Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Top-ranked Florida State survived a scare
last week without its reigning Heisman Trophy winner.
The Seminoles’ unblemished record, which includes the nation’s longest active
winning streak, was in doubt again on Saturday.
This time, however, Jameis Winston made sure it stayed intact.
Winston threw for 365 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions to lead
Florida State to a 56-41 win over upset-minded North Carolina State at Kenan
The signal caller was suspended for last week’s 23-17 overtime victory against
then-No. 22 Clemson due to an inappropriate comment made in the student union.
Backup Sean McGuire, making his first collegiate start, took over in Winston’s
absense and led the ‘Noles to the tense home victory.
Florida State has now won 20 straight dating back to its last setback against
then-No. 6 Florida on Nov. 24, 2012.
Karlos Williams had 126 yards on 21 carries with three touchdowns and Rashad
Greene hauled in 11 passes for 125 yards and a score for the Seminoles (4-0,
2-0 ACC), who have won 16 straight games in conference.
Jesus Wilson grabbed six receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns in the
Jacoby Brissett converted 32-of-48 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns
for the Wolfpack (4-1, 0-1). Shadrach Thornton accounted for 85 yards rushing
and two touchdowns.