This weekend in the second game of their season, the number eleven ranked Florida State Seminoles faced off against the University of South Florida Bulls. Dalvin Cook seemed to be a diamond in the rough for the Seminoles offense, as it seemed that neither team nor player could get going offensively except for Cook. After a shaky first half for the Seminoles, Cook carried the FSU Noles to a 34-14 victory over the USF Bulls.
Cook was the only one for the garnet and gold to score in the first half with a spectacular 74 yard rushing touchdown. He used his blistering speed and agility to get passed the USF defense. That was not all as he continued his reign over USF defense as he finished the game with 266 yards, leading both teams in rushing.
Cook didn’t even know how many yards he had until after the postgame interview; he figured he had more than 200 yards but he was not sure. This one game has rushed him straight into Heisman contention.
His teammate, Florida State cornerback Marquez White, was not surprised saying, “He was in the zone today. He prepared well this week. He gave us hell on defense — this whole week.” Cook showed that he was the clear X factor for this Seminole offense, and probably will be for the rest of the games this season. Cook rushed for the second most yards in Florida State Seminole history and the first Florida State Running back to rush for over 200 yards since Sammie Smith in 1981. The way Cook has been playing, it wouldn’t be surprising if he breaks the record for most rushing yards in a game that was broken not once, but twice last season by other players.
Final Prediction for FSU vs Boston College: Dalvin Cook will have another monster game and lead both teams in rushing yards. It will be a close battle in the first half, but in the second, the Seminoles will take the victory.
Final Score: FSU 24 Boston College 10