FSU to honor historic senior class
On Saturday, Florida State will honor one of its most successful senior classes in school history when the No. 14 Seminoles (8-2) host Chattanooga (8-2) at 3:30 p.m.
The class consists of 19 seniors, and together they have combined to go 47-5, while the fifth-year senior have posted a 56-9 mark. The group’s 47 wins is one shy of the school’s record for most in a four-year period.
“This class is one of the all-time greats,” FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. “I mean, it has a chance to tie for most wins in a four-year span and it has three chances to win two games. Two breaks it, one ties it – the all-time most wins by a senior class in Florida State history. I’d say that’s pretty special.”
The group is headlined by seniors Lamarcus Brutus (48 tackles, 2 INT), Tyler Hunter (22 tackles, 1 INT), Nile Lawrence-Stample (27 tackles, 3.5 TFL), Derrick Mitchell Jr. (six tackles), Giorgio Newberry (19 tackles, 4 PBUs), Terrance Smith (37 tackles, 3.5 TFL) and Reggie Northrup (73 tackles, 5 QBH).
A win on Saturday would extend FSU’s home winning streak to 20, which is the longest active streak in the nation.
“Sending these seniors out on a great note (is very important),” Fisher said. “What they've accomplished in these last four years, winning almost 90, 91 percent of their games. It could be the 48th win this weekend, that's a lot of W's in a short time span. I think that goes along with only five losses.”