Florida State redshirt freshman Jameis Winston threw for 356 yards and four touchdowns and scored a fifth TD on the ground, and the Seminoles opened their college football season with a 41-13 romp over Pitt on Monday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Winston tossed three scoring passes to Nick O’Leary, the grandson of golfing great Jack Nicklaus, and another to Rashad Greene, and ran for a five-yard score. Robert Aguayo added two field goals for FSU.
Pitt opened the game’s scoring with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Manasseh garner, but could only score again on a pair of field goals by Chris Blewitt.
Greene caught eight passes for 126 yards, while Devin Street led Pitt receivers with 6 catches for 141 yards. James Wilder was FSU’s leading rusher with ten carries for 58 yards, while Tyler Boyd paced Pitt with 54 yards on just 3 carries.
Winston threw just two incompletions, completing 25-of-27 passes. Savage, meanwhile, went 15-for-28 for 201 yards, and was intercepted twice.
Pitt will next be in action at 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 14 in a home game against New Mexico airing on ESPN Radio 1120.