The Florida state's 36-year run of subsequent post-season events has ceased after Noles dropped to in-state rival No 11 Florida…
The Florida state’s 36-year run of subsequent post-season events has ceased after Noles dropped to in-state rival No 11 Florida 41-14 on Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee, Florida. Gators dominated the entire second half of business, pouring on touchdowns late to finish a five-game striker in the series.
In addition to the 36-year-old bowl, Florida State saw its 42-year termination .500 or better is also coming to an end. Of course, it became insulted as Florida snapped these straps.
Historically bad seasons for blue blood programs are not uncommon, but it is unusual to see that such finishes come in the first year of a new service. The only story that Seminoles fans have made is that the last time the Florida State had a lost record was also the first year of another head coach, whose coach was Bobby Bowden.
Willie Taggart preached about cultural change and increased accountability within the program before the beginning of the year, but instead of giving a spark to this Seminoles program that had expired, this season has been more of the same trends. Florida State is among the most punished teams in the country, its offensive line continues to be a debt and it has been out-classed when they meet elite opponents.
The distance between Florida State and the programs that it considers to be comrades and rivals was apparent to Gators. Taggart and Noles fought and clashed for an upset win to reach shelter, while Dan Mullen has a team appearing on their way to a new year’s six bids after winning just four matches a year ago. Mullen puts in an Urban Meyer like injury to Florida State and puts up most points that Florida has competed in rivalry since 2008.
Seminoles may have won five in a row entering the game but the scoreboard should be cleared with both programs under new leadership. Nothing about Saturday’s game looked like a rivalry in which the team in the grenade had overtaken, so now the five-winning run (the longest to Florida state in rivalry) will crash with as much concern as the three-decade bowl.
Taggart will get the Florida State back to the backseason, probably as soon as next year, but the fascination with this strip has revealed a much more stupid indication of where the program will be in late 201
8. A national championship program does not measure itself about It will shake games because it requires greatness on a week-in, weekly-out-base and domination against their rivals. After losing to both Miami and Florida and looking completely overwhelmed by Clemson and Notre Dame, Florida State has shown that there is a long way to go before Taggart has Seminoles back to the title.
Three things to know about Florida’s dominant victory.
1. Feleipe Franks leaves his mark on the program: Franks resiliency has shown he is one of the best Florida quarterballs in the last decade. (Although it does not say much to Gator’s fans.) Franks and the offense have occasionally sprung against elite opponents, but he struggled through adversity and came out stronger than ever as the undisputed leader of this crime. Franks finished 16-of-26 pass for 254 meters and three touchdowns without interruption. His 23-touchdown total of the season is the most appropriate touchdowns for a Florida QB since Tim Tebow (30) in 2008. Franks also has six rushing touchdowns of the year, giving him the highest score for a Florida QB (28) since Tebow (35) ) in 2009.
2. Deondre Francois needs a long ice bath: FSU QB has never had a chance in this game. Florida not only got a good push up front in this game, the entire defensive line was superior at almost every snap. They won one-on-one battles and got to pass rush in Francois face without having to commit extra linebackers and defensive backs to the cause. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s aggressive flash call has had Gators in trouble before, but there was never a problem with Florida State thanks to the overwhelming advantage ahead. It freed the rest of Gator’s defense to fly around and create all kinds of game-changing games. At the end of the afternoon, Florida had a total of five sacks, eight tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
3. And the price goes to … Franks had a World Cup quality flop. Did not mean much for the game or the result, but it’s worth a slow mo-game to see how he sold the bump from a Florida State Defender.