Nov 5, 2007

Seminoles Scalp No. 2 Boston College, 27-17

If you're like me, you're tired of hearing all this hype about Boston sports teams. Well, the Seminoles are doing their part to wipe out some of that nonsense...they defeated #2 Boston College Saturday night!

What an awesome upset win. I love being the underdog! And BC didn't just give it away on their home turf...we played with excitement and won the game.

Our offensive line gave Drew Weatherford the pass protection he needed, and opened up some nice holes for Antone Smith. Giving Drew the time he needed allowed him to find his rhythm and display some nice consistency that's been lacking at that position over the last couple of years. Used to, we would toss the ball down the field and hope Greg Carr would come down with it. Now, we're moving the ball down the field methodically.

Oh yeah - FSU had NO turnovers! Which is huge.

Matt Ryan (QB, BC) had been getting some Heisman chatter, but I'd be willing to bet that's over now. He was picked off three times, and on one interception, Geno Hayes returned it 38 yards for a touchdown to give the Noles a 27-17 lead with just over a minute remaining. No big comebacks here, Matt!

It was a really great game. I enjoyed it immensely! Jimbo Fisher even used some tricky plays, including one that involved three handoffs and a toss down the field for a gain of at least 20. Our old offensive coordinator, Jeff Bowden, would always try a deep throw on first down, then a run on second down (that would get nowhere) and then an "unexpected" run on third and long (which would also go nowhere). It didn't take long for our opponents to figure out our 3-play game plan. Jimbo, on the other hand, is cutting the defense to shreds with short, quick passes and screens that move the ball and give our athletes a chance to make big plays. Good riddance, Jeff!

I'm looking forward to the Virginia Tech game this weekend, and I feel like we've got a real shot to beat everyone left on our schedule, including Florida! All we have to do is play like we did on Saturday night. GO NOLES!!

Oh yeah, and Miami lost to NC State. What a weekend!

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