You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myPalmBeachPost.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myPalmBeachPost.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myPalmBeachPost.com.

Seminoles coast past Boston College


Dalvin Cook ran for 108 yards and Deondre Francois tied a season high with three touchdown passes to help No. 20 Florida State rout Boston College 45-7 on Friday night.

Cook became only the second Seminoles back to go over 100 yards in 15 meetings against the Eagles and the first since Ricky Williams had 109 yards in 1980.

The junior, who also had a touchdown on 18 carries, moved within 19 yards of breaking Warrick Dunn’s school career mark of 3,959 yards.

Francois completed nine of his first 11 passes, and the Seminoles scored on their first two drives.

A 6-yard scoring strike to Auden Tate marked the first time Florida State (7-4, 4-3 ACC, No. 18 CFP) has scored on its opening drive since Sept. 24 at South Florida. The freshman was 16 of 24 for 183 yards, but suffered a shoulder contusion late in the third quarter and did not return.

Sean Maguire came in and added a pair of touchdowns. Tate, who had six receptions for 101 yards, had two touchdowns.

The Eagles (4-6, 1-5) had three first downs on their first two drives before having nine straight three-and-outs. They averted a shutout with 3:21 remaining in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Richard Wilson.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Florida State dropped a spot after last Saturday’s come-from-behind victory at North Carolina State, but it should go up a couple spots after its most convincing victory of the season.

THE TAKEAWAY

Florida State: For once the Seminoles were able to get off to a fast start as it led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Going into the game, they had been outscored 31-3 in the first quarter in their past five games.

Boston College: This is the first time since 2003 the Eagles have faced three ranked teams in a season. Based on the results, they might be hoping it doesn’t happen anytime soon. No. 3 Clemson, No. 5 Louisville and 20th-ranked FSU outscored the Eagles 153-24.

UP NEXT

Florida State: The Seminoles close out the ACC portion of their schedule at Syracuse. They have won eight straight over the Orange.

Boston College: The Eagles step outside of conference play to host Connecticut. This will be the first meeting between the two Northeast schools since 2004.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Competitor helps fellow runner complete London Marathon
Competitor helps fellow runner complete London Marathon

LONDON -- A competitor at the London Marathon exhibited some fine sportsmanship Sunday by helping a fellow runner cross the finish line, the BBC reported. >> Read more trending news  Matthew Rees put his arm around David Wyeth, who was struggling to reach the finish line, and guided him the final 150 yards to finish the race. The pair...
Pick 6: Toughest nonconference schedules in Power 5 in 2017
Pick 6: Toughest nonconference schedules in Power 5 in 2017

September could get very ugly for Fresno State.  On consecutive September Saturdays, the Bulldogs play at Alabama and at Washington.  Mercifully, Fresno State has the next week off before starting Mountain West play. The Bulldogs' final nonconference game comes in November when BYU comes to the San Joaquin Valley.  The Bulldogs, coming...
NFL draft: Evaluating ex-top recruits who didn't match hype
NFL draft: Evaluating ex-top recruits who didn't match hype

Receivers Malachi Dupre of LSU and Travis Rudolph of Florida State are prime examples of pro prospects who left high school as five-star recruits and now enter the NFL draft trying to overcome perceptions that they never fulfilled their promise in college.  For NFL teams, the challenge is figuring out why such players haven't met expectations...
Palmer’s hometown golf course adjusts to life without him
Palmer’s hometown golf course adjusts to life without him

It was a mild winter here, about 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, so the golf season started early at Latrobe Country Club, well in advance of Saturday’s annual Kickoff Classic. There has already been a much different feel to the season, though, as it is the first in more than 80 years that Arnold Palmer is not part of. His absence is felt most...
Barclays Center slugs it out with Madison Square Garden for fights
Barclays Center slugs it out with Madison Square Garden for fights

Throughout Madison Square Garden’s 138-year history, the arena and professional boxing have often fit like a fist in a glove. Since its first recorded prize fight — a three-round no-decision bout between heavyweights Jem Mace and Herbert Maori Slade on Feb. 2, 1883 — there have been 1,528 boxing events in the Garden’s main arena...
More Stories