Miami, you now trail Duke in the Coastal Division.
Has it really come to this, Hurricanes?
You used to rule the roost. Twenty years ago, Wide Left II cost the Seminoles a national championship and Gino Torretta led your program to a national title appearance.
I want to complement FSU for handling Miami well, especially given the crowd that decided to come out (for once). If there is one thing Florida State fans should notice, it's that Sun Life Stadium is not the Orange Bowl.
Nevertheless, Florida State could have suffered another conference loss. With the way the Seminoles committed penalties and gave the 'Canes an early 10-0 lead, that might have happened. The margin of error for Florida State is razor thin: both Clemson and Maryland have only lost one game in conference play.
But what mattered on sentimental Saturday was that the Seminoles—again—conquered the "state of Miami."