Oh burn! But, wait, Florida State was trialing in the game. They started slow. But, once they got going, that was all she wrote (who is “she”, anyway?). It was 7-3 in Nevada’s favor in the second quarter. That means that Florida State woke up and, in a short amount of time, took care of business.
The Seminoles were a little out of rhythm early and even trailed 7-3 in the second quarter. Nevada (1-2) turned Winston’s first career interception into a touchdown — backup Devin Combs found Brandon Wimberly in the corner of the end zone — but the Seminoles responded in a big way.
They scored the next 59 points, including four touchdowns on their first four possessions in the third. None of the drives lasted more than two minutes, and the first two took a combined 33 seconds off the clock.
Like I said, they quickly took care of business. Let’s look at some individual performances:
Devonta Freeman ran nine times for 109 yards and a touchdown. James Wilder Jr. added 45 yards and a score. Karlos Williams may have been the most impressive of the bunch. The former safety, who moved to offense after the opener, ran eight times for 110 yards and a score. His 65-yard scamper made it 31-7 early in the third quarter. Winston completed 15 of 18 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns. He dropped a perfectly thrown ball into Kenny Shaw’s hands for a 24-yard score in the second quarter. His 24-yarder to Ryan Green was even prettier, another impeccable pass into a tight spot.
What a night. And this is coming off a great first game. Keep this up and they’re the Miami Heat of college football. Too much? Sorry.