Will it be enough to help make the difference needed as the 13th-ranked Seminoles (6-2) enter the regular-season's final month?
FSU coach Bobby Bowden certainly hopes so. He's know what he hasn't seen from his offensive unit lately.
"No explosion. We haven't exploded," Bowden said.
"Somebody has to make a long play. That's got to happen. I don't complain any more about close wins or whether the offense or defense was more important.
"You have to realize this about Maryland, they're the No. 1 defense in the conference, not us. We're second. So they are a pretty good defense. We had what we would call two touchdowns called back (both from receiver Craphonso Thorpe).
"Thorpe came down with a foot in the end zone and the ball and that normally would be a touchdown. It was close. We're that dadgum close. But close doesn't count in football."
Rix threw for his first touchdown of the season Saturday against Maryland when he connected with Chauncey Stovall on a 16-yard pass. The touchdown was Rix's 61st of his career.
Rix also has now passed for 7,989 yards. He needs only 11 yards to become only the 10th player in ACC history to pass for 8,000 or more career yards.
With former Seminole Chris Weinke already on that list with 9,839 career passing yards, Rix would make FSU one of only four ACC schools with multiple career 8,000 yard passers.
At the moment, however,FSU fans are not concerned about anyone's legacy. The Seminoles need results and need them in a hurry.
Bowden was pleased with Rix's practice on Tuesday.
"He did a good job. I thought the quarterbacks did a pretty good job today. He looked like the old Chris," Bowden said.