Dalvin Cook Had Himself A Day For Florida State Against South Florida

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook is likely just happy to be playing after a difficult offseason where he was accused of punching a woman, but was eventually found not guilty.

Now that he’s eligible to play, Cook gives the Florida State offense another dimension that they simply wouldn’t have without him. In the Seminoles’ game this Saturday against South Florida, Cook’s talents were quickly on full display.

In the first quarter, Cook put on the tremendous 74-yard TD run seen above that gave FSU an early lead.

Later, in the third quarter with the Bulls giving Florida State all they could handle in a still tied game, Cook added another beautiful touchdown run where his speed was on full display.

Cook would add a third touchdown later, and Florida State would get the win 34-14.

Cook’s game wasn’t just good, it was historic and should make him an early factor in the Heisman Trophy conversation. Overall, Cook finished with 266 yards rushing on 30 carries to go along with those three touchdowns. Cook’s massive game marked the first time a Florida State running back had run for over 200 yards since 1988, and his 266 yards were good for second most in a game in Seminoles’ history behind only Greg Allen’s 322 yard game in 1981.

I think it’s clear now which team picture Florida State will be using.