Oct 19, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) throws the ball during the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Dominant, Take 27-7 Lead to Half


In a season where Jameis Winston has been a remarkable player able to play far better than a freshman should, he has continued to roll in Death Valley against a #3 ranked Clemson team.  Winston’s poise has stood out that much more because of the mistakes Tajh Boyd has made on the other side of the ball.  While Winston has made plays, Boyd has had issues.  Winston has not been perfect and had an interception that gave Clemson an opportunity to reduce the lead to three, but it has not come back to hurt them.

Boyd had the costly fumble that was returned for a touchdown in the first quarter and threw an interception in the red zone when the Seminoles were scrambling to get an 11th defender on the field.   Had they been able to get a touchdown from that drive, the score would have been 24-14.  As it is, Winston and Seminole offense were able to drive down the field and get a field goal before the half.

The touchdown the Seminoles were able to get in the second quarter came on a big play from Winston to Rashad Greene.  Winston was able to hit Greene on the seam and Greene and his speed did the rest.  The play went for 72 yards in all and really served to put an exclamation point on how dominant the Seminoles were in that half.  The Tigers will attempt to regroup and have the offensive capability to put up points in a hurry and they will need to as they come out to a 27-7 deficit in the second half.

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