A pair of young quarterbacks dueled down to the wire, and beyond it, as FSU’s spring game ended in a 24-24 tie.
Coach Jimbo Fisher seemed to be enjoying the heroics of freshman Malik Henry and sophomore Deondre Francois so much, in fact, that he waved off a fumble by Francois and extended the game by 90 seconds.
In short, Henry brought his team from behind, then Francois, then Henry, then Francoise led his team to the tying field goal in the final moments.
“You saw what we can be, and what we need to work on,” said Fisher.
In all, Francois hit 20 of 33 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. Henry hit 15 of 22 for 205 yards and two scores. With starter Sean Maguire out recovering from a broken ankle, it puts the Seminoles in position for a strong quarterback competition in the fall.
Ryan Green had 84 yards rushing for the Gold, and Auden Tate had 100 yards on six catches and two scores. However, Francoise had two interceptions and a fumble.