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Florida State football: Opponent Recap - Post Season

Updates on Florida State football opponents' bowl destinations are ordered as they appear(ed) on FSU's schedule.

- Texas State went 3-9 and did not receive a bowl bid this year.

- South Florida (8-4) will play Western Kentucky in the Miami Beach Bowl. The win over USF ended up being a very nice win as the Bulls won 7 of their last 8 games. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to land them in the AAC Championship Game but it did net them a nice bowl against a good Western Kentucky team.

- Boston College ended the season 3-9 and did not make a bowl. The Eagles played FSU close and almost handed the Seminoles a loss -- as they did with most every team on their schedule. The lack of any offensive production ultimately doomed BC.

- Wake Forest struggled to a 3-9 record and didn't have many redeeming qualities to their season. The Demon Deacons struggled from the get-go as Dave Clawson has struggled to find anybody he can count on on either side of the ball. The building effort for the Deacons was expected to be a long one and there's little reason to think that has changed.

- Miami finished with a solid 8-4 record and will face up against Washington State in the Sun Bowl. The Hurricanes finished the season about where one might think they should as they lost to almost every team they should have lost to and beat every team they should have beaten. Mark Richt will take over for the departed Al Golden but will not coach the bowl game.

- Louisville bounced back from a very difficult start to end the season 7-5 and will find themselves matched up against Texas A&M, their 3rd SEC opponent this year, in the Music City Bowl. Until their loss against Pitt, the Cardinals seemed to have righted the ship by losing only to FSU in their 7 previous games. A win over TAMU and ending the season 8-5 would certainly be a nice accomplishment.

- Georgia Tech finished 3-9 and will not play in a bowl. This marks the first time Jimbo Fisher lost to an opponent that did not make a bowl. This loss looks worse the more you look at it as the Yellow Jackets never seemed to get things together in a year in which they should have competed for the Coastal Division.

- Syracuse ended the season how they started it: with a win. Unfortunately the middle part was filled with losses. The Orange (4-8) will not be bowling but will be welcoming a new coach in Dino Babers giving the ACC the crown for the best named coaches.

- Clemson capped off their undefeated 13-0 season beating North Carolina in the ACC Championship Game and will start the playoffs ranked #1; facing up against a very good Oklahoma team in the Orange Bowl.

- North Carolina State will face Mississippi State in the Belk Bowl. The Wolfpack (7-5) couldn't spring any upsets this year but mostly took care of business ending the season as a solid but not spectacular team.

- Chattanooga was unable to avenge it's early season loss to Jacksonville State and fell to the Gamecocks 41-35 in overtime. The Mocs (9-4) actually led 35-28 after being down 14 in the 3rd quarter but couldn't hold on for the win.

- Once again, Florida couldn't muster any offense and lost to Alabama 29-15 in the SEC Championship Game. The Gators finished 10-3 in Jim McElwain's first year and will look to topple Michigan in the Citrus Bowl. The Wolverines and Gators find themselves in similar situations. Both teams have new head coaches, have exceeded expectations for the year but lost to rivals, and neither has a great win on their record. For either team this bowl win makes the offseason so much more bearable and could catapult them into a great 2016.