Florida State Enters BCS Championship Game Healthy and Focused

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Top-ranked Florida State enters the BCS championship game against No. 2 Auburn nearly completely healthy with only one starter out -- safety Tyler Hunter. The team lost Hunter to a neck injury in September.

The Seminoles have only played one game this season in which the opponent stayed within 14 points, so starters got few snaps late in games.

Receiver Kenny Shaw said, "I can only imagine what would have happened if we played all four quarters in all these games."

Starter Devonta Freeman is 28 yards shy of 1,000 yards rushing and likely would have reached it if he wasn't splitting carries. Warrick Dunn was the last Seminole to rush for 1,000 in 1996.

Freeman said, "I'm good with getting 10 carries and I stay fresh. I get 100 yards off 10 carries, I'm good with that."

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