Sorry, South Florida: Saturday’s Win Was Nothing More Than an Upset

Posted by Michael McGuffee on September-28-2009 Add Comments

For Florida State, it was a nightmare in slow motion.

Just a week after dismantling the seventh-ranked team in the country, the Seminoles fumbled four times, scored just seven points, and squandered opportunity after opportunity against an upstart South Florida team that gladly took advantage.

For the more than 70,000 Florida State fans in attendance, the result was a 17-7 loss that will sting for a long, long time.  

If only Bobby Bowden’s Seminoles could win the games they were supposed to win.

If only the Seminoles still had the killer instinct that once made Florida State a fixture among the nation’s elite teams.

Saturday’s game was an unprecedented gut check for an FSU team that has fall...

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