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ACC: Does 56-35 Win Against Duke Mean FSU Has Turned a Corner?

(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Character Lines)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Duke dropped a 56-35 decision at Florida State on Saturday in its season finale at Doak Campbell Stadium in a Seminoles’ display of offensive power.

Florida State ran for six touchdowns, which is the most since rushing for six at USF in 2016. The Seminoles’ 346 rushing yards were also the most for the Noles since that perfomance (478).

FSU running back Lawrance Toafili ran for a career-long 73-yard touchdown. He led the Noles in rushing with a career best of 117 yards on seven carries. It was his first collegiate 100-yard rushing game.

Running back Jashaun Corbin rushed for a career-high three touchdowns, the first multi-rushing touchdown game in his career.

Running back Treshaun Ward’s first carry of the season went for a 26-yard TD in the first quarter. It was his first career touchdown and longest rush of his career.

FSU quarterback Jordan Travis ran for a 27-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Travis rushed for 90 yards, setting FSU’s single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback (504, Charlie Ward in 1992) with 559.

Travis’ touchdown pass of 68 yards to running back Ja’Khi Douglas was the longest of his career. Douglas scored his first career touchdown on a 7-yard pass in the first quarter. Travis finished with 192 yards passing.

The Seminoles’ defense grabbed three interceptions, one each by Hamsah Nasirildeen, Brendan Gant and Travis Jay. The three interceptions are the most against an ACC team since snagging three against Syracuse in 2014.

Nasirildeen led the Noles in tackles with nine, including 1.0 TFL. Defensive back Sidney Williams matched his career high in tackles with eight.

FSU finished the 2020 season with a 3-2 record in Doak Campbell Stadium. The Seminoles’ 56 points are the most against an ACC opponent since defeating North Carolina State 56-41 in 2014.

FSU should be able to close out the season with some momentum when it ravels to Wake Forest for a matchup on Saturday at Truist Field in Winston Salem, N.C.

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