The Daily Sauce — Nov. 16, 2022: FSU’s Travis Named Semifinalist for Davey O’Brien Award
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The Daily Sauce — Nov. 16, 2022: FSU’s Travis Named Semifinalist for Davey O’Brien Award

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Lead Story

Florida State football quarterback Jordan Travis is among 21 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award.

A big reason for FSU’s success this season, Travis is in the midst of the best season for a Seminoles signal caller since Jameis Winston’s 2013 Heisman Trophy campaign. In Saturday’s 38-3 win over Syracuse, Travis put on a show, passing for three touchdowns while rushing for another and catching another.

For the season, Travis has passed for more than 2,400 yards with 24 total touchdowns and just four interceptions. Travis currently ranks 12th nationally in yards per pass attempt and passer rating.

The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award annually goes to the nation’s top quarterback. Previous winners for FSU are Charlie Ward (1993), Chris Weinke (2000) and Jameis Winston (2013). In each case, those players went on to win the Heisman Trophy. The three finalists for the award will be announced later this month.

Between the Lines for Nov. 15, 2022

No athletics events scheduled.

On the Agenda for Nov. 16, 2022

Women’s basketball vs. Florida, 6 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra)

Rolling News and Notes

FSU football rose four spots to No. 19 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

FSU football running back Trey Benson was named ACC Running Back of the Week for the third week in a row. Center Maurice Smith Jr. was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week.

FSU women’s hoops guard Ta’Niya Latson earned both ACC Player of the Week and ACC Rookie of the Week honors.

FSU softball has unveiled its 2023 schedule. The Seminoles open the season against Lipscomb on Feb. 9 in the JoAnne Graf Classic.

FSU football offensive coordinator Alex Atkins was named a nominee for the Frank Broyles Award. The honor annually goes to the nation’s top assistant coach.

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