Another Jameis Winston “signature” win for Florida State last night mitigated the star QB’s latest controversy surrounding purported NCAA “autograph” violations.
Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner was brilliant against a stout Notre Dame defense when the Seminoles needed him most in the second half. Amazingly, he excelled once again in the midst of the latest cause célèbre he brought upon himself and his university.
The QB led the #2 ranked team in the nation to its 23rd straight victory by besting the #5 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish 31 – 27 before 82,000+ fans at Doak Campbell Stadium’s Bobby Bowden Field in Tallahassee, FL.
The Seminoles remained unbeaten with a little luck normally reserved for the Irish. An Everett Golson 2-yard touchdown pass to Notre Dame receiver Corey Robinson on the game’s last play was nullified due to an offensive pass interference call.
Though some fans, especially Fighting Irish faithful, may dispute the game defining call, no one would argue that Florida State’s good fortune loomed large on a national stage once again last night.
Plus, few, except diehard Seminole backers, would disagree that the Seminoles’ “teflon QB” proved for what seems like the umpteenth time that self-imposed problems may circle around Winston. But, they never preclude him from shining when the spotlight is brightest, the pressure hottest and the public criticism most stringent.
I’m amazed at the 20-year-old’s poise under immense pressure and his excellence on the football field in light of his lack of common sense and simple maturity away from it.
Because of his poor decisions and checkered off field behavior, I am not a Jameis Winston fan. Sure, he can really play.
However, petty thievery, vile language in a public setting, reckless behavior with a bb gun and the unsavory rape accusation have sullied my opinion of the certain first round NFL draft pick.
In spite of the aforementioned black eyes he’s foisted upon Florida State and in light of his recent “autograph” brouhaha, the reigning Heisman winner and national champion QB proved his brilliance last night against a formidable component with another “signature” win.
Now, that’s a win worth writing home about.
MIKE – thee ultimate talking head on sports!