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Roderick Johnson wins Jacobs Blocking Trophy

NCAA Football: Florida at Florida State Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Football:

Louisville’s second straight loss has opened the door to a New Year’s Six bowl bid for Florida State; which would lead them to the Orange Bowl if these CBS Sports Bowl Projections are correct.

For the fourth year in a row & second consecutive for Roderick Johnson an FSU lineman has won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy; awarded to the conference’s best offensive lineman.

Speaking of FSU lineman learn more about Right Tackle Rick Leonard in this Inside The Helmet feature.

Here’s what FSU learned on & Defense following its fourth straight victory over Florida.

The players are tweeting again; here’s what they said following the victory.

Florida State is ahead of Louisville in both the coaches & the ap poll; if the CFP committee follows suits FSU will spend bowl season in Miami.

There’s still a bowl game left but Tarvarus Mcfadden is already looking forward to 2017.

FSU is No. 2 in ESPN’s ACC Power Rankings.

Following a 153 yard performance Dalvin Cook earned himself another helmet sticker from ESPN.

For the first time ever a senior class at Florida State is 8-0 vs Miami & Florida.

FSU is among the top in terms of wins vs Bowl eligible teams this year:

A non-conference champion not named Notre Dame is going to make the college football playoff; could this be the domino that leads to an 8-team playoff.

Tim Brewster finds himself on a short list of Tom Herman’s staff candidates.

Recruiting:

Here’s how a couple of FSU commitments did in their playoffs match-ups this weekend via Tim Scribble:

D.J. Matthews had two touchdown runs in Trinity Christian's 41-9 victory over Berkeley Prep

Bailey Hockman passed for 377 yards and four touchdowns in McEachern's 31-28 loss to Mill Creek.

Don’t let the 3-star ranking fool you; FSU finds itself in a position to flip one of the best TEs in the country.

Other Sports:

The annual ACC/Big-Ten Challenge starts in Tallahassee tonight at 7:00 PM vs Minnesota.

The Women’s basketball team took care of business in the Paradise Jam.

Alumni:

Devonta Freeman took care of business vs. the Cardinals

The Bucs won partly b/c of this beautiful touchdown to Mike Evans from Jameis Winston and now he has the Bucs in position for a playoff bid.