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Cheez-It Bowl: Florida State 35, Oklahoma 32

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

By ALANIS THAMES
AP Sports Writer

ORLANDO, Fla. - Jordan Travis threw for 418 yards and two touchdowns and No. 13 Florida State beat Oklahoma 35-32 in the Cheez-It Bowl.

Johnny Wilson made a one-handed grab for a 58-yard gain to set up Ryan Fitzgerald's 32-yard field goal with 55 seconds left. The Seminoles (10-3) held on, sacking quarterback Dillon Gabriel on the Sooners' comeback bid.

Jovante Barnes tied it at 32 for Oklahoma (6-7) with 3:37 left on a 12-yard run. That was after Travis fired a 17-yard pass to tight end Markeston Douglas in the end zone to put the Seminoles up 32-25 midway through the fourth. The Seminoles had gotten the ball off an Oklahoma fumble.

Treshaun Ward's 1-yard rushing touchdown late in the third quarter gave the Seminoles an 18-17 lead - their first advantage since leading 3-0 in the opening quarter. Travis converted two third downs to guide Florida's State 94 yards on the 15-play drive.

The Sooners went up 25-18 with 13:22 left on 25-yard run by freshman Gavin Sawchuk and a successful 2-point conversion.

Florida State needed just two minutes to go 75 yards to tie it at 25, with Ward taking the ball 38 yards into the end zone for his second touchdown of the game.

Florida State won its first bowl since the 2017 season, and its first under coach Mike Norvell.

Travis, who has already announced his intention to return to the team for the 2023 season, became the 11th player in program history to pass for 3,000-plus yards in a season.

Treshaun Ward had 81 yards on 10 carries for Florida State, and Wilson had a season-high 202 yards on eight catches.

The Seminoles won their final five games of the regular season, scoring at least 38 points in all of them. Florida State was 5-3 in conference play with its first winning season since 2017, which also was Jimbo Fisher's last year coaching the team before taking the head coaching job at Texas A&M.

Oklahoma, making its 24th straight bowl appearance, lost its first bowl game since the 2019 season.

It was a disappointing end to a disappointing season for the storied program that is looking to establish its post-Lincoln Riley identity after he took Southern California's coaching job after last season.

Oklahoma won its first three games but lost three of its final four, missing the Big 12 title game for the second straight season.

Gabriel, a transfer from UCF, completed 14 of 24 passes for 243 yards and one TD. He also had a rushing score in the second quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

Florida State: The Seminoles were successful in getting pressure on Brooks in passing situations, recording six sacks.

Oklahoma: Despite missing four starting offensive linemen, the Sooners had 253 total yards of rushing.

December 29, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter OklaFlaSt
FlaSt FG 11:26 Ryan Fitzgerald 22 yard field goal 0 3
Okla TD 7:01 Jalil Farooq 22 yard TD pass from Dillon Gabriel (Zach Schmit Extra Point) 7 3
Second Quarter OklaFlaSt
Okla TD 14:31 Dillon Gabriel 8 yard TD run (Zach Schmit Extra Point) 14 3
FlaSt TD 7:18 Ontaria Wilson 16 yard TD pass from Jordan Travis (Brian Courtney 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 14 11
Okla FG 0:15 Zach Schmit 41 yard field goal 17 11
Third Quarter OklaFlaSt
FlaSt TD 5:33 Treshaun Ward 1 yard TD run (Ryan Fitzgerald Extra Point) 17 18
Fourth Quarter OklaFlaSt
Okla TD 13:22 Gavin Sawchuk 15 yard TD run (Brayden Willis 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 25 18
FlaSt TD 11:05 Treshaun Ward 38 yard TD run (Ryan Fitzgerald Extra Point) 25 25
FlaSt TD 7:22 Markeston Douglas 17 yard TD pass from Jordan Travis (Ryan Fitzgerald Extra Point) 25 32
Okla TD 3:37 Jovantae Barnes 12 yard TD run (Zach Schmit Extra Point) 32 32
FlaSt FG 0:55 Ryan Fitzgerald 32 yard field goal 32 35
Team Stats
  Oklahoma Florida State
First downs 28 25
  Rushing 18 7
  Passing 9 18
  Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Efficiency 10-18, 56% 5-12, 42%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 0-3, 0%
Rushes-Yards 60-253 34-169
Passing Yards 243 418
Return Yards 23 29
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-24-0 27-38-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 7-40 2-12
Punts 3 2
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-46 3-25
Oklahoma Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Gabriel 14 24 243 1 0
Florida State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Travis 27 38 418 2 1
Oklahoma Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Barnes 27 108 4.0 1
G. Sawchuk 15 100 6.7 1
D. Gabriel 14 17 1.2 1
J. Farooq 2 14 7.0 0
G. Freeman 1 9 9.0 0
N. Anderson 1 5 5.0 0
Florida State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Ward 10 81 8.1 2
J. Travis 7 50 7.1 0
T. Benson 13 25 1.9 0
L. Toafili 1 10 10.0 0
M. Pittman 1 2 2.0 0
D. Williamson 1 1 1.0 0
D. Lundy 1 0 0.0 0
Oklahoma Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Mims 2 77 38.5 0
J. Farooq 4 59 14.8 1
B. Willis 4 58 14.5 0
D. Stoops 2 27 13.5 0
L. Bunkley-Shelton 1 14 14.0 0
G. Sawchuk 1 8 8.0 0
Florida State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Wilson 8 202 25.3 0
O. Wilson 5 85 17.0 1
M. Douglas 4 50 12.5 1
T. Benson 1 33 33.0 0
M. McClain 2 14 7.0 0
M. Pittman 3 13 4.3 0
D. Williamson 2 12 6.0 0
J. Douglas 1 7 7.0 0
L. Toafili 1 2 2.0 0
Oklahoma Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Bowman 1 0
Florida State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Oklahoma Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Turk 3 144 48.0
Florida State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Mastromanno 2 88 44.0
Oklahoma Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Mims 1 23 23.0
Florida State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Oklahoma Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Florida State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Menzer 1 4 4.0
T. Benson 1 25 25.0
Oklahoma Missed FG
Player Length
Z. Schmit 45
Florida State Missed FG
Player Length
R. Fitzgerald 54




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