State trailed 16-0 at the half but dominated both sides of the ball in the second half and won in dramatic fashion 17-16 over the #3-ranked Seminoles, converting three fourth downs on the final drive before the game-winning touchdown with 0:16 left.
In the postgame, Tom O’Brien attributed much of the second half success to the electric Carter-Finley crowd. Despite what Andy Staples says, opposing coaches know that Carter-Finley is a tough place to play, and tonight was a perfect example of why.
In the exact same situation after beating Florida State in 2010, State now controls its own destiny in the Atlantic, and will go to College Park in two weeks after a much-needed bye week.
Recap and Box Score (ESPN)
More to come Sunday…