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Judge Noles On Performance Relative to Competition Level

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In their last 12 games against 1A competition, the Noles are 7-5. That doesn't sound impressive, except when you consider than all of those 12 teams were bowl teams. Every single one (the 3 this year so far are bowl locks, indisputably). So before we haul off and declare a catastrophe, I'd like to see other team's records in their last 12 games against teams that went to a bowl game. at Miami (FL) W 41-39 at North Carolina State W 26-17 vs. Virginia Tech – W 30-20 at Georgia Tech – L 31-28 vs. Clemson – W 41-27 vs. Boston College – L 27-17 at Maryland – W 37-3 vs. Florida – L 45-15 vs. Wisconsin – W 42-13 vs. Miami – L 38-34 at BYU – W 54-28 vs. USF – L 17-7 VTech is just 1 game better (8-4 instead of 7-5) over their last 12 games against bowl competition. Miami is just 4-8 in their last 12 games against bowl competition- and their stretch goes back into 2007. Penn State, the model of inflating a record through deplorable scheduling, is 7-5 in their last 12 games against teams to make bowls, and their stretch goes back into mid 2007. I've been trying to drive this point home, but seriously, FSU is scheduling itself into the ground. FSU's last 12 Division 1 games have been against Bowl Teams? Think of the attrition this team faces. Even with adequate depth, this schedule Randy Spetman threw together is terrible and a recipe for embarrassment.

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