By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
November 17, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Florida State Seminoles have officially reached “must win” territory if they hope to keep their bowl eligibility streak alive as they welcome #20 Boston College to Doak Campbell Stadium.
Last year, the Noles were embarrassed in Chestnut Hill in front of a Friday night national TV audience, 35-3, and FSU will look to repay the favor.
A win today and the Noles’ streak of bowl eligibility lives another day, with a win needed against Florida next week to secure it.
Below will be a running live blog of today’s game featuring play by play, updates and analysis.
END OF THE FIRST QUARTER – BC 0 – FSU 0
Really no other way to put it other than “sloppy.” No one is in sync offensively, although FSU has shown signs of getting it together.
1st Quarter, 7:22 – BC 0 – FSU 0
Well, everything I said about maybe getting the momentum going, that’s gone. On the first play of the possession, Francois can’t find Ontaria Wilson deep and Brandon Sebastian returns it to the FSU 24.
It’s almost like the first interception didn’t happen.
1st Quarter, 7:48 – BC 0 – FSU 0
A sloppy game so far but the Noles have a bit of momentum. They’ve forced BC to punt after a quick three-and-out and Hamsah Nasirildeen has just picked off Anthony Brown for the game’s first turnover.
Outside of the first two or so plays for FSU, not a lot has gone right offensively. They have a long field to work with, set up at their own 26 after the interception, but a drive here that ends in points could be huge in momentum.
1st Quarter, 12:51 – BC 0 – FSU 0
That drive couldn’t have started much better for Florida State, who saw pickups of 25 on a slant route from Keyhshawn Helton and 19 on a big Cam Akers run but the Noles stalled out and ran the field goal unit out.
However, Ricky Aguayo’s 45-yard field goal was low and blocked, leading to BC to take over.
A nice promise for nothing for the Noles
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FSU won the toss and elected to receive. Not sure I’d have taken the ball if I’m Willie Taggart – early offense hasn’t been the strong suit for FSU. But, we’ll see if fortunes change today.