Three's Company

What do <b>Alex Barron, Ray Willis </b> and <b>Chauncey Stovall</b> have in common? After Saturday's game against Duke, they will be the only three Seminoles to start every game this season on the offensive side of the ball. Yes, Stovall is expected to be in that mix following a solid practice session on Thursday. This comes a day after the FSU coaches were leaning towards starting freshman <b>De'Cody Fagg</b> against the Blue Devils.

Chauncey Stovall wasn't supposed to be in that company.

Offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden said Wednesday that he was leaning toward giving freshman De'Cody Fagg the nod at split end over Stovall, who remains slowed by a pulled hamstring.

Bowden changed his mind on Thursday.

"I saw everything I needed to see today," Bowden said.

Stovall leads the team with five receiving touchdowns. He'll likely be the focal point of Seminoles' passing efforts since flanker Craphonso Thorpe will be serving a one-game suspension.

Much like last weekend, Fagg should see extended playing time anyway. In addition to Stovall, Lorne Sam (foot) and Willie Reid (groin) are also ailing.


Starting middle linebacker Buster Davis (arm) is available on Saturday but it will be a game time decision whether or not he starts.

Reserve strongside linebacker Ray Piquon (left knee) will not play against the Blue Devils. Piquon, who has ligament and cartilage damage, has elected not to have surgery until the off-season.

Surgery would end the senior's season but rest may give him the opportunity to play in a bowl game. Piquion started the season-opener at Miami.


One would think that Florida State might have a "nothing to lose" mentality against Duke and seize the opportunity to play a little bit looser.

"That's not the case," wide receiver Dominic Robinson said.

"I don't think loose is a good word to describe it. A lot of guys out here have a real sick feeling in their stomachs. Duke has to pay."

Robinson has an ideal situation that would qwell the hurting:

"We put up 60 points, 500 yards of total offense and then play the fourth quarter," he laughed.

"I played the game on Playstation today and we won 85-0."

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