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The Daily Nole — Sept. 25, 2016: Cook Enjoys Career-Day in Win at USF

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We’re a third of the way through the 2016 football season for Florida State as the Seminoles sit at 3-1 following Saturday’s win over South Florida. FSU now turns its attention to North Carolina, but there is plenty to talk about the program and other Seminole programs. We’ll do so in this rundown. The news and notes section will be updated.

Lead Story

Just more than one year after having a career-game against South Florida, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook bettered that effort against the same team, rushing for 267 yards and two touchdowns in Florida State’s 55-35 victory on Saturday.

The 267 yards rushing was one more than Cook’s previous career-high and the second-most in FSU history. Cook also led the team in receiving with four catches for 62 yards to finish with 329 yards — the largest offensive output from scrimmage by a Power 5 player in two years.

The big day for Cook gives him 495 yards rushing for the season and puts him back on pace to break Warrick Dunn’s career rushing record at FSU. Cook now owns three of the five biggest rushing days in FSU history. Cook may have also run himself back into the Heisman Trophy conversation.

Between the Lines

In addition to the 55-35 win over South Florida, Florida State’s women’s golf team has the lead at Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma. Morgane Metraux is also tied for the individual lead. The women’s tennis team sits in third place through two days in doubles at the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, South Carolina.

On the Agenda

Both the women’s golf and tennis teams will be back in action on Sunday. FSU soccer will host another national power in Virginia. That match begins at 1 p.m. EST. Also at 1 p.m., FSU volleyball hosts Louisville.

News and Notes

Florida State moved up to 12th in both traditional polls. FSU was previously No. 13 in the AP Poll and 14th in the Amway Coaches Poll.

A source confirmed to The Daily Nole that a deep thigh bruise is limiting freshman cornerback Levonta Taylor’s playing time.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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