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.