#NoleShots is back again for another season of instant photo blog of action before, during and after FSU’s home matchups in 2014. On opening weekend the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles welcome the Citadel at 7:30 p.m. but the festivites started way before then. Fans can also follow FSU Football on Twitter and Instagram. A special thanks to FSU photographer Maury Neipris for his work on this.
Post Game • Meet the Press
Jimbo Fisher talks about the win while providing highlight and how they are going to get ready for Clemson.
Following Coach Fisher, Jameis Winston takes the floor.
Jalen Ramsey is a popular interview subject as well.
Final Score • FSU 37, Citadel 12
FSU Athletics Director Stan Wilcox shakes Derrick Mitchell’s hand after the game.
Defensive Coordinator Charles Kelly takes a moment to talk to his players.
Red Lightning takes a knee during an injury timeout.
Roberton Aguayo flashes that million dollar smile while riding the exercise bike in between kicks.
Although they are sidelined because of injury Ryan Green and Ukeme Eligwe still cheer on their teammates from the bench.
Halftime • FSU 28, Citadel 0
The fans are still cheering and having a great time as the Noles head into halftime with a 28-0 lead.
At the half, all the sports are recognized for the achievements during the 2013-14 season. The FSU soccer team greets the crowd after their 2013 ACC Championship and NCAA Runner Up finsh are announced.
Jameis Winstons goes under center just before he throws a TD pass to Nick O’Leary late in the half.
First Quarter • FSU 14, Citadel 0
Bobo Wilson scores to make it 14-0 after two offensive series.
The Marching Chiefs take the field for the pre game festivities.
Athletic Director Stan Wilcox is on the field before hand as the members of the 2014 Hall of Fame Class are introduced. He’s standing with Russ Morcom at midfield.
Coach Fisher looks on during warm ups.
Pre Game • Rawlings Coach of the Year
Jimbo Fisher is awarded the Rawlings Coach of the Year prior to warm up.
The two head coaches meet at midfield before the game.
The Seminoles take the field to stretch.
Through the rain drops, John Franklin III hangs on to the ball.
The student section is already rowdy before the start of the game.
Saturday, 5:24 p.m. • The Team Arrives
Redshirt sophomore placekicker Roberto Aguayo arrives to the field in style.
Saturday, 5:16 p.m. • The Marching Chiefs Warm Up at Dick Howser
Per tradition the Marching Chiefs warm up at Dick Howser Stadium prior to the game.
Students start to line up to get into the stadium.
Saturday, 4:15 p.m. • The Locker Room
The locker room is looking fierce before the game. It’s ready.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. • The Sod Cemetery
Flowers are planted at the Sod Cemetery honoring all of the “Sod” games.
The Friday Night Block Party
On Friday nights before every FSU home game, the weekend gets kicked-off in style with the Friday Night Block Party at Kleman Plaza. Drake White came to town and performed a fantastic show in front of a great crowd.
Drake White on stage.
As always, the band has just as much fun as the crowd.
The FSU Cheerleaders and the Marching Chiefs got the crowd ready for the main act.
Before Drake White took the stage, the Osceola Brothers rocked the stage.
Thousands of fans flock to Kleman Plaza for the event, however we always see a few pets enjoying the night as well. Meet this furry FSU fan, Tully.
It was a great start to the Friday Night Block Party season and it’s only going to better from here. Take a look at some of the artists coming to town.