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Putting FSU Win in Perspective

Bobby Bowden

Florida State's dominating 42-13 win over Wisconsin has many indicating that the victory could be a sign that the Noles are on their way back. Not so fast my friends. Despite a very good performance against the Badgers in the Champs Sports Bowl, it's a little early to consider FSU a team on the verge of rejoining the upper echelon of college football.

There were a lot of factors that contributed to the big win. Florida State was playing at home, in essence with a bowl game in Orlando. Even though there were more than 20,000 empty seats it was still a partisan FSU crowd. They were playing a bad football team in Wisconsin. The Badgers were able to sneak into the bowl with a three point win over Minnesota and a one point overtime verdict over Cal...

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