QB Coker gets second chance for first TD


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- For one reason or another, it didn't seem as if redshirt freshman quarterback Jacob Coker's first career touchdown pass was meant to be.

Facing a third-and-7 at the Savannah State 14, Coker dropped back and found wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in the end zone for a score that was negated by an illegal motion call on Benjamin.

Florida State went right back to the same call, though, and this time it worked out just fine. Benjamin again was wide open in the end zone for an easy pitch and catch for the 19-yard touchdown.

"It was awesome," Coker said. "It was a dream come true for me. Doing something like that, it is something that I have always dreamed of.

"I was just reading the safety and I saw KB out there, and I saw I had a little room there so I put it up for him and he made the play like he always does."

Redshirt sophomore and No. 2 quarterback Clint Trickett, who is ahead of Coker on the depth chart, was among the most jubilant of cheerleaders for Coker's first career touchdown pass. The initial disappointment of the penalty quickly was wiped away.

"When it first happened, we were all wondering, 'What do we have to do to get this guy a touchdown?' " Trickett said with a laugh. "And then they went right back to it and we were all happy for him."