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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Football Crushes UMass for Third Straight Win

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For the first time since 2017, Florida State football has a 3-game winning streak. The Seminoles celebrated homecoming at Doak Campbell Stadium with a 59-3 romp over Massachusetts.

A fumble on the opening kickoff by Travis Jay led to an early UMass field goal, but that was one of the few lowlights for FSU. The Seminoles finished with 586 yards to 241 for the Minutemen.

Eight different Seminoles found the end zone on Saturday. Jordan Travis rushed for a score while Cubba Purdy threw two. Jarvis Brownlee returned an interception 70 yards for FSU’s first non-offensive touchdown of the season. Jammie Robinson also added an interception in the win.

Finding the end zone for FSU in addition to Travis and Brownlee were Jashaun Corbin, Treshaun Ward, D.J. Williams, Camren McDonald, Lawrance Toafili and Jordan Young. Corbin rushed for a game-high 127 yards in the victory.

The 59 points was the most points scored by FSU against an FBS opponent since the 2015 opener against Texas State. It also marked the first time that FSU did not allow a touchdown since October 2016 against Wake Forest.

With the win, FSU improves to 3-4. It will travel to take on Clemson on Saturday.

Football

Record: 3-4 (2-2 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (1-0), beat Massachusetts on Saturday, 59-3.
Upcoming: at Clemson (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: Trevion Williams, 4-star DL* (No. 260 overall)*
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 13 nationally, third in ACC (16 total commitments)*
Big Picture: For the first time in four years, FSU has a 3-game winning streak.

Soccer

Record: 14-0-1 (7-0-1 ACC)
Ranking: No. 1 United Soccer Coaches
Past Week: (0-0-1), tied North Carolina on Thursday, 2-2
Upcoming: at Duke (Sunday); vs. Virginia (Thursday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Florida State’s aura of invincibility may be gone after the tie with North Carolina, but the Seminoles remain the nation’s only undefeated team.

Volleyball

Record: 13-5 (6-3 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (1-1), lost to Pittsburgh on Sunday, 3-1; beat Virginia Tech on Friday, 3-0
Upcoming: at Wake Forest (Sunday); vs. Boston College (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: With Friday’s win at Virginia Tech, FSU’s Chris Poole became the fastest coach to 200 ACC wins.

Cross Country

Ranking: Men No. 19 USTFCCCA, No. 1 South Region; Women No. 10 USTFCCCA, No. 2 South
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: ACC Championships (Friday)
Recognitions: Adriaan Wildschutt (ACC Performer of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU was idle this week, but moved up in the polls. The FSU women are now in the top 10.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: N/A
Past Week: FSU finished third in the Jackson T. Stephens Cup before losing to Arizona in match play.
Upcoming: Daniel Island Invitational (Oct. 31 and Nov. 1)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a slow start, FSU played pretty well in Arkansas this past week.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 16 WGCA; No. 20 Golfweek/Sargarin Rankings; No. 17 Golfstat
Past Week: Finished fourth at Jim West Challenge
Upcoming: Landfall Tradition (Friday through Oct. 31)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU had a decent showing out in Texas this past week. The Seminoles now prepare to head to Wilmington, N.C.

Swimming and Diving

Ranking: Men No. 15 CSCAA Coaches Poll
Past Week: FSU men beat Georgia Tech on Saturday, 150-148; FSU women beat Georgia Tech on Saturday, 159-141
Upcoming: vs. Florida Southern (Saturday)
Recognitions: Joshua Davidson (ACC Men’s Diver of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU picked up a hard-fought sweep over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Men’s Basketball

Ranking: No. 20 AP
Upcoming: vs. Pennsylvania (Nov. 10)
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 35 nationally, ninth in ACC (3 total commitment)*
Big Picture: FSU was picked to finish second in the ACC this upcoming season. That is its highest preseason projection ever.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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

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