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Nov. 23, 2013

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No. 2 Florida State vs. Idaho 80-14
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
Final Game Notes

Notable accomplishments with the win
• Florida State’s home record is 7-0 this season. This is the first time since 2000 the Seminoles went undefeated at home. The Seminoles have gone 14-1 in its last two seasons at home.
• Today’s win marks Florida State’s first game and win against a school from Idaho.
• Florida State extended its school record of consecutive games with 40 or more points to 11, tying Texas’ record of 11 in 2005.
• FSU is now 12-2 against schools that are Independent.
• The `Noles have now scored 50 or more points seven times this season, which is also a single-season record.
• The Seminoles have not trailed in 451:43 – 451 minutes and 59 seconds – of live game action.
• Florida State is off to an 11-0 start for the first time since the 1999 National Championship season and just the fourth time ever.
• Fisher improved his all-time record to 42-10 and trails only former Seminole coach Bobby Bowden (45-5-1) for most wins in his first four seasons in the ACC.
Jimbo Fisher has now scored more than 40 points in 23 of 52 games coached at Florida State.
• The Seminoles are now 508-237-17 all-time.
• Florida State’s record in its last 12 home games against non-conference opponents is 10-2.
• FSU has 13 consecutive wins – the longest streak since FSU won 17 straight from Aug. 28, 1999 to Oct. 7, 2000.

ACC’s Best
With 80 points in tonight’s win against Idaho, the Seminoles have 607 points this season, the most points scored in a single season in the ACC since FSU set it in 2012 with 550. The 80 points scored is the most scored in school history. This is the first 70 point game since Oct. 14, 1995 against Wake Forest when they had 72. The previous school record for Florida State was 77 that same season against NC State.

Noting The Offense
With 645 yards in tonight’s game, the Seminoles have had eight games this season with more than 500 yards. This marks the third time in 2013 Florida State has eclipsed 600 yards in total offense. FSU has produced 32 600-yard games in its 67-year football history, including eight times under head coach Jimbo Fisher.

Winston To Benjamin: Part Two
Florida State’s second touchdown of the game put some numbers in the record book. Entering the game with 2,938 passing yards, Jameis Winston crossed the 3,000 mark to become the ninth quarterback to eclipse the 3,000 yard mark in Florida State history. He currently has 3,163 yards this season and is currently in fifth place in FSU history in single season yards. With four touchdowns tonight, he now has 32 this season and is tied with Danny Kanell when he threw 32 in 1995. He is one touchdown behind Chris Weinke, who threw 33 in 2000.

With the 21-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin from Winston to open the third quarter, he now has scored multiple touchdowns in two games, the first being Maryland.

Winston’s First Half Numbers
Redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston’s 204 passing yards in the first half was the second straight game (277 vs. Syracuse) and the seventh 200-plus yard passing performance for him in the first half this season. Winston has now thrown at least three touchdown passes in six games this season.

Moving Up The Record Book
Tailback Devonta Freeman became the 14th rusher to reach 2,000-rushing yards. He has 2,047, good for 14th all-time. With 129 yards to end the game, he surpassed 100 rushing yards for the third time the year, the first since Bethune-Cookman.

Aguayo PATs & Points
Roberto Aguayo finished Saturday’s game against Idaho with 13 points on one field goal – 42 yards – and 11 PATs. Aguayo has converted all of his PATs this year – a perfect 80-for-80. The mark surpasses the national record for most extra points made without missing in a season set by Art Carmody of Louisville in 2004 when he converted 78-for-78 PATs. Aguayo also pushed his season point total to 124 points moving him into third place on the single-season ACC kick scoring list. Dustin Hopkins holds that record with 140 points – a record set last season. Aguayo also sits fourth on FSU’s single-season scoring list. For the year, Aguayo is 15-for-16 on field goals and 80-for-80 in PATs.

100-Yard Receiver & Rusher In First Half
Jameis Winston’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Shaw with four seconds left in the first half put Shaw over 100 yards receiving for the game. It marked Shaw’s first 100-yard receiving game of the year and second of his career – first since tallying 125 yards against Boston College in 2012. When you add Devonta Freeman’s 105-yard first half rushing performance, it gave Florida State a 100-yard receiver and 100-yard rusher in the same game for the first time since performing the feat against Duke in 2012 when Freeman rushed for 104 yards and Rodney Smith registered 112 yards receiving. Freeman’s 100-yard rushing performance is his third of the season and seventh of his career. He finished the game with 129 yards – the second largest run production effort from Freeman.

Career-High in Sacks for Jernigan
Timmy Jernigan finished Saturday’s game against Idaho with a career-high 2.5 sacks. The junior defensive tackle had not recorded more than one sack in a game in his career as his career-high was 1.0 set five different times with his last sack coming at Clemson on October 19.

Sack Totals
Dan Hicks, Desmond Hollin and DeMarcus Walker each recorded a sack in Saturday’s win over Idaho. The sack for Hicks was his third of the season and first since recording one at Virginia in 2010. Hollin now has two sacks on the year after his first came at Boston College on September 28. The sack for Walker was the first of his career.

Racking Up Negative Yards
The Florida State defense finished Saturday’s game with seven more plays of negative yards in the second half bringing the game total to a season-high 16 negative-yardage plays. The previous-high of 10 negative-yardage plays was set against NC State on October 26. In 11 games this year, the Seminole defense has accounted for 83 negative yardage plays.

Stingy on Third Down
The Florida State defense entered Saturday’s game ranking ninth nationally in opponents third down conversion rate at 31.5 percent (46-for-147). The rate will only get better after the Seminoles held the Vandals to just four third down conversion on 16 attempts.

First INT’s for defense
Redshirt sophomore Keelin Smith recorded his first interception of the season as he picked off a Josh McCain pass in the fourth quarter and returned the ball 44 yards to Idaho’s seven-yard line. Smith became the 15th different Seminole to pick off a pass this year.

Freshman E.J. Levenberry intercepted a pass late in the fourth quarter and returned it 78 yards for the his first-career pick-six. It was the eighth score by the defense this year, setting a new school record that was set back in 1988. That score gave the Seminoles a new school record for points in a game with 80. It also rose Florida State’s total to 20 different Seminoles scoring a point.

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