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FSU Remains Undefeated After Victory Over Louisville

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles’ 41-21 win over Louisville.

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After a slow first half, Everett Golson led the FSU offense to 35 2nd half points. He finished the day 26 – 38 for 372 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs. Dalvin Cook had 223 yards from scrimmage with 2 TDs. Kermit Whitfield had his best day as a receiver finishing with 9 receptions, 172 yards and a TD.

Defensively, Charles Kelly’s unit was able to tally 5 sacks and held dual threat QB Lamar Jackson to only 32 yards rushing. It wasn’t all good for the defense however. For the 2nd straight week they allowed too many 3rd down conversions and for the 2nd straight week Tyler Hunter was abused by opposing receivers after Trey Marshall was forced to leave the game early. We wonder aloud if it’s time to move Jalen Ramsey back to the Star position.

We also preview Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech.

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FSU Makes It 6 Straight Over Miami

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & guest co-host Andrew from Warpath Radio recap the Noles 29-24 win over Miami.

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Led by Dalvin Cook’s 222 rushing yards and 3 total TDs, the FSU offense had its best and most balanced performance of the season. Everett Golson passed for 291 yards with 1TD and no interceptions. Despite the balance and success, the offense left plenty of points on the field that made the game closer than it should’ve been.

Defensively, Charles Kelly’s unit did a great job of shutting down the Hurricane’s rushing attack with the front 7 but Brad Kaaya did a great job of exploiting a glaring weakness in the Noles’ secondary that was created with Trey Marshall’s ejection for targeting. Similarly to 2014, the defense was able to overcome a bad statistical performance and come up with key stops when it mattered most in the game.

We also take a few minutes to enjoy the significance of winning 6 straight against your rival. What makes this especially sweet is Canes’ fans will argue that they either had the better team or should’ve won all 6 games.

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2015 Spring Practice Recap

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap FSU’s 2015 spring practice.

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Now that spring practice has concluded, we take a position-by-position look at the team and discuss our confidence level for each segment going into the season.

While injuries limited participation for several key players this spring, most of those players will be full participants in summer workouts and fall camp.

Despite his poor performance in the spring game, Jimbo Fisher says he’s still confident in Sean Maguire. We discuss whether or not we believe him.

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29-1: Looking Back, Looking Forward

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap FSU’s 59-20 loss to Oregon in the College Football Playoffs.

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Missed opportunities early followed by a plethora of turnovers in the 3rd quarter ultimately led to the Noles 29 game winning streak coming to an abrupt end. What did we learn? What changes need to be made?

We also look back at the 29 game winning streak starting with the state of the program following a home loss to Florida and an uninspiring Orange Bowl victory over Northern Illinois to where it stands now: poised to be in the National Title hunt for the foreseeable future.

Finally, we talk about the future of the program with the arrival of several early-enrollee recruits who make up “Tribe15”; FSU’s talented 2015 recruiting class.

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FSU vs. Oregon Preview

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai preview FSU’s Rose Bowl matchup against Oregon in the semifinals of the inaugural College Football Playoff.

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The game is being billed as battle of Heisman Trophy winners: Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota. However, a pair of freshmen running backs will be a major factor in determining the winner of the game. For FSU, Dalvin Cook’s emergence has provided the Seminoles with a balanced attack that they lacked early in the season. Royce Freeman is Oregon’s feature back and has rushed for over 1,200 yards this season.

Defensively, both teams face major challenges. How will FSU deal with the Duck’s tempo? How will Oregon account for the loss of their best defender, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

Off the field we also discuss Jimbo Fisher’s new 8 year contract and the results of Jameis Winston’s code of conduct hearing.

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Noles Win 3rd Straight ACC Title, Secure Playoff Spot

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 37-35 victory over Georgia Tech.

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After going 3 & out on their first drive, the offense scored on the next 7 drives to keep pace with the Yellow Jackets.  Jameis Winston threw for 309 yards, 3TDs and no interceptions but the star of the night was Dalvin Cook.  The freshman running back had a career high 31 carries for 177 yards and a touchdown.  Rashad Greene and Nick O’Leary were dependable as always combining for 10 catches, 220 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Despite struggling most of the night, the defense was able to get just enough stops to get the ball back to the offense.  Injuries to Eddie Goldman, Matthew Thomas and Ronald Darby made the task more difficult but as they’ve done all season, they made plays when they had to.

With the victory the Noles won their 3rd consecutive ACC Title and secured their spot in the inaugural College Football Playoffs where they’ll face the Oregon Ducks.

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Noles Seek Third Straight ACC Title, Spot In College Football Playoffs

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 24 – 19 victory over Florida.

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A week after playing his best game of the season, Jameis Winston played the worst game of his career. He completed 12 of 24 passes for a career low 125 yards and a career high 4 interceptions. However, Winston’s two 2nd quarter touchdown passes to Nick O’Leary capped a 21 point rally to overcome a 9 point deficit.

That rally started with Terrence Smith’s 94 yard pick-six following Jameis’ third interception in the 1st quarter. The defense played an excellent overall game by holding the Gators to 282 total yards and only 113 rushing yards. The most important stats of the game were the defense forcing the Gators to kick 2 field goals on 3 redzone attempts and only allowing Florida to score 6 points off of Jameis’ 4 interceptions

After another 12-0 regular season, Georgia Tech is all that stands between FSU, a 3rd consecutive ACC title and birth in the College Football Playoffs.

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Sloppy Field, Sloppy Play, Still Undefeated

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 20 – 17 victory over Boston College.

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The field was sloppy and the play was sloppy at times but FSU still found a way to remain undefeated thanks to Roberto Aguayo’s game winning field goal.

Despite the stats and weather conditions, Jameis Winston played his best game of the season. His passes were accurate, on time and he constantly checked the offense into the right play. Unfortunately, his receivers dropped at least 5 passes including one that resulted in an interception.

In addition, those dropped passes prevented FSU from gaining a 2 possession lead which would’ve helped the defense by forcing Boston College to pass the ball more; something they aren’t comfortable or very good at doing. Instead, the Eagles were able to shorten the game by running 51 times against the Noles struggling rush defense.

Expect to see the Florida Gators use a similar gameplan as they attempt to spoil FSU’s National Championship aspirations in Will Muschamp’s final game as their head coach.

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Noles Win 5th Straight Vs. Miami; Captures Atlantic Division Title

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 30 – 26 victory over Miami.

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Another slow start, another double digit deficit, another set of halftime adjustments, another comeback, another victory. With that victory, the Noles captured their third straight ACC Atlantic Division title.

After falling behind 16-0 and trailing 23-7 at halftime, FSU outscored Miami 23-3 in the 2nd half to win their 26th straight game and their 5th straight over the Canes.

Offensively, Jameis Winston threw for over 300 yards and completed passes to 10 different receivers but the offensive MVP was Dalvin Cook who rushed for 92 yards and 2 TDs.

Defensively, Jalen Ramsey was the star of the night. In addition to the game clinching interception, the sophomore DB also tallied 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 4 pass breakups and a forced fumble

With their win and Mississippi State’s loss, FSU reclaimed the top spot in both the coaches and AP poll. We’ll see if the CFB Playoff Selection Committee agrees on Tuesday night.

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