For more than half a season, FSU fans have waited.
For more than half a season, he was the promising quarterback from another program. He was the guy who was going to keep the chains moving. The guy who who was supposed to keep the big plays coming.
Finally, Saturday, quarterback Everett Golson showed up.
Golson was all he was supposed to be in a 41-21 victory over Louisville, just in time for the stretch run to begin for the Seminoles. For his efforts, he is the Sunshine State Player of the Week.
Golson hit 26 of 38 passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns as FSU pulled away in the second half. For the season, Golson has thrown for 1,449 and 11 touchdowns without an interception. But the lack of turnovers didn’t satisfy FSU fans with the lack of big plays. Now, FSU has both.
Also considered for the award were FSU’s Dalvin Cook, who had 167 yards rushing, FSU receiver Kermit Whitfield, who caught nine passes for 172 yards, Florida’s Treon Harris, who threw for 271 yards and rushed for 55, Florida’s Keanu Neal, who had 14 tackles against LSU, USF’s Marlon Mack, who had 113 yards rushing, and Miami’s Brad Kaaya, who threw for 296 yards.
Cook has 959 rushing yards for the year.