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2013 Undrafted Free Agents: Jacksonville Jaguars

The one thing Gus Bradley said in an interview with the Florida Times-Union over the weekend with Vito Stellino is that this draft class had "juice." What he meant by that was a true passion for the game, a real personality when it comes to playing football.Hopefully the same can be said for the rookie free agents that were signed over the weekend and expected to come in...
Via Football Nation
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida State Pounds NIU, 31-10; Orange Bowl: 5 Things We Learned

A lot of columnists and 'experts' predicted Northern Illinois to beat Florida State, simply to seem bold or outlandish.  It was an embarrassing attention ploy, with no factual evidence to back it up.  The Seminoles proved myself and other realistic humans right Tuesday night, dominating the Huskies, 31-10, in the Discover Orange Bowl.  Florida State fullback Lonnie Pryor...
Via Football Nation
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 13 FSU beats No. 16 NIU 31-10 in Orange Bowl

No. 13 Florida State 31, No. 16 Northern Illinois 10. With AP Photos. By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer Laughing and mugging for the cameras, the Florida State Seminoles happily hoisted the Orange Bowl trophy as a consolation prize, their disappointment about failing to reach the national championship game all but forgotten. They figure next season will be different. Smothering defense...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Discover Orange Bowl: Florida State Wears Down Northern Illinois, 31-10

When the matchup for the Discover Orange Bowl was announced, one of the lines of thought was that Northern Illinois did not deserve to be in the game against Florida State. Northern Illinois struggled at times with the bigger Florida State Seminoles on both sides of the ball in a sloppy 31-10 victory in Sun Life Stadium Tuesday night. The game was controlled by the Florida State...
Via Bloguin Best
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Discover Orange Bowl: Florida State Wears Down Northern Illinois, 31-10

  When the matchup for the Discover Orange Bowl was announced, one of the lines of thought was that Northern Illinois did not deserve to be in the game against Florida State. Northern Illinois struggled at times with the bigger Florida State Seminoles on both sides of the ball in a sloppy 31-10 victory in Sun Life Stadium Tuesday night. The game was controlled by the...
Via Crystal Ball Run
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick hits: FSU tops NIU in Orange Bowl

No. 12 Florida State 31, No. 15 Northern Illinois 10 Five consecutive bowl victories Florida State has won five consecutive bowl games for the first time since the heyday of the Bobby Bowden era. FSU won 11 bowls in a row from 1985 until getting blown out by Florida on Jan. 2, 1997 in the Sugar Bowl. From that season until the start of the current streak, which began in 2008, the...
Via Fox Sports South
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick hits: FSU tops NIU in Orange Bowl

No. 12 Florida State 31, No. 15 Northern Illinois 10 Five consecutive bowl victories Florida State has won five consecutive bowl games for the first time since the heyday of the Bobby Bowden era. FSU won 11 bowls in a row from 1985 until getting blown out by Florida on Jan. 2, 1997 in the Sugar Bowl. From that season until the start of the current streak, which began in 2008, the...
Via Fox Sports South
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois falls to FSU, 31-10 in Orange

Northern Illinois started the night as a BCS-buster. The Huskies went home a BCS bust. A dismal first half put Northern Illinois in a hole, and two second-half turnovers proved costly as No. 13 Florida State topped the 16th-ranked Huskies 31-10 in the Orange Bowl on Tuesday night - hardly the ending that the Mid-American Conference champions were seeking in their first trip to...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 13 Florida St. 31, No. 16 N. Illinois 10

Anxious to avoid an Orange Bowl shocker, the Florida State Seminoles kept getting tricked. An onside kick fooled them, as did a fake punt, and a pooch punt by Northern Illinois' star quarterback. But the final score was no surprise. Florida State had too much speed and depth for the Huskies and pulled away for a 31-10 victory Tuesday night. Senior fullback Lonnie Pryor, voted...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Manuel, Seminoles beat NIU in Orange Bowl

MIAMI (AP) -- Anxious to avoid an Orange Bowl shocker, the Florida State Seminoles kept getting tricked. An onside kick fooled them, as did a fake punt, and a pooch punt by Northern Illinois' star quarterback. But the final score was no surprise. Florida State had too much speed and depth for the Huskies and pulled away for a 31-10 victory Tuesday night. Senior fullback Lonnie...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Manuel, Seminoles beat NIU in Orange Bowl

MIAMI (AP) -- Anxious to avoid an Orange Bowl shocker, the Florida State Seminoles kept getting tricked. An onside kick fooled them, as did a fake punt, and a pooch punt by Northern Illinois' star quarterback. But the final score was no surprise. Florida State had too much speed and depth for the Huskies and pulled away for a 31-10 victory Tuesday night. Senior fullback Lonnie...
Via Fox Sports South
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois screwed on fumble call that wasn’t overturned (Video)

The Orange Bowl between Northern Illinois and Florida State was actually somewhat close until a controversial call helped swing things in favor of the Seminoles. Northern Illinois was trailing 24-10 and had the ball at the FSU 38 early in the fourth quarter. Wide receiver Da’Ron Brown got the ball on an end-around pitch and tried reversing field. He was quickly brought down, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

'Noles pull away from upstart Huskies

Florida State stuffed Northern Illinois all-purpose threat Jordan Lynch for most of the night Tuesday and won the Orange Bowl 31-10. Senior fullback Lonnie Pryor, voted the game's outstanding player, ran for a career-high 134 yards and two scores in only five carries for Florida State. Senior EJ Manuel threw for 291 yards. The victory was a consolation prize for the No. 13...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

FSU bounces back to rout Boston College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida State played like it was on a mission. Or just plain angry. The No. 11 Seminoles suffered a one-point loss to N.C. State a week ago, and on Saturday night they took out their frustration on Boston College. Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel passed for a career-high 439 yards and four touchdowns, the Seminoles ran for 201 yards and a game-opening, goal...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

NoleDigest Take: FSU Offense

Florida State accumulated well over 400 yards offensively at South Florida Saturday night. Fullback Lonnie Pryor led the way with several nice runs and blocks as FSU went over the 30 point mark for the fifth time this season. Here is an analysis of the offense.
Via floridastate.scout.com
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 7 Florida St. 69, Murray St. 3

Lonnie Pryor, James Wilder Jr., and Debrale Smiley combined for seven rushing touchdowns Saturday to lead No. 7 Florida State to a 69-3 win over Murray State. Pryor ran for three TDs, and Smiley and Wilder added two apiece. Wilder finished with 106 yards rushing. Florida State (1-0) scored on their first touch of the new season on Rashad Greene's 47-yard punt return just 89...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 7 Florida State tramples Murray State

TALLAHASSEE Florida State needed just 89 seconds to find the end zone Saturday night. And when the game was over,more than threehours later, the Seminoles had steamrolled the Murray State defense and lit up the scoreboard in a 69-3 win. Murray State is anything but a good litmus test. And FSU's next opponent, Savannah State, is one of the worst teams in the Football Championship...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 7 Florida St tramples Murray State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Lonnie Pryor, James Wilder Jr., and Debrale Smiley combined for seven rushing touchdowns Saturday to lead No. 7 Florida State to a 69-3 win over Murray State. Pryor ran for three TDs, and Smiley and Wilder added two apiece. Wilder finished with 106 yards rushing. Florida State (1-0) scored on their first touch of the new season on Rashad Greene's 47...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Profile: TB A.J. Turman

Lonnie Pryor, Chris Thompson and Debrale Smiley are set all out of eligibility after the 2012 season, so Florida State is on the hunt for at least two running backs in the 2013 class. Boone's A.J. Turman is one of the better big ball carriers in the state and has made several trips to Tallahassee.
Via floridastate.scout.com
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

The Chalkboard: 'Noles 21, Gators 7

Florida State altered its coverage tendencies and came up with a big pick early. ... Lonnie Pryor did not reward his offensive line and bounced outside when he should have turned it up inside.
Via floridastate.scout.com
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Florida State Dominates Wolfpack to Win Big

For the third straight week, Florida State jumped out to a big lead and never looked back. The Noles impressed on Parent Day by defeating conference opponent NC State 34-0. Florida State is now 5-3 on the year, 3-2 in conference. Early on, Fisher's offense showed flash by picking up big yards on little bubble screen plays and slant routes across the middle. Quarterback...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Florida St. 34, NC State 0

EJ Manuel threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Florida State to a 34-0 win over North Carolina State. Florida State (5-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 24-0 at halftime and intercepted N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon twice en route to its first shutout of the season.. Manuel completed 25 of 34 passes and connected on scoring plays of 20 yards to Kenny...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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