For the fourth time in five weeks, Florida State’s starters weren’t needed much in the second half. The 80-14 win over Idaho marked a school-record for points, and there were certainly plenty of performances worth celebrating.
WR Kenny Shaw: The senior wide receiver has waited all season for his first 100-yard game, six times eclipsing the 89-yard mark without ever joining the century club. In his final home game, however, he finally cracked the code, connecting with Jameis Winston on five catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Shaw now has 828 yards and is on pace to join Rashad Greene as FSU’s first 1,000-yard receivers since 2002.
RB Devonta Freeman: After getting just 10 total carries in the last two blowout wins, Freeman made the most of his limited workload Saturday. He rushed 11 times for 129 yards and a touchdown, reigniting his quest to become FSU’s first 1,000-yard back since 1996. Freeman now has 808 yards on the year and needs just 64 yards per game the rest of the way to snap college football’s longest 1,000-yard drought.
DT Timmy Jernigan: Sixteen Florida State players have picked off a pass this year, and Jernigan isn’t one of them. That’s a bit frustrating, he admits, but he’s done so much of the work to make those others possible. On Saturday, Jernigan simply dominated Idaho’s overmatched offensive line, recording six tackles -- including 4.5 for a loss -- in the first half before taking a seat on the bench the rest of the way.
Hat tips to: Jameis Winston threw for four more touchdowns, giving him 32 for the year. Karlos Williams topped 100 yards for the second time this season. Telvin Smith and E.J. Levenberry both returned interceptions for TDs.