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Noles travel far north to continue their winning ways

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Football:

Auden Tate had his best game as a Seminole and promptly received an ESPN helmet sticker for it.

It seems as if a different FSU receiver has risen to the occasion in each of the last several weeks. Friday it was Tate’s turn, as he caught six passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Boston College.

With the losses of both North Carolina & Virginia Tech, Florida State rose to No. 3 in ESPN’s ACC Power Rankings while also rising four spots in ESPN’s overall Power Rankings.

Florida State also rose 3 spots each in both the Coaches & the AP Poll; you’ll have to wait until Tuesday to find out where they fall in the College Football Playoff Rankings.

Deondre Francois’ shoulder was banged up Jimbo Fisher doesn’t think it’s too serious.

Dalvin Cook trails the career mark of the great Warrick Dunn by just 18 yards.

Here’s what we learned on Offense & Defense following the Friday night victory.

David Hale wonders just what exactly is responsible for FSU’s defensive improvement?

What do you attribute to FSU’s improvement on the defensive side of the ball?

Speaking of defense David Visser tries to answer the question of if less preparation is a good thing for the FSU defense.

How did an insane Saturday shake up the college football playoff race? Not that much.

This set of Bowl Projections has FSU kissing the Sun; but let’s be real FSU isn’t going to the Sun Bowl.

Ed Orgeron passed another test in a job that could have nationwide ramifications.

Recruiting:

5-star Offensive Tackle Isaiah Wilson recaps his official visit to Florida State (VIP)

Here’s a photo gallery of this weekend’s visitors.

Other Sports:

Florida State cruised to an 88-67 victory in its season opener; Dwayne Bacon led the way with 23 points.

Florida State fans aren’t the only ones high on this year’s team; check out Seth Davis’ top 25.

Florida State’s Women’s Basketball team takes on Uconn tonight; a win would be program defining.

Alumni:

Jameis Winston did one of those things in a football game that you have to see to believe.

He’s also scored a TD in every game he’s played in since college:

Another elite receiver faced; another dominant performance from Jalen Ramsey: