Florida State Seminoles named Tostitos Fiesta Bowl team of the week

Oct 5, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) hands the ball off to running back Devonta Freeman (8) during the second half of the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

After absolutely destroying the Maryland Terrapins 63-0 Saturday, the Florida State Seminoles were named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl national team of the week.

Both teams entered the game ranked in the top 25 – the Seminoles were eight while the Terrapins were 25. The victory was the most lopsided margin between two ranked teams in NCAA history.

Redshirt freshman Jameis Winston continued to impress, having his best game to date. The Alabama native completed 23 of 32 passes for 393 yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions.

In total, the Seminoles put up 614 total yards, 431 through the air and 183 on the ground.

However, it was the Seminoles’ defense, who struggled in a 48-34 victory over the Boston College Eagles last week, that drew the praise of their coach.

“The defense I thought was the story of the day,” Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said after the game. “I thought they really took the show. They dominated from start to finish.”

The Seminoles gave up just 234 total yards in the shutout.

The Indiana Hoosiers, who upset the Penn State Nittany Lions 44-24, were also in the running for the award.

Topics: Florida State Seminoles, Jimbo Fisher

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