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Rapid Recap – FSU becomes bowl eligible with win over Louisiana-Monroe

Ari Russell



(USA Today - Melina Vastola)

The Florida State Seminoles took care of business to become bowl eligible defeating Louisiana-Monroe 42-10.

The Noles got started early after the defense got off the field the Noles drove down the field, and the drive was capped off by a Jacques Patrick 2 yard touchdown run.

The Defense would continue to stay stout despite a few good plays from ULM to pitch a first-half shutout.

The offense would strike one more time in the first half with a touchdown pass from James Blackman to D.J. Matthews from 14 yards out on a one-handed drop then recovery.

Things got a little chirpy as the teams were heading to their respective locker rooms coaches and refs had to stand between the teams.

Out of halftime, the Noles found the end zone again this time via freshman Cam Akers for a 4-yard score.

ULM would get a field goal on the next possession to erase the zero off the scoreboard.

On the next FSU drive James Blackman was picked off and after the play some pushing and shoving tool place leading to a 15-yard penalty to ULM. ULM would go onto turn that turnover into a touchdown.

FSU would get good field possession after the kickoff, and Jacques Patrick would have a 25 yard run following a 24-yard touchdown run from Cam Akers.

The Noles would force a punt and score once again on the next drive on a 1 yard run by Patrick.

After another forced punt FSU would put up six yet again this time via a Ryan Green 1 yard run.

The running game and defense dominated for the Seminoles in this one. Patrick ran for 155 and had two touchdowns, and Akers had 117 with a pair of scores as well.

The defense held the Warhawks to under 300 yards and less than 50 rushing yards.

It was an excellent way to end a crazy regular season for the Noles.

They will now prepare for a bowl game and looking at securing a new head coach in the coming days this week.

Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.

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