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Rapid Reaction: FSU 48 Boston College 34

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Florida State took hold of this one in the second half and did not let up despite Boston College's best efforts. 

That's not to say there weren't a fair share of mistakes, FSU will have plenty to correct come next week, but Jameis Winston and the Florida State offense provided more than enough fire power to overcome their defensive woes and FSU ran away with this game in the second half. 

After surrendering a field goal on BC's opening possession Jameis Winston answered by driving FSU 75 yards in nine plays and capping it with another Rashad Greene touchdown pass. A drive later the Seminoles added another touchdown on a Karlos Williams run to make it 38-20. 

Boston College wasn't done though. The Eagles had a very good day running the ball and QB Chase Rettig had a career-high four passing touchdowns. BC RB Andre Williams had a very impressive performance, running 28 times for 149 yards. He didn't score though, instead Rettig was able to punch Boston College in whenever they got close (he finished 19/29 for 198 yards, 4 TD and 2 INT).

Despite intercepting Rettig twice, BC was able to move the ball on FSU at points during the afternoon. The Seminoles entered the game ranked second nationally in total defense. They looked like a different unit come kickoff though. FSU surrendered 398 total yards and BC had a pulse until the final minutes - despite being down a couple of scores. 

But the offense was enough to carry FSU on Saturday. Winston finished 17/27 for 330 yards and four TD's and he also got great performances from all three of his big-time receivers. Kelvin Benjamin lead the way with three catch for 103 yards while both Rashad Greene and Kenny Shaw caught four passes. Greene had two scores and 90 yards while Shaw had 93 and the touchdown to end the first half.

On the ground FSU piled up 159 yards but never managed to control the line of scrimmage as they have the past three games.

Credit Boston College for giving FSU one heck of a game. They tested the Seminoles on defense and they kept the Seminoles from establishing a consistent run game. But in the end Winston and the Seminole offense proved too much for the Boston College. They scored 48 points and that was more than enough to get it done. 

I'll be back later tonight with more wrap-up and analysis.

Statistical Leaders:

Passing: Jameis Winston (17/27 330, 4 TD)
Rushing: Andre Williams (28-149)
Receiving: Rashad Greene (4-90, 2 TD) 

 

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