FSU running back Dalvin Cook appears intent on finishing out his junior season with style.
Cook rushed for 225 yards and four touchdowns Saturday in a 45-14 victory over Syracuse. FSU, ranked 17th in the nation, improved its record to 8-3.
Cook shattered Warrick Dunn’s school rushing record and became the fourth ACC player to rush for 4,000 yards. He was the first to do it in three seasons. It was the fourth time that Cook had rushed for more than 200 yards in a game.
For the year, Cook has 1,467 yards.
“To say you’re the leading rusher at a school that’s not a bad football school is pretty dad gum good,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “To be in the same sentence with some of the guys that have played here, it’s a great honor.
“But he definitely is deserving.”
The Seminoles jumped to a 14-0 lead on two touchdown passes by Deondre Francois, who threw for 315 yards. In all, FSU finished with 654 yards of offense. Defensively, the Seminoles had eight sacks.
Syracuse played without starting quarterback Eric Dungey. The Orangemen had only 37 yards rushing.
FSU is home next week against Florida.