Florida State losing to Georgia Tech might be best for college football

Published 5:52 pm Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The season has been the trinity of pain for Georgia.
Losses to Steve Spurrier, Florida and—the ugly cherry on top—Georgia Tech are enough to send a Bulldog fan reeling.
The Yellow Jackets’ 30-24 win in Athens doesn’t come without credit, though. How ‘bout that 53-yard field goal from Tech kicker Harrison Butker with mere second left in regulation?
That final pick—Georgia’s last ditch effort which ended up being the nail in the coffin—was painful to watch, too.
I don’t dislike Tech as much as I do Auburn or Notre Dame, and although I was a little (OK, extremely) bitter after the Dawgs’ loss, I’m looking at the whole situation with a clear mind and a different angle.
They might be the team to defeat Florida State.
Saturday, the Jackets and the Seminoles will place in the ACC Championship at Bank of America Stadium at Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jameis Winston has led the Seminoles to 28-straight wins. He has never lost while quarterbacking that team.
The Seminoles have never seen a team like Georgia Tech before—a team that runs the triple option offense. Florida State’s defense has been looking more and more like Swiss cheese as the weeks go by. I can see the Yellow Jackets doing what no team in two years has managed to do: beat them.
So in that sense, I’m not too, too unhappy Tech beat Georgia. Hopefully the victory gives them the confidence and momentum to steamroll the Seminoles and become ACC champions. The loss would undoubtedly throw Florida State out of the playoff race.
The Seminoles are the biggest escape artists I’ve ever seen in football.
It’s almost like they put themselves in a hole just to see if they can pull themselves out. And they always do—time after time. The anxiety builds with every game, and I can hear the entire ‘Nole nation breathe a huge sigh of relief as the seconds tick to zero on the game clock.
It’s always shortly followed by a gritty cry of angst from everyone else watching.
The torture is becoming unbearable as Florida State teeters on the edge of winning and losing. That anxiety meter is boiling over. Losing a game is probably the best thing that could happen to that team. Not just for the haters, but for the players, coach Jimbo Fisher and all their fans.
A loss would level out all the pent-up frustration and anxiety, and folks might be able to breathe again.

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