FSU wasn’t really that good that year
Yeah, I remember the field storming being somewhat anticlimactic. It was the fourth game in which the 3 previous had been lost. The Pack was supposed to be really good. FSU was not. FSU should have lost that game; not a typical FSU team. It was the last game of an overall good season (the best season wins-wise) and it was as if everyone looked around and was like, “Hey, wanna storm the field?” “OK, sure, why not?” To me it seemed more about the experience of going down on the field and tearing down a goalpost than a reaction to some major win.
Although the on-field reaction was hostile, the admin reaction wasn’t terrible. I don’t recall any negative emails or anything; just cutting up the goal post and selling it to commemorate the season.