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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Football Gets First Win of Season on Last-Second FG

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On the 45th anniversary of legendary Bobby Bowden’s first win as Florida State head coach, the Seminoles collected their first victory since his passing. A 34-yard field goal by Ryan Fitzgerald as time expired was the difference in a 33-30 win over Syracuse on Saturday.

Quarterback Jordan Travis had runs of 33 and 25 yards on the decisive drive to set up the winning kick. Travis finished with 113 yards rushing and a pair of touchdown passes in the victory.

As a team, Florida State twice led by 10 points, but was unable to hold that lead. Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader also had a big day rushing, going for 137 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

FSU rushed for 247 yards as a team to 239 for the Orange. Treshaun Ward and Jashaun Corbin rushed for 66 and 65 yards, respectively, in the victory.

Camren McDonald and Keyshawn Helton each caught touchdowns in the win. Also scoring for FSU was Andrew Parchment, who was alert on a lateral pass that he scooped up for a touchdown.

With the win, FSU improves to 1-4 and 1-2 in ACC play. The Seminoles hit the road next week to face North Carolina.


Record: 1-4 (1-2 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (1-0), beat Syracuse on Saturday, 33-30
Upcoming: at North Carolina (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 10 nationally, first in ACC (18 total commitments)*
Big Picture: After its first 0-4 start in 47 years, FSU got in the win column on Saturday with a thrilling victory over Syracuse.


Record: 11-0 (4-0 ACC)
Ranking: No. 1 United Soccer Coaches
Past Week: (2-0), defeated Louisville on Sunday, 3-0; beat Clemson on Friday, 4-1
Upcoming: vs. Syracuse (Thursday)
Recognitions: Emily Madril, M/D (ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU continues its dominance on the soccer field. Head coach Mark Krikorian earned his 300th career victory on Friday against Clemson.


Record: 9-3 (2-1 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (1-1), lost at Louisville on Sunday, 3-0; beat NC State on Friday, 3-1
Upcoming: vs. North Carolina (Sunday); at Miami (Wednesday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU bounced back from a tough loss at Louisville with a solid ACC win over NC State.

Cross Country

Ranking: Men No. 29 USTFCCCA, No. 3 South Region; Women No. 18 USTFCCCA, No. 3 South
Past Week: FSU men finished fourth, women seventh at Notre Dame Invite
Upcoming: FSU Invite (Oct. 15)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Both the FSU men and women had a strong showing in South Bend. On the men’s side, Adriaan Wildschutt won his third meet of the season.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 16 Golfweek Coaches Poll
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: Barbara Nicklaus Cup (Monday and Tuesday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a rough start to the season, FSU had the week off.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 12 WGCA
Past Week: Finished third at Schooner Fall Classic
Upcoming: Barbara Nicklaus Cup (Monday and Tuesday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU had a strong showing in its season debut in Oklahoma.

Swimming and Diving

Ranking: N/A
Upcoming: FIU TYR Classic (Friday and Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU will begin its season this weekend in Miami.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: Tom House, F (Unranked*)
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 54 nationally, eighth in ACC (2 total commitment)*
Big Picture: FSU’s commitment list doubled this week with the addition of Ohio sharpshooter Tom House.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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

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