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Doak Insider Player Breakdowns: B-CU

Sept. 23, 2013

Brandon Mellor Brandon Mellor Managing Editor
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With the ‘Noles’ focused fully on the return to conference play and upcoming trip to Boston College for Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. game, let’s take a look back at what each player did in FSU’s 54-6 triumph over Bethune-Cookman last weekend.

Chad Abram: Abram served as one of the captains for the game and though he didn’t have any statistics show up in the box score, the former defensive player is providing terrific blocking for the ‘Noles’ potent ground game. He’ll probably never get many carries, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Abram get more involved in the pass game moving forward where he can utilize his terrific hands.

Roberto Aguayo: Through three games, Aguayo has been automatic. The redshirt freshman pushed his perfect field goal total to 5-of-5 this season with a 45-yard field goal while adding seven extra points. Aguayo is now 20-for-20 after ‘Noles’ touchdowns this season. Aguayo enters the Boston College game ranked second in the nation in scoring among kickers with an average of 11.7 points per game.

Nate Andrews: True freshman safety earned some second-half playing time on the Seminoles’ defense but did not record any stats.

Austin Barron: After missing the first two games with a fall-camp foot injury, Barron returned to action against B-CU. He initially played on the offensive line for extra points and a field goal but Barron later earned some much-needed repititions as the team’s second-string center in the second half.

Cason Beatty: Beatty averaged 39 yards per punt with a long of 46 in what was his busiest game to date this year. 

Wilson Bell: Bell was injured in the Nevada win and did not play as part of the second-team group of offensive linemen. Bell is expected to miss anywhere from four to six weeks and a medical redshirt is a possibility for the true freshman.

Kelvin Benjamin: His first touchdown of the year will be remembered as “that insane Jameis Winston play” but Benjamin’s contribution on that remarkable 11-yard score shouldn’t be overlooked. Benjamin wasn’t a first or second option on the play but he stayed with his quarterback, got open and made a great catch in th endzone. Benjamin finished the game with two catches for 26 yards.

Colin Blake: Blake played late in the game at safety and registered the first tackle of his FSU career with 6:10 left in the contest against Bethune-Cookman.

Terrence Brooks: Brooks started his 17th game in a row for the Seminoles at safety and posted five total tackles, including three solo sops. 

Shayne Broxsie: Played but did not record any stats.

Lamarcus Brutus: Brutus earned some fourth-quarter snaps at safety and picked up a tackle.

Davarez Bryant: Did not play for the third game in a row. Bryant seems to be headed toward a redshirt season.

Keith Bryant: Like the other Bryant, Keith Bryant has not played and is likely redshirting during his rookie campaign.

Ruben Carter: After playing well in place of injured starter Tre’ Jackson against Nevada, Carter once again had his number called against B-CU. Jackson returned to the starting lineup but was injured in the second quarter and replaced for good by Carter, who is one of the team’s most improved young players.

Chris Casher: Did we witness Saturday night the emergence of FSU’s next standout defensive end? Playing the most meaningful snaps of his young career, Casher exploded for 10 total tackles against the Wildcats while displaying terrific speed, athleticism and a high-energy motor. Cashed added two tackles for loss and drew a great deal of praise from head coach Jimbo Fisher.

Levonte Whitfield.

Ronald Darby: The reigning ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year hasn’t had the same opportunity to fill up the box score this season as he did not record any statistics for the third game in a row. Dabry isn’t starting but he is still playing meaningful minutes — he just hasn’t been tested much.

Gerald Demps: Demps serves as one of the team’s three captains and played on special teams and in reserve safety minutes but did not record any stats.

Ira Denson: For the third game in a row, Denson played late in a blowout win at guard.

Philip Doumar: Starting long snapper that remained perfect with his snaps on punts, field goals and extra points.

Mario Edwards, Jr.: Did not play because of a hand injury. Edwards, Jr. could return to the lineup this weekend at Boston College.

Ukeme Eligwe: With more playing time because of Edwards, Jr.’s injury, Eligwe finished the B-CU game with a team third-best six tackles. Eligwe was injured with 8:06 left in the fourth quarter but was able to walk off on his own power.

Cameron Erving: Erving extended his starting streak at left tackle to 17 consecutive games. The offensive line as a whole gave up just one sack and helped pave the way for a 494-yards offensive output.

Jacob Fahrenkrug: Rreplaced Bobby Hart at left tackle early in the game for one play after Hart lost his helmet and had to sit out for a snap. Fahrenkrug then came in and played right tackle late in the game. He also was flagged for a false start with 10:08 left in the fourth quarter.

John Franklin III: Did not play for the third game in a row. Franklin is headed for a first-year redshirt.

Devonta Freeman: Few players in the nation are running harder and better than Freeman is right now. FSU’s starting tailback only carried the ball 10 times against B-CU but that didn’t stop him from piling up 112 yard and one score with a per-carry average of 11.2 yards. Freeman didn’t lose a single yard on those 10 carries and has still not been tackled behind the line of scrimmage since the Orange Bowl.

Eddie Goldman: Goldman was suspended for the game because of a violation of team rules.

Christian Green: Green caught two passes for 25 yards, which marked his first multi-catch contest since Nov. 27, 2011 whent the ‘Noles beat the Gators.

Ryan Green: True freshman earned more valuable snaps late in the game but was bottled up. He finished with five carries for eight yards.

Rashad Greene: In the “you don’t see this every day category,” Greene became the first FSU wide receiver to drop a pass this season when his would-be 41-yard touchdown catch went through his hands in the first quarter. Greene bounced back, though, and halued in a 19-yard score later in the game. The Albany, Ga. native finished with four grabs for 44 yards.

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: Hart started at right tackle for teh third game in a row and helped the FSU offense churn out some serious yardage against the Wildcats.

Dan Hicks: Hicks started at strongside linebacker and posted two tackles.

Ryan Hoefeld: Did not play for the third game in a row. Hoefeld is possibly redshirting this year.

Desmond Hollin: Hollin made one tackle, which came on the very last play of the game.

Ro’Derrick Hoskins: Hoskins did not play for the third game in a row and is a strong candidate for a redshirt this year.

Tyler Hunter: Hunter started at safety for the ‘Noles but didn’t get to play more than one series defensively. On the ensuing kickoff after Telvin Smith’s pick-six, Hunter was injured while making a tackle and did not return to the game. Fisher said Monday they are still evaluating Hunter’s health status.

Tre’ Jackson: Returned to the starting lineup at right guard after missing the Nevada game. Jackson left the game in the second quarter after being injured again but is expected to be fine for the game at Boston College.

Timmy Jernigan: Jernigan continues to draw double teams and eat up blockers. Against B-CU, he posted one tackle and a quarterback hurry on third down that helped force a fourth down.

Christian Jones: Did not play because of a one-game suspension for violation of team rules.

Isaiah Jones: Played late in the game at wide receiver but did not record any stats.

Lamarcus Joyner: Started at cornerback and notched three total tackles.

Jeremy Kerr: Missed his third game in a row while recovering from a knee injury he sustained in fall camp. The longer Kerr is out, the more likely it is that he redshirts this year.

Nile Lawrence-Stample: Starter at defensive tackle. Lawrence-Stample finished with one tackle.

E.J. Levenberry: True freshman linebacker that played a lot of meaningful snaps in the win. Levenberry finished with five tackles — all of which occured on the same B-CU drive in the fourth quarter.

Sterling Lovelady: Played late in the game on the offensive line.

Tyrell Lyons: Did not play for the third game in a row. Lyons is likely going to redshirt as a rookie.

Sean Maguire: Maguire played one drive for the Seminoles at the end of the game, handing the ball off to Ryan Green three times in a row.

Josue Matias: Starter at left guard for the 18th game in a row. Matias helped SFU nearly hit 500 yards but was flagged for a third-quarter false start.

Demonte McAllister: Served as one of three game captains and started the first contest of his career with Goldman out due to suspension. McAllister finished with one tackle.

Jacobbi McDaniel: Posted four tackles from his reserve defensive tackle position. McDaniel was also a lead blocker on Freeman’s one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Derrick Mitchell, Jr.: Was listed as doubtful for the game but still was able to participate. Mitchell registered the first two tackles of his career Saturday night.

Giorgio Newberry: Reserve tight end that did not register any stats. Newberry also played on the extra point and field goal teams.

Reggie Northrup: Carried the American flag on to the field as part of FSU’s Military Appreciation Day festivities. Northrup was responsible for five total tackles.

Nick O’Leary: Started at tight end but was only targeted once in the game. O’Leary was mentioned specifically by Fisher afterwards, however, as being an impact blocker — a facet of his game that has improved tremendously.

Jalen Ramsey: Three games into his collegiate career and Ramsey has been a starter for all of them. The rookie finished with three total tackles and one sack from his cornerback spot. Late in the game he moved to safety, showing his versatility.

Justin Shanks: Shanks posted two tackles from his rederve defensive tackle position.

Kenny Shaw: Shaw grabbed four passes for 89 yards but had a rare drop that would have likely gone for six points with 1:53 left in the first half. The senior also added one kick return for 20 yards. Shaw currently leads FSU in all-purpose yardage.

Keelin Smith: Played a lot of safety with the injury to Hunter. Smith finished with four tackles, including one third-down tackle that forced a B-CU punt.

Telvin Smith: FSU’s defensive firecracker started the game with a bang, racing untouched for a 68-yard interception return on the first series. He ended the game with five total tackles.

Terrance Smith: Talk about making the most of your first start. In the lineup because of Jones’ one-game suspension, Terranece Smith registered the game’s first tackle and then added 11 more to finish with a team-high 12. The redshirt sophomore was all over the field, showing good instincts and excellent speed.

Freddie Stevenson: The former linebacker played but did not post any stats from his backup fullback spot.

Bryan Stork: Stork played in his 38th game with his 30th start against B-CU and helped block for an FSU offense that exploded for 492 yards.

Nigel Terrell: Terrell played some special teams Saturday but did not record any stats.

Matthew Thomas: Thomas showed some of the flashes that made him a five-star high school prospect in the 2013 class. Thomas finished with three tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack against Bethune-Cookman. Fisher said Monday that Thomas has added about 25 pounds since he arrived on campus this past June and that he could be utilized at both linebacker and defensive end.

Nick Waisome: Posted one tackle for loss from his reserve cornerback position.

DeMarcus Walker: Walker returned to the starting lineup — where he was in the opener — to replace the injured Edwards, Jr. and finished with three tackles in the win.

Jonathan Wallace: Played some left tackle for the ‘Noles late in the game.

Marquez White: Lined up at receiver in the late part of the game but did not record any stats.

Levonte Whitfield: Whitfield made his long-awaited debut at kick returner for the ‘Noles and generated 66 return yards on two returns. Fisher said Monday that Whitfield is now a starter at kick returner. On offense, the true freshman hauled in a 42-yard reception from Coker in the second half.

James Wilder, Jr.: Wilder, Jr. needed just eight carries to rack up 56 yards. He also scored a two-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Karlos Williams: The former safety continues to be the talk of the team. Williams scored a career-high two touchdowns with 83 yards on nine carries. The speedy junior showed incredible burst through the line of scrimmage and also showed an incraesed comfort level as a blocker. Fisher said that Williams will get more and more opportunities in the backfield moving forward.

P.J. Williams: Second-string cornerback picked up one tackle on teh night. He was also flagged for a 15-yard pass interference penalty in the third quarter.

Jesus Wilson: Backup receiver that didn’t register any stats. Wilson got an opportunity to return punts but was never kicked the ball directly.

Jameis Winston: FSU’s starting quarterback threw for 148 yards with two touchdowns in about 2 1/2 quarters of work. Fisher said Monday that his young signal caller showed tremendous poise and the continued strong ability to handle with defensive blitzes. Winston now turns his attention to the second road game of his career.

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