The Seminoles got back Deondre Francois at quarterback and had enough offensive talent returning that gave them a shot to compete with Clemson in the division. Eric Kumah then brought the score to VT-17, FSU-3 with a 3-yard return of a blocked punt with almost four minutes left in the half.
"I saw a lot of guys ticked off in the locker room, a lot of guys crying", Taggart said. Instead of challenging the call, the Seminoles hurried to the line and were flagged for a false start. Kumah scooped it up and scored, putting the Hokies up 17-3. Steven Peoples was stopped short of the goal line, keeping it a two-score game.
There were quite a few times during Florida State's season-opening loss to Virginia Tech that Hokies defenders went down to the turf with apparent injuries.
Florida State looked dysfunctional and disorganized most of the night, including on both of Jackson's TD passes. No one needed to help Florida State slow down its offense, the Seminoles were doing a fantastic job of that on their own.
College football is back, but Florida State and Miami have rough starts as Willie Taggart's debut in Tallahassee doesn't go as planned.Plus, the Bucs cut their roster to 53 and hold their first practice in over four years without Jameis Win.
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Bakari told NFL Live in an appearance Wednesday, "He's going to do the things necessary to protect his value long-term". Bell has averaged more than 300 touches per year in five seasons.
Akers and the Seminoles are not going to catch many breaks this season with a schedule that exchanges the No. 57 rush defense from Duke last season with the Hokies - along with Alabama being replaced by No. 10 Northern Illinois and Louisiana Monroe by No. 49 Notre Dame.
"Let me put it like this: It is 10 miles from my house to here". Obviously your fans thought that was an attempt to slow you down. "It is good to be here every now and then".
Two-time All-American receiver Peter Warrick had his No. 9 jersey retired at halftime.
Warrick was the fourth overall pick in the 2000 National Football League draft.
Virginia Tech hosts William & Mary of the Football Championship Subdivision.