Column: A victory with flaws but one worth savoring

As the last second ticked off the scoreboard, with the score knotted at 30-30, Ryan Fitzgerald’s field goal was splitting Peterson’s Posts, igniting an emotion best described as cathartic.

Perfect strangers hugged. Grown men cried. It was pandemonium as the players raced toward the student section where, after an 0-4 start, the few, the proud and the brave remained.

The “Jameis to Benjamin” reaction wasn’t because FSU beat Syracuse. Hell, the Orange haven’t won in Doak in like, ever.

The response was, “FSU beat SOMEBODY!”

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