FSU-Rice: Post-Game Notebook

FSU finished Saturday's victory over the visiting Rice Owls was just what the Seminoles had in mind heading into a bye week. The game marked several firsts for the Tribe this season. And in some cases, a few seasons.

100-YARD GAINERS:

Redshirt senior tailback Lorenzo Booker tallied his first 100-yard game of the season and fifth of his career against Rice. He finished the day with 115 yards on 14 carries. The last time that the California native past the century mark was against Clemson in 2005 when he finished the contest with 112 yard on the ground.

In addition to Booker's performance, co-No. 1 tailback Antone Smith notched the first 100-yard game of his young career with 137 yards on 12 carries. No. 6 had a career-long of run of 60 yards in the third quarter, which was the longest FSU run since former tailback Leon Washington scampered 60 yards on the opening drive of the 2005 Gator Bowl.

The last time that FSU had two rushers go over 100 yards was in that Gator Bowl when Booker had 101 yards and Washington had 195 yards.


SURRATT MAKING A HABIT OF POSTING SIX:

Junior starting fullback Joe Surratt entered Saturday's contest as the Tribe's leading scorer with 18 points in three games. Heading into a bye week he is still on top after plunging into the end zone two times against the Owls. Surratt is the first Seminole since Washington in 2004 to score in four consecutive games.


FRESHMEN GETTING REPS:

True freshmen Budd Thacker, Daron Rose, Matt Hardrick and Recardo Wright all saw the first action of their careers against the Owls. FSU has now played 15 true freshmen this season after playing just 12 all of last year.


DOUBLING UP:

Saturday marked the first time since 1995 that three Seminole players scored multiple touchdowns in one game. Surratt, Smith and Greg Carr all posted two touchdowns apiece against Rice. In 1995, Pooh Bear Williams, Andre Cooper and Warrick Dunn all accomplished the same feat in a 59-17 victory over the Maryland Terrapins.


MORE RUSHING ACHIEVEMENTS:

FSU scored five rushing touchdowns against Rice. Before that contest, the last time a Garnet and Gold offense had that many running scores was in a road loss to the Auburn Tigers in 1985.


12 OR MORE IN ALL 4:

FSU scored 12 or more points in all four quarters Saturday. The last time the Seminoles achieved 12 or more points in each quarter of a game was against Duke in 2003. FSU won that game 56-7.


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