First Quarter Kickoff: Florida State Seminoles vs. Duquesne Dukes

of Florida State Seminoles and the Duquesne Dukes will kick off both of their 2022 college football seasons today at 6:30 p.m.

State of Florida hosts Duquesne in the earliest game in Doak Campbell Stadium history, and this season opener is the earliest for the Seminoles since the 2002 season.

According to DraftKingsFlorida State is a 42-point favorite with a 57 over/under.

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Florida State Game Notes via

  • Florida State hosts Duquesne in the earliest game in Doak Campbell Stadium history, with the previous earliest home opener being a 41-7 win over Louisiana Tech on Aug. 28, 1999. This season opener is the earliest for Seminoles since a long 38-31 victory Iowa State in Kansas City on August 24, 2002.
  • Florida State is 11-1 (.917) all-time in the month of August.
  • FSU is 30-11 (.732) all-time in season openers at home, including an 18-5 (.783) mark since 1975. Overall, the Seminoles are 54-21 (.720) in season openers.
  • Florida State is opening its season in Tallahassee for the fifth consecutive season, the longest stretch of home openers since 2008-12. The only other time FSU played at least five straight in Tallahassee is 1954-62.
  • Florida State enters its third year under coach Mike Norvell, dating back to the end of last season when the Seminoles won five of their last eight games. FSU continues to grow through development as the 2022 roster features 84 underclassmen with just 12 seniors.
  • The Seminoles return 71 members of the 2021 team, a group that showed productivity as it continued to gain experience at the college level. FSU is returning 65.4 percent of its all-purpose yards, 60.9 percent of its total offense, 75.0 percent of its passing touchdowns, 63.9 percent of its passing yards, 80.0 percent of his receiving touchdowns, 75.4 percent of his receiving yards, 69.4 percent of his receptions, 57.4 percent of his rushing yards, 57.1 percent of his rushing touchdowns, 85.7 percent of interceptions, 81.4 percent of pass breakups, 75.7 percent of tackles, 55.8 percent of tackles for loss, 83.3 percent of fumble recoveries, 50.0 percent of her forced fumbles, 100 percent of her field goals and PATs, 100 percent of her punts, 100 percent of her punt returns and 56.0 percent of her kickoff returns through the 2021 season.
  • Florida State added 14 transfers for the 2022 season, bringing a wealth of experience and production at the collegiate level. That group has appeared in 306 games with 165 starts before their time at FSU and brings in 6,091 all-purpose yards, 244 receptions, 2,763 receiving yards, 15 receiving touchdowns, 414 tackles, 39.5 tackles for loss, 18.0 quarterback -sacks, 18.0 quarterback sacks, 18.0 quarterback sacks, 15 games, 414 tackles, 39.5 tackles for loss, 18.0 quarterback sacks, six interceptions, 36 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and three fumbles in Tallahassee.
  • Florida State enters the 2022 season with streaks of 32 consecutive successful trips to the Red Zone and eight consecutive games with an interception, both of which are the longest streaks nationally.
  • FSU’s Red Zone streak is the 5th longest in the ACC in records dating back to 2004 and the program’s longest Red Zone streak since converting 34 consecutive points in 2014. Among ACC teams since 2004 with at least 31 consecutive conversions, Florida State averages 6.1. points per Red Zone trip during the streak trails only the Seminoles’ 2013 national championship team, which averaged 6.3 points per Red Zone trip during a streak of 48 straight conversions.
  • Florida State’s shutout streak is the program’s longest since at least one shutout in 10 consecutive games during the 2003-04 seasons. The Seminoles ranked 4th in the ACC with 14 interceptions and 3rd in the conference with 20 total interceptions in 2021.


Duquesne Dukes Game Notes via

  • After their first full spring of team activities since 2019, the five-time Northeast Conference (NEC) champion Duquesne Dukes are ready to return to action this fall. Despite injuries forcing three different quarterbacks into the starting role in 2021, the Dukes still finished in a tie for second in the league standings at 5-2 with a 7-3 overall record.
  • The Dukes, led by 18th-year head coach Jerry Schmitt, have enjoyed great success in NEC play, claiming five conference titles since 2011. Duquesne won a share of the league crown in 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018 while winning the outright title in 2015. Duquesne earned the NEC’s automatic bid to the FCS playoffs in 2015 and 2018.
  • The Dukes are 32-10 in NEC action since the start of the 2015 season, including a 15-4 record at Rooney Field.
  • DU has recorded 76 wins since 2011, at least nine more than any other NEC team. Additionally, the Dukes’ 48 conference wins in that span are the most in the league.
  • Last season the Dukes ranked second in the NEC in scoring, averaging 29.5 points per game. Duquesne scored at least 28 points in all seven of its wins last season. The Dukes were 7-0 on the season when they scored at least 14 points

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