Florida State routs Boston College, 45-7

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook carries the ball against Boston College during the third quarter of a game on Nov. 11.
(Steve Cannon / Associated Press)

Dalvin Cook ran for 108 yards and Deondre Francois tied a season high with three touchdown passes to help No. 18 Florida State rout Boston College, 45-7, on Friday night.

Cook became only the second Seminoles back to go over 100 yards in 15 meetings against the Eagles and the first since Ricky Williams had 109 yards in 1980.

The junior, who also had a touchdown in 18 carries, moved within 19 yards of breaking Warrick Dunn’s school career mark of 3,959 yards.

Francois completed nine of his first 11 passes, and the Seminoles scored on their first two drives.


A six-yard scoring strike to Auden Tate marked the first time Florida State (7-4, 4-3 ACC) has scored on its opening drive since Sept. 24 at South Florida. The freshman was 16 for 24 for 183 yards, but suffered a shoulder bruise late in the third quarter and did not return.

Sean Maguire came in and added a pair of touchdowns. Tate, who had six receptions for 101 yards, had two touchdowns.

Coach Jimbo Fisher said Francois’ injury wasn’t major and that it is likely he would not miss any games.

The Eagles (4-6, 1-5) had three first downs on their first two drives before having nine straight three-and-outs. They averted a shutout with 3:21 remaining in the fourth quarter on a one-yard touchdown run by Richard Wilson.


Louisiana Lafayette Coach Mark Hudspeth has disciplined four players in response to a locker room video showing members of the team dancing and singing the lyrics of a profane rap song. The Advertiser reports the song by YG and Nipsey Hussle is called FDT “F--- Donald Trump” and the video was made sometime shortly before Tuesday’s election in which Trump was elected president. Hudspeth did not detail what the discipline was.


Middle Tennessee defensive end and U.S. Marine veteran Steven Rhodes has been chosen the winner of the Armed Forces Merit Award. A seven-person committee of Football Writers Assn. of America members and Armed Forces Bowl officials selected Rhodes from a group of 16 nominees. Rhodes served five years in the Marines before joining Middle Tennessee’s football program in 2013. He has made 27 career starts and has 29 tackles this season for the Blue Raiders.