Florida didn’t take Louisiana lightly. The Seminoles took control, cruising to their fourth straight strike.
Jordan Travis and Treshawn Ward each had a pair of first-half touchdown runs as the Seminoles racked up 200 yards in less than 30 minutes, defeating Louisiana 49-17 on Saturday for FSU’s fourth straight win.
FSU (8-3) made quick work of Louisiana State, which received a $1.4 million guarantee, and scored a season-high in points. The Seminoles passed 200 rushing yards for the sixth straight game, and FSU ran for five touchdowns—giving them 25 and 21 rushing yards accumulated in 2021.
The defense held Louisiana (5-6) to only a field goal on the last play before halftime as the Feds built a 35-3 lead.
This extended FSU’s streak to 32 straight drives without being allowed a touchdown, a streak dating back to a Georgia Tech game on October 29, though Louisiana broke the streak with a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
Yes, this was against a Louisiana team that lacked starting quarterback – Ben Woolridge (leg) out for the season, as the school announced before the game. The Ragin’ Cajuns punted five times, turned over twice on touchdowns and fumbled once before creating the touchdown drive that was against FSU’s second and third teams.
The Seminoles had 251 rushing yards, for an average of 5.6 per carry. Benson led FSU with 80 rushing yards, giving him 854 yards on the season.
Travis now has 22 rushing touchdowns, which puts him tied for 11th on FSU’s all-time list with Carlos Williams (and one behind Greg Jones, in 19th with 23).
FSU’s previous season-high was 47 points in the opener against Duquesne. The most points scored by the Federation at Norville was 59 against UMass in 2021.
DJ Lundy had six tackles and 1.5 sacks. Jared Fierce had a sack, which gave him a 7.5 on the season. The Seminoles had nine pass breakups.
Markeston Douglas caught a 16-yard TD pass from AJ Duffy, the 12th player to catch a TD reception in 2022.
FSU also achieved its sixth double-digit victory of the season. Norville is also 16-16 as an FSU head coach.
Wide receivers Winston Wright and Darion Williamson as well as defensive backs Travis Gaye and Malik Pfister were among those seen on the sidelines in streetwear. The offensive line was not noticed by Julien Armela.
Norville said he has no update on Micah Bateman. The receiver left the game in the first half and did not return.