As I mentioned over at Fanblogs, this hasn't been a good season for the 'Noles. A win over Florida would sooth some wounds, but we've still got a rematch with Miami on the horizon in the ACC Championship and –if we lose– the hated Steve Spurrier in a bowl game.
I missed this painful little factoid following the Florida State loss to Clemson:
Florida State has lost to three unranked teams (Clemson, Virginia, and NC State) for the first time since 1976 – Bowden's first year at FSU.
And as I pointed out earlier this week, since they have qualified for the ACC Championship game, FSU (8-3) could potentially lose six games this year (Clemson, Virginia, and NC State, plus Florida, ACC Champ, and Bowl Game). 8-6.
Florida State hasn't loss six games under Bowden since…you guessed it, 1976.
As schmed so graciously pointed out, under my "doomsday" scenario Florida State would finish 7-6. Gee thanks, schmed. I feel a lot better.