There are times when I really do not like being right about my Florida State Seminoles, but this time was about “I told you so,” than anything else.
While the Seminoles needed a really solid second half to overtake the Boston College Eagles 48-34 on the road.
Yes, I said 34 points. The Seminoles may have been looking ahead to their contest against Clemson in a couple of weeks, or the defense is not as good as we all thought, or maybe Steve Addazio knows a thing or two about FSU from his days in Gainesville. Whatever the reason, the trap game I talked about in the preview of this contest almost came to fruition.
After jumping out to a 14-3 lead in the first quarter, this game looked lost for the visitors. Boston College showed it is a team that is on the rise in the ACC and could be a real spoiler the remainder of the season in determining a champion in the conference and the eventual representative in the Orange Bowl.
Here is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of this game.
Jameis Winston had another slow start, but came out firing in the second half to lead this team to a win. Winston finished with 330 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. He also led the Seminoles with 67 yards on the ground.
The fact the Eagles were able to control the clock in the first quarter, where they held the ball for over nine minutes in the first quarter showed Addazio and his staff knew what they wanted to do early and were able to do it, especially when it came to running the football.
Losing the lead. Boston College looked every bit FSU’s equal early, but did not have the firepower in the end. Even though Winston is a first-year player, his experience and ability showed with his poise and the four touchdowns he threw. Florida State outscored Boston College 24-17 in the second half and is now outscoring opponents 103-26 after halftime through four games.
Kenny Shaw and Rashad Greene had eight catches and 183 yards and three touchdowns between the two of them for FSU.
The Eagles could not play catch-up once they lost the lead. Chase Rettig completed 19 of 29 passes for 197 yards and a career-high four touchdowns for Boston College, including a 52-yard score to Myles Willis that cut a three-score lead to 38-27.
The Eagles quarterback also threw an interception early in the fourth that T.J. Williams returned 20 yards for a touchdown to make it 48-27.