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             === Winston throws 5 TDs in FSU's rout of Maryland ===
 
 Tallahassee,  FL  (SportsNetwork.com) - Redshirt freshman Jameis Winston threw
 five  touchdown  passes, as the  eighth-ranked Florida State Seminoles humbled
 No. 25 Maryland in a 63-0 dismantling at Doak Campbell Stadium.
 
 Winston  played until the early stages of the fourth quarter and finished with
 a career-high 393 yards on 23-of-32 passing.
 
 Kelvin Benjamin and Nick O'Leary both caught two touchdown passes in the rout,
 and Karlos Williams added two scores on the ground for Florida State (5-0, 3-0
 ACC), which reached the end zone on eight consecutive drives at one point.
 
 Maryland  senior  quarterback C.J. Brown exited  in the second quarter and did
 not  return  after being shaken  up on an  unpenalized hit by defensive tackle
 Jacobbi McDaniel.
 
 "C.J.  has a concussion ... we will evaluate him further tomorrow to see where
 he's at and go from there," said Maryland head coach Randy Edsall.
 
 Sophomore  Caleb Rowe  connected  on  9-of-17 passes  for  119  yards for  the
 Terrapins  (4-1,  0-1), who  are playing  their last season  in the ACC before
 joining the Big Ten.
 
 Maryland,  which was  limited  to nine  first  downs and  234  total yards  on
 offense,  was off to its best start since opening the 2001 campaign with seven
 straight wins.
 
 The  Seminoles  moved the ball  effortlessly on their first possession against
 Maryland's defense, a unit that began the week third in the country in scoring
 defense (10.3 points allowed per game).
 
 Winston completed all five passes for 52 yards on a drive Williams capped with
 a short touchdown run.
 
 The  opening quarter ended  with a 39-yard toss by Brown to Deon Long down the
 Maryland  sideline.  The long  completion set  the Terrapins  up in field goal
 range, but Brad Craddock missed a 51-yarder when he hit the left upright.
 
 After its impressive first drive, the Florida State offense stalled for a bit.
 
 Another sequence seemed destined to result in a fourth straight punt. However,
 Winston,  facing a 3rd-and-10 from near midfield, connected with Rashad Greene
 on a downfield strike for 38 yards. Three plays later, Devonta Freeman ran the
 ball in from five yards out to put the Seminoles up 14-0.
 
 The  offense  remained in  sync on its  next touch, as  Winston finished off a
 nine-play, 78-yard march with a touchdown pass to Benjamin in the final minute
 of the first half.
 
 Winston  continued  to shine in the  second half, throwing touchdown passes of
 eight, 21 and 12 yards in the third quarter. He then opened the fourth quarter
 with another scoring strike to Benjamin after Maryland turned the ball over on
 the final play of the third stanza.
 
 "The  defense  I thought  was the story  of the day,"  said Florida State head
 coach  Jimbo  Fisher. "They really (stole)  the show. I thought they dominated
 from the start to the finish against some great skill guys."
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  63-0 blowout  marked Florida State's most lopsided win over a Top-25 team
 in  school history. The previous high in point differential was a 59-0 shutout
 of  then-No.  15 South Carolina  on Nov. 5, 1988  ... Winston became the first
 Florida  State  quarterback to throw five  TD passes in a game since Christian
 Ponder  accomplished  the feat against Georgia  Tech in 2009 ... Florida State
 has  outscored  ACC  opponents  by  a  374-132  margin  during  its  nine-game
 conference  winning streak.  It's the  program's longest  run since  a 24-game
 streak  from Sept.  19,  1998-Sept. 1,  2001 ...  Maryland  has dropped  seven
 straight  to the  Seminoles and fell to 2-22 all-time in the series, including
 0-12  on  the road  ... Florida State  has opened 5-0  for the second straight
 year ... Greene saw his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown reception
 snapped at five.
 
 10/05 17:11:46 ET

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