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Florida State players speak after opening loss to Georgia Tech

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Not much positivity to take out of week one.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 Syracuse at Florida State Photo by Logan Stanford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Florida State fell to Georgia Tech by a score of 16-13 in tonight’s season opener. The ‘Noles had an early 10-0 lead but couldn’t keep their foot on the gas pedal. We heard from defensive back Asante Samuel Jr., defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, and wide receiver Keyshawn Helton after the game.

Samuel Jr. was the star of the game for FSU, snagging two interceptions from Jeff Sims early in the game. On what made the two interceptions possible, Samuel Jr. said, “I’d say it’s film study and determination to win. I’ve been watching those same plays on film and when I seen it, I just had to react and make a play.”

On the possibility of fatigue on the defense in the second half, he said, “No, because I feel like we prepared for every moment that was brought up to us.”

For Samuel Jr.’s full interview, see below:

Helton caught FSU’s only TD of the night, on a three-yard reception from James Blackman. On getting back on the field and scoring, Helton simply put it, “For me, I don’t care about individual statistics. It’s a team game, and we didn’t come out with a W, so that doesn’t mean much to me right now.”

We didn’t hear much from Marvin Wilson, or the whole defensive line, as he made just three total tackles and had one QB hit. On the loss, Wilson said, “We didn’t get the job done. Starting tonight, I hope everybody on our team is going to watch film, like the majority of us is, so we can respond better when our next game comes.”

To hear from Helton and Wilson, see below: