Florida State Seminoles running back Jashaun Corbin (0) looks over his shoulder as he makes his way down the field. The Florida State Seminoles leads the Massachusetts Minutemen 38-3 at the half Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.

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Florida State runs over UMass with 59 unanswered points

Five different players scored rushing touchdowns as host Florida State ran for 365 yards in a 59-3 blowout victory against Massachusetts in a non-conference contest Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee, Fla.

The Seminoles (3-4) have their first three-game winning streak since the end of the 2017 season while the Minutemen (1-6) lost for the 23rd time in their past 25 games just two weeks after snapping a 16-game losing streak.

FSU’s rushing output was its highest since running for 478 yards in a victory over South Florida on Sept. 24, 2016.

It was the first time the Seminoles had five rushers score touchdowns in a game since 2013 against Nevada. The Seminoles finished with seven runs of 20 or more yards and 15 rushes of 10 or more yards. FSU finished with 586 total yards, compared to 241 for UMass.

Jashaun Corbin led the attack with 127 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. FSU starting quarterback Jordan Travis ran for 78 yards and a touchdown on nine attempts and completed 5 of 10 passes for 123 yards.

A fumble on the game’s opening kickoff set up the Minutemen’s lone score on a 45-yard field goal by Cameron Carson. The Seminoles responded with 59 unanswered points.

UMass had a chance to cut Florida State’s lead to 17-10, but Jammie Robinson intercepted Minutemen starting quarterback Brady Olson in his own end zone with 9:48 left in the second quarter. The Seminoles put the game out of reach with 28 points in the second quarter.

They capped the first half with Jarvis Brownlee Jr.’s second career interception, which he returned 70 yards for a touchdown.

Zamar Wise started the second half at quarterback and led the Minutemen on the ground with 60 yards on 12 carries. Olson completed 12 of 27 passes for 110 yards, but threw two interceptions.

Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Chubba Purdy took his first snaps of the season in the second half and completed all five of his pass attempts for 98 yards and two touchdowns.

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