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MARIO PENDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pender Will Get Opportunity to Shine for ‘Noles

He can sometimes be a forgotten part of Florida State’s 2-deep roster, but the upcoming season should present a chance for running back Mario Pender to show what’s he capable of. A redshirt junior, Pender will be the veteran in the FSU backfield for 2015. A former 4-star recruit out of Cape Coral, finding his way onto the big stage has been a struggle. As the Seminoles won their...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida State Cruises by Syracuse 38-20

Mario Pender scored from 12 yards out on Florida State’s opening drive and the top-ranked Seminoles never looked back in a 38-20 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome Saturday. Florida State started off strong marching right down the field for the first score of the day but was never quite able to totally blow the doors off a Syracuse squad who came into the game at 2-3 (0-1 ACC...
Via Noled Out
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida State defeats Syracuse behind Winston's 3 TD passes

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- With more distractions swirling around him, Jameis Winston was nearly flawless, throwing for 317 yards and three touchdowns, Mario Pender scored twice, and top-ranked Florida State beat Syracuse 38-20 on Saturday. Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won a school-record 22 straight games, the longest streak in the nation, and 19 in a row in the...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida State beats Syracuse 38-20

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) With more distractions swirling around him, Jameis Winston was nearly flawless, throwing for 317 yards and three touchdowns, Mario Pender scored twice, and top-ranked Florida State beat Syracuse 38-20 on Saturday. Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won a school-record 22 straight games, the longest streak in the nation, and 19 in a row in...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State rolls through Syracuse to remain undefeated

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- With more distractions swirling around him, Jameis Winston was nearly flawless, throwing for 317 yards and three touchdowns, Mario Pender scored twice, and top-ranked Florida State beat Syracuse 38-20 on Saturday. Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won a school-record 22 straight games, the longest streak in the nation, and 19 in a row in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Balls: FSU-Wake Forest

Top-ranked Florida State overcame a slow start on Saturday to pound Wake Forest 43-3. The Seminoles improved to 5-0 on the season and earned head coach Jimbo Fisher the 50th victory of his career. With a trip to Upstate New York to face Syracuse looming, the Noled Out staff hands out its game balls for Saturday’s victory. Offense Mike Ferguson & Jon Marchant’s Game Ball:...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Concussions will hold Seminoles Edwards, Pender out vs. NC State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State starting defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. and backup running back Mario Pender will sit out Saturday against North Carolina State after suffering concussions last week against Clemson. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher announced the moves Thursday. The top-ranked Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 ACC) will be down two starting defensive linemen after Niles Lawrence...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State without Mario Edwards Jr., Mario Pender against NC State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State starting defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. and backup running back Mario Pender will sit out Saturday against North Carolina State after suffering concussions last week against Clemson. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher announced the moves Thursday. The top-ranked Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 ACC) will be down two starting defensive linemen after Niles Lawrence...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Shooting reportedly tied to dispute between FSU teammates

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- An argument between two Florida State football players reportedly led to a Dec. 22 shooting at a Tallahassee apartment complex that left one man shot in the head. The incident occurred amidst a dispute between FSU tailback Mario Pender and offensive lineman Ira Denson, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. The victim, Tim Pruitt, is the half brother of Pender and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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