Florida State kicker Ricky Aguayo hit two field goals on Saturday, the second of which turned out to be the deciding factor in Florida State’s win over Syracuse.
The first field goal, a 49-yarder he hit towards the end of the third quarter, was the second-longest of his career.
Aguayo is now 14-17 on the season.
After the game, the sophomore discussed Florida State’s mentality approaching the game, and what it’ll be like moving forward.
“Coach Fisher said to go out and play like it was the first game of the season, don’t think about what happened before or prior to this day. I feel like that’s what we did, and we came out with the win.”
Asked about the chaos in the ACC this year (Wake beating Lousiville, Syracuse beating Clemson) and what it can mean for FSU’s mindset heading up against Clemson next week, Aguayo laughed and said that any week, it can play out any way.
“That’s what college football is. You saw what Syracuse did to [Clemson], so we’re going to bring the same attitude and demeanor we had today and try to get a W.”
“I’m excited, I feel like our team’s going to go up there with a good attitude, great attitude, coming out after this win. I just feel like everything’s going to fall into place, and if we go out and play hard and give the effort that we gave today, everything should be fine.”
The sophomore went on to give an optimistic outlook for the rest of the year.
“I believe the season can be special, [Coach Fisher] said that special teams can change in the middle of a season and I feel like our team has the capability of doing that. Coach Jimbo’s always has had our backs and we’re very thankful to the fans that do have our backs, the ones that don’t quit on us because we haven’t quit on ourselves.”
Hear more from Aguayo here:
Ricky Aguayo on the Florida State Seminoles Football confidence heading into Clemson Football.Posted by TomahawkNation.com on Saturday, November 4, 2017