Atlantic Coast Conference teams are moving the football with their most productive rushing output in quite a while.
League teams are averaging nearly 171 yards rushing per game this season, the highest since at least 1996, according to STATS LLC. Eight of the 12 schools in the league last year average more yards on the ground this season.
They're doing it in different ways...
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Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon – The sophomore quarterback completed 23 of 32 passes for 327 yards and two touchdowns in a 62-38 victory over Washington State. He also rushed for 67 yards and scored a touchdown on the ground for the Ducks. He has thrown for 2,051 yards with 19 touchdowns with no interceptions this season. Jameis Winston, QB Florida State – Winston and the Seminoles...
Karlos Williams has become a significant cog in Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher's fifth-ranked scoring offense in the FBS.
Impressive, considering two weeks ago Williams was holding onto dreams of being a defensive star.
Williams switched to offense after the season-opener against Pittsburgh and has rushed for 193 yards and a team-high 11.4 yards per carry in two games. His...
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September 23, 2013
Karlos Williams conversion to running back is paying off. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Karlos Williams gives FSU another dynamic playmaker at a skill position
After a sluggish start on Saturday, Florida State racked up 377 rushing yards in a 62-7 victory over Nevada in its home-opener. The junior running back combination of Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr., known as “Wild and...
It might be time to give Florida State's backfield a new nickname.
''Wild & Free'' worked perfectly when it was a two-man show featuring James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman. But junior Karlos Williams, a safety who switched to running back after the season opener, had a breakout performance in Saturday's 62-7 drubbing of Nevada and could be in the mix...
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September 15, 2013
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State safety Karlos Williams, a former five-star recruit, will make the transition to tailback in a move that will offer playing time on both sides of the ball.
Coach Jimbo Fisher said Williams began practicing a considerable amount at tailback on Wednesday afternoon and addedthe junior often will play defensive back in dime situations.
"He's a natural...
For this installment of NoleDigest TV, Florida State junior linebacker Vince Williams talks about being the first member of his family to finish college and how his brother, Karlos Williams, broke his wrist.
Wherever Florida State ends up this bowl season, they’ll likely be without one of their kick returns, Karlos Williams. In his weekly radio show, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said that Williams, a freshman, sustained a broken wrist in last Saturday’s 21-7 win over Florida, and that he would be out 6-8 weeks. “That’s a shame,”…
'Noles freshman kick returner broke a wrist against Florida, out 6-8 weeks, Jimbo Fisher saidTALLAHASSEE — Florida State may be without one of its key special teams weapons when the bowl season finally arrives.