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3-1, 4th in ACC - Atlantic
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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dalvin Cook broke out against USF with a career-high 267 yards, but he didn't share the fan base's angst about his slow start. Cook said it was a matter of time before he broke loose, and that too many were caught up in the numbers.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State cornerback Marquez White said North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky is the most accurate passer he'll likely face this season. He's completing 74.5 percent of his passes, which ranks second nationally.

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State's defense is struggling right now as it ranks 108th in points per game. The group is struggling against uptempo offenses, and they will play another Saturday against North Carolina. Coach Jimbo Fisher said the key is making a stop on first down to stunt the offensive rhythm.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he's not had contact with LSU, which fired Les Miles yesterday. "I'm not talking about LSU," said Fisher, who was rumored as a target last season when Miles' status was in limbo. He said he thinks midseason firings put the integrity of the game in jeopardy, and that it's a product of too much focus on the playoff. "Are you saying the season is over if you can't get into the playoff?"

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

The ACC has four teams ranked in the Top 14, including two in the Top 5 -- helping boost the league's overall strength. At the end of last season, the league ranked No. 5 in the ESPN Stats & Information conference power rankings. Today, the league is No. 3 through four weeks, with only four points separating the Top 3.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson was supposed to have the ACC's best offense. Most predictions pegged Florida State's five-star laden defense as the conference's best. Through three games vs. FBS competition, Clemson is 10th in the ACC in scoring and total offense, and FSU's defense is last in scoring and 11th in yards. It's a large enough sample size that it can't be attributed to just slow starts.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC quarterbacks had a monster Saturday. Here's how they stacked up compared to the rest of the country...

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2dAdam Rittenberg

Are the Vols, Bears and Badgers for real?

Did Tennessee turn a corner? Can Wisconsin make a Big Ten title run? Is Baylor the Big 12's best? We look at Week 4 storylines to determine whether they're real or we're imagining things.

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2dHeather Dinich

September provides CFP answers but leaves questions, too

The season's first month taught us that Bama is still the best, Louisville is legit and Houston has hope, but heading into October, there are lingering College Football Playoff questions.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

The ACC ends the day with a perfect 8-0 record in nonconference games, including the most nonconference road wins in any week in league history (five). A top 5 showdown awaits next week between Louisville and Clemson -- yet another huge spotlight ready to shine on the league.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimbo Fisher was extremely displeased post game after a 20-point win over undefeated USF. The Florida State coach was annoyed the Seminoles once again couldn't put together a 60-minute effort. They allowed USF touchdowns on the first two drives, then regrouped to allow only two non-penalty first downs on the next nine drives but ended giving up three touchdown drives of 90, 75 and 75 yards.

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Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and RB Dalvin Cook talk about win over USF (1:38)
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Cook, FSU run past South Florida (0:53)

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

All it took for Florida State's Dalvin Cook to break out of his funk was South Florida's day. He followed up his 266-yard effort last season came. USF with 267 rushing yards Saturday (and 329 scrimmage yards). The offensive line found a groove, and Jimbo Fisher opted to run QB Deondre Francois more. The defense was strong for much of the game as this was the most complete FSU effort this season. The Seminoles needed it with UNC, Miami and Clemson next month.

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Breaking down Dalvin Cook's monster game vs South Florida (2:29)
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Seminoles running all over Bulls

Florida State QB Deondre Francois runs for a 35-yard TD to give the No. 13 Noles a 55-28 lead over South Florida. FSU has totaled 430 yards (256 from Dalvin Cook) and 6 TDs on the ground with over 8:00 to go on ABC.

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Seminoles enjoying big bounce back vs. USF

Florida State is doing what it can to make up for being blown out by Louisville last week. Jacques Patrick's 2-yard TD extended the Noles' lead over South Florida to 45-14.

Team Stats

Passing Yards242.557th
Rushing Yards244.821st
Points For43.0Tied-16th
Points Against35.0108th

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