Lanky Florida State receiver Greg Carr also had a spectacular catch, one that rivaled Hakeem Nicks' snag against West Virginia. The 6-foot-6 senior pulls in a touchdown pass against Wisconsin with his right hand.
Clemson's Dabo Swinney gives ESPN's Todd Harris a preview of his halftime speech during Saturday's game against Florida State. Whatever message Swinney was planning to get across to his team, it didn't work. The Seminoles smoked the Tigers in the second half, 21-10, in cruising to a 41-27 victory at Tallahassee.
Photographic evidence that there was no better place to be last Saturday than Tallahassee, site of the Wake Forest-Florida State game.
Our man Greg was on the scene to see if Bobby Bowden's troops could end a two-game losing streak to the Demon Deacons. No such luck. Florida State committed seven turnovers and lost, 12-3. That's right. Once mighty Florida State has lost three in a row to Wake Forest.
It has been a painful fall for the Seminoles since they finished 12-0 and won the national title in 1999. Florida State hasn't finished in the top 10 in the last seven years, has gone 7-6 each of the last two years and is 12-13 in its past 25 Atlantic Coast Conference games. Sign of the times. If you're looking for a residence, Burt Reynolds Hall has a place for you. The amazing power of alcohol. Despite tough times, the Seminoles have left their mark on some fans. OK, it's not the World Series of Poker, but this looks like some serious fun. Where is Wiz favorite Norman Chad? This is interesting. The Seminoles appear to be taunting the Demon Deacons during warmups. Wake Forest, to its credit, continues to go about its business. Florida State's starting quarterback in 2020? Bowden's image is displayed on the Seminoles' scoreboard before kickoff. Nightfall descends on Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium.
A mediocre team coming off a 7-6 season with 10 players suspended for the first three games because of an academic scandal. Twelve losses in two seasons. A once-proud program without a 10-win season since 2003. Michael Cunningham of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that it's time for Florida State's Bobby Bowden to call it quits.
"It's not fair for Bowden to stay at FSU and run a mediocre program, but he gets to decide what mediocre means. You can say that's his right considering what he's done for the program since 1976 but, darn it, it's time to move on."
Cunningham adds: "Perhaps I'm being too harsh because I'm not emotionally invested in the Seminoles. Maybe I don't have the proper perspective because I was barely more than a baby when Bobby took over this program.
"But, darn it, I'm just going on what Bowden says. The Seminoles are putting out mediocre football teams, so it's not fair for him to stay."