Florida State Seminoles football dominated UMass on Saturday, securing Mike Norvell’s largest blowout victory as head coach in Tallahassee and earning FSU its third win of the season.
It’s the first time since 2017 that the Seminoles have a three-game winning streak.
It was all Florida State all day, with the exception of the game’s opening sequence which saw Travis Jay fumbled the opening kickoff, leading to the Minutemen's early field goal. From then on, FSU outplayed and outclassed UMass, nearly quadrupling the Fightin’ Walt Bells on offense as seven different Seminoles notched scores. Running backs Jashaun Corbin, DJ Williams, Lawarance Toafili and Treshaun Ward alongside quarterback Jordan Travis scored on the ground, while quarterback Chubba Purdy hit tight end Camm McDonald and wide receiver Jordan Young for a pair of scores.
The 59 points are the most scored under Mike Norvell and the highest since FSU scored 77 vs. Delaware State in 2017, while the 590 total yards on offense are the highest since 2016 vs. Syracuse (654) and also the highest of Norvell’s tenure in Tallahassee.
Statistically, it was also the most successful defensive outing in the Norvell era as well, with FSU snagging two interceptions — one of which was returned 70-yards by Jarvis Brownlee for a score and the other a score-saving snag from Jammie Robinson.
Up next for Florida State is a road game vs. Clemson, who has struggled to find consistent success this season. The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.