Florida State Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 6 Game vs. NC State

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Florida State Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 6 Game vs. NC State
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You can't hide the truth—FSU's shortcoming is its own fault.

Do your research. Stick with your gut. And do not be easily swayed.

If I had done any of these things this weekend, I would've gone back to my earlier prediction and would have picked Florida State to lose. So I apologize, dear audience, for inspiring false hope.

The Seminoles had all the warning signs in front of them. Raleigh has been Kryptonite to the Seminoles since even before the Lost Decade. NC State had nothing to lose—that is when the Wolfpack was most hungry. They desired revenge for a 34-0 embarrassment in Tallahassee. It was the perfect storm.

Yet somehow, we weren't ready for it. Jimbo Fisher played for the lead, continuing to use Chris Thompson when E.J. Manuel should have been passing. Russell Wilson didn't quarterback this Wolfpack.

There are no excuses. Only explanations. So what happened?

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