FSU Football vs. Ole Miss: Photo’s From ‘Noles 45-34 Win

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher hugs former Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (center) after a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles won 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

FSU football stormed back to defeat the Ole Miss Rebels 45-34 on Monday night in Orlando, Florida. Here are some of the best photos from the game.

The first half turned out to be the total opposite of what most people thought going into the FSU vs. Ole Miss game. The FSU football defense was giving up huge plays, and the FSU offense was pedestrian at best.

However, a late touchdown before halftime seemed to carry momentum into the second half for the ‘Noles. They scored a field goal on their first possession, and the offensive onslaught began shortly after.

The FSU football defense forced three turnovers in the second half, and the offense outscored Ole Miss 32-6.

Here are some of the best photos from the ‘Noles 45-34 win over the Rebels Monday night at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

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Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; A general view of Camping World Stadium during the second half between the Mississippi Rebels and Florida State Seminoles at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Mississippi Rebels 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Just a general shot of the field and crowd that was definitely pro ‘Noles. They were instrumental once the ‘Noles got the momentum in the second half. The War Chant played ALL NIGHT like Lionel Richie.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois (12) runs with the ball against the Mississippi Rebels during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois has a HUGE game. He threw for over 400 yards and had 59 yards on the ground.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) catches the ball over Mississippi Rebels linebacker DeMarquis Gates (3) during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

All world running back Dalvin Cook didn’t set the world on fire running against eight and nine man boxes. However, he was effective in the passing game, accumulating 101 yards which is nearly half of his season total from last season.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Travis Rudolph (15) catches the ball and runs it in for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This catch by Travis Rudolph cut the lead to 28-13 just before halftime. It was the beginning of the FSU football offense setting the world on fire in the second half.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (10) fumbles the ball after being hit by Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) in the third quarter at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

This was the play that ignited the FSU defense in the second half. A huge strip sack from Walker that the FSU offense turned into a touchdown.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Kermit Whitfield (8) celebrates with tight end Ryan Izzo (81) after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against Mississippi Rebels at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

The FSU offense was rolling at this point, and the Ole Miss defense was getting gashed by Deondre Francois.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles tight end Ryan Izzo (81) catches the ball for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Mississippi Rebels 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

And another touchdown for the ‘Noles

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) sacks Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (10) during the second half at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Mississippi Rebels 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Senior defensive end DeMarcus Walker was unstoppable in the second half. This was one of his 4.5 sacks on the game.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Mississippi Rebels defensive back A.J. Moore (30) knocks the ball down from Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Nyqwan Murray (80) in the third quarter at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles won 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

This was an outstanding play for the Ole Miss player, otherwise it would have been a huge play.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles kicker Ricky Aguayo (23) is congratulated by Florida State Seminoles offensive lineman Keith Weeks (66) after he kicked a field goal during the second half at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Mississippi Rebels 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

True freshman Ricky Aguayo had a HUGE game, making all six of his field goals. That’s something his older brother and FSU legend Roberto never did.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) and defensive end Josh Sweat (9) tackle Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (middle) for a sack in the fourth quarter at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles won 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Sweat joins DeMarcus Walker in annihilating Chad Kelly in the backfield.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Tarvarus McFadden (4) celebrates with Florida State Seminoles linebacker Dontavious Jackson (5) after a interception in the fourth quarter at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles won 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

Redshirt freshman Tavarus McFadden made up for a couple of plays early in the game with an interception that sealed the deal on the FSU football comeback.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois (12) drops back to pass in the fourth quarter against the Mississippi Rebels at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles won 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

Deondre Francois looks like he has all the goods. He was poised in the pocket, can make all the throws and didn’t turn the ball over once.

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles fans react after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Mississippi Rebels at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles won 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

Quick Thoughts

It was all smiles for ‘Noles fans at this point. The comeback was complete and they could go to work on Tuesday with their head held high.

The game was much different than we anticipated, but that’s what happens when you go into a game with new players at key positions. Who knew Deondre Francois would play that way?

Did we think Ole Miss would score that easily in the third quarter?

No.

The ‘Noles have a quick turnaround this week and welcome Charleston Southern into town on Saturday. Chop Chat will continue to bring you reactions, analysis and news this week. Check with us often, and Go ‘Noles.

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