. Monday, Fisher said that Goldman played a terrific game and that he did good job moving the line of scrimmage.
Christian Green: Green caught one pass in the game but it went for minus-three yards after Benjamin failed to pick up a block on the outside.
Ryan Green: True freshman tailback switched from No. 24 to No. 15 before the game and played on special teams.
Rashad Greene: FSU’s star junior receiver found the endzone twice against the Eagles, pushing his total touchdown catches this year to a team-high five. Greene has now caught a touchdown in five straight games for the second time in his career and he has moved into 17th all time on FSU’s career touchdown receptions list with 17 total.
Jarred Haggins: Out for the season with a knee injury he sustained in fall camp.
Kevin Haplea: Out for the season with a knee injury he sustained during summer workouts.
Bobby Hart: FSU’s starter at right tackle.
Dan Hicks: A starter at Sam linebacker, Hicks posted three total tackles and a tackle for loss. His tackle for loss was critical as it occurred after Brooks’ personal foul penalty had given the Eagles a first down at the FSU 12-yard line.
Ryan Hoefeld: Did not play. Redshirt candidate.
Desmond Hollin: Junior-college signee had perhaps his best game at FSU. He finished with four total tackles and drew praise from Fisher, who said that Hollin stepped up and had a really good performance at Alumni Stadium.
Ro’Derrick Hoskins: Did not play. Redshirt candidate.
Tyler Hunter: Starting safety missed the game with a neck injury he sustained against B-CU. Fisher said Monday that Hunter is still day to day.
Tre’ Jackson: Starter at right guard.
Timmy Jernigan: The ‘Noles defense may have struggled but Jernigan continues to be a monster at his starting nose guard position. The junior posted seven tackles in the win, which was the most of any defensive lineman. Fisher said that Jernigan’s performance against Boston College was the Lake City, Fla. native’s best game of his career.
Christian Jones: Returned to action after a one-game suspension. Jones finished with seven tackles and a tackle for loss.
Isaiah Jones: Did not play for the first time this season.
Lamarcus Joyner: Starting cornerback accumulated six total tackles and a pass breakup. For the first time this season, Joyner was not a starting kick returner.
Jeremy Kerr: Did not play. Redshirt candidate.
Nile Lawrence-Stample: Starting defensive tackle finished with three total stops.
E.J. Levenberry: Levenberry technically got the first start of his career at Mike linebacker after Christian Jones was in the game one play earlier on special teams. Levenberry was in on that first defensive play but played sparingly the rest of the way. He did not register any stats.
Sterling Lovelady: Played on special teams.
Tyrell Lyons: Did not play. Redshirt candidate.
Sean Maguire: Did not play.
Josue Matias: Starter at left guard.
Demonte McAllister: Backup defensive end notched four total tackles and one pass breakup.
Jacobbi McDaniel: The redshirt senior continues to play better and better after missing all of last season while recovering from an ankle injury. McDaniel finished with three tackles.
Derrick Mitchell: Did not play.
Giorgio Newberry: Earned the first start of his career at tight end because the Seminoles opened in a two tight-end set. Did not record any stats.
Reggie Northrup: Backup linebacker played but did not record any stats.
Nick O’Leary: O’Leary had one catch for 14 yards in the win.
Jalen Ramsey: After starting the first three games of his career at cornerback, Ramsey slid over to starting safety in place of Hunter. The true freshman finished with seven tackles.
Justin Shanks: Did not play.
Kenny Shaw: The Orlando, Fla. native is off to the best start of his career after adding four more catches and a touchdown to his season totals against BC — and, boy, was that oine score a memorable one. While Jameis Winston was working his magic on the last play of the second quarter, Shaw was doing the same and made a great catch for the 55-yard score as time expired. FSU hasn’t had a player accumluate at least 1,000 yards receiving since Anquan Boldin in 2002 but through four games Shaw is on pace to catch 1,110 yards by the end of the regular season.
Keelin Smith: Backup safety played but did not record any stats.
Telvin Smith: FSU’s tackles leader now through four games, Telvin Smith posted a game-high 10 tackles against Boston Collge, including two tackles for loss. Monday, he was named the ACC Linebacker of the Week.
Terrance Smith: Backup linebacker played but did not record any stats.
Freddie Stevenson: Backup fullback played but did not record any stats.
Bryan Stork: FSU’s starter at center played in his 39th career game Saturday.
Nigel Terrell: Special teams player notched one tackle in the game.
Matthew Thomas: True freshman defender played but did not record any stats.
Nick Waisome: Played but did not record any stats.
DeMarcus Walker: Started at defensive end in place of Edwards, Jr. Walker has now actually started three of four games at that spot this season in his first year of college football. The Jacksonville, Fla. native finished with one tackle.
Jonathan Wallace: Backup left tackle played on the field goal and extra point teams.
Marquez White: True freshman played on special teams but did not record any stats.
Levonte Whitfield: Made his debut as the team’s new starting kick returner alongside Karlos Williams. The Seminoles had the opportunity to return just one kickoff all game on Whitfield’s 17-yard return late in the third quarter.
James Wilder, Jr.: Junior tailback finished with a season-low 15 yards on just six carries.
Karlos Williams: In his third game as a running back, the junior added to his touchdown total with his one-yard plunge with 3:42 left in the third quarter. The former safety now leads the team in touchdown runs with four.
P.J. Williams: Started the first game of his career because of Ramsey’s move to safety. The sophomore finished with four tackles, a pass breakup and a well-time intrception return for a 20-yard score.
Jesus Wilson: Did not play.
Jameis Winston: Winston started slow but that didn’t stop him from putting on a show. His head-turning 55-yard touchdown heave to Shaw as the first-half clock expired was the most memorable play of the day and the redshirt sophomore finished 17-of-27 for 330 yards and four touchdowns with one interception despute being sacked four times. Winston also added a career-high 67 yards rushing. Monday, Winston was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week.