Jordan Travis, No. 13 Florida State beat Oklahoma in Cheez-It Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jordan Travis threw for 418 yards and two touchdowns and No. 13 Florida Point out defeat Oklahoma 35-32 on Thursday night time in the Cheez-It Bowl.

Johnny Wilson built a a single-handed seize for a 58-garden get to set up Ryan Fitzgerald’s 32-garden area objective with 55 seconds still left. The Seminoles (10-3) held on, sacking quarterback Dillon Gabriel on the Sooners’ comeback bid.

Jovante Barnes tied it at 32 for Oklahoma (6-7) with 3:37 still left on a 12-property operate. That was following Travis fired a 17-yard move to limited end Markeston Douglas in the conclusion zone to set the Seminoles up 32-25 midway through the fourth. The Seminoles had gotten the ball off an Oklahoma fumble.

Treshaun Ward’s 1-lawn speeding touchdown late in the 3rd quarter gave the Seminoles an 18-17 lead – their very first benefit given that foremost 3- in the opening quarter. Travis converted two third downs to guide Florida’s Condition 94 yards on the 15-engage in drive.

The Sooners went up 25-18 with 13:22 still left on 25-garden operate by freshman Gavin Sawchuk and a profitable 2-position conversion.

Florida Point out necessary just two minutes to go 75 yards to tie it at 25, with Ward using the ball 38 yards into the stop zone for his second landing of the sport.

Florida State won its initial bowl because the 2017 time, and its initial beneath mentor Mike Norvell.

Travis, who has by now introduced his intention to return to the group for the 2023 period, became the 11th participant in software record to go for 3,000-in addition yards in a season.

Treshaun Ward had 81 yards on 10 carries for Florida Point out, and Wilson experienced a year-significant 202 yards on eight catches.

The Seminoles received their remaining five online games of the common season, scoring at least 38 points in all of them. Florida Point out was 5-3 in conference participate in with its to start with successful season because 2017, which also was Jimbo Fisher’s very last calendar year coaching the crew just before having the head coaching position at Texas A&M.

Oklahoma, generating its 24th straight bowl physical appearance, shed its 1st bowl sport since the 2019 year.

It was a disappointing finish to a disappointing period for the storied method that is seeking to establish its publish-Lincoln Riley identification right after he took Southern California’s coaching position immediately after previous time.

Oklahoma received its 1st a few video games but misplaced three of its last 4, missing the Huge 12 title game for the second straight period.

Gabriel, a transfer from UCF, completed 14 of 24 passes for 243 yards and 1 TD. He also had a speeding score in the next quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

Florida State: The Seminoles have been profitable in receiving force on Brooks in passing situations, recording 6 sacks.

Oklahoma: Even with missing 4 beginning offensive linemen, the Sooners had 253 whole yards of dashing.

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