The Florida State Seminoles (10-2) and the Houston Cougars (12-1) will face off in the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl. They’ve kicked off on ESPN from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
This matchup features the Seminoles, who are allowing 15.8 points per game. The Cougars, who won this opportunity by winning the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship game against the Temple Owls, are scoring 40.8 points per game.
The Seminoles will defeat the Cougars, 54-7. This is according to our whatifsports.com simulation.
The Seminoles had the ball for 34:56 in time of possession. The Cougars only had the ball for 25:04.
Florida State had 619 yards, while Houston had 261 yards.
The Seminoles used two quarterbacks in the game as Sean Maguire started. He went 20-of-29 for 259 yards and two touchdowns.
J.J. Cosentino went 7-of-11 for 122 yards and a touchdown.
Cougars quarterback Greg Ward Jr. went 10-of17 for a 189 yards and a touchdown.
Kenneth Farrow led the Cougars rushing attack with 99-yards. Ward Jr. had 56-yards, while Javin Webb had 23-yards. Kaliq Kokuma had -6-yards.
Chance Allen led their receivers with 39-yards, while Demarcus Ayers had 21-yards and Tyler McCloskey had 17-yards and a touchdown. Darrow had 10-yards and Steven Dunbar added two-yards.
The Seminoles were led in rushing by Dalvin Cook, who had 206-yards and two touchdowns. Jacques Patrick had 39-yards and Johnathan Vickers had 13-yards. Cosentino had -4-yards and Maquire had -16-yards.
Ryan Izzo had 91 receiving yards, while Cook had 70-yards and Patrick added 55-yards. Travis Rudolph added 52-yards and a touchdown, while Kermit Whitfield had 50-yards and Jesus Wilson added 33-yards and two touchdowns. Da’Vante Phillips and Nyqwan Murray had 15-yards each.
The Seminoles defense had two sacks. Keith Bryant and Nile Lawrence-Stample had a sack each.
The Cougars had three sacks. Ralph Harvey Jr., Emeke Egbule and B.J. Singleton each had a sack.
The Seminoles led 47-0 before the Cougars got on the board. McCloskey broke the shutout when he caught a one-yard touchdown reception from Ward Jr. to make it 47-7.
Vickers scored on a six-yard run to make it 54-7.
The Seminoles had five touchdowns. Cook and Wilson had two touchdowns each, while Rudolph had the other touchdown.
Seminoles kicker Roberto Aguayo had four field goals.
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