FSU Defeats Syracuse, 59-3, For The Homecoming Game

By: Elizabeth Nickerson; Associated Press Email
By: Elizabeth Nickerson; Associated Press Email

By: Elizabeth Nickerson
November 16, 2013

Tallahassee, FL- Thousands of Seminoles return to the Capital city for Florida State's homecoming weekend to pay tribute to a special team.

Homecoming started with a bang. Fireworks kicked off the game against Syracuse. Then, the crowd welcomed the 1993 National Championship Team. The legendary coach Bobby Bowden led the pack to the 50 yard line.

"They are doing very well and playing well as a team and as always it is great to see our guys winning," said Charlie Ward, a former FSU QB and1993 Heisman Winner.

FSU students say former players brought the current top ten team motivation to win that national title.

"They already are trying to play for the National Championship and anything that is going to egg them on to get there even more is a great idea because we want and they want it," said Matt Saboia, an FSU student.

The Noles dominated the first half and students say they owe it to Jameis Winston, the leader.

Students and alumni say the allegation of sexual battery against the Heisman contender is a serious accusation , but they need the truth to come out.

"Innocent till proven guilty you got to wait till all the evidence is brought about," said Michael Theodore, an FSU alumni. "I'm a fan of Jameis Winston and he seems like a very good kid still."

The alumni band and cheerleaders shined on the field. They still had the moves and the players were not so bad either with there dominating win over Syracuse.

Tallahassee, FL - Jameis Winston showed no effects from a tumultuous week during No. 2 Florida State's 59-3 win against Syracuse on Saturday. The redshirt quarterback completed 19-of-21 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns as the Seminoles rolled during the Atlantic Coast Conference game.

News broke Wednesday that Winston was under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that took place Dec. 7, 2012. The attention of college football enthusiasts moved away from his Heisman Trophy campaign to the many unanswered questions surrounding an investigation that is nearly a year old.

On the field, it was business as usual for the Seminoles (10-0, 8-0) on Saturday. They led 28-0 after the first quarter. Syracuse (5-5, 3-3) was held scoreless until late in the fourth quarter.

Florida State outgained the Orange 523-427.


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