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Return TDs show why long field-goal tries remain risky

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The improbable finish to the Georgia Tech-Florida State game has turned into a teaching moment at practice fields across the country. And it provides yet another lesson that the risks of attempting long field goals go beyond the likelihood of a miss. FSU lined up to try a 56-yard field goal with just seconds left on Saturday. Instead, the Yellow Jackets’ Lance Austin returned the blocked kick 78 yards to beat the Seminoles, 22-16. That same evening, Texas State’s Brandon…

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Dalvin Cook, Mario Pender give No. 10 Florida State options in run game

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With a lot of the preseason attention at Florida State focused on the quarterback competition, the running game was slightly overlooked. By everyone it seems except Jimbo Fisher. The coach of the 10th-ranked Seminoles turned to Dalvin Cook and Mario Pender in Saturday’s opener against Texas State, mainly kept it on the ground with 23 of the first 32 plays being runs. Cook and Pender allowed Everett Golson to settle in and gain confidence as the game went along. The…

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FSU’s Jimbo Fisher says Dalvin Cook’s case must be resolved

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The chances of Texas State pulling an upset against FSU may well rest in the parking lot outside of a Tallahassee bar. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday that the indefinite suspension of star running back Dalvin Cook would continue until there is a resolution to the misdemeanor battery charge he faces. Until then, Fisher said, Cook will not be allowed to practice or to work out with the team. “It’s just like an injury,” Fisher told the Orlando Sentinel…

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