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FSU wins big over Charleston Southern despite not being sharp

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They won by 44 points. They had a short week to get ready. And still, FSU was a bit disappointed after its 52-8 victory over Charleston Southern Saturday. That says a great deal about the program and its expectations. FSU jumped to a 35-6 halftime lead over an outmanned Charleston Southern team – which suspended 14 players — 10 starters — for the game. Quarterback Deondre Francois hit 25 of 32 passes for 262 yards. Running back Dalvin Cook gained…

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Charleston Southern, already outmanned, to play shorthanded

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No one ever thought that Charleston Southern had more than a long shot of beating Florida State. Well, that shot just got longer. Charleston Southern admitted it has suspended several players for Saturday’s game. At one point, the estimate was 30-plus players, although now that figure is in the teens. The school says it has suspended 32, although 16 will sit out the FSU game. Either way, the difference between most major schools and the powerhouses is depth. The question…

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Florida State’s QB Deondre Francois focused on himself, not Jameis Winston

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Deondre Francois realizes he isn’t going to escape comparisons to Jameis Winston. But as Florida State wraps up its first week of preseason practices, Francois is trying to gauge his progress by the expectations he has set. “If people want to compare me to Jameis they can do that. I’m not comparing myself to anyone,” Francois on Sunday. “I’m just trying to go out there and do the best that I can.” With Sean Maguire out four weeks due to…

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Things to watch: All eyes on Oklahoma, Big Ten showdown

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College football’s regular season has three weeks left, including championship weekend. Week 12 is all about Oklahoma. The Sooners state is the site for three big games, all with major postseason implications. Elsewhere, the Big Ten’s game of the year will be played in Columbus, and Michigan is not invited. Virginia Tech says goodbye to one of the greatest coaches in college football history. Plus, several division titles could be handed out. Here are things to watch for in Week…

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