Mickey Andrews had the privilege of symbolically planting the flaming spear into midfield at the start of the game, and then his defense came up with its two biggest stands of the season at the end of the game on Saturday afternoon in Florida State’s 29-26 win over Maryland.
FSU’s legendary defensive coordinator will be calling it quits at season’s end after 26 years of roaming the Seminoles’ sidelines. But against the Terrapins, Andrews had the chance to add one more unforgettable memory to a career that has been one of the greatest in college football history.
With FSU trailing 26-22 and just 2:52 left on the clock, Andrews saw his defense hold the Terrapins to a three-and-out and after redshirt freshman quarterback EJ Manuel had guided what would turn out to be a game-winning drive, the Seminole defenders forced a four-and-out to preserve the win.
The Seminoles (6-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) are now bowl-eligible as they will extend their nation’s best bowl streak to a staggering 28 seasons. (read more)
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