It was a subtle reminder of how far they fell. The Florida State Seminoles, once the toast of the ACC visiting Boston College, the 2nd ranked team in the nation.
The Noles established Antone Smith early and often, he had 102 total yards in the first half alone, however, missed field goals and penalties marred their possessions
Fortunately, the defense kept them in it, dominating the line of scrimmage, and forcing turnovers including a recovered fumble
Then a timely interception by Patrick Robinson at the two-yard line, keeping the Eagles scoreless in the first half.
Late in the second quarter, the Noles would not go into the lockeroom quietly, as DeCody Fagg worked some magic with the ball, gaining 22 yards on the play.
Which sets up this, with under five minutes in the half, Preston Parker cradles the pass from Drew Weatherford, a 23-yard strike good enough for a 7-point lead.
In the second, the offense began to open up, perhaps inspired by some devious play-calling, here Weatherford hands the rock to Smith, who then flips to Parker, who returns the ball to Drew who then goes deep to Smith for 24 yards. It leads to a field goal, making it 10-nill.
Until Ryan answers with a 30-yard bomb to Brandon Robinson, which cuts the lead to three.
Now in the fourth, the Noles get their second touchdown, it’s DeCody Fagg who played huge in the second half, compiling 6 catches, good for 111 yards including this 42 touchdown.
Matt Ryan is up for the Heisman for a reason, he makes it look easy, here he finds the big guy Ryan Pervis to make it 20 to 17.
But the finishing touch is by Boot Hill’s own. Linebacker Geno Hayes makes the grab, and brings it to its home…
The Seminoles win their biggest game in years, as they take down the number two team in the nation. With Virginia Tech on deck, the Noles season might take a turn to the better, just like in the garnet and golden days.
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