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One play
Written by Joey White   

In football this and every season teams can win or lose the game on one specific play. It’s happened a bunch of times whether its Doug Flutie throwing a final Hail Mary or a team making a goal line stand. This is what Florida State had to deal with in their recent game versus Boston college and almost every game this season. It has been everything from not scoring from the opponent’s one yard line to fumbling the ball. In this week’s game against BC the Noles were down 21 to 6 going into half time and nothing seemed to be going their way. One report said that Bobby Bowden, Florida States head coach, challenged his team to step up and told them this was their defining moment this season. The team came out with a roar, soon making it 21 to 21. Still tied up late in the fourth quarter Boston College had the ball on their own side of the field. Their quarterback went to make a throw and threw it right to an FSU defender who dropped the interception. The next play Boston College had a long running play getting down to the goal line and scoring from there.

I’ll say it again that one play makes all of the difference in a game. Football is a combination of skill, luck, and good referees. This season the Seminoles are not getting the breaks and it is looking to be another long season. The Noles are 2 and 3 which hasn't happened in over two decades. This last loss makes it extremely hard to win the ACC now. FSU would have to win out the rest of their ACC games and then hope Boston college loses two more times.

Next Week’s game
The week ahead for the Noles is going to be a lot of tough practices all in preparation for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets who are no pushover. Florida States challenge this week will be defending the triple option attack. If Mickey Andrews and the FSU defense can stop this they should have a good chance of winning. The offensive key to the game will be Christian Ponder’s throwing ability. The O line needs to give him time and the receivers have to make the catch.

                                            

   Standings                                            Conference   Overall

 Atlantic Coast Conference - Atlantic W-LPF
PA
W-L
PF
 PA STRK
Maryland 1-0 24 21 2-3 119 174 W1
Boston College 2-1 62 70 4-1 150 77 W2
Wake Forest 1-1 54 51 3-2 134 99 W1
Clemson 1-273
 61 2-3 120 89 L2
 North Carolina State 0-1 24 30 3-2 175 89 L1
Florida State 0-2 55 66 2-3 135 120 L2

 


 

  Standings                                                            Conference     Overall

Atlantic Coast Conference - Coastal W-LPF
PA
W-L
PF
 PA STRK
Virginia Tech 2-0 65 33 4-1 157 92 W4
Virginia 1-0 16 3 1-3 78 96 W1
Miami (FL) 2-1 78 82 3-1 99 102 W1
Georgia Tech 2-171
 67 4-1 150 115 W2
Duke 0-1 26 34 2-3 142 135 L1
North Carolina 0-2 10 40 3-2 93 73 L2