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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston pushes official while running hurry-up offense

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has pushed defenses around for two seasons, but it was an official's turn Saturday.

The top-ranked Seminoles were running a hurry-up offense late in the third quarter and Winston was rushing to the line of scrimmage to snap the ball on second down with 5:20 remaining on the clock. The official stood behind center Cam Erving, who was already in his stance, as Winston approached.

PHOTO: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, center, scrambles past Boston College defenders Matt Milano, left, and Steven Daniels in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Florida State defeated Boston College 20-17.  (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, center, scrambles past Boston College defenders Matt Milano, left, and Steven Daniels in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Florida State defeated Boston College 20-17. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

The official tried to stop Winston by giving him a stop sign with his hand, but Winston muscled in and gave a little push. The officiating crew told coach Jimbo Fisher and Winston they had to allow Boston College to substitute players because Florida State had.

Winston said, "I was trying to get up under there and let it ride."

FSU beat Boston College 20-17.

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