Jameis Winston and Florida State dissected No. 25 Maryland on Saturday in a 63-0 blowout.
Winston sets career highs, passing for 393 yards and five TDs, but one play sums up the fabulous freshman’s dazzling performance.
Here it is:
The 63 points were the second-most scored by No. 8 Florida State during coach Jimbo Fisher’s tenure. Saturday was the most lopsided win against a Top 25 program in school history. The Seminoles beat No. 15 South Carolina 59-0 in 1988.
The lopsided score also tied the point-differential for the worst loss by a Top 25 team all-time. No. 11 Texas lost 66-3 to UCLA in 1997.
Winston’s weekly highlight came late in the third quarter when the pocket collapsed and Maryland linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil jumped on his back. The quarterback ducked and slid out of the sack, rolled right and threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Nick O’Leary.
Winston became the first FSU quarterback to throw five touchdowns since Christian Ponder in 2009. He’s now thrown for 1,441 yards, 17 touchdowns with two interceptions and a 73.3 completion percentage this season.
"It felt like a little league football game out there," Winston said. "It was 12 o’clock, the sun was out. I don’t think I saw a cloud in the sky. It was a beautiful day."