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No. 4 Florida State scores most points in Mike Norvell era, routs Southern Miss 66-13

Seminoles score 35 or more points in 8 consecutive games
Florida State Seminoles runnign back Trey Benson scores TD in first quarter vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles, Sept. 9, 2023
Posted at 2:12 AM, Sep 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-10 06:57:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Trey Benson had three touchdown runs and No. 4 Florida State routed Southern Miss 66-13 in its home opener Saturday night for the most points under coach Mike Norvell.

Jordan Travis threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns, and backup Tate Rodemaker added a pair of touchdown passes in the third quarter. Travis’ first touchdown, a 10-yard pass to Darion Williamson, gave him 50 career TD passes.

The Seminoles (2-0) have scored 35 or more points in eight straight games, the longest active streak in the nation. On Saturday, they did it in the third quarter — and before Southern Miss (1-1) found the end zone.

Caziah Holmes added a 40-yard touchdown run as the Seminoles ran for 306 yards. Florida State was able to move the ball at will even without starting offensive linemen Maurice Smith and Robert Scott.

Rodrigues Clark had 67 yards on 12 carries, including a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter for Southern Miss.

Billy Wiles completed just 11 of 34 passes for 154 yards in his second college start for the Golden Eagles.