The replay board at Doak-Campbell Stadium summed it up perfectly.
“Thank you, Dalvin.”
Behind Dalvin Cook, again, the FSU Seminoles beat the Florida Gators, again. This time, it was 30-14, and once again, Cook led the way.
In three games, Cook has rushed for 480 yards against the Gators who, presumably, are all in favor of Cook jumping to the NFL.
“You’re blessed to coach certain guys in your career,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “What a dad gum great football player.”
This time, Cook had 153 yards to lead FSU, but the Seminoles much-maligned defense made its mark, too. FSU had six sacks, gave up only 207 yards of total offense and held the Gators to zero-for-12 on third down situations. Four of FSU’s six sacks were in the fourth quarter.
“I don’t know if they will come back (for next week’s SEC title game) or not,” Florida coach Jim McElwain said of his Gators. It’ll be a heck of a test.
“These guys have been through a ton. They played their tails off today, and it hurts. You know as a competitor you tear off the rear view mirror and go forward.”
The win made FSU’s senior class the first one to go 4-0 against Florida and Miami during their time with the Seminoles.