Jameis Winston and Florida State did it again this weekend. FSU fell behind to their arch rivals, the Miami Hurricanes, but thanks to some fortunate plays in their favor (one in particular), Florida State was once again able to mount another impressive comeback to keep their undefeated season alive. Let’s take a look at that epic game, and the other games from week 12 in the ACC.
Florida State defeated Miami 30-26
• It seems as if last year was too easy, so this year, Florida State decided to give themselves a challenge, on several occasions.
After falling down by 16 points on two different occasions, Florida State got on their A game as they tend to do when they’re down, and mounted a late comeback to once again pull off a thrilling victory, 30-26.
Now one could argue that some luck was on FSU’s side, as their comeback started off of a tipped pass on third and goal that was taken into the endzone for a touchdown. That improbable play cut the lead to six, and most people knew at that point that FSU would find some way to pull out a victory. FSU didn’t disappoint, as they ended up taking a lead with just over three minutes left in the game. Miami couldn’t respond on its final drive, and Florida State left the hostile confines of their biggest rival with a 10-0 record.
Florida State has just two regular season games left. They have a meeting with Boston College and a season finale date with Florida. FSU has already clinched their spot in the ACC Championship game by winning the Atlantic division, so they have that game as well. If they manage to get through their final three contests unscathed, a spot in the College Football Playoff awaits them in January. But as seen from several games already this season, teams are going to give Florida State their best shots, so these final three games will be anything but cakewalks.
Other scores from around the conference:
NC State defeated Wake Forest 42-13
North Carolina defeated Pittsburgh 40-35
Virginia Tech defeated #21 Duke 17-16
#22 Georgia Tech defeated #19 Clemson 28-6