FSU Football Player of the Week: Dalvin Cook

After a slow start, Florida State’s workhorse got going late on Saturday night in an emphatic 27-2 victory over rival Florida.

Sophomore running back Dalvin Cook is the Florida State Football Player of the Week for Week 13 after accounting for 194 yards of offense and two touchdowns.

Cook was stuffed for most of the first half, but got things going in the final quarter. Cook’s 15-yard touchdown with 6:17 to play in the game cemented a third straight victory over Florida for the Seminoles. With 20 seconds to play, Cook put the exclamation point on the win by rushing for a 29-yard touchdown.

On the night, Cook carried the ball 26 times for 183 yards, but also caught three passes for 11 yards. In two career games against Florida, where Cook was once committed as a recruit, Cook has 366 yards from scrimmage.

With nearly 1,900 yards from scrimmage and 19 total touchdowns, Cook has enjoyed the greatest season ever for a FSU running back. Against N.C. State on November 14th, Cook eclipsed Warick Dunn’s single-season FSU rushing record and last week against Chattanooga, Cook surpassed Greg Allen’s single-season yards from scrimmage record. Cook and the Seminoles are back in the top 10 and will learn what bowl game they’re playing in come Sunday.

About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on SI.com, FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.