Posted November 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
There's one way to stop the Florida State offense from reaching its average of 52.6 points per game - keep quarterback Jameis Winston and company on the sidelines. That's the goal for No. 7 Miami when the Hurricanes travel to Tallahassee for a showdown with the third-ranked Seminoles on Saturday. Most of that responsibility will fall on the shoulders of running back Duke Johnson and an offensive line that averages 313 pounds per lineman. Johnson is the No. 11 rusher in FBS, racking up 117.6 yards per game for the Hurricanes (7-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) ''What doesn't he do well? That'd be easier,'' Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said when asked about Johnson. ''We could have a shorter conversation. ''The thing about him, he makes big plays. He's dynamic. He gets in space. He changes the numbers on the scoreboard. He makes you miss. He's very durable. He's strong. Has got great balance. Has got great body contr...
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