Second Half Seminoles Do it Again!

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Florida State’s patented second half heroics overcame Miami’s upset bid Saturday night, 30-26. The Seminoles survived their toughest test of the season with a last second interception to seal the win over their arch rival. The win, coupled with Mississippi State’s loss at Alabama leave only Florida State and Marshall undefeated in FBS play. Alabama’s big win catapulted the Tide to #2 in the Billingsley Report, #2 in Billingsley+ and all the way to #1 in the Billingsley Personal Poll, which is the way I would vote if I were on the selection committee. The choice between Alabama and Oregon is very slim in my mind, but the Tide, overall, have played a harder schedule and their loss was to a higher ranked team (Ole Miss vs Arizona). The question now becomes, how far will the Bulldogs fall in the selection committee rankings Tuesday night, after a close loss on the road? Personally, I have Mississippi State at #4, still ahead of the other one loss contenders, TCU, Ohio State, and Baylor. The Horned Frog/Baylor debate will most likely intensify this week after TCU barely escaped the Jayhawks in Lawrence.