Florida State secured its first bowl victory since 2017 with a thrilling win over the Oklahoma Sooners by a score of 35-32.
It certainly was a contest that had Seminole fans hanging on the edge of their seats. Florida State found themselves down by a score of 14-3 with 14:31 left to go in the second quarter.
But they never faltered…
They continued to battle back and fight through levels of adversity just like they had done all season.
Many of the national media outlets as well as a portion of the fanbase worried about the job security of Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell this offseason when he was going into his third season with the Seminoles. But Coach Norvell and his football team continued to fight and secured victories over LSU, Louisville (with the help of backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker), Miami, and Florida.
Of course, the championship-caliber level of expectations is present at Florida State. But accomplishing a 10-win season was unheard of given that the Seminoles finished with a 5-7 record in 2021 including a historic loss to Jacksonville State. However, the administration with the Seminoles is giving Coach Norvell the capability to become a successful football program.
Florida State now possesses a 15-6 record in their last 21 games and has their eyes set on achieving something extraordinary during the 2023 season with pieces such as QB Jordan Travis, RB Trey Benson, LB Tatum Bethune, among others returning.
As Cheez-It Bowl MVP Jordan Travis stated in the Cheez-It Bowl post-game media conference: “We aren’t finished yet!” This football team is ready for the next chapter of sustaining success.