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Updated: Weather shortens Florida State’s rout of Savannah State

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Apparently, there is a God. And He wears Savannah State orange and blue.

After getting torched 84-0 by Oklahoma State in Week 1 and becoming 70-point underdogs to No. 6 Florida State, it appears the Tigers will be getting their first break of the season. Because of inclement weather, the game between FSU and SSU had only a 10-minute halftime and a running clock for the entire second half, per FSU’s athletic department.

There was already a lightening delay in the first half.

Florida State won when the game was finally called in the third quarter, 55-0.

This game had no business taking place to begin with. The sooner it was over with, the better.

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11 Responses to “Updated: Weather shortens Florida State’s rout of Savannah State”
  1. goodellsadouche says: Sep 8, 2012 8:54 PM

    You showed em Jimbo!!

  2. tigersgeaux says: Sep 8, 2012 9:04 PM

    Is this the remnant of Hurricane Isaac that returned back to the Gulf after almost drowning us all in south Louisiana, south Mississippi and parts of southern Alabama and then moved eastward into Florida? I heard that would happen, so maybe
    Savannah State will receive some good thing from this storm, the rest of us sure haven’t.

    Savannah State will still be paid the whole money, which is apparently what they want or need anyway.

  3. jimmy53 says: Sep 8, 2012 9:49 PM

    This game was called with 8:59 left in the 3rd. Final: FSU 55 Sav St 0

  4. manchestermiracle says: Sep 8, 2012 9:52 PM

    God’s a Savannah State fan? He must be quite the masochist then.

    A “lightening” delay? Does that mean FSU came out in the second half with only 50 players or something? Or did you mean “lightning?”

    Good thing the Tigers didn’t take their blood money pay by the hour.

    Nice to see another “storied” football program pad its win total with a $400,000 whore. Nice work, Seminoles.

  5. rollteal says: Sep 8, 2012 10:01 PM

    Hey manchestermiracle understand the facts it was a last minute game because West Virginia back out and needed a bye week because of joining the Big12

  6. jimmy53 says: Sep 8, 2012 10:14 PM

    not only was it a last minute game, but FSU invited almost SEVENTY other teams to play a home and away series (including OU and Boise St) and they all turned it down. So FSU did its due diligence here….blame WVU.

  7. boukengreen says: Sep 8, 2012 11:25 PM

    how does this affect the people who bet on this game

  8. jimmy53 says: Sep 8, 2012 11:59 PM

    boukengreen: Vegas doesn’t consider a game valid unless 55 minutes has been played. So, all bets were canceled.

  9. boukengreen says: Sep 9, 2012 12:57 AM

    thanks jimmy was curious about that

  10. manchestermiracle says: Sep 9, 2012 9:50 AM

    rollteal: Right. ‘Cause a patsy like SS was the only possible alternative opponent. I’m sure it was just bad luck that only one of the worst FCS schools in history (losing record at every level, including Div. II and III) could possible have altered their schedule for a $475,000 payday. Right.

  11. manchestermiracle says: Sep 9, 2012 10:02 AM

    jimmy53: WVU backed out of the game on Feb. 3. FSU talked to 31 FBS schools, 70 overall. Maybe they should have kept calling more schools. The odds were against them since virtually every school schedules years in advance. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been so harsh on them, it was a situation not of their own doing.

    Eight months would seem like enough time to find a decent opponent, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and blame WVU. In any event it certainly wasn’t a “last minute game” as rollteal has claimed.

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