Oct. 20, 2013
FINAL NOTES–FSU vs. Clemson Notes – October 19, 2013
* Rashad Greene upped his streak of consecutive games with a catch to 21.
* FSU has amassed 9 TD drives of 3 plays or less this season following the Kelvin Benjamin TD catch in the first quarter.
* Roberto Aguayo’s eighth straight field goal of his FSU career to make it 10-0 marked the most plays (15) in an FSU scoring drive this season. Aguayo’s second FG came on a 13 play drive that was the 3rd-longest this season by FSU.
* FSU’s last fumble returned for a TD was in 2012 versus USF and scored by Christian Jones.
* Jameis Winston completed the longest pass of his career on the 72-yard TD to Rashad Greene despite the fact it traveled approximately six yards through the air. He then broke that record in the fourth quarter with a 94 yard completion to O’Leary.
* FSU forced a single game high three turnovers by the Clemson offense in the first half alone, all by Lamarcus Joyner. Ronald Darby’s second half interception, his second of the year, gave FSU its most turnovers forced in a game since forcing four versus Florida in 2011.
* FSU is now 10-1 versus ACC top 10 opponents.
* The Seminoles are now bowl eligible for a record 32 straight years. The longest current active streak.
* This was the Seminoles’ 10th straight win over an ACC opponent. The longest streak since FSU reeled off 24 straight in conference from 1998-2001.
* The Seminoles recorded their 12th win in a game where College GameDay was present. The Seminoles are now 8-5 when former FSU coach Lee Corso picks the Seminoles to win as he did today before being upended by Bill Murray.
* The Seminoles have three defensive TDs this season already. The most since recording four in 2009.
Historic Top 25 Success
Last game (two weeks ago versus Maryland), the Seminoles recorded their largest margin of victory ever over an AP top 25 opponent beating Maryland 63-0. This week another record in a top 5 game. This was the most lopsided victory by FSU over a top 5 ACC team. The Seminoles most lopsided win ever over a top 5 opponent came in 1964 versus Kentucky in a 48-6 victory. In 1984 FSU recorded a 35-point win over a top 5 Miami squad.
Cornerback Lamarcus Joyner created all three of the turnovers forced by the Seminole defense in the first half. That means the senior did in one half what no entire defense had done in a complete game versus the Tigers this season prior to tonight and that was to force three turnovers.
Did It Again
For the sixth straight week the Florida State Seminoles scored on the last possession of the first half and their first possession of the second half. In its six games this year FSU scored a TD/FG combination at the end of the first/start of the second twice (Pitt and Clemson) and in the other four games the Seminoles put up 14 points at the end of the half and start of the second.
A Game For The Ages
This is the third straight year that an FSU QB has thrown for 300+ vs. Clemson and all three were different QBs (Trickett, Manuel, Winston). Jameis Winston’s 445 yards passing are the most ever by an FSU QB in Death Valley.
TO Lead To TD
Both turnovers caused by the Florida State defense in the first half led to TDs. One directly (Mario Edwards Jr. scoop and score) and one leading to an offensive TD. The Seminole defense has caused 10 turnovers now and the team has scored nine TDs off those turnovers. Three have come directly from the defense. The only turnover that didn’t lead to a TD came late in the game versus Boston College when the offense was trying to run the clock out rather than go for points.
The Seminoles have been scoring early and often and quickly as well. Tonight’s opening TD off the Clemson fumble, marked the 17th touchdown drive for the Seminoles in less than 2:00. The Seminoles added their 18th TD in less than two minutes when Rashad Green put the Seminoles up 24-7 and then another to open the second half thanks to Greene again.
The Seminoles captains tonight were Lamarcus Joyner, Kenny Shaw and Telvin Smith. FSU won the toss and deferred. It was the fifth time in six games FSU gets the ball to start the second half.