Patrick ran for 155 yards and Akers added 117 yards as the Seminoles (6-6) accumulated 305 rushing yards. It's the first time this season that Florida State had a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game, and it helped overcome the distractions of Friday when coach Jimbo Fisher bolted for Texas A&M and Odell Haggins was named interim coach.
Florida State is now bowl-eligible after picking up the win in a game that was postponed from Sept. 9 due to Hurricane Irma. The Seminoles can extend their streak of consecutive bowl appearances to 36 seasons.
ULM: The Warhawks had scored 50 or more points four times this season but were shut out in the first half. Louisiana Monroe was held to 155 first-half yards and finished with 300 yards (262 passing, 38 rushing).
FSU: The Seminoles were desperate for a win to extend their bowl streak. They led 14-0 at the half and wore out the Warhawks on the ground in the second half. Florida State racked up a season-high 504 offensive yards.
Haggins played at Florida State from 1986 to 1989 and was an All-American as a senior. He has been an assistant at Florida State since 1994 and was promoted to interim head coach Friday when Fisher accepted the head-coaching job at Texas A&M.
Florida State's first black head football coach, Haggins picked up his first career win as a college head coach.
Louisiana Monroe ends the season 4-8.
Florida State finishes the regular season 6-6. The Seminoles await a bowl announcement Sunday.
A rundown of the events that led to Maryland football coach DJ Durkin being placed on administrative leave on Saturday.
ESPN reporter Adam Rittenberg believes that DJ Durkin will not be back as head coach due to the language in Maryland AD Damon Evans' statement.
Rebels head coach Matt Luke joins Marty and McGee to discuss how satisfying it is to lead the program he's loved his entire life.
Auburn's Gus Malzahn sits down with Marty and McGee to talk about the difference between coaching at the high school level compared to college.
Adam Rittenberg says the decision to put Maryland's DJ Durkin on leave stems from how close he was with strength and conditioning coach Rick Court.
Investigators working on behalf of Ohio State will meet with former assistant football coach Zach Smith next week. Smith's attorney said, "We're not trying to run from the truth, but we're not the only ones with warts on us."