It’s not very often that Florida State gets a touchdown on defense. In fact, it’s been two years since it happened.
That changed in the second quarter of the Seminoles’ game against Louisville in Tallahassee. As Florida State defensive end Josh Kaindoh wrestled Cardinals QB Lamar Jackson to the ground, the ball came loose on the turf. It was scooped up by senior linebacker Matthew Thomas, who had 34 yards of open field in front of him for the easy score.
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It is the Seminoles’ first touchdown on defense since 2015, when Jalen Ramsey’s scoop and score in the fourth quarter helped Florida State to a 14-0 victory in Chestnut Hill.
The redshirt senior Thomas entered the game with 4 tackles for a loss and 2 sacks to go with his 27 total tackles. Now, he has his first-ever touchdown to add to what has been a good career with Florida State.