“So a big game atmosphere at home, I think this will be a great evaluation of where he’s at”. More than one, in fact.
Now that the Bulls are in the rearview mirror, the ‘Noles are preparing for the primetime 8 p.m. showdown with Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. during a short week.
Going into Friday’s game against Boston College, Cook is the leading rusher among backs from Power Five conference schools (422 yards) and is averaging 8.6 yards per carry. BC is also 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games after scoring more than 4-0 points in their previous game.
Still, Friday nights are usually reserved for other things – last-minute game prep or maybe even a visit to a high school football game – and Fisher prefers they stay that way. “It’s got to kind of swing the pendulum for you a little bit”, Boston College head coach Steve Addazio said, per the program’s website. A sloppy, mistake-filled and downright weird Friday night game favors the Eagles, especially at home. “We’ll have to really play well”.
“We need to start better on offense … just a few things out of whack”, Fisher said.
“But overall, (we) faced the adversity, like the way our kids responded in the second half”. Boston College (2-0) is coming into the game following a win – and what a performance it was on both sides of the ball by the Eagles. Besides being in shape physically, Fisher said he has noticed a more mature Cook who has developed into a team leader. “We’re looking forward to going up there and playing”. They’re going to be well prepared. Defensively, Boston College yields 44.0 yards in passing and 7.0 yards in rushing. Play a lot of two, mix up coverages. He’s fast, powerful, and makes a lot of big plays for them.
On Sunday, Cook was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. In rushing, Dalvin Cook rushed for a whopping 266 yards and three touchdowns in three attempts to lead the Seminoles.
Although Saturday’s 76-point destruction of Howard ranked as BC’s most lopsided victory since a 76-0 romp over Holy Cross in 1949, Addazio didn’t want his inexperienced players to have any delusions of grandeur.
“It’s great to have him on our side”, Florida State wideout Jesus Wilson said.
The Florida State Seminoles are coming from a 34-14 victory of South Florida in Week 2.
But they’re still a day ahead in their usual practice schedule. That trend is continuing this year as they have scored on all 11 possessions with nine being directed by Golson.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida State’s Everett Golson is where coach Jimbo Fisher thought the quarterback would be at this point in the season.
Florida State entered the season ranked in the top 10, and looks to capture its fourth straight ACC Championship. Fisher said his starting five, in his mind, is set. “It’s not the first time we have looked at them”. But that’s just how the game unfolded. He had 122 tackles in 14 games past year, missing the bowl game with a knee injury.