2011 Champs Sports Bowl: Grading FSU Football's Win Over Notre Dame

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2011 Champs Sports Bowl: Grading FSU Football's Win Over Notre Dame
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Jimbo Fisher led the 'Noles to an improbable 18-14 comeback win over Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl

Facing a 14-0 third quarter deficit against Notre Dame, the Florida State Seminoles knew that the time to claim innocence for its team’s considerable youth had passed.  

Jimbo Fisher’s offense hit a growth spurt in the second half, scoring on its next four possessions to claim an 18-14 win over the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl.

True freshman wide receiver Rashad Greene made a series of acrobatic catches, including a 15-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter that gave FSU its first lead, en route to winning game MVP honors.

In erasing a second half double-digit deficit, the Seminoles claimed their fourth consecutive bowl victory, showed tremendous heart and grit, and more importantly laid the foundation for what should be another chance to have a special season in 2012. 

Here are the grades for Florida State’s win over Notre Dame.

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