TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — 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.
Junior Derrick Mitchell, Jr. will start alongside junior defensive tackle Eddie Goldman.
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 North Carolina State on Saturday.
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