Monday, September 22, 2008

FSU IS DOOMED, PART 3C

Here’s some input from Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times…

"JIM GROBE'S TALLAHASSEE MAGIC"

I was all ready to throw together a chart on how stunning it is that Florida State hasn't cracked double digits in its last two home games with Wake Forest --- a 30-0 loss in 2006, and Saturday's 12-3 uglyfest.

But the fact is I don't need a chart. Since Bobby Bowden arrived in Tallahassee in 1976, those are the only two times the Seminoles didn't score at least 10 points at home.

Wow. Jim Grobe is magic.

(That would also be an appopriate title for a stand-up routine if Sarah Silverman ever decided to dabble in football humor).

Anyway, that's one chart that's unnecessary. But how about a list of the Seminoles' single-digit performances under Bowden? That'll help, right? OK, here goes:

0: 1976, L, 47-0 at Miami
0: 1988, L, 31-0 at Miami
0: 2006, L, 30-0 vs. Wake Forest

2: 2001 Orange Bowl, L, 13-2 vs. Oklahoma (2000 season)

3: 1978, L, 7-3 at Pittsburgh
3: 1981, L, 35-3 at Florida
3: 2008, L, 12-3 vs. Wake Forest

7: 1980 Orange Bowl, L, 24-7 vs. Oklahoma (1979 season)
7: 1998, L, 24-7 at N.C. State
7: 2002, L, 17-7 at N.C. State
7: 2005, L, 34-7 at Florida

9: 1976, L, 24-9 at Oklahoma
9: 1980, L, 10-9 at Miami
9: 1991, L, 14-9 at Florida
9: 2001, L, 41-9 at North Carolina


So framed another way, Wake Forest has kept the Seminoles in single digits just as many times in its last two trips to Tallahassee as the entire country managed to between the start of the 1982 season and the opening weekend of the 1998 season --- a span of 195 games.

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