On this day in 2000
College Football Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden and No. 1 Florida State topped No. 2 Virginia Tech 46-29 at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Seminoles wide receiver Peter Warrick opened the scoring with a 64-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter, and returned a punt 59 yards for a score in the second quarter. The Hokies led 29-28 entering the fourth quarter, but Florida State registered 18 unanswered points to claim the school’s second national championship. Warrick was named the game’s Most Valuable Player with six receptions for 163 yards and three total touchdowns.
This was Florida State at the end of their dominant era in the sport. The Seminoles have since stepped back in the national spotlight in terms of national powers but with Jimbo Fisher doing some good things it appears the Seminoles could once again be thinking about a run to a BCS title within the next few years. Following a win in the Champs Sports Bowl against Notre Dame, don’t be surprised if Florida State follows through on the lofty preseason expectations they will receive next season.
Source: National Football Foundation