2017 Florida State Seminoles football team

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2017 Florida State Seminoles football
Florida State Seminoles alternate logo.svg
Independence Bowl champion
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Atlantic Division
2017 record 7–6 (3–5 ACC)
Head coach Jimbo Fisher (8th as head coach, 11th overall season)
Odell Haggins (interim)
Co-offensive coordinator Lawrence Dawsey (4th as coordinator, 11th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinator Randy Sanders (4th as coordinator, 5th overall season)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Charles Kelly (4th as coordinator, 5th overall season)
Base defense 3-4/Nickel
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 79,560)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 4 Clemson xy$^   7 1         12 2  
No. 23 NC State   6 2         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Louisville   4 4         8 5  
Wake Forest   4 4         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 13 Miami xy   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Virginia Tech   5 3         9 4  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Duke   3 5         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         5 7  
Virginia   3 5         6 7  
North Carolina   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Miami 3
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of October 18, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the sport of American football during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Seminoles competed in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference and were led by eighth-year head coach Jimbo Fisher until he left to coach at Texas A&M before the final game of the regular season. They were then coached by interim head coach Odell Haggins. Home games were played at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida.

In 2016, the Seminoles won 10 games for the fifth straight season and appeared in the Orange Bowl, a fifth consecutive appearance in a major bowl game. Running back Dalvin Cook,[1] defensive end DeMarcus Walker,[2] offensive tackle Roderick Johnson and cornerback Marquez White[3] went on to be selected in the NFL Draft.

Prior to the start of the season, Deondre Francois, Jacques Patrick, Cam Akers, Nyquan Murray, Landon Dickerson, and Cole Minshew were named preseason All-ACC offensive selections while Derwin James, Tarvarus McFadden, Derrick Nnadi, Josh Sweat, Brian Burns, and Matthew Thomas were named preseason All-ACC defensive selections.[4] In the pre-season media poll, Florida State was picked to finish first in the ACC Atlantic and win the conference title and Francois was picked as runner-up for ACC Player of the Year[5] while Alec Eberle, McFadden, and James were named to the pre-season All-ACC team.[6]

In the opening game against Alabama, quarterback Deondre Francois suffered a season ending knee injury which resulted in true freshman James Blackman being named the starter for the remainder of the season, leading to the program's worst start since 1976 although the Seminoles went on to become bowl eligible for the 36th consecutive year.[7] Following the game against Florida, Jimbo Fisher resigned as coach; associate coach Odell Haggins was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season.[8]

On December 21, 2017, an unofficial report was published on Reddit claiming that the Seminoles were not bowl eligible due to an NCAA rule stating that for an FCS opponent to be countable towards bowl eligibility, the FCS program must have awarded 90% of the FCS scholarship limit.[9] Delaware State, an FCS team that lost to FSU earlier in the season, did not meet the 90% threshold set by the NCAA. Without this win, FSU stood at 5–6 on the season. However, on December 22, 2017, Florida State addressed the issue and stated that Delaware State verified its scholarship situation as eclipsing the 90-percent threshold. This, FSU claims, is due to an alleged established NCAA rule interpretation, allowing academic and other non-athletic scholarships to count towards the required threshold, however they did not reference the interpreted rule.[10] The confirmation officially gave Florida State bowl eligibility, and allowed the team to play in the Walk-On's Independence Bowl.

Coaching staff[edit]

Florida State Seminoles coaches

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

Roster[edit]

2017 Florida State Seminoles football

Quarterback

  • 10 Bailey Hockman – Freshman (6′2, 187)
  • 12 Deondre FrancoisRedshirt Sophomore (6′2, 205)
  • 14 Jake Rizzo – Redshirt Freshman (6′0, 193)
  • 16 J.J. Costentino – Redshirt Junior (6′5, 230)
  • 1 James Blackman – Freshman (6′5, 163)

Tailback

  •  3 Cam AkersFreshman (5′11, 213) *
  •  7 Ryan Green – Redshirt Senior (5′11, 204)
  •  9 Jacques Patrick – Junior (6′2, 231)
  • 22 Amir Rasul – Sophomore (5′10, 196)
  • 26 Johnathan Vickers – Redshirt Junior (6′1, 228)
  • 37 Blaik Middleton – Redshirt Sophomore (5′10, 194)
  • 43 Jake Duff – Redshirt Sophomore (6′0, 184)
  • 14 Deonte Sheffield – Freshman (5′10, 198)
  • 27 Zaquandre White – Freshman (6′0, 210)

Fullback

  • 33 Colton Plante – Junior (6′2, 236)
  • 35 Gabe Nabers – Sophomore (6′3, 244)

Wide Receiver

  •  5 Da'Vante Phillips – Junior (6′1, 206)
  •  8 Nyqwan Murray – Junior (5′11, 176)
  • 11 George CampbellRedshirt Sophomore (6′4, 207)
  • 18 Auden Tate – Junior (6′5, 225)
  • 27 Tyriq Withers – Redshirt Freshman (6′4, 197)
  • 28 Gilbert Henric – Redshirt Sophomore (6′0, 194)
  • 83 Bryan LaCivita – Redshirt Senior (6′1, 178)
  • 86 Justin Motlow – Redshirt Junior (5′11, 183)
  • 87 Jared Jackson – Redshirt Senior (6′2, 199)
  • 89 Keith Gavin – Sophomore (6′3, 225)
  • 4 Khalan Laborn – Freshman (5′10, 199) (+RB)
  • 29 D.J. Matthews – Freshman (5′11, 160)
  • 15 Tamorrion Terry – Freshman (6′4, 208)

Tight End

  •  6 Tre' McKitty – Freshman (6′4, 235)
  • 36 Eric Johnson – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 225)
  • 49 N'Namdi Green – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 238)
  • 81 Ryan Izzo – Redshirt Junior (6′5, 245)
  • 82 Naseir Upshur – Sophomore (6′2, 249)
  • 88 Mavin Saunders – Redshirt Junior (6′5, 257)
  • 80 Alexander Marshall – Freshman (6′7, 240) *

Kicker

  • 21 Logan Tyler – Sophomore (6′0, 201)
  • 23 Ricky Aguayo – Sophomore (6′2, 196)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 51 Baveon Johnson – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 326)
  • 52 David Robbins – Redshirt Sophomore (6′4, 324)
  • 53 Joshua Peters – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 274)
  • 54 Alec Eberle – Redshirt Junior (6′4, 294)
  • 57 Corey Martinez – Redshirt Junior (6′4, 298)
  • 60 Andrew Boselli – Redshirt Freshman (6′4, 303)
  • 62 Ethan Frith – Junior (6′7, 316)
  • 68 Greg Turnage – Redshirt Sophomore (6′3, 283)
  • 69 Landon Dickerson – Sophomore (6′5, 310)
  • 71 Brock Ruble – Redshirt Junior (6′8, 319)
  • 70 Cole Minshew – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 338)
  • 72 Mike Arnold – Redshirt Freshman (6′4, 339)
  • 73 Jauan Williams – Redshirt Freshman (6′6, 300)
  • 74 Derrick Kelly II – Redshirt Junior (6′5, 323)
  • 75 Abdul Bello – Redshirt Sophomore (6′6, 312)
  • 76 Rick Leonard – Senior (6′7, 306)
  • 79 Josh Ball – Redshirt Freshman (6′8, 287)
  • 59 Brady Scott – Freshman (6′5, 285)

Defensive Tackle

  • 12 Arthur Williams – Redshirt Junior (6′4, 327)
  • 49 Cedric Wood – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 321)
  • 55 Fredrick Jones – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 298)
  • 86 Darvin Taylor II – Redshirt Sophomore (6′3, 304)
  • 90 Demarcus Christmas – Redshirt Junior (6′4, 308)
  • 91 Derrick NnadiSenior (6′1, 312)
  • 94 Walvenski Aime – Junior (6′5, 300)
  • 96 Justin Smith – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 265)
  • 98 JT Mertz – Junior (6′2, 265)
  • 21 Marvin WilsonFreshman (6′4, 329)
  • 53 Ja'len Parks – Freshman (6′3, 288)
  • 92 Cory Durden – Freshman (6′4, 316)

Defensive End

  •  9 Josh SweatJunior (6′5, 250)
  • 11 Janarius Robinson – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 249)
  • 13 Joshua Kaindoh – Freshman (6′6, 250)
  • 31 Kris Dixon – Redshirt Sophomore (6′1, 217)
  • 39 Claudio Williams – Redshirt Sophomore (6′0, 260)
  • 67 Adam Torres – Redshirt Junior (6′4, 281)
  • 84 Jalen Wilkerson – Redshirt Sophomore (6′4, 273)
  • 97 Isaiah Smallwood – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 216)
  • 99 Brian BurnsSophomore (6′5, 218)
  • 98 Tre Lawson – Freshman (6′6, 240)
 

Linebacker

  •  5 Dontavius Jackson – Sophomore (6′2, 249)
  •  6 Matthew Thomas – Redshirt Senior (6′3, 227)
  • 16 Jacob Pugh – Senior (6′4, 229)
  • 18 Ro'Derrick Hoskins – Redshirt Senior (6′2, 240)
  • 22 Adonis Thomas – Redshirt Sophomore (6′3, 228)
  • 36 Brandon Barrett – Redshirt Sophomore (6′1, 230)
  • 40 Nick Patti – Redshirt Junior (6′1, 225)
  • 45 Delvin Purifoy – Redshirt Junior (6′2, 246)
  • 47 Joseph Garcia – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 210)
  • 48 Vernon Norwood – Redshirt Junior (6′0, 214)
  • 51 Josh Brown – Sophomore (6′3, 216)
  • 56 Emmett Rice – Sophomore (6′2, 203)
  • 35 Leonard Warner – Freshman (6′4, 226)
  • 26 DeCalon Brooks – Freshman (5′11, 197)

Defensive Backs

  •  1 Levonta TaylorSophomore (5′10, 169)
  •  3 Derwin JamesRedshirt Sophomore (6′3, 211)
  •  4 Tarvarus McFaddenJunior (6′2, 198)
  •  7 Ermon Lane – Senior (6′3, 209)
  •  8 Stanford Samuels III – Freshman (6′2, 170)
  • 10 Calvin Brewton – Junior (6′0, 186)
  • 13 Lawrence Dawsey Jr. – Redshirt Freshman (5′11, 165)
  • 15 Carlos Becker III – Sophomore (6′2, 183)
  • 19 A.J. Westbrook – Junior (6′0, 186)
  • 20 Trey Marshall – Senior (6′0, 210)
  • 23 Herbans Paul – Redshirt Senior (6′2, 191)
  • 24 Cyrus Fagan – Freshman (6′2, 180)
  • 26 Joseph Schergen – Redshirt Freshman (5′9, 170)
  • 28 Malique Jackson – Senior (6′0, 170)
  • 29 Nate Andrews – Redshirt Senior (6′0, 214)
  • 32 Array Culmer – Redshirt Junior (5′7, 158)
  • 33 Kameron House – Redshirt Freshman (5′10, 185)
  • 35 Michael Barulich – Redshirt Sophomore (5′11, 195)
  • 37 Kyle Meyers – Sophomore (6′0, 168) *
  • 38 Izaiah Prouse-Lackey – Redshirt Junior (5′9, 177)
  • 41 Zachary Weber – Redshirt Freshman (6′0, 190)
  • 46 John Moschella III – Redshirt Freshman (5′9, 190)
  • 23 Hamsah Nasirildeen – Freshman (6′3, 210) *
  • 27 Ontaria Wilson – Freshman (6′0, 160) *

Long Snappers

  • 40 Ken Burnham – Redshirt Junior (6′0, 203)
  • 47 Stephen GabbardSenior (6′3, 248)
  • 63 Tanner Adkison – Redshirt Freshman (5′10, 190)
  • Grant Glennon – Freshman (6′3, 220)

2017 Florida State Spring Football Roster

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 3 (4) 10 11 12 RV RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches 3 (4) 9 10 11 25 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 1 Alabama* No. 3 Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Kickoff) ABC L 7–24   76,330
September 23 12:00 p.m. NC State No. 12 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC/ESPN2 L 21–27   73,541
September 30 3:30 p.m. at Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ABC W 26–19   31,588
October 7[a] 3:30 p.m. No. 13 Miami (FL) Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ESPN L 20–24   78,169
October 14 12:00 p.m. at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ESPN2 W 17–10   31,073
October 21 12:00 p.m. Louisville Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPN L 28–31   72,764
October 27 8:00 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN L 3–35   40,629
November 4 12:20 p.m. Syracuse Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ACCN W 27–24   71,805
November 11 3:30 p.m. at No. 4 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Rivalry) ESPN L 14–31   81,436
November 18 12:00 p.m. Delaware State*dagger Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ACCRSN W 77–6   70,599
November 25 12:00 p.m. at Florida* Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Rivalry) ESPN W 38–22   89,066
December 2[b] 12:00 p.m. Louisiana–Monroe* Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ACCN Extra W 42–10   58,780
December 27 1:30 p.m. vs. Southern Miss* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN W 42–13   33,601
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time
All dates, times and TV are tentative and subject to change.

Alabama[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2–1[11] 2007 Fla St., 21–14
Florida State vs. Alabama
1 2 34Total
#3 Seminoles 0 7 007
#1 Crimson Tide 3 7 11324

at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Total Yards
250
Passing Yards
210
Rushing Yards
40
Leading Passer
Deondre Francois
19/33; 210 yards, 1 TD
Leading Rusher
Cam Akers
10 carries, 30 yards
Leading Receiver
Keith Gavin
7 receptions, 50 yards

NC State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
26–11[11] 2016 Fla St., 24–20
NC State vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
Wolfpack 10 7 3727
#12 Seminoles 0 10 3821

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: September 23
  • Game time: 12:06 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 83 °F • Wind: NE 7 mph • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 73,541
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Anthony Becht (analyst), Rocky Boiman (sideline)
  • [13]
Total Yards
382
Passing Yards
278
Rushing Yards
104
Leading Passer
James Blackman
22/38; 278 yards, 1 TD
Leading Rusher
Cam Akers
12 carries, 56 yards
Leading Receiver
Auden Tate
9 receptions, 138 yards, 1 TD

Wake Forest[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
28–6–1[11] 2016 Fla St., 17–6
Florida State vs. Wake Forest
1 2 34Total
Seminoles 3 10 31026
Demon Deacons 3 9 0719

at BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Date: September 30
  • Game time: 3:36 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 74° F • Wind: NNE 10 mph • Weather: Mostly sunny
  • Game attendance: 31,588
  • Referee: David Epperley
  • TV announcers (ABC): Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Tommy Tuberville (analyst), Paul Carcaterra (sideline)
  • [14]
Total Yards
270
Passing Yards
121
Rushing Yards
149
Leading Passer
James Blackman
11/21; 121 yards, 1 TD
Leading Rusher
Jacques Patrick
19 carries, 120 yards, 1 TD
Leading Receiver
Jacques Patrick
3 receptions, 26 yards

Miami (FL)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
30–31[11] 2016 Fla St., 20–19
Miami vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
#13 Hurricanes 0 0 101424
Seminoles 3 0 01720

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: October 7
  • Game time: 3:35 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 89° F • Wind: SE 11 mph • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 78,169
  • Referee: Duane Heydt
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst), Tom Luginbill (sideline)
  • [15]
Total Yards
406
Passing Yards
203
Rushing Yards
203
Leading Passer
James Blackman
17/28; 203 yards, 2 TD
Leading Rusher
Cam Akers
20 carries, 121 yards
Leading Receiver
Auden Tate
3 receptions, 56 yards, 1 TD

Duke[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
19–0[11] 2013 Fla St., 45–7
Florida State vs. Duke
1 2 34Total
Seminoles 7 0 3717
Blue Devils 0 3 7010

at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

  • Date: October 14
  • Game time: 12:01 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 72° F • Wind: N 3 mph • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 31,073
  • Referee: Jeff Maconaghy
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (analyst), Kris Budden (sideline)
  • [16]
Total Yards
425
Passing Yards
197
Rushing Yards
228
Leading Passer
James Blackman
18/21; 197 yards, 1 TD
Leading Rusher
Cam Akers
15 carries, 115 yards, 1 TD
Leading Receiver
Nyqwan Murray
5 receptions, 81 yards

Louisville[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–3[11] 2016 Lou., 63–20
Louisville vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 7 7 14331
Seminoles 7 7 01428

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: October 21
  • Game time: 12:02 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 78° F • Wind: E 13 mph • Weather: Humid
  • Game attendance: 72,764
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mark Jones (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (analyst), Quint Kessenich (sideline)
  • [17]
Total Yards
403
Passing Yards
248
Rushing Yards
155
Leading Passer
James Blackman
16/28; 248 yards, 2 TD
Leading Rusher
Cam Akers
16 carries, 75 yards
Leading Receiver
Nyqwan Murray
4 receptions, 95 yards

Boston College[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–4[11] 2016 Fla St., 45–7
Florida State vs. Boston College
1 2 34Total
Seminoles 0 3 003
Eagles 7 14 14035

at Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 8:01 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 52° F • Wind: SW 7 mph • Weather: Humid
  • Game attendance: 40,629
  • Referee: Stuart Mullins
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Adam Amin (play-by-play), Mack Brown (analyst), Jen Lada (sideline)
  • [18]
Total Yards
213
Passing Yards
149
Rushing Yards
64
Leading Passer
James Blackman
11/26; 102 yards
Leading Rusher
Cam Akers
18 carries, 42 yards
Leading Receiver
Nyqwan Murray
3 receptions, 102 yards

Syracuse[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–1[11] 2016 Fla St., 45–14
Syracuse vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
Orange 0 14 3724
Seminoles 7 14 3327

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: November 4
  • Game time: 12:22 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 78° F • Wind: ENE 3 mph • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 71,805
  • Referee: Gary Patterson
  • TV announcers (ACC Network): Tom Werme (play-by-play), Dave Archer (analyst), D.J. Shockley (sideline)
  • [19]
Total Yards
343
Passing Yards
136
Rushing Yards
207
Leading Passer
James Blackman
12/19; 136 yards, 1 TD
Leading Rusher
Cam Akers
22 carries, 209 yards, 2 TD
Leading Receiver
Nyqwan Murray
3 receptions, 60 yards, 1 TD

Clemson[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
20–10[11] 2016 Clem., 37–34
Florida State vs. Clemson
1 2 34Total
Seminoles 0 0 7714
#4 Tigers 7 10 01431

at Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina

  • Date: November 11
  • Game time: 3:36 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 48° F • Wind: ENE 10 mph • Weather: Mostly sunny
  • Game attendance: 81,436
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Todd McShay (sideline)
  • [20]
Total Yards
229
Passing Yards
208
Rushing Yards
21
Leading Passer
James Blackman
13/32; 208 yards, TD
Leading Rusher
Cam Akers
12 carries, 40 yards
Leading Receiver
Nyqwan Murray
4 receptions, 73 yards

Delaware State[edit]

Overall record
0–0[11]
Delaware State vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
Hornets 6 0 006
Seminoles 21 35 71477

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 12:04 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 70° F • Wind: N 2 mph • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 70,599
  • Referee: Duane Heydt
  • TV announcers (Fox Sports Network): Evan Lepler (play-by-play), Takeo Spikes (analyst), Kelsey Wingert (sideline)
  • [21]
Total Yards
482
Passing Yards
236
Rushing Yards
246
Leading Passer
James Blackman
11/15; 179 yards, 3 TD
Leading Rusher
Ryan Green
7 carries, 96 yards, 2 TD
Leading Receiver
Keith Gavin
4 carries, 78 yards

Florida[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
25–34–2[11] 2016 Fla St., 31–13
Florida State vs. Florida
1 2 34Total
Seminoles 7 17 01438
Gators 7 6 3622

at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida

  • Date: November 25
  • Game time: 12:02 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 68° F • Wind: WNW 2 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 89,066
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Anthony Becht (analyst), Rocky Boiman (sideline)
  • [22]
Total Yards
216
Passing Yards
128
Rushing Yards
88
Leading Passer
James Blackman
10/21; 128 yards, 2 TD
Leading Rusher
Jacques Patrick
15 carries, 67 yards
Leading Receiver
Ermon Lane
1 reception, 39 yards

Louisiana-Monroe[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0[11] 2011 Fla St., 34–0
Louisiana-Monroe vs. Florida State
1 2 34Total
Warhawks 0 0 10010
Seminoles 7 7 141442

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 12:04 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 75° F • Wind: W 3 mph • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 58,780
  • Referee: David Epperley
  • TV announcers (ACC Network Extra): Shawn Davison (play-by-play), Corey Simon (analyst), Ariya Massoudi (sideline)
  • [23]
Total Yards
504
Passing Yards
199
Rushing Yards
305
Leading Passer
James Blackman
14/22; 197 yards, 1 TD
Leading Rusher
Jacques Patrick
19 carries, 155 yards, 2 TD
Leading Receiver
Ermon Lane
3 receptions, 45 yards

Independence Bowl: Southern Miss[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–8–1[11] 1996 Fla St., 54–14
Southern Miss vs. Florida State (Independence Bowl)
1 2 34Total
Golden Eagles 6 0 7013
Seminoles 7 16 10942

at Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA

  • Date: December 27
  • Game time: 1:35 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 38° F • Wind: 10 mph • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 33,601
  • Referee: Greg Sujack
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave LaMont (play-by-play), Ahmad Brooks (analyst), Roddy Jones (sideline)
  • [24]
Total Yards
452
Passing Yards
238
Rushing Yards
214
Leading Passer
James Blackman
18/26; 233 yards, 4 TD
Leading Rusher
Cam Akers
13 carries, 94 yards
Leading Receiver
Auden Tate
5 receptions, 84 yards, 3 TD

Awards[edit]

Watchlists[edit]

Alec Eberle
Deondre Francois
Derwin James
Derwin James
Matthew Thomas
Derrick Nnadi
Tarvarus McFadden
Ryan Izzo
Ricky Aguayo
Alex Eberle
Derrick Nnadi
Derrick Nnadi
Josh Sweat
Tarvarus McFadden
Derwin James
Derwin James
Tarvarus McFadden
Derwin James
Jacob Pugh
Matthew Thomas
Alec Eberle
Deondre Francois
Jacques Patrick
Deondre Francois
Josh Sweat
Brian Burns
Nate Andrews
Ermon Lane
Trey Marshall
Ro'Derrick Hoskins
Jacob Pugh
Matthew Thomas
Derrick Nnadi

Honors[edit]

All-ACC[edit]

Name Selection
Derwin James First Team (Defense)
Alec Eberle Second Team (Offense)
Tarvarus McFadden Second Team (Defense)
Cam Akers Third Team (Offense)
Derrick Nnadi Third Team (Defense)
Ricky Aguayo Honorable Mention

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All-Americans[edit]

Name AP AFCA FWAA TSN WCFF USA Today Athlon CBS ESPN SI
Derwin James 2nd[44] 2nd[45] 2nd[44] 2nd[45] 2nd[44] 1st

NFL Draft[edit]

Five Seminoles were chosen in the 2018 NFL Draft:

Player Team Round Pick # Position
Derwin James Los Angeles Chargers 1st 17 S
Derrick Nnadi Kansas City Chiefs 3rd 75 DT
Rick Leonard New Orleans Saints 4th 127 OT
Josh Sweat Philadelphia Eagles 4th 130 DE
Ryan Izzo New England Patriots 7th 250 TE

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The game between Florida State and Miami, originally scheduled to be played on September 16, was moved to October 7 due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.
  2. ^ The game between Florida State and Louisiana-Monroe, originally scheduled for September 9, was canceled due to inclement weather from Hurricane Irma and later rescheduled for December 2.

References[edit]

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  45. ^ a b "James Named AFCA & Sporting News All-American". Seminoles.com. December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.

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