One of the tests a team on the upswing faces is how they overcome a loss. Florida State has only been in this situation once this season, following a 12-3 loss to Wake Forest.
Florida State responded with a 39-21 defeat of Colorado. That game featured senior RB Antone Smith having the game of his collegiate career with 154 yards and three TDs, with one coming on a 60-yard scamper down the sidelines.
How Florida State responds to the heartbreaking loss to Georgia Tech will show if this team is truly coming back. The last three games featured the team facing deficits at NC State, against Virginia Tech, and at Georgia Tech.
FSU was three yards away from overcoming their third deficit at Georgia Tech before fumbling into the end zone with less than a minute to go.
They go into Saturday with a home game against Clemson. It is the first time since 1998 it has not been a Bowden Bowl.
A win against Clemson will keep FSU in the ACC Atlantic Division race with Maryland facing Virginia Tech tonight.