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2013 Florida State Football Season Timeline

  • Jameis Winston

    FSU Goes on the Aerial Offensive in Annual Spring Game

    April 13, 2013
    Until Saturday, Florida State's quarterback battle had taken place exclusively behind closed intramural-field and stadium gates. So needless to say, all eyes were on Clint Trickett, Jameis Winston, Jacob Coker and Sean Maguire Saturday at FSU's annual spring game.

    And in a 40-24 come-from-behind Gold victory over Garnet, FSU's quartet of quarterbacks had more than a few opportunities to turn some heads -- 86 to be exact. (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    Jameis Winston Named Starting Quarterback

    August 23, 2013
    Jameis Winston has been named Florida State's starting quarterback.

    Entrenched in a nationally-hyped battle with teammate Jacob Coker throughout the duration of FSU's fall camp, Winston was officially revealed as the Seminoles' No. 1 signal caller in a post-practice announcement by head coach Jimbo Fisher Friday evening.

    Winston, a heralded redshirt freshman and former five-star recruit, entered camp earlier this month on the heels of a memorable spring in which he threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns in the annual Garnet and Gold Game and also competed as a relief pitcher and outfielder for the 'Noles' baseball team. (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    Game Preview: No. 11/12 FSU vs. Pittsburgh

    August 31, 2013
    Florida State kicks off its 2013 season with a primetime Labor-Day night showdown at conference newcomer Pitt, live at 8 p.m. nationally on ESPN (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    'Noles Pummel Panthers, 41-13, in Jaboo's Debut

    September 3, 2013
    He'd thrown fastballs in the 90s and runners out at third base from right field. He'd thrown a touchdown on his first toss of the 2013 spring game and he'd thrown a football up and over a fraternity house. He'd even joked with reporters and debuted a flawless MC Hammer impersonation.

    But there was one thing Jameis Winston hadn't done in a whirlwind, hype-producing eight months: Florida State's redshirt freshman quarterback hadn't played a single snap of college football. (read more)

  • Karlos Williams

    Williams' Position Switch Comes at Perfect Time

    September 6, 2013
    As one of the nation's top high school players in 2011, Karlos Williams did two things in particular that the Youtube Generation loves: he lit people up on defense and he ran past people on offense.

    High-school highlight tapes can form a life of their own online and Williams' myriad of eye-popping plays at Ridge Community High School made him one of the most popular prospects in his class. If he wasn't blasting some poor receiver coming across the middle, Williams was beating defenders in a foot race to the end zone. (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    Winston: 'I've Got to Stay Grounded'

    September 11, 2013
    As the world gets a little more hectic around him as hype and expectations continue to extend towards seemingly unreachable heights, Jameis Winston doesn't need a reminder to keep a level head. (read more)

  • Wilder James

    FSU Scores 59 Unanswered in 62-7 Nevada Rout

    September 15, 2013
    No. 10/9 Florida State's lopsided 62-7 victory over Nevada Saturday was more than just the team's second tally in the win column this season.

    The Seminoles' (2-0) triumphant 2013 home opener also provided answers to some key offensive questions moving forward. (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    Winston Credits Teammates, Coaching for Success

    September 18, 2013
    Two games into his collegiate career and it's pretty difficult to poke any holes in Jameis Winston's game. In blowout victories over Pittsburgh and Nevada, FSU's highly hyped quarterback has looked every bit the superstar he was expected to be and every bit the veteran he isn't.

    After shredding the Panthers for 408 yards of total offense and five combined touchdowns, Winston followed that up by bouncing back from a first-quarter interception and carving up the Wolf Pack thanks to 13 consecutive completed passes and some "did you see that throw?" touchdown tosses. (read more)

  • Telvin Smith

    'Noles Run Over Wildcats, 54-6

    September 22, 2013
    Telvin Smith intercepted a pass and dashed 68 yards for the touchdown on the game's first drive and No. 8/8 Florida State sprinted past Bethune-Cookman 54-6 Saturday night at Doak Campbell Stadium.

    Now, the 'Noles (3-0) turn their attention to the Atlantic Coast Conference race. (read more)

  • Jimbo Fisher

    Winston-Fisher Relationship Built on Trust

    September 25, 2013
    Few relationships in sports are more critical than the one between a coach and his quarterback, and at Florida State that dynamic is taken to a whole new level.

    As head coach, offensive coordinator and noted quarterback guru, Jimbo Fisher doesn't just want his signal callers to perform well game-by-game; he wants them to be perfect play-by-play. This quest for perfection -- and the pressure that comes with it -- means that FSU's quarterbacks not only have to be talented but they have to be thick-skinned and willing to work, too.

    "That's what I would do if I were a coach," said Jameis Winston, FSU's starter, and if all goes to plan, the next in a long line of Fisher-produced NFL Draft picks at quarterback. "He's competitive. He wants everything to go perfect. He's a perfectionist, and that's one thing you want in a coach. You don't want a coach to allow you to do bad things and let little things go by." (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    Winston Leads FSU to 48-34 Win at BC

    September 28, 2013
    No. 8 Florida State's defense bent but didn't break and Jameis Winston bent out of two potential sacks on the same play and broke Twitter Saturday night in the Seminoles' come-from-behind 48-34 win at Boston College.

    FSU's defense struggled throughout most of the game to stop the run and slow down BC's different offensive looks as the 'Noles (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) fell behind 17-3 early.

    But while the defense started generating stops, Winston and the offense began rolling -- and no play was more memorable and meaningful than the young quarterback's 55-yard touchdown throw to Kenny Shaw on the senior receiver's "snake route" as the first-half clock expired at Alumni Stadium. (read more)

  • Telvin Smith

    Winston, Smith Capture ACC Weekly Honors

    September 30, 2013
    Following their standout performances in Florida State's 48-34 win at Boston College on Saturday, redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston and senior linebacker Telvin Smith collected Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday. (read more)

  • Devonta Freeman

    FSU Delivers Record-Tying 63-0 Maryland Knockout

    October 5, 2013
    Playing with a chip on its shoulder, No. 8 Florida State's defense delivered whistle-to-whistle sustained blows to No. 25 Maryland in a 63-0 win at Doak Campbell Stadium -- an outcome that tied the college football record for most lopsided victory ever over a ranked team.

    As the score would indicate, the previously untested Terrapins (4-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) couldn't do anything against an FSU (5-0, 3-0) defense that had to listen to a week's worth of negative fan and media chatter in the wake of its subpar performance at Boston College last weekend.

    After allowing the Eagles to generate nearly 400 yards of offense in the come-from-behind win, the 'Noles held Maryland and its 18th-ranked offense to just 234 total yards -- including a paltry 33 on the ground.

    (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    Winston Captures National POTW Awards

    October 6, 2013
    Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston captured a pair of national awards the day after throwing for 393 yards and five touchdowns in the No. 8-ranked Seminoles' 63-0 victory over No. 25 Maryland on Saturday. (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    'Noles: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week

    October 7, 2013
    The sixth-ranked Florida State football team was named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week on Monday following the Seminoles' 63-0 victory over No. 25 Maryland.

    The victory over the Terrapins was the largest shutout win ever over a ranked team in college football history. (read more)

  • Rashad Greene

    FSU Dominates Clemson in Top Five Battle, 51-14

    October 20, 2013
    Jameis Winston and Florida State didn't take long to hush Death Valley, making a statement that that could be heard from Alabama to Oregon.

    The Seminoles' remarkable redshirt freshman threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns and No. 5 Florida State crushed No. 3 Clemson 51-14 Saturday night.

    When the first BCS standings of the season come out Sunday, Florida State should be right there with the top-ranked Crimson Tide and second-ranked Ducks, fighting for the top spots. (read more)

  • Winston

    Florida State Debuts at No. 2 in the BCS Standings

    October 20, 2013
    The Florida State football team debuted at No. 2 in the first BCS rankings of the 2013 season on Sunday night.

    It's the highest BCS ranking by the Seminoles since the final BCS poll of the 2000 season (released Dec. 3, 2000).

    The Seminoles rolled to a 51-14 victory at No. 3/4 Clemson on Saturday night behind 444 passing yards and four total touchdowns from redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston and three forced turnovers from senior cornerback Lamarcus Joyner. (read more)

  • Doak Campbell Stadium

    FSU vs. Miami Sold Out

    October 22, 2013
    NNo. 2 Florida State's Nov. 2 home game against No. 7 Miami is officially sold out.

    The Atlantic Coast Conference showdown inside Doak Campbell Stadium is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start and will be broadcast nationally on ABC. (read more)

  • Bobby Bowden

    Bowden Returns, 'Noles Roll

    October 26, 2013
    Bobby Bowden planted Osceola's spear and then major college football's all-time winningest coach watched his former team bury NC State, 49-17, Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium.

    In a performance reminiscent of Florida State football's glory years when Bowden's teams were the baddest in the land, steamrolling lesser opponents and competing for national championships, Jimbo Fisher's No. 2 'Noles dropped 35 points on the Wolfpack (3-4, 0-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the first quarter before moving to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the ACC. (read more)

  • Jameis

    No. 3 'Noles Remain Perfect, Crush No. 7 'Canes, 41-14

    November 3, 2013
    Jameis Winston threw for 325 yards and No. 3 Florida State rolled to a 41-14 victory against No. 7 Miami in another matchup of undefeated Atlantic Coast Conference rivals that turned into a Seminoles' blowout.

    Winston threw two interceptions in the first half after throwing four in the first seven games, but the Florida State defense shut out the Hurricanes (7-1, 3-1) in the second half after it was 21-14 at the break.

    The Seminoles (8-0, 6-0) went on a 20-0 run after a skirmish broke out midway through the third quarter. (read more)

  • Stadium

    Mellor: FSU Flexes Championship-Caliber Muscle vs. Miami

    November 3, 2013
    The biggest crowd in Doak Campbell Stadium history saw more than just another statement win Saturday night in what appears to be No. 3 Florida State's freight-train trek toward a chance at a national championship.

    All 84,409 of the fans that packed into the 'Noles' house after a long day that started with ESPN's early-morning College GameDay broadcast and concluded with a late-night 41-14 mauling of No. 7 Miami were witnesses to a perfect example of what Jimbo Fisher has built since taking over as FSU's head coach prior to the 2010 season. (read more)

  • Rashad Greene

    No. 2 'Noles: 2013 ACC Atlantic Division Champions

    November 9, 2013
    How did No. 2 Florida State respond after being handed control of its own national-championship destiny Thursday night? It's defense delivered an ACC Atlantic Division title Saturday at Wake Forest.

    FSU will have to win its next four games to punch a ticket to Pasadeana, but in a 59-3 walloping of Wake Forest at BB&T Field, the Seminoles (9-0, 7-0 ACC) used a dominating defense to at least guarantee itself a trip to Charlotte and the chance to defend its conference crown come Dec. 7.

    The Seminoles were so good defensively against the Demon Deacons (4-6, 2-5) that Heisman Trophy hopeful Jameis Winston and his high-powered offense were merely an afterthought in the drubbing. (read more)

  • Greene

    Playing for Payton

    November 14, 2013
    Payton Poulin is living the dream- spending every afternoon watching his beloved Seminoles. A freshman at Florida State University and a Seminole fan since childhood - Payton was determined to make an impact on the FSU Football team. Destiny provided a door as Payton shared a class with wide receiver Kenny Shaw and the two formed an instant friendship. "Payton was a big Florida State fan and he just wanted to be part of the team," Kenny Shaw said. "I took that into my hands and basically just told him to come out to practice and come be part of the brotherhood we've got." (read more)

  • Nick O'Leary

    No. 2 FSU Smashes Syracuse, 59-3

    November 16, 2013
    Were there two national championship teams inside Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday?

    That's obviously still to be determined but on a day when Florida State honored its 1993 title team in a pre-game ceremony, this 2013 edition of the Seminoles continued its dominant march toward a potential trip to Pasadena in a 59-3 shut-down of Syracuse (5-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). (read more)

  • O'Leary

    Nick O'Leary Named Mackey Award Semifinalist

    November 18, 2013
    The Friends of John Mackey has announced eight semi-finalists for the 2013 John Mackey Award. Listed alphabetically, they are Jace Amaro (JR, Texas Tech), Ted Bolser (SR, Indiana), Eric Ebron (JR, North Carolina), Devin Funchess (SO, Michigan), Gator Hoskins (SR, Marshall), Troy Niklas (JR, Notre Dame), Nick O'Leary (JR, Florida State) and Austin Seferian-Jenkins (JR, Washington).

    The eight semi-finalists were determined by confidential balloting of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. (read more)

  • Bryan Stork

    Stork Named a Semifinalist for Outland Trophy

    November 19, 2013
    Florida State redshirt senior center Bryan Stork was named one of six semifinalists for the 2013 Outland Trophy on Tuesday during a reception hosted by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee.

    The Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football on offense or defense, will be reduced to three finalists on Nov. 25.

    The winner of the 68th Outland Trophy will be revealed on Thursday, Dec. 12 on ESPN during the The Home Depot College Football Awards from the Dance Hall on the Disney Boardwalk in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (read more)

  • Lamarcus Joyner

    Lamarcus Joyner Named Bronko Nagurski Trophy FInalist

    November 21, 2013
    Florida State's Lamarcus Joyner has been named one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, an award given annually to college football's most outstanding defensive player.

    This is the second year in a row that a 'Noles defender has been recognized as a Nagurski finalist. Bjoern Werner was a 2012 finalist a season ago before being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

    Chosen by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America Committee, Joyner will now attend the Charlotte Touchdown Club's Dec. 9 banquet at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, NC. (read more)

  • Kelvin Benjamin

    FSU Sets School Record for Points Scored in 80-14 Win

    November 23, 2013
    No. 2 Florida State sent its seniors off in style Saturday night, setting a school record for points scored in a game in an 80-7 victory over Idaho.

    The Seminoles (11-0) officially broke the 18-year-old record (the 1995 team hung 77 on NC State) after linebacker E.J. Levenberry housed a 78-yard interception return with less than five minutes to play in the game. (read more)

  • Jameis

    Four 'Noles Named National Award Finalists

    November 25, 2013
    Four Florida State football players were officially named finalists for five different post-season awards Monday.

    Redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston has been named one of three finalists for both the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award (the former given to the nation's best player and the latter to the top quarterback), and senior cornerback Lamarcus Joyner is one of three in contention for the Jim Thorpe Award given annually to the nation's best defensive back. (read more)

  • Jeremy Pruitt

    Pruitt Named Nominee for 2013 Broyles Award

    November 27, 2013
    Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was named a nominee for the 2013 Broyles Award, the Rotary Club of Little Rock announced on Wednesday.

    The Broyles Award honors the national college football assistant coach of the year. (read more)

  • Freeman

    No. 2 Florida State Overpowers Florida, 37-7

    November 30, 2013
    Kelvin Benjamin shook off one tackler and then three more, bullying his way into the end zone to finish off Florida State's most impressive play on a day filled with them.

    Benjamin was clearly a mismatch -- just like the game.

    Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes to Benjamin, and No. 2 Florida State moved a step closer to playing for the national championship with a 37-7 victory against rival Florida on Saturday. (read more)

  • Cameron Erving

    Erving Named ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy Recipient

    December 1, 2013
    Florida State's Cameron Erving has been voted the 2013 Jacobs Blocking Trophy, Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced Sunday. With Erving's selection, six Seminole offensive linemen have now claimed the honor a combined nine times.

    The Jacobs Blocking Trophy has been awarded annually since 1953 to the player voted the most outstanding blocker in the ACC by a poll of the league's head coaches and defensive coordinators.

    The trophy is given in memory of William P. Jacobs, who served as president of Presbyterian College from 1935 to 1945. The trophy will be presented at the ACC's Night of Legends event, which will be held this Friday (6 p.m.) at the Charlotte Convention Center as part of festivities held around the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game. (read more)

  • Florida State Collects 17 All-ACC Selections

    December 2, 2013
    The No. 1-ranked Florida State football team led the league with 17 selections as the 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team was announced on Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

    The Seminoles placed seven members on the first team, which is voted on by 65 ACSMA members.

    Redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston, who ranks first in the country in pass efficiency (192.6) and leads the ACC in passing yardage (3,490) and touchdown passes (35) was named to the First Team on 61 ballots. (read more)

  • Jeremy Pruitt

    Pruitt Named a Finalist for the Broyles Award

    December 2, 2013
    Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was named one of five finalists for the 2013 Broyles Award on Monday.

    The Broyles Award is given to the nation's top assistant coach.

    Joining Pruitt on the finalist list are Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, Baylor offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery, Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper and Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi. (read more)

  • Winston

    Winston Named ACC Rookie of the Year

    December 3, 2013
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who led the Seminoles to a 12-0 regular-season record and the top spot in the BCS standings, has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year in a vote by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

    Winston, a redshirt freshman from Bessemer, Ala., was the choice of 56 of the 65 ACSMA members casting ballots. Duke safety DeVon Edwards received four votes, and Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd was the choice of two voters.

    Maryland cornerback William Likely, Miami wide receiver Stacy Coley and Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller each received one vote. (read more)

  • Jameis

    Jameis Winston: 2013 ACC Player of the Year

    December 4, 2013
    For the first time in the Atlantic Coast Conference's 61-years history, an underclassman has been named the league's player of the year. That underclassman is Florida State's Jameis Winston.

    Receiving 47 of the 65 votes by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association (ACSMA), Winston ran away with ACC Player of the Year honors the conference officially announced Wednesday afternoon. (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    No. 1 'Noles Capture ACC Crown in 45-7 Duke Defeat

    December 8, 2013
    For the 14th time in program history, the Florida State Seminoles are champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

    After a 45-7 victory over No. 20 Duke Saturday night, the No. 1 'Noles now await official word on whether or not they'll get to compete for the program's third national championship. (read more)

  • Winston

    Jameis Winston Named Heisman Trophy Finalist

    December 9, 2013
    Florida State has two Heisman Trophy winners in its storied history and now Jameis Winston now has the chance to forever place his name alongside 'Noles greats Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke.

    Winston, No. 1-ranked FSU's superstar redshirt freshman quarterback, was officially named one of three finalists for the 2013 Heisman Trophy Monday night. (read more)

  • Bryan Stork

    Bryan Stork Captures Rimington Trophy

    December 12, 2013
    Florida State redshirt senior center Bryan Stork captured the 2013 Rimington Trophy given to the nation's most outstanding center on Thursday at the ESPNU Red Carpet Show preceding the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

    Stork becomes the 14th winner of the trophy, which is presented by the Boomer Esiason Foundation in honor of College Football Hall of Famer and former Nebraska All-America center Dave Rimington. (read more)

  • Roberto Aguayo

    Roberto Aguayo Named 2013 Lou Groza Award Winner

    December 12, 2013
    Florida State redshirt freshman Roberto Aguayo is the recipient of the 2013 Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's best kicker.

    Aguayo is the third FSU student-athlete to capture college football's top award for kickers, joining former `Noles Sebastian Janikowski and Graham Gano. (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    Jameis Winston Wins Davey O'Brien Quarterback Award

    December 12, 2013
    The Davey O'Brien Foundation today announced Florida State's Jameis Winston as the 2013 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award® Winner.

    Ty Detmer, the 1990 and 1991 Davey O'Brien Winner, presented the award to Winston during The Home Depot College Football Awards at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Winston will be honored at the 37th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 17, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    Jameis Winston Named 2013 Heisman Trophy Winner

    December 14, 2013
    On Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater, Jameis Winston flashed his charismatic smile and accepted the 2013 Heisman Memorial Trophy Award presented by the Heisman Trophy Trust, adding another victory to the No. 1-ranked Florida State football team's historic undefeated season.

    The redshirt freshman quarterback from Bessemer, Ala., becomes the 79th recipient of the award given to the nation's most outstanding college football player. He is just the second freshman to nab the honor, joining 2012 winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. (read more)

  • Jameis Winston

    Jameis Is AP Player Of The Year

    December 27, 2013
    The Winter of Winston continues for Florida State's redshirt freshman quarterback.

    Jameis Winston is The Associated Press national player of the year, adding to his cadre of postseason accolades. He's this year's Heisman Trophy winner, the Walter Camp national player of the year, the Davey O'Brien quarterback of the year and the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. (read more)

  • Jimbo Fisher

    Game Preview: 2014 BCS National Championship Game

    January 5, 2014
    The Seminoles and Tigers square off with the national title on the line. (read more)

  • Jimbo Fisher

    No. 1 'Noles are BCS National Champions!

    January 6, 2014
    Jameis Winston and Florida State faced down adversity for the first time this season, and showed they could take a punch if that's what it took to win a national championship.

    The Heisman Trophy winner threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the BCS championship game on Monday night.

    "There's a lot of heart and guts down in Tallahassee, too," coach Jimbo Fisher said. (read more)

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