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Florida State beats Duke 17-10 on Akers' late TD

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Cam Akers has been tantalizingly close to shaking free for a long touchdown run. Florida State has long believed it's on the verge of playing like an elite team again.

Finally, and at the perfect time, Akers broke through on Saturday.

Maybe the Seminoles' entire team did, too.

Akers ran 42 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 8:23 to play, and Florida State held on to beat Duke 17-10.

''It's so close. It's sometimes, for us right now, as players and coaches, it's not frustrating - it is right there to start playing like we're capable of playing,'' Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. ''But we've got to get back to work. Finding a way to win on the road is huge.''

Akers finished with 115 yards while James Blackman threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Auden Tate on the opening drive for the Seminoles (2-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Blackman finished 18 of 21 for 197 yards passing with two interceptions before he hit on a pair of long third-down completions to keep alive the drive that ended with the long score by his fellow freshman.

''You can see it and you see the look in their eyes and the work and the things they're doing,'' Fisher said of his freshmen. ''True freshmen matter now, because in football, with the three-and-outs and the youth ... you've got to count on those guys to get into your program and make that contribution.''

Akers took a handoff and ran through one tackle near the line of scrimmage, then bounced outside and outran safety Jordan Hayes to the end zone.

Brittain Brown ran 9 yards for the touchdown that tied it at 10 late in the third quarter for Duke (4-3, 1-3), and Daniel Jones finished 22 of 35 for 204 yards passing.

The Blue Devils' best chance to tie it came in the final minute, when Jones moved them to the Florida State 30. But Ermon Lane and Tarvarus McFadden ended it by breaking up Jones' final pass to T.J. Rahming in the end zone.

Austin Parker kicked a 37-yard field goal for Duke while Ricky Aguayo's 23-yarder put the Seminoles up 10-3 late in the third.

THE TAKEAWAY

Florida State: For much of the day, the Seminoles appeared capable of becoming the first FSU team to start 1-4 since 1975 , outgaining Duke 425-315 but slipping up just frequently enough to keep the Blue Devils in it. This was Florida State's fourth straight game decided by seven or fewer points, and the Seminoles - who needed a 40-yard touchdown pass in the final minute to win at Wake Forest two weeks ago - improved to 2-0 in the state of North Carolina while remaining 0-3 everywhere else.

Duke: A once-promising season appears to be unraveling for the Blue Devils, who have lost three straight after matching last year's victory total in the season's first four weeks. Duke also fell to 0-20 against Florida State, though this was the first time the Blue Devils finished closer than 19 points against the Seminoles.

''I think they were in shock at little bit,'' coach David Cutcliffe said of his players' reaction to the losing streak. ''They were looking for the light. My job is to help them see it. ... We don't have time to feel sorry for ourselves. That's the absolute trap.''

WEIRD PLAY

Duke's offense was on the move down 7-3 shortly before halftime when the Blue Devils tried some ill-fated trickery. A halfback pass from Shaun Wilson bounced off tight end Daniel Helm's hands, and linebacker Emmett Rice picked it off near the sideline, getting a foot down before going out of bounds at the FSU 14.

STAT LINE

Blackman certainly throws a catchable ball. All but one of his 21 passes were caught by somebody - either a teammate (18) or a Blue Devil (2).

QUICK HITS

Florida State established a season high in rushing for the fifth straight week. The Seminoles ran for 248 yards to surpass the previous best of 203 set in last week's loss to No. 11 Miami. . Florida State has won six straight road games. . Akers has two straight 100-yard games.

UP NEXT

Florida State: Returns home on Saturday looking for revenge against Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and Louisville, which embarrassed the Seminoles 63-20 last year.

Duke: Plays host to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:23
23-R.Aguayo extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
10
Touchdown 8:23
3-C.Akers runs 42 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
96
yds
05:48
pos
16
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:12
42-A.Parker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
10
Touchdown 2:12
22-B.Brown runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
80
yds
02:42
pos
10
9
Field Goal 5:00
23-R.Aguayo 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
99
yds
06:34
pos
10
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 8:45
42-A.Parker 37 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
61
yds
06:09
pos
7
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:31
23-R.Aguayo extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 8:31
1-J.Blackman complete to 18-A.Tate. 18-A.Tate runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
83
yds
06:25
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 23 17
Rushing 12 7
Passing 10 10
Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Conv 6-13 5-13
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-2
Total Net Yards 411 309
Total Plays 61 62
Avg Gain 6.7 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 228 111
Rush Attempts 40 25
Avg Rush Yards 5.7 4.4
Net Yards Passing 183 198
Comp. - Att. 18-21 22-37
Yards Per Pass 8.7 5.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-14 1-6
Penalties - Yards 7-51 5-37
Touchdowns 2 1
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 1
Punts - Avg 4-52.0 5-46.2
Return Yards 15 35
Punts - Returns 1-2 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 1-13 1-16
Int. - Returns 1-0 2-19
Kicking 3/3 2/2
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Florida State 2-3 703717
Duke 4-3 037010
183 PASS YDS 198
228 RUSH YDS 111
411 TOTAL YDS 309
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Blackman 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
85.7% 197 1 2 161.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63% 799 5 4 133.0
J. Blackman 18/21 197 1 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Akers 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 115 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
71 380 1
C. Akers 15 115 1 42
J. Patrick 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 98 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
62 364 1
J. Patrick 18 98 0 19
A. Rasul 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 22 0
A. Rasul 2 16 0 8
J. Blackman 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 -35 0
J. Blackman 4 0 0 7
N. Murray 8 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
N. Murray 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
N. Murray 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 81 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 180 0
N. Murray 5 81 0 38
A. Tate 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 30 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 312 5
A. Tate 3 30 1 20
J. Vickers 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 29 0
J. Vickers 2 29 0 26
C. Akers 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 39 0
C. Akers 2 20 0 11
R. Izzo 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 113 1
R. Izzo 1 13 0 13
D. Matthews 29 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 12 0
D. Matthews 1 12 0 12
A. Rasul 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 12 0
A. Rasul 1 9 0 9
J. Jackson 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 0
J. Jackson 1 3 0 3
J. Patrick 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 53 0
J. Patrick 2 0 0 2
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Westbrook 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
A. Westbrook 6-0 0.0 0
D. James 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
D. James 6-0 0.0 0
M. Thomas 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
M. Thomas 4-1 0.0 0
J. Sweat 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
J. Sweat 4-0 1.0 0
A. Thomas 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Thomas 4-0 0.0 0
T. McFadden 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. McFadden 2-0 0.0 0
N. Andrews 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Andrews 2-0 0.0 0
D. Christmas 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Christmas 2-1 0.0 0
B. Burns 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Burns 2-0 0.0 0
D. Nnadi 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Nnadi 2-0 0.0 0
K. Meyers 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
K. Meyers 2-0 0.0 0
J. Kaindoh 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Kaindoh 2-0 0.0 0
F. Jones 55 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
F. Jones 1-0 0.0 0
E. Rice 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 1 0.0
E. Rice 0-2 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Aguayo 23 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
11/13 8/8
R. Aguayo 1/1 23 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Tyler 21 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 52.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
27 42.1 3
L. Tyler 4 52.0 3 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. James 3 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 32.7 13 0
D. James 1 13.0 13 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. McFadden 4 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 4.3 2 0
T. McFadden 1 2.0 2 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Jones 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.9% 204 0 0 111.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 1398 6 5 105.1
D. Jones 22/35 204 0 0
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 1 -200.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 1 -200.0
S. Wilson 0/1 0 0 1
Q. Harris 18 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 62 1 0 161.2
Q. Harris 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 66 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
88 506 5
S. Wilson 13 66 0 15
B. Brown 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 43 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
78 470 3
B. Brown 6 43 1 19
Q. Harris 18 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 63 2
Q. Harris 2 3 0 2
D. Jones 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
72 209 3
D. Jones 3 1 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 111 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 425 0
T. Rahming 8 111 0 57
C. Taylor 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 142 1
C. Taylor 1 21 0 21
D. Koppenhaver 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 78 3
D. Koppenhaver 3 20 0 12
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 80 0
S. Wilson 4 16 0 8
D. Helm 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 81 0
D. Helm 1 14 0 14
A. Young 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 141 1
A. Young 1 9 0 9
S. Bracey 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 63 0
S. Bracey 2 7 0 7
B. Brown 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 92 0
B. Brown 1 4 0 4
J. Lloyd 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 238 1
J. Lloyd 1 2 0 2
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Hayes 13 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
J. Hayes 10-0 0.0 0
A. Saxton II 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 0.0
A. Saxton II 8-6 0.0 0
J. Giles-Harris 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 1 0.0
J. Giles-Harris 6-3 0.0 0
J. McDuffie 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 3 0.0
J. McDuffie 6-2 0.0 1
V. Dimukeje 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
V. Dimukeje 4-0 0.0 0
E. Cerenord 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
E. Cerenord 3-1 1.0 0
T. Hornbuckle 59 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
T. Hornbuckle 3-2 1.0 0
M. Ramsay 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Ramsay 2-1 0.0 0
K. Quansah 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Quansah 2-0 0.0 0
M. Gilbert 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 4 0.0
M. Gilbert 2-2 0.0 1
B. Fields Jr. 14 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Fields Jr. 2-0 0.0 0
B. Humphreys 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 1 0.0
B. Humphreys 2-4 0.0 0
D. Singleton 16 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Singleton 1-1 0.0 0
T. McSwain 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. McSwain 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Parker 42 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
10/12 23/24
A. Parker 1/1 37 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Parker 42 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 46.2 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
40 41.0 4
A. Parker 5 46.2 4 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 25.7 16 0
S. Wilson 1 16.0 16 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 FSU 17 6:25 12 83 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:47 FSU 13 5:08 12 51 INT
8:40 FSU 25 2:31 4 18 Punt
3:28 FSU 14 3:00 6 35 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:34 FSU 6 6:34 12 88 FG
2:12 FSU 35 1:48 4 12 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:11 FSU 9 5:48 11 86 TD
6:02 FSU 6 2:02 5 14 Punt
3:24 FSU 36 1:42 3 5 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:31 DUKE 25 2:37 6 17 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 DUKE 15 6:09 15 66 FG
6:01 DUKE 15 2:25 7 -1 INT
0:21 DUKE 20 0:00 1 -2 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DUKE 25 3:13 6 19 Punt
4:54 DUKE 25 2:42 8 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:09 DUKE 47 0:00 3 6 Punt
8:17 DUKE 9 2:04 6 30 Punt
3:49 DUKE 19 0:13 3 0 Punt
1:32 DUKE 15 1:26 9 55 Game