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Florida State 1st stringers play hangman on bench during second half of Syracuse blowout

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Brad Blanar

It was homecoming for Florida State, and the amazing 1993 National Title Team was being honored. But at one point Saturday, in the second half, Florida State held a lead of 59-0, and it was outgaining Syracuse 503 to 103.

So you can excuse FSU's starters, pulled shortly after the half, if they were a bit bored with four minutes left in the game. Heck, most of the student section had piled out.

And what better way to pass the time than by engaging in a little game of hangman. According to several folks who took pictures and tweeted, that is indeed what happened, but not before some tic-tac-toe.

Cornerback P.J. Williams is really focused on figuring out the next letter. Senior safety Terrence Brooks looks on, perhaps waiting for his turn. Freshman safety Jalen Ramsey is also in on it, as is an unidentified FSU staffer.

What word are they trying to spell? Can you make it out? And who is running the game?

Have to admit, this is pretty good use of available resources. White boards are plentiful on the sidelines, and a coach probably wouldn't think twice about some upperclassmen using a white board, as it looks like they are diagramming and discussing plays.

FSU is soooo #Back

UPDATE: the original photographer, Brad Blanar, contacted me via twitter to claim ownership of the photo, and explained that this took place with about 4 minutes left in the game, and that a fan won the game by calling out the answer. Scroll down for the answer...

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