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No. 25 Virginia barely hangs on, beats Seminoles 31-24

Sep. 15, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia turned the clock back 24 years and the No. 25 Cavaliers handed Florida State another gut-wrenching defeat. The Cavaliers stopped Cam Akers on a final-play run from the 4 on Saturday night and barely hung on for a 31-24 victory that was reminiscent of the one in 1995...

No. 25 Virginia seeks first 3-0 start in 14 years vs FSU

Sep. 13, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Quarterback Bryce Perkins has been a major reason for No. 25 Virginia's climb to respectability the last two seasons. With 29 passing touchdowns and 10 more on the ground, the dual-threat quarterback guided Virginia to an 8-5 record last season has the Cavaliers poised to start...

No. 25 Virginia preps for a visit from the Seminoles

Sep. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

Florida State (1-1, 0-0 ACC) at No. 25 Virginia (2-0, 1-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ACC Network). Line: Virginia by 7 1/2. Series record: Florida State leads 15-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE To live up to their status as the favorite to win the ACC's Coastal Division, the Cavaliers need to win games like this but come...

Florida State escapes UL Monroe on missed PAT in OT, 45-44

Sep. 7, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cam Akers was ready and willing to carry the load and Florida State needed every ounce of energy in what was a workhorse performance. Akers had a program-record 36 carries, the final one a 4-yard touchdown, as Florida State defeated Louisiana Monroe 45-44 in overtime on Saturday. A...

Akers helps Florida St. hold off ULM in overtime

Sep. 7, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cam Akers had a program-record 36 carries, the final one a 4-yard touchdown, as Florida State defeated Louisiana Monroe 45-44 in overtime on Saturday. Caleb Evans had a 5-yard touchdown run just moments later and the Warhawks went for the one-point conversion that would force a...

Akers helps Florida St. hold off ULM in overtime

Sep. 7, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cam Akers had a program-record 36 carries, the final one a 4-yard touchdown, as Florida State defeated Louisiana Monroe 45-44 in overtime on Saturday. Caleb Evans had a 5-yard touchdown run just moments later but the Warhawks' Jacob Meeks missed the extra-point attempt. Akers, a...

Boise State looks to knock off another Power 5 foe vs FSU

Aug. 30, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Home, road or on neutral turf, Boise State has shown a willingness to play anyone anywhere. And the Broncos don't just show up, they win. They have knocked off five teams from Power 5 conferences dating back to 2014. Boise State now has Florida State in its sights. Coach Bryan...

Analysis: Arizona's Tate darkhorse contender for Heisman

Aug. 16, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

Last season, Khalil Tate was on the short list of preseason favorites for the Heisman Trophy. As Arizona prepares to open this season on Aug. 24 at Hawaii, the junior quarterback is a longshot. Tate rushed for 1,411 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2017, including two games of 230 yards or more. Last season, he had...

Coach Willie Taggart believes Florida State will in year 2

Aug. 13, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Coach Willie Taggart arrived at Florida State and ramped up expectations with the promise of "Lethal Simplicity." But the Seminoles' offense was anything but fun to watch in 2018, averaging just 22 points per game. Taggart knew after a 5-7 season that he would have to make...