Florida State and Clemson have endured some epic battles over the years. Determined to end a 7-year losing streak to the Tigers, the Seminoles were looking to take advantage of this opportunity. It's always a slugfest when the Seminoles and Tigers square off. This game was no different.
Offensive struggles were very concerning for the Noles in the first quarter as the Tigers went up 10-0. Thankfully, the Noles finally found their rhythm with Jordan Travis scoring a passing and rushing touchdown to cut the deficit 17-14. Florida State managed to tie the game at 24-24 to send it into overtime.
With the Noles getting the ball first in overtime, getting in the end zone was crucial to win this game. Who would Norvell rely on to get the job done? No other than Jordan Travis and Keon Coleman as the Travis/Coleman connection easily led to a touchdown, putting the Noles up 31-24. The offense did their job in this conference rivalry.
Now it was up to the defense to make a stand. With the help of Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney's poor decision-making, the Seminoles defense was able to keep the Tigers out of the end zone, earning the big-time win.
Ending the losing streak to the Tigers was a huge celebratory moment. For head coach Mike Norvell and quarterback Jordan Travis, it was even more surreal as this was the first win over Clemson during their FSU careers.