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.