NCAAF Game Recap - Louisiana-Monroe at Florida State
Sat Sep 7, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT

Final (OT)

1

2

3

4

OT

T

Louisiana-Monroe (1-1)

0

7

14

17

6

44

Florida State (1-1)

14

10

0

14

7

45

Akers helps Florida St. hold off ULM in overtime
Sat Sep 7, 2019 10:54 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Cam Akers had a program-record 36 carries, the final one a 4-yard touchdown, as Florida State defeated Louisiana Monroe 45-44 in overtime on Saturday.

Caleb Evans had a 5-yard touchdown run just moments later and the Warhawks went for the one-point conversion that would force a second overtime period, but Jacob Meeks missed the kick, setting off a celebration on the Seminoles' sideline and in the stands.

Akers, a junior tailback, ran for a career-high 193 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns. He also had a 44-yard TD reception for Florida State (1-1).

James Blackman completed 30 of 40 passes for 282 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for the Seminoles. He connected with nine receivers, throwing touchdowns to D.J. Matthews, Tre'Shaun Harrison and Akers.

But Blackman's mistakes were costly. The redshirt sophomore quarterback and receiver Tamorrion Terry miscommunicated on a third-quarter pass play as ULM's Corey Straughter jumped in front of a pass and ran 57 yards for a touchdown as the Warhawks cut the FSU lead to 24-14.

ULM (1-1) had four touchdowns and a field goal on its final six opportunities in regulation to force overtime. Meeks' 24-yard field-goal attempt with 1:30 left tied the game at 38.

Evans completed 23 of 38 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Johnson ran 26 times for 126 yards and a touchdown.

Blackman had a pair of first-half touchdown passes as Florida State had scored on its first three drives and led 24-7 at the half.

FSU was 10 of 19 on third-down conversions after converting on just 1 of 12 in the opener vs. Boise State.

THE TAKEAWAY

ULM: The Warhawks made adjustments, accumulated 419 offensive yards and had Florida State on the ropes until the missed kick in overtime.

Florida State: The Seminoles escaped with a victory in a game where the school paid ULM $1.65 million to make the trip to Tallahassee.

UP NEXT

ULM: at Iowa State on Sept. 21.

Florida State: at Virginia on Saturday.

Passing

ULMon Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Evans 38 23 60.5 2 241 33 0 96.5
FlaSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Blackman 40 30 75.0 3 282 44 2 98.1

Rushing

ULMon Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Johnson 26 126 4.8 22 1
C. Evans 10 32 3.2 10 2
FlaSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Akers 36 193 5.4 24 2
K. Laborn 6 19 3.2 15 0

Receiving

ULMon Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Pederson 6 85 14.2 33 1
X. Brown 5 55 11.0 20 1
FlaSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. McDonald 1 0 0.0 0 0
T. Terry 6 57 9.5 18 0

Fumbles

ULMon F FL
J. Johnson 1 0
M. McCray 1 1

Returning

ULMon KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. McCray 2 15.0 0 16 0 - 0 0
B. Batiste 0 - 0 0 1 5.0 0 5
FlaSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Helton 5 27.0 0 49 0 - 0 0
D. Matthews 0 - 0 0 2 16.0 0 26

Punting

ULMon Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Porter 6 274 45.7 52
FlaSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Martin 5 214 42.8 58

Takeaways

ULMon Int Yds InTD
C. Straughter 1 57 1
C. Day 1 1 0

Team Stats Comparison

ULMon FlaSt
Points For 44 45
Total Yards 419 501
Rushing Yards 178 219
Passing Yards 241 282
Passing Completions / Attempts 23/38 30/40
Turnovers 1 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 1/1
First Downs 26 30
Penalties - Yards 9/74 11/108
Time Of Possession 41:41 19:19
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/15 10/19
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 6/46 5/43

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter ULMon FlaSt
FlaSt 3:09 TD Cam Akers 9 yd run (Ricky Aguayo kick) 0 7
FlaSt 10:54 TD Tre'Shaun Harrison 19 yd pass from James Blackman (Ricky Aguayo kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter ULMon FlaSt
FlaSt 0:34 TD James Blackman 6 yd run (Ricky Aguayo kick) 0 21
ULMon 11:17 TD Josh Pederson 33 yd pass from Caleb Evans (Jacob Meeks kick) 7 21
FlaSt 15:00 FG Ricky Aguayo 36 yd FG 7 24
3rd Quarter ULMon FlaSt
ULMon 6:05 TD Corey Straughter 57 yd interception return (Jacob Meeks kick) 14 24
ULMon 12:01 TD Caleb Evans 10 yd run (Jacob Meeks kick) 21 24
4th Quarter ULMon FlaSt
FlaSt 1:38 TD D.J. Matthews 7 yd pass from James Blackman (Ricky Aguayo kick) 21 31
ULMon 5:13 TD Xavier Brown 2 yd pass from Caleb Evans (Jacob Meeks kick) 28 31
ULMon 7:19 TD Josh Johnson 1 yd run (Jacob Meeks kick) 35 31
FlaSt 8:51 TD Cam Akers 44 yd pass from James Blackman (Ricky Aguayo kick) 35 38
ULMon 13:30 FG Jacob Meeks 24 yd FG 38 38
Overtime ULMon FlaSt
FlaSt 15:00 TD Cam Akers 4 yd run (Ricky Aguayo kick) 38 45
ULMon 15:00 TD Caleb Evans 5 yd run (missed kick) 44 45

Game Information

Stadium: Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida
Attendance: 52,969
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