FSU’s top play of 2018

In a season full of disappointment, Florida State definitely made some exciting plays. Yes, the bowl streak was snapped. Yes, they lost to Miami and Florida in the same season in forever. But at this point, we’re going to look back at the good and bad from the 2018 Seminoles.

This article will focus on FSU’s top play of the season. There are definitely some solid contenders but one play stands above the rest, as you’ll see later on.

Runner-up #1

With FSU’s season opener on the brink of disaster, someone needed to make a play. That man was sophomore running back Cam Akers. The former five-star prospect took a carry up the left side from his own nine-yard line and sprinted for 85 yards before being chased down. The ‘Noles would fail to score on the possession and end up losing to Virginia Tech, but for a second, it almost felt like Akers was going to spark a comeback.

Runner-up #2

This was probably the most bizarre game of Florida State’s season. Louisville had the game won but decided to throw the ball. It was a costly mistake as AJ Westbrook intercepted Jawon Pass’ throw to give the Seminoles one last chance with 1:56 left in the game. That was when senior receiver Nyqwan Murray delivered one of the most exciting plays of the season. Deondre Francois found Murray on a short crossing route before the receiver broke a tackle and went the distance for a touchdown. It was the cap on FSU’s 10-point fourth quarter comeback, cementing a 28-24 road win.

Top Play

Was there any question what play was going to top this list? Tamorrion Terry was a break out star in Tallahassee this year and he delivered all season. FSU’s bowl streak was on the line against Boston College. With two minutes to play and the ball in their hands, the Seminoles had to deliver or they’d lose one of the most legendary bowl streaks of all time. The redshirt freshman would do just that. Francois connected with Terry deep and the 6-foot-4 playmaker outran the Eagles for a touchdown to give Florida State the lead. The ‘Noles defense held off Boston College on the ensuing possession to secure the win. Obviously, the bowl streak was snapped a week later, but that play gave the fanbase hope heading into a rivalry game against Florida.

Honorary Mention

This was easily the best special teams play of the season for FSU. DJ Matthews is absolutely electric in the open field with the ball in his hands. This play would’ve been talked about a lot more if the ‘Noles would’ve finished off Miami.

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