Rundown: No. 11 Florida State at Pittsburgh

Remy's picture
September 2, 2013 at 12:40a

 The running start

TV: Tonight (8:00 ESPN)

This will be the first time Pittsburgh and Florida State have played since 1983, Pitt won 17-16 in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh has won the last three games in the series and leads the series 5-3.
This is Pitt's first game as a member of the ACC.
Florida State is 3-0 in season openers with Jimbo Fisher as head coach, FSU outscored their opponents 162-9 in those three games.

the rundown

2012 Stats (Per Game)


39.3 (10th)         Points For          26.6 (74th)
14.7 (6th)           Points Against    21.1 (23rd)
206.2 (24th)      Rushing Offense  133.1 (92nd)
265.3 (39th)      Passing Offense   257.0 (46th)
471.5 (19th)      Total Offense       390.1 (71st)

92.3 (3rd)          Rushing Defense  136.4 (31st)
161.9 (1st)        Passing Defense   194.2 (20th)
254.1 (2nd)       Total Defense       330.1 (17th)

                          Offense Misc.
154.0 (14th)      Pass Efficiency     152.4 (19th)
1.9 (59th)          Sacks Allowed      2.9 (102nd)
14.5 (7th)          Punt Returns        10.3(37th)
24.7 (15th)        KO Returns          22.9 (44th)


                         Defense Misc.
95.4 (1st)         Pass Eff. Def.        113.1 (21st)
2.6 (26th)        Sacks                    1.9 (70th)
34.3 (107th)       Net Punting           35.0 (100th)


2012 individual stats


QB Jameis Winston (Fr): No Stats/First Game


RB James Wilder Jr. (Jr): 654 yards, 6.0 ypc, 11 TD


WR Rashad Greene (Jr): 741 yards, 13.0 ypr, 6 TD


DL Timmy Jernigan (Jr): 33.5 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks

Career: 56.5 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 4 sacks


2012 individual stats


QB Tom Savage (Sr): 2009 with Rutgers- 149/285 (.520), 2,211 yards, 14 touchdowns, 7 INT


RB Isaac Bennett (Jr): 141 yards, 4.9 ypc, 3 TD

Career: 378 yards, 4.3 ypc, 5 TD


WR Devin Street (Sr): 975 yards, 13.4 ypr, 5 TD

Career: 2,047 yards, 13.6 ypr, 9 TD


DL Aaron Donald (Sr): 53 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks

Career: 97 tackles, 37.5 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks

THe runoff

Pittsburgh lost to Youngstown State (17-31) in last year's season opener.
The Panthers finished 6-7 in Paul Chryst's first year as head coach.

Pitt Lost in the BBVA Compass Bowl, 38-17 to Ole Miss.
Pittsburgh is 3-1 against FSU when the game is in Pittsburgh. 2-2 in Tallahassee.


Jimbo Fisher is 31-10 as Florida State's head coach.
The Seminoles are 3-0 in bowl games under Fisher.

Florida State won the first game in the series; 31-13 in 1971 at Tallahassee.
That 18 point victory is Florida State's largest in the series.
Florida State's largest margin of defeat was 28 points, a 14-42 loss in 1981.

Games in the series:
Year    Host            Winner   Scor
1971    Tallahassee   FSU        31-13
1972    Pittsburgh     FSU        19-7
1974    Tallahassee   Pitt         9-6
1978    Pittsburgh     Pitt         7-3
1980    Tallahassee   FSU        36-22
1981    Pittsburgh     Pitt         42-14
1982    Tallahassee   Pitt         37-17
1983    Pittsburgh     Pitt         17-16

No Matter The Outcome, Mark May Still:



73buckeye's picture

Anybody watching this game? Jameis Winston is the best quarterback I have seen this weekend. Great arm, poise, good runner. And he's a freshman!!! First half stats - 17 of 18, 3 touchdown passes, one running touchdown, 240 yards passing. Watch out for Fl state.


Knarcisi's picture

He's amazing, but remember it's Pitt.  Best we saw this weekend would be a bit much.  Boyd and Bridgewater might want a few words with you. 

73buckeye's picture

I didn't get a chance to see Bridgewater yesterday, and Boyd had a very good game against Ga. And you're right it's against Pitt, but this kid seems to have presence about him that I've never seen in a freshman. A half of football is certainly only a beginning, but it'll be fun to watch him this year to see if he really is the real deal. Maybe he'll distract some of the talking heads from fawning over Johnny Foosball.


Knarcisi's picture

No doubt, he is the real deal.  Bridgewater was against Ohio U, but it was like watching XBox.

ohiowhitesnake's picture

I'm half watching, but the Winston kid looks legit. I think I saw him a few years ago on the elite 11 show with Trent Dilfer. I'm getting old, but I think he won or was near the top of the competition.

That Guy's picture

I was at the game last night, maybe its just the fsu fan in me but this kid is very very special.

ChillitownBuck30's picture

Regardless of competition, a freshman putting up those numbers in his first collegiate game is very impressive.  Good Ol' Jimbo may have something there.

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”