Florida State defeats Boston College, giving Seminoles chance at bowl eligibility vs. Florida
It wasn’t always pretty, but Florida State found a way to beat Boston College 26-23 on Saturday afternoon.
The win is Florida State’s second straight victory and gives the Seminoles a 5-6 record on the season. That means they’ll have a chance to reach bowl eligibility in rivalry week vs. Florida next weekend.
On Saturday vs. the Eagles, Florida State got the job done on defense and in the passing game. Quarterback Jordan Travis was sensational again, throwing for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win.
Defensively, Florida State held Boston College to just 4.4 yards per play. Quarterback Phil Jurkovec was largely ineffective, completing just 10-of-24 passes for 148 yards.
Boston College also struggled to run the ball efficiently. Patrick Garwo rushed for 71 yards, but he needed 21 carries to get there. As a team, Boston College averaged just 3.3 yards per attempt.
FSU has won five of its last seven games since losing to Louisville on Sept. 25. Meanwhile, Florida is struggling ahead of next week’s matchup with the Seminoles. Dan Mullen is suddenly on the hot seat after a blowout loss to South Carolina and a nervous victory over Samford last week.
The Gators play Missouri in Week 12. If they lose that game, they will also be fighting for bowl eligibility next week.
Kickoff from Gainesville is slated for 12 p.m. ET next Saturday.