With the Eagles ranked second nationally,the Boston College game has been designated as a sod game.
It all began in 1962 when the FSU football team captains returned to Tallahassee with a piece of the turf from Sanford Stadium after whipping Georgia 18-0 in Athens. The turf was presented to Dean Coyle E. Moore who founded the tradition of the sod game.
The sod cemetery began when the first piece of sod was buried in the corner of the Florida State practice field and a monument was placed to commemorate the road victory. In the early years, FSU only snipped grass when it won by upset on the road. But as the Seminoles became more successful, the criteria changed. Sod games still represent road games won when FSU is a significant underdog, however, all bowl games are now considered sod games as well as landmark road wins no matter who was favored. Each piece of sod is buried in the cemetery next to the practice field and a tombstone is placed above it with the score and date of the game.The most recent tombstone and sod was added when the Noles defeated UCLA in The Emerald Bowl in December 2006.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
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