TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced starting nose tackle Niles Lawrence-Stample is out for the season after tearing a pectoral muscle. He will undergo surgery after playing through the injury during the win against Clemson last weekend.
Lawrence-Stample had nine tackles, including a half tackle for loss, this season.
Lawrence-Stample moved into the nose tackle position vacated by Baltimore Ravens second-round pick Timmy Jernigan.
The top-ranked Seminoles are the No. 81 run defense in the nation, allowing 170.67 rushing yards per game. Florida State travels to play N.C. State on Saturday.