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Cook named offensive player of the week

Cook ran for a career-high 266 yards and three touchdowns against USF

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After posting a career high 266 yards rushing and three touchdowns in Florida State's 34-14 win over USF, Dalvin Cook has been named the AutoNation Football Writers Association of America Offensive Player of the Week.

Cook's record setting day was the second highest running total in school history. He is the first Seminole to top 200 yards rushing since 1988. The 5'11, 202-pound sophomore averaged 8.9 yards on 30 carries including scoring runs of 74, 37 and 24 yards.

"He and God have had a meeting," Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "He is blessed with great ability. But he works with that ability. He doesn't waste that ability. He takes care of his body, takes care of his mind. He studies. He does all the things he's supposed to do. I don't care what back you say, they have great eyes. They see things before that happen and they get that feeling, how they cut, and then he's a finisher. He has great speed to finish those runs, and he's strong. You look at him now, I mean, you think those little guys are fast, but he's at 205-, 210-pound guy that's really big and strong, too, so he's a combination of everything."

Cook has now rushed for at least 100 yards in five straight games, one short of tying Warrick Dunn's school record of six consecutive 100-yard rushing games set in 1995.