Jameis Winston May Have Been “Secret” To FSU’s Dramatic Comeback Win Over Ole Miss

Published On September 6, 2016 | By john | College Sports, Latest posts, News, Pro Sports, sports news, The Barbershop, Uncategorized, video

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris

No. 4 Florida State University‘s improbable, depending on who you are speaking to, 45-34 comeback victory over No. 12 Ole Miss was exactly what folklore is made of.

Down 22 points and getting dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage – not to mention mental mistakes like Dalvin Cook fumbling away a sure-fire touchdown, social media was lit up about how poorly the Seminoles looked.



Then something happened .. its called the second half !!!

The Runnin’ Rebels came out fast and furious, but FSU made their adjustments, stayed in the game mentally and showed exactly why they were ranked No. 4 to start the season.

Florida State would go into halftime down 28-13, but former FSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston was on hand to deliver an impacting speech that may have turned around the game for the Seminoles.

“We are some dogs, we ain’t no puppies !!!”

Not only did the Seminoles respond, but they responded B I G !!!  They blanked Ole Miss during that game changing third quarter and scored a whopping 23 unanswered points, taking a lead that would not be given relinquished.winstoncrunk

In that crucial third quarter after the blood-pumping pep talk from Jameis Winston, who is now the starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Florida State outgained the Rebels 214 yards to minus-7 and forced two turnovers deep in the Ole Miss territory, taking a 29-28 lead with 9:17 left in the quarter.

deondrefrancoisIn the halftime speech video, you can hear Winston praising the abilities of redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois and it was he who may have been the real difference for Florida State.

His ability to play under the “big lights” against a defense like Ole Miss stocked with future NFL talent was the big question coming into the game.

Francois’ 16-yard touchdown to Travis Rudolph – which required him to also take a huge hit from Rebels defensive end Marquis Haynes, left him staggered after the play but full of confidence headed into halftime.

Francois would finish the game 33-for-52 for 420 yards, two TDS and 0 turnovers.

winstonaftergameIf FSU is lucky enough to have Winston in the locker room for every game it is going to be a long season for their opponents.

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    Follow John on Twitter @JohnHennry904 John "Hennry" Harris is a Sr. Editor at reason4rhymes.com and BOSS - brothersonsports.com



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