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Devonta Freeman Carrying the Load for FSU


"I don't really care about the stats, I just want to win," said Devonta Freeman after Saturday night's 54-6 win over Bethune-Cookman. "I don't care who gets 100 [yards] as long as we're putting points on the board. I'm not a selfish player so whatever the outcome, I'm just down with it."

Devonta Freeman might not care about 100 yard games and eclipsing 1,000 yards for the first time at Florida State since Warrick Dunn did it in 1996, but he sure doesn't run like it. Through three games, Freeman has compiled 273 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries. That's good for a 9.75 yard average.

He also hasn't lost a yard on a carry all season.

Now that's a little misleading, a two yard loss was negated during tonight's game after an illegal participation penalty was called against the Wildcats, but - that aside - Freeman has been the most consistently productive player in the Florida State ground game. He's now gone over 100 yards for two straight weeks and seems positioned as the Seminoles go-to guy on the ground when push comes to shove.

Against Bethune-Cookman he has 10 carries for 112 yards and a score. That being said, he wasn't satisfied:

“I left a lot out there, I’ve got to get better, I think we’ve got to get better as a whole unit,” said Freeman after the game.

So I asked him, 'you just ran for over 100 yards, you're not satisfied at all?'

“You may be satisfied [with your performance] for maybe a day but after that I’ve just got to find what I’ve got to get better at,” he responded.

Freeman is on pace for 1,183 yards this season - that would be the third highest total in Florida State history.


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