Another week, another Florida State escape.
At this point in the season, every ACC week review should just start “Florida State once again evades the jaws of defeat,” because that is just what they do. In another matchup with a foe aiming to knock off the defending champs, the Seminoles were once again pushed to the brink, but they responded in familiar fashion, staving off another loss and pushing their streak of consecutive wins to 26. Let’s take a look at that game and the other ones from around the conference in week 13 in the ACC.
Florida State defeated Boston College 20-17
• As long as Jameis Winston is on the field, Florida State has a chance, and nine times out of ten, or in their case ten times out of ten, they are going to win. At the hands of Boston College, FSU was once again staring down the eyes of defeat, but they responded the way that they always do, by winning.
The story of this game was missed opportunities for Boston College. They had a chance to take a three-point lead late in the game after driving into FSU territory. But they missed the field goal attempt, and in games against the Seminoles, you just can’t miss opportunities to possibly put that team away. FSU took over on the next possession, Winston led the team down to field goal range, and their stud kicker, Roberto Aguayo, who will go down statistically as one of the greatest kickers in the history of college football, made the game-winning field goal with seconds left on the clock. Another close game, another Florida State win.
Next up for FSU is their final game of the regular season against rival Florida. Florida has had a tough season of their own, but in rivalry games, you just never know. Florida also has something to play for, as it is the final game for head coach Will Muschamp. It was announced last week that Muschamp will no longer be the head coach of Florida come season’s end. According to multiple reports, players were very upset at the announcement, so they will be looking to get one more win in Muschamp’s final game as coach.
And what better way to leave a lasting impression if you are Muschamp by virtually knocking FSU out of the College Football Playoff.
Other scores from around the conference:
Virginia defeated Miami 30-13
#22 Clemson defeated Georgia State 28-0
#24 Louisville defeated Notre Dame 31-28
Pittsburgh defeated Syracuse 30-7
Wake Forest defeated Virginia Tech 6-3
North Carolina defeated Duke 45-20