Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was here all the time.
That was his back, and those were his heels.
Cook finally had the breakout game FSU fans have been waiting for against USF Saturday, rushing for 267 yards. He went for 75 on the first play of the day.
For his efforts, Cook has been named the Sunshine State Player of the Week, a weekly award given by the SaintPetersBlog.
Cook entered the game with critics wondering what was wrong with him. Had he gained too much weight? Was he favoring his surgically repaired shoulder? Was it his offensive line? He had only 228 yards in three games.
This week, he was back.
Others considered for the weekly award include:
— South Florida’s Quinton Flowers, who ran for 159 yards,
— Florida’s Antonio Callaway, who caught four passes for 134 yards,
— Florida Atlantic’s Jason Driskel, who threw for 324 yards,
— Florida Atlantic’s Kalib Woods, who caught four passes for 104 yards, and
— Florida’s Austin Appleby, who had 296 yards passing and three touchdowns.