October 31, 2014
Jameis Winston had so many calls and text messages rolling in after Florida State's season opener that his cellphone just stopped responding.
"Froze up," he says.
Fortunately for the 10th-ranked Seminoles (1-0), their redshirt freshman quarterback performed much better under pressure.
Winston's debut couldn't have gone much better. He completed 25 of 27 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-13 victory at Pitt on Sept. 2. He also ran for 25 yards and a score, the kind of first impression that leaves everyone wondering what he'll do for an encore.
Well, Winston gets a chance to prove the opener was no fluke when Florida State hosts Nevada (1-1) on Saturday.