The Seminoles began their 2022 campaign against the Duquesne Dukes on Saturday night, looking to start the year off strong. Florida State hasn’t started a season with a 1-0 record since 2016, so a win against the Dukes was extremely necessary to start the season. Despite a weather delay, the fans were roaring and chopping and when the game kicked off, FSU didn’t disappoint.
A strong performance from the running back room defined the victory, with all six of FSU’s touchdowns in the 47-7 victory coming off the ground.
The Seminoles top three backs — Treshaun Ward, Trey Benson and Lawrance Toafili — all logged at least 100 yards, the first time in school history that a trio of players managed to do so.
After the game, the backs spoke with the media, detailing takeaways and insight into their major day:
Additionally, new transfer defensive end Jared Verse took the podium to talk about his debut in a Seminoles’ uniform, where he logged the sole sack of the game for Florida State:
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