GAMEDAY College Football

Florida State 47, Duquesne 7

By BOB FERRANTE
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Treshaun Ward, Trey Benson and Lawrance Toafili surpassed 100 rushing yards and Florida State dominated Duquesne 47-7 in a lightning-delayed game.

The Seminoles ran for 406 yards and opened the season with a victory for the first time since 2016.

Ward (14 carries, 127 yards), Benson (11 carries, 105 yards) and Toafili (13 carries, 101 yards) led the ground attack, which featured six touchdowns. Ward had two TD runs, and Benson had a 41-yard TD as the Oregon transfer frequently racked up yards after contact.

Florida State scored on eight of its first nine drives. Jordan Travis, Toafili and Ward had TD runs as Florida State led 20-0 after the first quarter.

Travis completed 11 of 15 passes for 207 yards. Kentron Poitier had four receptions for 84 yards. Mycah Pittman also had four catches for 44 yards. Johnny Wilson hauled in a 51-yard grab that set up a touchdown.

Joe Mischler completed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Abdul Janneh in the third quarter for Duquesne. The Dukes capitalized off a short field after Ryan Webb intercepted a pass from Florida State backup Tate Rodemaker.

Florida State's defense forced eight punts. The Seminoles had five pass break-ups, including two by safety Jammie Robinson.

TAKEAWAYS

Florida State: The Seminoles last surpassed 400 rushing yards in a game in 2016, when Dalvin Cook and Jacques Patrick led the team to 478 yards at South Florida.

Duquesne: The Dukes managed just 164 yards (3.5 yards per play).


Scoring Summary
First Quarter DuqFlaSt
FlaSt TD 10:03 Jordan Travis 5 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 0 6
FlaSt TD 5:28 Lawrance Toafili 4 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 0 13
FlaSt TD 0:48 Treshaun Ward 6 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 0 20
Second Quarter DuqFlaSt
FlaSt FG 8:31 Ryan Fitzgerald 24 yd FG 0 23
FlaSt FG 0:23 Ryan Fitzgerald 24 yd FG 0 26
Third Quarter DuqFlaSt
FlaSt TD 11:56 Treshaun Ward 3 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 0 33
Duq TD 4:37 Abdul Janneh 22 yd pass from Joe Mischler (Brian Bruzdewicz kick) 7 33
FlaSt TD 2:08 Trey Benson 43 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 7 40
Fourth Quarter DuqFlaSt
FlaSt TD 8:58 Rodney Hill 8 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 7 47
Team Stats
  Duquesne Florida State
First downs 11 33
  Rushing 4 25
  Passing 5 7
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 1-10, 10% 5-10, 50%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 30-93 54-406
Passing Yards 71 232
Return Yards 104 33
Completions-Attempts-Int 7-17-0 14-22-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--6 1--7
Punts 8 1
Punts-Average 37.6 52
Fumbles Lost 1-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 4-29 5-55
Time of Possession 24:47 35:13
Duquesne Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Mischler 7 17 71 1 0
Florida State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Travis 11 15 207 0 0
T. Rodemaker 2 6 15 0 1
A. Duffy 1 1 10 0 0
Duquesne Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Ware 11 30 2.7 0
D. Macklin 4 23 5.8 0
J. Clements 4 16 4.0 0
B. Lucas 7 13 1.9 0
D. Menders Jr. 2 12 6.0 0
K. Brown 1 5 5.0 0
J. Mischler 1 -6 -6.0 0
Florida State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Ward 14 127 9.1 2
T. Benson 11 105 9.5 1
L. Toafili 13 101 7.8 1
R. Hill 9 55 6.1 1
J. Travis 4 11 2.8 1
A. Duffy 1 5 5.0 0
T. Rodemaker 2 2 1.0 0
Duquesne Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Janneh 3 44 14.7 1
L. Lutz 1 12 12.0 0
D. Menders Jr. 2 8 4.0 0
K. Brown 1 7 7.0 0
Florida State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Poitier 4 84 21.0 0
J. Wilson 1 51 51.0 0
M. Pittman 4 44 11.0 0
D. Spann 3 40 13.3 0
D. Williamson 1 10 10.0 0
M. McClain 1 3 3.0 0
Duquesne Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. Webb 1 50
Florida State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Duquesne Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Berarducci 7 267 38.1
J. Corado 1 34 34.0
Florida State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Mastromanno 1 52 52.0
Duquesne Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Florida State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Pittman 1 7 7.0
K. Knowles II 1 0 0
Duquesne Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Menders Jr. 3 37 12.3
R. Knight 1 17 17.0
Florida State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. McCall 2 26 13.0
Duquesne Missed FG
Player Length
B. Bruzdewicz 48
Florida State Missed FG
Player Length




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