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               === Florida State shakes off rust, rips Nevada ===
 
 Tallahassee,  FL (Sports Network) - Jameis Winston threw for 214 yards and two
 touchdowns  while  adding a  rushing  score  -- one  of  six  by his  team  on
 Saturday -- before being rested, as 10th-ranked Florida State shook off a slow
 start and routed Nevada, 62-7, at Doak Campbell Stadium.
 
 Winston  ended at  15-of-18 efficiency with one interception for the Seminoles
 (2-0),  who  rolled to  victory thanks  to 59  consecutive points following an
 early deficit -- including 31 in the third quarter alone.
 
 Karlos  Williams recorded a  65-yard TD run as part of a 110-yard, eight carry
 performance,  while Devonta Freeman added 109 yards on nine rushes including a
 score.
 
 "I'm  not trying  to say that I was  rubbing a crystal ball, but that guy is a
 talented  cat. The way  he hits it, how hard he hits it with speed and size. I
 was  very proud,"  said  FSU head  coach Jimbo  Fisher.  "I thought  (Devonta)
 Freeman  and  all those guys  ran very well today,  but Karlos will provide us
 with a very big piece to the puzzle in my opinion as the year goes on."
 
 Kenny  Shaw compiled 94 yards on six receptions, and Rashad Green posted three
 catches for 39 yards, with both players hauling in Winston scoring passes.
 
 Devin Combs and Tyler Stewart combined to complete 13-of-24 passes for only 86
 yards  and  a touchdown  for the  Wolf Pack (1-2),  who were  coming off a win
 against UC-Davis but have allowed 120 points in their two defeats this season.
 
 Brandon  Wimberly  totaled 23 yards  and a score  on five catches, while Chris
 Solomon rumbled for 108 yards on 26 totes in defeat.
 
 Freeman's  six-yard  run less  than a  minute into the  second half pushed the
 Seminoles'  lead to  24-7. He  set up  the  score with  a 60-yard  run on  the
 previous  play. Nevada was forced to punt on its ensuing series, and a 65-yard
 dash from Williams on the next play from scrimmage made it 31-7.
 
 The  rout was  on less than three  minutes later on a one-yard run from Wilder
 that  capped  a 61-yard  drive on the  fourth play. Stewart  was picked off by
 Tyler  Hunter, and after a return of 27 yards, FSU was set up on the visitors'
 45-yard  line. Five plays later, Winston scored on a 10-yard keeper for a 45-7
 contest.
 
 Roberto  Aguayo  capped the third  quarter with a  33-yard make and a 41-point
 spread.
 
 Freddie  Stevenson dove across the goal line from one yard away with 7:11 left
 in  the game, and Ryan Green finished off the blowout on his own 1-yard plunge
 with 2:48 on the clock.
 
 "People who are kind to us are going to try and make excuses that you are down
 to  your  third quarterback  but there are  no excuses. We  talked at the half
 about  keeping our  poise and  making plays  when we  had the  chance to  make
 plays,"  said Nevada  head  coach Brian  Polian.  "I think  you  can tell  the
 difference  between a  BCS top 10 team  and a Mountain West -- because when we
 don't fit it perfectly it's hard for us to rally and catch those guys."
 
 Aguayo's  23-yard field goal capped FSU's opening series of the contest, a 77-
 yard march executed in 12 plays.
 
 Nevada  responded during  a drive which bridged the first and second quarters,
 with Combs finding Wimberly in the end zone near the right sideline for an 11-
 yard strike and 7-3 edge.
 
 The  Seminoles  took a  10-7 lead when  Winston connected with  Shaw for a 24-
 yard  TD  strike two possessions  later, and after  a fruitless drive from the
 Wolf  Pack, FSU  came right back to  assume a 17-7 edge when Greene snatched a
 ball from his defender inside the right pylon from 24 yards away.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Florida  State racked up 617 yards of total offense to just 214 for Nevada ...
 The  Wolf Pack  surrendered their  most points  since a  69-20 shellacking  at
 Oregon on Sept. 10, 2011, while the Seminoles accumulated their most points in
 one  contest since  kicking off  their 2012  slate with  a 69-3  demolition of
 Murray State.
 
 
 
 
 
 09/15 00:02:52 ET

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