Dalvin Cook fumbled away a touchdown and FSU fans were stunned
Florida State entered Monday night's showdown with the SEC's Ole Miss in Orlando as a five-point favorite, but the Rebels and quarterback Chad Kelly ran over the Seminoles in the first half. Kelly threw for more than 200 yards and burned FSU with three passing touchdowns, while a costly error just a few yards from the goal line cost Florida State what would have been a valuable touchdown.
Trailing 21-3 with six minutes left to play in the half, FSU QB Deondre Francois found running back Dalvin Cook wide open down the sideline, and it seemed like Cook would score an easy touchdown on the play. As he raced inside the 5-yard line, Cook lost control of the ball and fumbled backwards out of bounds. The cameras immediately cut to shocked Seminoles fans in the stands, who simply couldn't believe what they had just witnessed.
The Ole Miss defense would hold Florida State to a field goal on the drive. Ole Miss then scored a fourth touchdown, but the Seminoles responded with a 75-yard touchdown drive to go into the locker room down 28-13.
Florida State fans are all looking at the scoreboard the same way. pic.twitter.com/RvvHJvsCLC— Ross Bolen (@WRBolen) September 6, 2016
Fortunately for Jameis Winston, the Seminoles responded by scoring 16 unanswered points in the third quarter.