ACC Championship: Florida State BCS Bound

By M. Shannon Smallwood

And the world of ACC Football is back in balance once again…

That’s right folks…

The 13th-ranked Florida State Seminoles are ACC Champions after a big 21-15 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

But it wasn’t easy…

The ‘Noles had the game completely under control until a fumble in the fourth quarter by E.J. Maunel led to a Tech touchdown with under seven minutes to play to cut the lead to 21-15.

Just another game that as soon as you started to think to yourself, “man… FSU really is dominating…”, it does everything in its power to prove you wrong.

And it took a Carlos Williams interception with a minute remaining to seal the deal sending the Seminoles to the Orange Bowl

A place everyone thought they would be at the beginning of the season.

But the ‘Noles that ended the season have a lot to prove to everyone in College Football

But you can tell FSU wanted more and was still feeling the let down from the loss to the Florida Gators.

Give the Jackets credit, though…

They came up big when it needed too to make a game of it, but just didn’t have enough to pull off the upset.

Just too bad no one was there to see it as the stadium was half empty…

You just know there is going to be a conference call Monday by ACC Commissioner John Swofford in reference to how much money the conference lost this year in revenue on this ACC Championship Game.

Even with the game in question and 1:14 remaining, ESPN Announcers Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musbuger were talking more about the end of the SEC Championship than what was unfolding at in front of their own eyes.


Just zero respect for ACC Football…

Let’ just hope FSU gets it done in great fashion in Miami, Florida.

The ACC needs it in the worst way…


M Shannon Smallwood has over 10 years of experience in broadcasting and journalism in professional baseball and college athletics and is the ACC Football Guru, SEC Voice of Reason and College Football Comedian for Rant Sports. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the US Basketball Writers Association.

Follow him @woodysmalls.

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