The Florida State offense struggled to get into a rhythm earlier this week and opted to receive for the first time in recent history after winning the coin toss in hopes the change would shift the momentum in their favor. Instead the opposite ensued and the team quickly found themselves facing a 13-0 deficit just five minutes into the first quarter. The rest of the night would feature a Florida State team that trailed Samford all the way up until the game’s final moments.
Starting at the Florida State 18-yard line with less than five minutes left in contention, Florida State QB Deondre Francois led an 11-play, 82-yard touchdown drive that gave the Seminoles the lead for the first time this season. The drive finished when Francois found Noonie Murray in the end zone to successfully complete a two-point conversion and extend Florida State’s lead by 3. By the end of the night, Francois appeared to have settled in a bit more with the new offense and finished the Seminole’s late night 31-of-46 for 320 yards, three touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.
Watch Deondre Francois speak with the media early this morning after the Seminoles defeated the Bulldogs 36-26.