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Final score

  • #2 Florida State
  • Virginia stunned the Noles by getting out to a 24-14 lead thanks to a 64-yard Tiki Barber touchdown run and a 72-yard Mike Groh touchdown pass to Demetrius Allen. But Danny Kanell and FSU came back on a 38-yard touchdown pass to E.G. Green to finish the first half with 320 passing yards, three touchdowns and a 27-21 deficit. The party had started in Charlottesville after Rafael Garcia's fourth field goal with less than seven minutes to play for a 33-21 lead. FSU wasn't dead yet going 80 yards in less than a minute getting a seven-yard Warrick Dunn touchdown run to make it 33-28. Virginia ended up with the ball with a few minutes to play, but the Seminole defense forced a three and out giving it back to Kanell with 1:37 left.
  • Kanell and Andre Cooper hooked up three times before Dunn caught a short pass to the Virginia 13 with nine seconds to play. Virginia got nailed with an illegal participation penalty giving FSU the ball on the six. Kanell had to throw it away on first down to allow for one last shot with four seconds left. FSU lined up with four wide receivers spreading the field with Kanell in the shotgun. But the snap went directly to Dunn who weaved his way through the Cavalier defense before being hit by two Virginia defenders. Just as Dunn was about to cross the goal line, Virginia LB Melvin Jones made the stop inches short. While it looked like it could've been ruled either way, the officials signaled it wasn't a touchdown, giving Virginia the 33-28 win.


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Current leader
Florida State
14-3-0
Win Pct: 82.4%

Current streak
Virginia
1 win