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Turnabout is fair play



top_plays_11.jpgOk, Seminoles fans.

Today, turns the harsh light of history on you, ranking Florida State's 26-25 loss to Miami in 1987 28th on its list of the 50 Most Painful Outcomes in College Football History.

As you've no doubt tried to forget, the Seminoles led 19-3 before the Hurricanes roared back with 23 straight points, capped by a 73-yard touchdown pass from Steve Walsh to Michael Irvin.

A 75-yard scoring drive brought Florida State to within a point in the final minute, and Bobby Bowden elected to go for the win. However, Bubba McDowell knocked down Danny McManus' two-point conversion pass, ending the Seminoles' hopes.

Oh, and did I mention that Miami went on to win the national championship?

Now, that hurts.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12:42pm]


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