Florida State football leads the nation with 88 plays of 20 or more yards, here's a breakdown

Ehsan Kassim
Tallahassee Democrat
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Big plays have become the cornerstone of the Florida State offense.

The Seminoles lead college football with 88 plays of 20 yards or more. 

Last year on a whole, Florida State had 60 plays all season of 20-plus yards. That was tied for No. 61 nationally. In 2020, the program was tied for 56th with 41 such plays.

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The Seminoles have had at least five plays of 20-plus yards in each game this season, with a season-high of 10 achieved against Louisville on Sept. 16.

There have been 53 total passing plays that have resulted in 20 yards or more and 35 on the ground.

The longest passing play was a 78-yard touchdown from quarterback Jordan Travis to wide receiver Johnny Wilson against Georgia Tech, while the longest rush of the season was a 71-yard run by Travis against NC State.

Treshaun Ward's 46-yard rush against Louisville stands as the longest run of the season by a running back.

Here's a breakdown of the Seminoles' explosive plays, by game, along with their leaders in that statistic.

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The redshirt junior signal-caller has amassed 55 plays of 20 yards or more. He's thrown for an explosive play 50 times and added five more on the ground.

His favorite targets for deep passes have been the Wilsons: Johnny and Ontaria. Johnny Wilson leads the receivers with 17 plays of 20 yards or more, and Ontaria Wilson has eight.

Plays of 20 yards or more:

QB Jordan Travis: 50 passing; 5 rushing

QB Tate Rodemaker: 4 passing; 1 rushing

RB Trey Benson: 14 rushing; 2 receiving

RB Treshaun Ward: 9 rushing

RB Lawrance Toafili: 4 rushing; 3 receiving

WR: Johnny Wilson: 17 receiving

WR Ontaria Wilson: 8 receiving

TE Camren McDonald: 6 receiving

WR Kentron Poitier: 5 receiving

WR Mycah Pittman: 3 receiving

WR Malik McClain: 3 receiving

TE Markeston Douglas: 2 receiving

Athlete Ja'Khi Douglas: 2 receiving

WR Darion Williamson: 2 receiving 

WR Deuce Spann: 1 receiving 

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Game-by-game breakdown

Duquesne (7): 

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 51

Travis/Poitier Pass 48

Benson Run 43 (touchdown)

Toafili Run 23

Ward Run 21

Travis/Spann Pass 20

Ward Run 20

LSU (6)

Travis/Ontaria Wilson Pass 39 

Travis/Ontaria Wilson Pass 27 (touchdown)

Travis/Pittman Pass 25

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 24

Travis Run 23

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 21

Louisville (10)

Rodemaker/Johnny Wilson Pass 69

Ward Run 46

Travis/McDonald Pass 41

Benson Run 37

Ward Run 28

Travis/Ontaria Wilson Pass 26

Ward Run 25

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 23

Rodemaker/Johnny Wilson Pass 22

Travis/McClain Pass 21 (touchdown)

Boston College (9)

Travis/Ontaria Wilson Pass 72

Travis/Williamson Pass 52

Benson Run 36 (touchdown)

Travis/McDonald Pass 32

Travis/Poitier Pass 31 (touchdown)

Travis/Williamson Pass 26

Ward Run 22 (touchdown)

Travis/McClain Pass 21

Travis/McDonald Pass 20

Wake Forest (6)

Ward Run 30

Travis/McDonald Pass 28

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 25

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 25

Travis/Pittman Pass 24

Travis/Pittman Pass 24

NC State (7)

Travis Run 71

Ward Run 39

Travis/Ontaria Wilson Pass 37

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 31

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 29

Benson Run 26

Travis Run 22

Clemson (8)

Travis/Markeston Douglas Pass 29

Travis/Poitier Pass 25 (touchdown)

Toafili Run 25

Travis/Markeston Douglas Pass 23

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 22

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 22

Travis Run 20

Benson Run 20

Georgia Tech (9)

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 78 (touchdown)

Travis/Toafili Pass 62 (touchdown)

Travis/Ja'Khi Douglas Pass 27

Benson Run 27

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 24

Travis/Ja'Khi Douglas Pass 24 (touchdown)

Travis/Ontaria Wilson Pass 24

Benson Run 22

Toafili Run 20

Miami (7)

Travis/Toafili Pass 65

Travis/Ontaria Wilson Pass 56 (touchdown)

Benson Run 42

Benson Run 26

Travis/Benson Pass 25

Rodemaker Run 22

Benson Run 21

Syracuse (6)

Benson Run 30

Benson Run 27

Benson Run 24

Travis/Johnny Wilson Pass 24 (touchdown)

Rodemaker/Poitier Pass 24

Travis Run 21

Louisiana (5)

Ward Run 35 (touchdown)

Toafili Run 33

Travis/Toafili Pass 20

Travis/McDonald Pass 32

Rodemaker/Poitier Pass 45

Florida (8)

Travis/O. Wilson Pass 29

Benson Run 45

Travis/J. Wilson Pass 25

Travis Run 29 (touchdown)

Travis/Benson Pass 34

Travis/McClain Pass 44

Travis/McDonald Pass 31

Travis/J. Wilson Pass 21

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