LIVE BLOG: #13 Florida State (9-3) takes on Oklahoma (6-6) in Cheez-It Bowl
ORLANDO, Fla. (WCTV) - Hey everybody! Dominic Miranda here from the Cheez-It Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Florida State (9-3) takes on Oklahoma (6-6) as it looks for its first ten win season since 2016. Sports Director Ryan Kelly is on the field for this one, but I’ll keep you covered with this LIVE blog. Stay tuned and enjoy!
Oklahoma 32, #FSU 35
What. A. Game. An offensive explosion in the 2nd half, but the #Noles get it done to notch its 1st 10 win season since 2016 and 1st bowl win since 2017. Unreal.
Jordan Travis: 27-38, 418 yds, 2 TD
Johnny Wilson: 8 rec, 202 yds
0:55 | 4Q: Oklahoma calls its final timeout to stop the bleeding clock. Ryan Fitzgerald knocks in a 32 yard field goal attempt to give FSU a 35-32 lead.
1:28 | 4Q: Jordan Travis hit Johnny Wilson on a 58 yard pitch and catch. Wilson corralled it with one hand. FSU faces now a 3rd and 6 from the OU 11 yard line as we head down the stretch. OU with one timeout. FSU with three.
Oklahoma 32, #13 Florida State 32
3:37 | 4Q: Wow. Oklahoma responds. Jovantae Barnes rushes it in from 12 yards out for a Touchdown. Sooners tie us up at 32 a piece. Back and forth we go. OU went 9 plays, 75 yards in 3:45.
Oklahoma 25, #13 Florida State 32
7:22 | 4Q: TOUCHDOWN FSU
17 yard pitch and catch from Jordan Travis to Markeston Douglas. The ‘Noles turn the turnover into 7 and now lead Oklahoma 32-25. 6 plays, 68 yards in 2:19. Huge drive for FSU.
9:41 | 4Q: Florida State having significant trouble stopping the run. However, Gavin Sawchuk puts it on the deck. Fumble forced by Omarion Cooper. Recovered by FSU. Under review right now, but looks like it’s going to stand. Massive play for this defense who needed one.
Oklahoma 25, #13 Florida State 25
11:05 | 4Q: What a response...yet again...by FSU. Treshaun Ward takes it in for his 2nd TD of the game, this time from 38 yards out. ‘Noles go 6 plays, 75 yards in 2:17 to tie this thing up at 25 a piece.
13:22 | 4Q: Gavin Sawchuk takes it in for a Touchdown for Oklahoma from 15 yards out. 2 point conversion is good. OU leads FSU 25-18. OU is up to 196 yards rushing against FSU.
END 3rd Quarter: Oklahoma 17, #13 FSU 18
We have ourselves a tight one here at Camping World Stadium. OU with the football to start the 4th quarter.
0:27 | 3Q: 4th and 3 from the OU 38. Jordan Travis throws a tough interception. Tried to force it to Johnny Wilson. Sooners take over at their own 30.
2:59 | 3Q: ‘Noles turn the Sooners over on downs. Take over at their own 35 yard line
3:03 | 3Q: 4th down and 6 from the FSU 36 for Oklahoma. Offense stays on the field. Calls timeout to think it over. This place might explode if the ‘Noles get a stop here.
5:33 | 3Q: How about that drive from Florida State. Treshaun Ward caps off a 15 play, 94 yard drive spanning nearly 5 minutes with a 1 yard Touchdown Run. FSU takes the lead over Oklahoma 18-17.
HALFTIME: Oklahoma 17, #13 FSU 11
Ryan Fitzgerald is just short on a 54 yard field goal attempt before the half. OU will have the ball to start the 2H.
Jordan Travis: 10/14, 170 yds, TD
Johnny Wilson: 4 rec, 110 yds
0:15 | 2Q: Zach Schmidt knocks in a 41 yard FG attempt to give the Sooners a 17-11 lead over FSU with 15 seconds left. OU goes 7 plays, 65 yards in 1:36 to get some points before the half.
1:49 | 2Q: Jordan Travis sacked on 3rd down. Oklahoma calls timeout. FSU forced to punt away. OU takes over at its own 10.
3:40 | 2Q: FSU forces a punt. A chance to tie or take the lead. It’s been all Noles since that hit stick by Jared Verse. Feels like it woke this team up. FSU takes over at tis own 12 yard line.
7:18 | 2Q: TOUCHDOWN FSU. Jordan Travis hits Pokie Wilson from 16 yards out for the score. What a throw by JT across his body and scrambling to his left. 2 point conversion is GOOD. We have a 14-11 OU lead.
10:20 | 2Q: Jared Verse shot out of a cannon. My goodness. Destroys the OU back before he could think about getting yardage. Sooners’ Zach Schmidt on for the 45 yard Field Goal...NO GOOD. FSU with a much needed stop. They take over on their own 28 yard line.
12:05 | 2Q: FSU offense stays on the field and does not convert. Jordan Travis was looking for Cam McDonald over the middle. Appeared to have it. Then dropped it. OU takes over with favorable field position yet again. ‘Noles now 0-2 on 4th downs.
12:12 | 2Q: 4th and 9 from Oklahoma’s 43 yard line. FSU lines up to go for it. OU takes a timeout.
14:31 | 2Q: Dillon Gabriel scrambles 8 yards for a touchdown. Oklahoma takes a 14-3 lead over FSU. ‘Noles in serious need of a score here.
END 1Q: Oklahoma 7, #13 FSU 3
OU knocking again to end the quarter. At the ‘Noles 9 yard line and clicking right now on both sides of the ball.
2:27 | 1Q: FSU turns around and goes 3 and out. OU takes back over at midfield after a really nice punt return by Damond Harmon.
3:51 | 1Q: 3rd down throw from Gabriel is incomplete. Huge stop for FSU after the turnover on downs. They take back over at their own 25.
4:53 | 1Q: 4th and 1 from the FSU 44 yard line. ‘Noles elect to go for it and don’t get it. Stretch run play to Benson. OU stuffs them. Sooners take over in plus territory.
#13 Florida State 3, Oklahoma 7
7:01 | 1Q: Oklahoma responds with a very nice drive of its own. Jammie Robinson gets home on a sack, but very next play, Dillon Gabriel hits Jalil Farooq for a 22 yard TD pass. OU takes a 7-3 lead over FSU.. 13 plays, 75 yards in 4:25 for the Sooners that drive.
#13 Florida State 3, Oklahoma 0
11:26 | 1Q: On 3rd and Goal from the five yard line, Jordan Travis rolls out and looks for Kentron Poitier, but comes up empty. Ryan Fitzgerald knocks in a 23 yard Field Goal to give the Noles a 3-0 lead.
12:50 | 1Q: FSU starts its drive at the 25 yard line. On 3rd and 4, Jordan Travis evades a sack, and scrambles for 16 yards for a first down. Hurry up for the Noles, JT hits Johnny Wilson for 20 yards and FSU is knocking. Treshaun Ward then follows it up with a 17 yard run.
Coin toss: Oklahoma wins the toss and defers. Florida State will have the football first.
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