Florida State's Dalvin Cook on Seminoles' loss: 'It's on me'

Friday January 2nd, 2015

After losing two second-half fumbles, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook took the blame for the Seminoles' loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Thursday.

"It got away from us and it started with me," Cook told reporters, according to Tomahawk Nation. "I made some mistakes that put our defense in a situation where [Oregon already had] a chance of scoring. That's some mistakes I can't make... It's on me. I made mistakes."

Cook had two fumbles in the third quarter, both in Florida State territory. The first came on the opening possession of the second half, and the second came nine minutes later.

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FSU trailed 18-13 at the time of Cook's first fumble, but Oregon scored touchdowns after both turnovers. The Ducks outscored the Seminoles 41-7 in the second half and won the game 59-20.

Quarterback Jameis Winston also lost a fumble in the third quarter that Oregon's Tony Washington returned 58 yards for a touchdown. 

Cook, a true freshman, was Florida State's leading rusher this season. He finished the game with 103 yards on 15 carries.

- Dan Gartland

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