Published: Fri, September 16, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Jameis Winston gave Florida State halftime pep talk

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack).

MS wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (14) celebrates his 3-yard touchdown reception against Florida State with tight end Evan Engram (17) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. "Wide receivers, y'all can not be stopped the whole game". He took it up a notch when he traveled to Orlando Monday night for the Camping World Kickoff. Things were looking very, very bad, and Florida State was looking at a blowout potentially the size of the 2014 Rose Bowl vs. Oregon. The Seminoles then went on a tear with a 24-0 run in the third quarter and a 33-0 run overall before the Rebels got back on the board, going from up 28-6 to down 39-34. "I was a first-time starter so had a lot of first-game jitters but then I settled down". In sum, Winston had some encouraging things to say about the Seminoles' skill players on offense, but was critical - and correctly so - about an offensive line that missed block after block in the first half.

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This was a comeback unlike the FSU comebacks we've seen the last couple years. He finished 33-for-52 for 420 yards with two touchdowns and no turnovers.

Ole Miss (0-1) sprinted out to a 22-point lead with 3:04 left in the first half after running back Akeem Judd shook a Seminoles defender and raced 11 yards for a touchdown. After some shaky moments early, some of which were caused by protection problems, Francois showed why the Seminoles coaches have been so high on him. After falling behind by 22 points, getting dominated on both lines of scrimmage and making insane mistakes like Dalvin Cook fumbling away the easiest touchdown he could ever score, it would have been easy for the Seminoles to say it wasn't their day. Disappointed not to start, Swoopes still played a huge role in the offense with three touchdowns and big runs that punished Notre Dame tacklers who struggled to bring him down. His arm talent is impressive and his willingness to stay in the pocket to take the big hit on release was uncanny for a first time starter. All was forgiven later, as Cook ended his night with 192 all-purpose yards, including 101 receiving yards. He also rushed for 91 yards on 23 carries. The No. 3 Seminoles beat Ole Miss 45-34 on Monday. Francois would continue the trend of converting third downs, hitting Travis Rudolph for a first down on a 3rd and 15 for 27 yards.

FSU Kicker Ricky Aguayo, yes he is former FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo's brother, also chipped in with 6 field goals. He was carted off the field. His injury hurt the secondary because it didn't have a defensive back to leave out on an island in coverage.

You have to give plenty of credit to Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher. The second half was a different story.

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