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‘Choke at Doak’ still haunts Gators – Florida State University

‘Choke at Doak’ still haunts Gators – Florida State University


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'Choke at Doak' still haunts Gators

Courtesy of Chris Low, ESPN.com

We continue with our House of Pain look at the 50 most painful outcomes in college football history. Today, it's Nos. 40-31. 

There's not a Florida fan anywhere who will ever forget the "Choke at Doak." It wasn't even a loss, but that didn't lessen the sting then ... or now. 

No. 36: Florida 31, Florida State 31 

Nov. 26, 1994 

The Gators had taken Doak-Campbell Stadium by storm and led 31-3 entering the fourth quarter. Steve Spurrier's Fun 'N Gun offense was having its way, and it looked like Florida was going to have a win for the first time since 1991 over its bitter rival. But the Seminoles staged one of the most improbable comebacks in college football history and pulled within a point with 1:45 remaining. There was no overtime in those days in college football, and Florida State coach Bobby Bowden elected to kick the extra point and play for the tie. His explanation was that he simply couldn't stomach losing that game after making such an incredible comeback. Making matters worse for the Gators, they got a rematch with the Seminoles in the Sugar Bowl a little more than a month later and lost that game, 23-17.http://espn.go.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=32900&ATCLID=209542788sec/post/_/id/12307/choke-at-doak-still-haunts-gators

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