Florida State wrapped up a perfect 7-0 home slate for the year with an 80-14 win over Idaho on Saturday that once again only provided a brief glimpse of the Seminoles’ starters. Still, we learned a few items worth noting in Week 13.
Shaw can break 100: It certainly seemed like it might never happen after Kenny Shaw finished last week with 99 yards -- his sixth game with at least 89 but none topping 100. But when he hauled in a 20-yard touchdown throw from Jameis Winston to end the first half Saturday, Shaw finally cracked that elusive century mark, finishing the game with five grabs for 107 yards and two scores. Shaw needs to average just 57 yards per game the rest of the way to break 1,000 for the season.
The defense is deep: Another game, another four interceptions for Florida State’s defense. Saturday saw Telvin Smith and E.J. Levenberry record picks and return them for scores, while Jacobbi McDaniel and Keelin Smith added interceptions of their own. For the year, 16 different FSU players have recorded at least one interception, and the Seminoles have a nation-leading 23 INTs for the year. The two TDs give Florida State a school-record eight defensive touchdowns this season, too.
Winston still rolling: The legal battle surrounding Florida State’s star quarterback rages on, but Winston seems no worse for the wear. He completed 14 of 25 passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns against Idaho, giving him 32 passing TDs for the year -- one shy of Chris Weinke’s school record. And if the off-field issues don’t derail his on-field success, Winston has all but locked up the Heisman.