"It is clear the spiraling Seminoles cannot be saved by a quarterback named Xavier Lee or Drew Weatherford. After Lee, making his third start, threw two interceptions early, Weatherford matched him in a backup role. Those mistakes helped put FSU's defense in a tough situation that it could not overcome. Pass protection that had been good in recent weeks was porous as FSU allowed five sacks.
"Both quarterbacks were terrible," Bowden said. "It would be mighty hard to point fingers at one (person). Complete team breakdown."
"By the end, the stands were nearly empty.
It likely had nothing to do with the rain, which had stopped, or some Must-See TV. Not on this night. Not here. More likely, the scoreboard turned Doak Campbell Stadium, which wasn't full to start, into Duke's Wallace Wade; that is, pockets of fans surrounded like islands in a cement-gray sea.
Wake Forest 30, Florida State 0."
St. Petersbug Times
"Florida State coach Bobby Bowden could do little more than look on in amazement as the Seminoles were shut out at home for the first time in his 31 seasons.
"We were just inept, as inept as I can ever remember," Bowden said.
It showed, as the Seminoles suffered their worst home loss since 1981, when Southern Mississippi rolled to a 58-14 win at Doak Campbell Stadium."
Florida Times Union
"The 'Noles finished 1-3 at home this season against ACC opponents, losing to Clemson, Boston College and Wake Forest. Prior to this season, FSU was 55-2 all-time against ACC teams at home since 1992.
FSU dropped to 3-3 overall at home, the first time the Seminoles have lost three home games in a season since 1975, the year before Bowden took over the program."
Tampa Bay Tribune
Sunday, November 12, 2006
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