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FSU’s Cam Akers discusses tying program record for most single-game rushing touchdowns

Joining some elite company.

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Florida State Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State’s Cam Akers may wear No. 3 on the field, but he was not interested in settling for field goals on the scoreboard against Syracuse during the Seminoles’ homecoming game on Saturday. Akers literally ran away with this one— and right into the FSU record book during FSU’s win over the Orange on Saturday.

And he didn’t waste any time. He capped each of Florida State’s first two drives with scores (of 23 and 3 yards, respectively). Then came the WildCam, with Akers serving as quarterback. In addition to completing the first two passes he attempted, Akers scored again on a six-yard keeper to the pylon shortly before halftime.

The Orange got a breather during intermission, but Akers was back in the third quarter— and ’Cuse was right back on its heels. He finished the Seminoles’ opening second-half drive with a seven-yard score to tie the program record.

Only three other ’Noles have ever rushed for four scores in a lone game: Greg Allen (twice), Antone Smith, and Dalvin Cook (twice).

On the day, Akers wound up with 144 yards on 20 carries (7.2 YPC) along with those four scores. Unlike Syracuse, we caught up with Akers: