Seminoles Speak: 'Noles 34, 'Hawks 0

So what did sophomore receiver Kenny Shaw and several other Florida State players have to say in the turf room after the game? Find out courtesy of our Seminoles Speak feature.

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Florida State sophomore defensive end Boern Werner blows past ULM's offensive line and puts pressure on quarterback Kolton Browning.

QB E.J. Manuel

On ULM's 3-3-5 defense:
"It was kind of tough. We thought we'd see some more stuff they did on film, but they didn't. It's something we've been working on in practice. They're a great team and did a terrific job of changing up their scheme."

CB Greg Reid

On the shutout victory:
"It means a lot. There's still some stuff we need to work on, still some stuff we have to get better at. I'm looking forward. This game is passed us. We have to look forward to Charleston Southern and try to get a shutout each and every week."

WR Kenny Shaw

On how it felt to get some significant time on the field:
"It felt pretty good. The first time I went in there, I had butterflies. But after that first catch, it all went away."

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On how ready he was to play finally another team:
"We were so ready. Man, camp seemed like it was forever. We had the three weeks and then the build-up of the game. It was so tedious. It felt great to get out there and hit some different-colored jerseys."

WR Greg Dent

On beating his man on the touchdown catch:
"I know if I'm open, E.J. will get me the ball. He did a great job of putting it in a place where I could make a play on it."

DE Bjoern Werner

On preserving the shutout in the fourth quarter:
"We always take it personal. [Defensive coordinator Mark] Stoops always says, ‘Every yard is personal,' whether it's the third backups or fourth backups. Our backups did a really good job keeping the shutout. We take a lot of pride in every yard."

John Crist is the editor-in-chief of, a Heisman Trophy voter and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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