Virginia Tech players, fans embrace Florida State's Tomahawk Chop during dominant win

A rendering of the weight room as part of Florida State's upcoming facilities upgrades

A rendering of the weight room as part of Florida State's upcoming facilities upgrades

What did we learn from Monday night's loss at home for the Seminoles? It was very sloppy.

At the same time, the Seminoles played four teams ranked 93rd or worse in total defense (No. 93 Wake Forest, No. 98 Syracuse, No. 101 Boston College and No. 119 Louisiana Monroe) and Akers finished with 73 carries for 416 yards (5.7 YPC) and four touchdowns.

- Ricky Aguayo missed a 32-yard field goal early in the second quarter. The Seminoles finished with five turnovers.

Bowden wasn't sure he would stay for the entire game, but said he would be back after getting an open invitation from Taggart to attend practices and games.

Taggart says Virginia Tech's defensive players were faking injuries to slow it down. "We fit up the speed reads and created negative plays".

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Florida State coach Willie Taggart said Wednesday he believes Virginia Tech intentionally faked injuries to slow down its tempo on Monday night. Steven Peoples was stopped short of the goal line, keeping it a two-score game.

Virginia Tech fans who made the trip to Tallahassee, Florida, for the Hokies' season opener against No. 19 Florida State on Monday seem to be happy with that decision - and they let the rest of the country know it. Jackson played mistake-free football, which is always a good start. Florida State was supposed to be different. Francois, returning from a knee injury that cost him most of last season, completed 22 of 35 passes for 233 yards behind a shaky offensive line. Instead, he ended up with three interceptions in the decisive loss.

FSU football's first opponent, Virginia Tech, finished last season as the 15th ranked defense allowing just 3.3 yards per carry and 118 yards per game. It was the 11th number retired in program history.

Florida State hosts another FCS school, Samford.

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