Patrick ran for 155 yards and Akers added 117 yards as the Seminoles (6-6) accumulated 305 rushing yards. It's the first time this season that Florida State had a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game, and it helped overcome the distractions of Friday when coach Jimbo Fisher bolted for Texas A&M and Odell Haggins was named interim coach.
Florida State is now bowl-eligible after picking up the win in a game that was postponed from Sept. 9 due to Hurricane Irma. The Seminoles can extend their streak of consecutive bowl appearances to 36 seasons.
ULM: The Warhawks had scored 50 or more points four times this season but were shut out in the first half. Louisiana Monroe was held to 155 first-half yards and finished with 300 yards (262 passing, 38 rushing).
FSU: The Seminoles were desperate for a win to extend their bowl streak. They led 14-0 at the half and wore out the Warhawks on the ground in the second half. Florida State racked up a season-high 504 offensive yards.
Haggins played at Florida State from 1986 to 1989 and was an All-American as a senior. He has been an assistant at Florida State since 1994 and was promoted to interim head coach Friday when Fisher accepted the head-coaching job at Texas A&M.
Florida State's first black head football coach, Haggins picked up his first career win as a college head coach.
Louisiana Monroe ends the season 4-8.
Florida State finishes the regular season 6-6. The Seminoles await a bowl announcement Sunday.
Joe Protheroe had 43 carries for 228 yards and three touchdowns, helping Cal Poly beat Brown 44-15 on Friday night.
Brady White threw for 269 yards and five touchdowns, Darrell Henderson had a career-high 233 yards rushing and two scores, and Memphis beat Georgia State 59-22 on Friday night.
SEC Now's Chris Doering and Gene Chizik make their picks for Saturday's matchup between the Rebels and Crimson Tide.
Kenny Gainwell scores a 72-yard touchdown, putting the team over 400 rushing yards for the game and giving Memphis a 59-16 lead.
Former Memphis basketball player Anfernee Hardaway discusses his new role as the Tigers' head basketball coach.
SEC Now's Gene Chizik gives his bold prediction for Florida as it enters its matchup against Colorado State.