How FSU’s 29-game win streak went up in flames in one quarter
Jameis Winston and No. 3 Florida State were within five points of No. 2 Oregon at halftime of Thursday’s College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl.
Then everything fell apart.
In the span of one quarter, FSU turned the ball over four times, was outscored by 20 points, and realized that the end of its 29-game win streak was simply a matter of time.
But the topper came on the sideline, not on the field, with Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher appearing to threaten his star QB with a trip to the bench — and an F-bomb.
Fisher downplayed it after the game, but read the lips for yourself:
It was really a mess of a 15-minute span. Winston scrambled, slipped, then lost the ball:
Before that, freshman running back Dalvin Cook fumbled:
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And then fumbled again:
Winston added a pick-six to finish the third quarter from hell.
Oregon took full advantage, scoring all 27 points in the quarter off Seminole blunders.
The ‘Noles hadn’t lost since November 2012. But they were one of the worst teams in Division I with 27 turnovers this season, and it came back to bite them in the big game.
The team with the fewest turnovers this season? Oregon.