The season was disappointing. A lot like this one.
The opposing quarterback was terrific. A lot like the Seminoles have played this season.
It was in 2009, and FSU pulled out a 45-42 victory over the Wolfpack, always a tough opponent, in one of the wildest games in memory.
For one thing, the Seminoles had to survive the play of Russell Wilson, now a star with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson threw for 369 yards and five touchdows that afternoon.
However, Christan Ponder threw for 277 and guided FSU to a game-winning, 66-yard drive. Bert Reed scored the winning touchdown on a three-yard run with 1:36 to play.
The teams combined for more than 1,100 yards of offense. Wilson gave the Wolfpack a 42-28 lead with 3:39 to play with a five-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Williams.
It was the final season for Bobby Bowden at FSU.