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While Florida State is not the dominant force it once was in college football, they are still a proud program that believes they can compete with anyone.
Before last year's game against Oklahoma, the Seminoles believed they were on their way back to being a top-tier team, and beating the Sooners was the next step toward that goal.
With that type of mindset, the whooping that Oklahoma put on Florida State stung that much worse.
It was a rude awakening that maybe the Seminoles were not quite as good as they thought.
Now Florida State is out to prove that last year's game was a fluke and that they really are an elite team again.
They might not admit it, but the Seminoles have been looking toward this game all offseason, and they have revenge on their minds.
Vengeance can be a strong motivating factor, and Florida State has had that driving them in the long year since last season's game.