Offense Ignites in Garnet and Gold Game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV/WJHG) - More than 27,000 fans attended FSU's Garnet and Gold spring football game.

More than 54,000 eyes were on the Seminoles offense, spearheaded by new coordinator Kendal Briles.

The Seminoles delivered.

Quarterback James Blackman totaled 415 yards passing with three touchdowns, while redshirt freshman Jordan Travis added 241 yards. Neither threw an interception.

Eight gold receivers caught a pass, with sophomore Keyshawn Helton leading with 157 yards on eight receptions.

Running back Cam Akers scores twice (5 yards and 11 yards). Altogether, the Seminoles combined for 923 total yards.

The stats and the score don't matter, but a good time was had by all and coaches like what they saw.

"I'm really excited about where we're at, where we're going," head coach Willie Taggart said. "It's good to see some young guys go out and make some plays. It's good to see us throw the ball around a little bit and see some guys make plays. We've got to work on our hands on the defensive side of the ball, a lot of tipped balls and gotta learn to finish. But overall, I thought it was a good spring."

FSU opens the season against Boise State in 145 days.