The Florida State Seminoles might have left Miami with a victory over their in-state opponent, the Hurricanes, but they lost their starting running back for the remainder of the season. After ripping off a short pass for a 32-yard gain, Chris Thompson was tackled but wasn’t able to get up.Thompson tore his ACL, ending his season and likely, his college career.
Thompson was enjoying a very successful season for the Seminoles, rushing for 687 yards and recording 248 yards of receiving yards. The elusive back had posted a 7.5 yards per carry average and found the endzone five times for the Noles this season. Serious injuries are nothing new to Thompson. Last season, during the Seminoles fifth game, he suffered a broken vertebrae in his back.
Thompson was on pace to become Florida State’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 1996, a season where Warrick Dunn eclipsed the mark.
The Seminoles will use a tandem of backs to replace the speedy Thompson. Sophomores James Wilder Jr and Devonta Freema...