The game of the year in college football was played this weekend, and it featured the ACC’s elite. Florida State hosted Notre Dame in a matchup of top fives, and everyone who watched witnessed a classic. Here is the result from that game and how everything turned out as it did:
Florida State defeated Notre Dame 31-27
• In a game that went down to the final minute, Florida State escaped with a victory for the second time this season. Thanks to a controversial, but correct, penalty called against the Fighting Irish, the go-ahead touchdown that the Irish scored was called back. Notre Dame was unable to the reach the endzone again, leading to the Seminoles gaining possession and running out the clock. The final score: 31-27.
There were several lead changes throughout the game, and for a large portion of the game, Notre Dame was actually in control of the action. But once again, Jameis Winston helped lead a comeback. Winston’s poise and leadership on the field and sideline kept the team upbeat and ready to make the appropriate plays when necessary. That, along with the penalty called against Notre Dame, was ultimately the difference in the close contest.
In a losing effort, Notre Dame Quarterback Everett Golson was very impressive. Golson of course missed last season after being suspended due to academic violations. That year off has worked dividends though, because Golson has improved tremendously as a passer. This game also saw the national introduction of wide receiver Corey Robinson, the son of Hall of Fame NBA legend David Robinson. Corey Robinson showed some of the great ability he inherited from his dad, as he caught eight passes from Golson for 99 yards and two beautiful touchdowns catches. Robinson caught the go-ahead score that was called back as well.
With the win, Florida State extended their school-record winning streak to 23. With the toughest part of the season now behind them, the Seminoles are in the driver’s seat to make it to the college football final four.
Other scores from around the conference:
North Carolina defeated Georgia Tech 48-43
Louisville defeated NC State 30-18
#24 Clemson defeated Boston College 17-13
Duke defeated Virginia 20-13
Syracuse defeated Wake Forest 30-7
Pittsburgh defeated Virginia Tech 21-16