We’ve seen flashes from FSU running back Cam Akers all year. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much all they’ve been: flashes. Glimpses of what everyone knows Akers can be. All year fans have yearned to see Akers build off his freshman season that saw him burst on the scene.
With a new coach and a new system, it’s been difficult for Akers. It’s been said all year that often times the sophomore was trying to hit a home run on every play, rather than take what is in front of him.
Something clicked against Boston College, and better offensive line play certainly helped. Akers had come close to the 100-yard mark against Wake Forest, but against the Eagles Cam looked like Cam.
Akers attributes his success against Boston College to the coaching he’s received since week one. Hitting stride with two games left in the year is less than ideal, but it is coming when the Seminoles need it most and it’s been a year in the making.
“Coaches kept drilling me all year from week one,” Akers said. “I think it’s starting to pay off.”
Akers explained the key component he has been working on to be successful in Taggart’s offense.
“The patience,” Akers said. In this offense you have to be patient. You have to let everything happen. Whatever it took to be successful, that’s what I was going to do, and being patient is one of those key things.”
Akers’ performance helped FSU snap a three game losing streak and keep their bowl hopes alive, but Akers says the team’s work isn’t done yet.
“We definitely enjoy it,” Akers said. “We’re going to celebrate tonight, and tomorrow come back to practice and work. We have another big game next week and that’s all we’re thinking about. We’re not thinking about what’s over and done. We’re just trying to win the next game.”
The ‘Noles take on rival Florida next week with bowl eligibility on the line.