TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No. 4 Florida State lost star quarterback Jordan Travis to a leg injury in the first quarter, but rallied behind backup Tate Rodemaker and beat North Alabama 58-13 on Saturday night.
Travis suffered what appeared to be a serious injury to his left knee/leg while running up the middle late in the first quarter. After an air cast was placed on his leg, Travis was ejected. There was no official update from Mike Norvell on Travis’ injury at the end of the first half, although the coach told The CW at halftime that “obviously it didn’t look good.”
Rodemaker completed 13 of 23 passes for 217 yards with touchdown passes to Keon Coleman and Caziah Holmes as the Seminoles (11-0) won their 17th straight game while trying to maintain fourth place in the College Football Playoff standings.
CJ Campbell had a 70-yard touchdown run, and Lawrance Toafili, Trey Benson and Holmes added TD runs.
Senior defensive back Jarian Jones forced a fumble for a first-half touchdown, and his second-half interception set up another score.
Noah Walters completed 13 of 26 passes with touchdown throws to Takayiri Kinnebrew, his 10th of the season, and JJ Evans. But UNA (3-8) scored nine times.
North Alabama: The Lions had 172 offensive yards on their first three drives, including a pair of touchdowns. UNA finished with 226 offensive yards.
Florida State: The Seminoles racked up 521 offensive yards, and their fifth game surpassed the 500-yard mark.
North Alabama: Complete season.
Florida State: The Seminoles play at Florida on Saturday.
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