Reigning Heisman trophy winning QB Jameis Winston gets his first true test in FSU’s National Championship defense against Oklahoma State on Saturday night.
The defending National Champion Florida State Seminoles (FSU) take on Oklahoma State Cowboys in their first game since beating Auburn in the final BCS National Championship game.
In 2013 FSU set an NCAA record with 723 points scored, and an ACC conference record of 7,267 total offensive yards. While FSU lost WR Kelvin Benjamin, who made the game-winning TD in that fateful game, but still has the services of defending Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston.
Winston won the Heisman trophy in 2013 as a freshman – only the 2nd freshman to win the award in NCAA history – after going undefeated the entire season, throwing for 4,057 yards and 40 TDs. His 9.1 yards per play were second in college football in 2013.
Oklahoma State went 10-3 in 2013, losing the Cotton Bowl, but scoring an average of over 39 points per game – making them one of the more dangerous offensive opponents on FSU’s schedule. Oklahoma State is starting the season unranked, but a win over the defending national champions would immediately place them somewhere in the top 25.
Prediction: FSU – Lost in how good Oklahoma State’s offense is is how good FSU’s defense is. Between their incredible offense and their staunch defense, FSU should be able to hold off the Oklahoma State offense long enough to take a decisive lead and the road win.