The college football season goes so fast.
Seems like it was just yesterday that Florida State won a wild game against LSU on the Sunday of Labor weekend.
Florida Atlantic fired Willie Taggart on Saturday, only hours after the end of a third consecutive five-win season and no bowl bid for the second time in that span.
Taggart was 15-18 in his three seasons with the Owls — 5-4 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, then 5-7 in each of the last two seasons.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A rout and a nail-biter. Florida State has knocked off its two state rivals for the first time since 2016, setting off a raucous celebration.
Trey Benson had a 17-yard touchdown run with 4:06 left to give No.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ben Finley threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start, and North Carolina State held on to beat Drake Maye and No. 18 North Carolina 30-27 on Friday when Noah Burnette duck-hooked a 35-yard field goal try in the second overtime.
Florida (6-5) at No. 16 Florida State (8-3), 7:30 p.m. EST Friday (ABC)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida State by 9 1/2.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The transfer portal has been kind to Florida State coach Mike Norvell.
Florida's Billy Napier should hope for similar success when he dives in deep this offseason.
The 16th-ranked Seminoles (8-3) are likely to start seven transfers on offense when they host the rival Gators (6-5) on Friday night.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Robert Cooper has an appreciation for change that few of his Florida State teammates can match.
The defensive tackle committed to coach Jimbo Fisher. He outlasted Willie Taggart.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Caleb Williams passed for a career-high 470 yards, Austin Jones rushed for a season-high 120 yards and No. 7 Southern California beat No. 16 UCLA 48-45 on Saturday night to reach the Pac-12 Championship game.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s starters could smile and enjoy a sixth win by 25 or more points this season.
Jordan Travis and Treshaun Ward each had a pair of touchdown runs in the first half and Florida State ran for 251 yards, routing Louisiana 49-17 on Saturday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Coach Mike Norvell has been building a culture of embracing hard work at Florida State, and the 19th-ranked Seminoles are starting to deliver the progress he envisioned.
They've gone from three wins in 2020, his first season, to five in 2021 and now seven and counting this year.
Louisiana-Lafayette (5-5, 3-4) at No. 20 Florida State (7-3, 5-3, No. 19 CFP), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (Regional Sports Networks)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida State by 24 ½
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Duke (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) at Pittsburgh (6-4, 3-3)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miyan Williams rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an injury late in the first half, C.J Stroud threw five TD passes and No. 2 Ohio State buried Indiana 56-14 on Saturday.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Travis was unstoppable, and Florida State’s imposing defense stopped Syracuse in its tracks.
Travis threw for three touchdowns, caught a scoring pass and ran for another score, and No.
Just over three weeks ago Syracuse was riding high, undefeated after six games and ranked No. 14. Three straight losses have sent the Orange plummeting out of the rankings and they're desperate to stop the skid.
No. 25 Florida State (6-3, 4-3 ACC) at Syracuse (6-3, 3-2), Saturday, 8 p.m. EST (ACC Nework).
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida State by 7 1/2.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Travis threw three touchdown passes, Trey Benson ran for 128 yards and two scores and Florida State became bowl-eligible with a 45-3 rout over Miami on Saturday night.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Florida State (5-3, 3-3 ACC) at Miami (4-4, 2-2), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT (ABC)
Line: Florida State by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — There are some marquee college football games this weekend.
Among them: 21 games that involve at least one team in the AP Top 25. Of those, three have ranked teams facing one another, including Georgia-Tennessee — the third regular-season instance of No.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State fumbled on the goal line and another first-quarter drive deep into Georgia Tech territory was halted on downs. But the Seminoles made the most of their drives in the second quarter and pulled away to defeat Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech (3-4, 2-2 ACC) at Florida State (4-3, 2-3), Saturday, noon ET (ACC Network)
Line: Florida State by 24 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech is preparing two backup quarterbacks to play Saturday at Florida State with Jeff Sims nursing a sprained foot.
“He had an MRI, and everything checked out with it,” interim Yellow Jackets coach Brent Key said of Sims on Tuesday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) —
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he could remember losing games to Florida State. However, it has now been seven years of dominance over the Tigers’ conference rival.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chase McGrath made a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 6 Tennessee a 52-49 victory over No. 3 Alabama on Saturday.
As soon as the kick knuckle-balled through the uprights, some of the more than 100,000 fans stormed the field to celebrate the Volunteers (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) ending a 15-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide (6-1, 3-1).
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Clemson has won six straight games over Florida State, including the last four by double figures.
There were lopsided wins in 2018 (59-10) and 2019 (45-14), but the Seminoles had a late lead at Death Valley a year ago before squandering the opportunity.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse is in rarefied air, unbeaten after five games for the first time in 35 years and ranked No. 18 as its season reaches the midpoint. The players say that's what they expected — and they don't want it to end.
No. 4 Clemson (6-0, 4-0 ACC) at Florida State (4-2, 2-2), 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Line: Clemson by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 7:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 4 Clemson at Florida State. The Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC) have the chance to stay unbeaten in league play with another Atlantic Division game.
North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye and Syracuse coach Dino Babers headline the honorees in The Associated Press' midseason report for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Maye, a second-year passer, was picked as the league's top offensive player through the season's first half in voting by AP writers covering league teams after ranking among the Bowl Subdivision's most prolific passers.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren said Monday that quarterback Devin Leary avoided a serious shoulder injury in Saturday's win against Florida State and is considered day-to-day ahead of the 15th-ranked Wolfpack's trip to No.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's offense sputtered, then lost the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year while facing a second-half deficit.
For Devan Boykin, that meant the defense would have to drive the 14th-ranked Wolfpack to its comeback Saturday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The kickoff of Saturday night's Atlantic Coast Conference game between No. 14 North Carolina State and Florida State was delayed slightly because of a pregame problem with the Wolfpack's stadium lights.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's offense has yet to find a consistently strong form. That has to change, starting Saturday night against Florida State.
The 14th-ranked Wolfpack (4-1, 0-1 ACC) lost last weekend at No.
Florida State (4-1, 2-1 ACC) at No. 14 North Carolina State (4-1, 0-1), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
Line: N.C. State by 3, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Some things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 6:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Florida State (4-1, 2-1 ACC) at No. 14 North Carolina State (4-1, 0-1)
Natrone Means first arrived at North Carolina to play for Mack Brown as a promising running back, then went on to an NFL career that included a touchdown-scoring appearance in the Super Bowl.
More than three decades later, he's again working to help Brown’s Tar Heels, though now in the kind of supporting role expanding across the Atlantic Coast Conference and the sport.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson knew his players were down after a double-overtime loss to Clemson last week.
He also knew they had put it behind them by the time they took the field for another top-25 matchup with Florida State.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State is just the second team in Atlantic Coast Conference history to start one season 0-4 and open the next 4-0. And it's been nearly 40 years since Virginia’s turnaround in 1982-83.
No. 22 Wake Forest (3-1, 0-1 ACC) at No. 23 Florida State (4-0, 2-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Line: Florida State by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 5:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 10 North Carolina State (4-0, 0-0 ACC) at No. 5 Clemson (4-0, 2-0). The Wolfpack climbed two spots to grab their first top 10 ranking since 2002, and will be playing in the first top 10 matchup in program history.