FSU-Syracuse Postgame Notes
Final game notes from Florida State's 59-3 victory over Syracuse on Saturday evening at Doak Campbell Stadium
Nov. 16, 2013
Notable accomplishments with the win
Florida State improved to 10-0 for the first time since the 1999 National Championship season with its 59-3 victory over Syracuse
It is the sixth 10-0 start by the Seminoles in school history
The Seminoles have now logged 21 10-win seasons
FSU moved to 53-12-1 all-time in homecoming games and 2-2 under Jimbo Fisher
Fisher improved his all-time record to 41-10-0 and trails only former Seminole coach Bobby Bowden (45-5-1) for most wins in his first four seasons in the ACC
The Seminoles are now 14-2 at home under Fisher
Florida State extended its school record of consecutive games with 40 or more points to 10
The `Noles have now scored 50 or more points six times this season, which is also a single-season record
FSU has now recorded back-to-back wins by identical scores of 59-3. The last time that happened was 2011 when the `Noles dispatched Duke and Maryland by identical 41-16 scores
Quick-strike offense continues
The Florida State offense continues to dispense points at a swift pace. Of the Seminoles eight offensive scoring drives against the Orange, six of them took less than two minutes off the clock, continuing a season-long trend. On the year the `Noles have produced 62 offensive touchdowns and 14 field goals and 34 of those scoring drives have come on drives of less than two minutes. ... Over the last two games - Wake Forest and Syracuse - 10 of 14 offensive scoring possessions have required less than two minutes.
Maguire's first TD pass gives O'Leary tight end record
Back-up quarterback Sean Maguire, who took over for Jameis Winston to start the second half, tossed his first career touchdown to tight end Nick O'Leary. The perfectly thrown 17-yard strike resulted in O'Leary's 11th career touchdown reception, which gave him the Florida State career record for touchdown catches by a tight end. Maguire's first touchdown pass came with 7:45 remaining in the third quarter and gave the Seminoles a 52-0 lead.
Putting a wrap on Shaw's big day
Senior wide receiver finished his day with 144 all-purpose yards, the second-highest output of his career. Shaw matched his career-high with seven receptions and finished with 99 yards. He also added three punt returns for 45 yards. His previous single-game best for all-purpose yards was 147 against Nevada earlier this season.
Winston solid in abbreviated stint
Quarterback Jameis Winston played only the first half, leading the Seminoles to a 38-0 lead. The redshirt freshman completed 19 of 21 attempts for 277 yards and two touchdowns. He finished with a completion percentage of .905, marking the second time this season he has completed more than 90 percent of his passes. He established a school record for completion percentage when he went 25 of 27 (.926) at Pitt in his season debut.
Wilder Jr. Moves Up the Charts
Capping the game's first drive was a three-yard touchdown run by James Wilder Jr. He followed with a 37-yard TD run in the third quarter, a career-high TD rush for him. The junior now has 19 career TD runs, tying him with former tailback Jermaine Thomas for 10th on the FSU career list.
Aguayo Sets PAT Mark
Redshirt freshman place kicker Roberto Aguayo's extra point at the 7:45 mark in the third quarter marked his 68th PAT of the season, both an FSU and an ACC record. Aguayo broke former place kicker Scott Bentley's former record of 67 PAT in 1995. Aguayo now has 69 PAT this season.
Casher TD Means a Lot of Things
Redshirt freshman Chris Casher's scoop-and-score with 5:47 left in the third quarter meant a lot of things: First, it was Casher's first career defensive touchdown...The score extended Florida State's turnover forced streak to 15 consecutive games...It is also the 19th different Seminole to score a touchdown this season, with 13 coming on offense and six coming on defense.
Getting Over 50
FSU's 59 points scored is the sixth time this season the `Noles have reached the 50-point mark, which is a school record. The previous record was five times in the 2000 season.
Joyner's Secondary Sack Mark
With 1.5 sacks today, senior cornerback Lamarcus Joyner now has five sacks this season. His sack total is the most by a member of the FSU secondary since former player Bill Ragans, a strong safety, posted five sacks as well in the 1990 season.
The 500-Yard Plateau
Florida State's 523 yards today mean it has surpassed the 500-yard mark seven times in 10 games this season, as well as five times in the last six games. FSU's season high is 617 yards against Nevada on Sept. 14.