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Florida State Blows Out Southern Mississippi

On September 9th, 2023, college football fans witnessed an electrifying showdown between the #4 Florida State Seminoles and Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The game, held at Florida State’s iconic Doak Campbell Stadium, was nothing short of a spectacle as the Seminoles put on a dominant performance, emerging victorious with a blowout win that left fans in awe. Leading up to this highly anticipated matchup, both teams had been preparing diligently. The Seminoles, known for their storied football program, were eager to continue their winning streak, while the Golden Eagles were determined to make a statement. The air was thick with anticipation as fans from both sides packed the stadium, hoping for an unforgettable game.

The Seminoles’ Stellar Offense

From the opening kickoff, the Seminoles displayed their offensive prowess. Led by their star quarterback, the dynamic Jordan Travis, the Seminoles wasted no time in putting points on the board. Travis’s pinpoint accuracy and impressive decision-making kept the Golden Eagles’ defense on their heels throughout the game. He threw for two touchdowns and 2nd string quarterback Tate Rodemaker had 2 TD passes as well, the Seminoles offense showcasing there versatility and athleticism. The Seminoles’ ground game was equally impressive, with running back Trey Benson rushing for 79 yrds on only 9 carries and three touchdowns. The offensive line’s exceptional blocking allowed Benson to break free for several long runs, leaving the Golden Eagles’ defense struggling to contain him and the Seminoles rushing attack. Also running back Caziah Holmes had 4 carries for 63 yrds and one touchdown. Wide receiver Keon Coleman a transfer from Michigan State was also instrumental in the Seminoles’ offensive explosion. Coleman hauled in one touchdown pass with 3 receptions and 48 yrds displaying his agility and route-running skills, while receivers Markeston Douglas, Darion Williamson and Vandrevius Jacobs also each had one touchdown reception making them a constant threat in the passing game. Seminoles offense racked up 554 total yards of offense in their dominat win over Southern Mississippi.

The Dominant Defense

While the Seminoles’ offense was putting on a show, their defense was equally impressive. The defensive line, anchored by All-American defensive end Jared Verse put relentless pressure on the Golden Eagles’ quarterback, sacking him two times and forcing one turnover.  The secondary was equally dominant, with cornerback Jarrian Jones intercepting a pass and returning it for 30 yards for a pick six and linebackers Kalen Deloach and Blake Nichelson delivering bone-crushing hits. The Seminoles’ defense held the Golden Eagles to just 258 total yards of offense, one touchdown and six punts. Seminoles defense consistently disrupted their offensive rhythm, earning high praise from their coaching staff and fans alike.

The Final Score and Implications

When the final whistle blew, the scoreboard read #4 Florida State 66 Southern Mississippi 13. It was a resounding victory for the Seminoles, one that showcased their offensive firepower and defensive tenacity. The implications of this blowout win are significant. The Seminoles have solidified their status as a powerhouse in college football, and their national championship aspirations look more attainable than ever. As for the Golden Eagles, this loss serves as a reminder of the work that lies ahead, but it also provides valuable lessons for their young and talented team. Florida State’s blowout win over Southern Mississippi on September 9th, 2023, will undoubtedly be remembered as a defining moment in the Seminoles’ season. With their high-octane offense and suffocating defense, they sent a clear message to the college football world: they are a force to be reckoned with. As the season progresses, fans eagerly await more thrilling performances from this dynamic team, hoping to witness their journey to championship glory.

 

 

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