FSU Dominates No.7 BYU 54-28

Entering the game Saturday the talk about the Florida State vs. BYU game was how good BYU would look as they continued their run to the BCS, not about if FSU had a chance to win the game. After a 54-28 drubbing of the Cougars, the Seminoles showed that are a team to be reckoned with.

The media looked at the Florida State/BYU game as an opportunity for BYU to get a signature win over the Seminoles as they continued their run as a potential BCS buster. There weren't many people who gave the Seminoles a shot after the way they played last week against Jacksonville State.

After racking up over 400 yards of offense against Miami the Seminoles showed that last week was an anomaly as they blasted and punched No.7 BYU in the mouth Saturday 54-28. The offense was nearly perfect as Christian Ponder led the unit to scores on their first 6 possessions as he went 21-25 for 195 yards and 2 scores through the air while gaining nearly 80 on the ground.

The offense was simply too much to handle for the Cougars as the Seminoles were an amazing 12-15 on 3rd downs, and they were effective in the redzone as they scored all 8 times inside BYU's 20. What also made it tough on BYU was the fact that it wasn't just one Seminole who helped put points on the board; Lonnie Pryor scored his first 2 career touchdowns, and Caz Piurowski and Jarmon Fortson continued to put points on the board.

While the game wasn't perfect on the defensive side of the ball they did make life rough on Max Hall. The senior quarterback threw 3 interceptions, with one being returned 67 yards for a back breaking touchdown by freshman Greg Reid. The 473 yards given up by the defense continues a negative trend with the Seminoles, but what was different than what we've seen so far this year is their ability to create turnovers.

The last time there was this much talk about an FSU team and a higher rated team on the road was when FSU went up to Boston College to face Matt Ryan and the 2nd ranked Eagles. Like that game the Seminoles came in with a chip on their shoulder, created turnovers, and beat a highly ranked team convincingly on the road.

With a tough schedule ahead the ‘Noles needed this win. A week ago FSU fans were in a panic wondering just how bad things were going to get. Now FSU fans are wondering if we're going to see a dynamic FSU offense lead this team to a good season.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for much more on the big FSU win.


Nole Digest Top Stories