Now that's a turnaround!
I honestly expected the Florida State Seminoles to come out playing cautiously against the Boston College Eagles. Instead, the Seminoles played loose and had their most complete game of this football season.
EJ Manuel aired the ball so much that he must have doubled his frequent flyer miles.
For the detractors, a short statement. Yes, the Seminoles' national title hopes are almost certainly dashed. But the team responded to their adversity strongly.
Don't get me wrong. Like you, I would have loved to see the Seminoles reach the BCS National Championship Game. But remember, this team hasn't won the ACC yet—it is a tad unfair to expect them to go from crawling to running without some walking in between.
But what matters is that FSU continues to gain experience and play well. If this trend continues, expect that elusive ACC crown.
Boston College definitely won't win it.