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FSU center Alec Eberle has seen focus, determination from team in lead up to bowl

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Practices leading up to FSU’s bowl have been accompanied by a desire to keep the program’s impressive streak of winning seasons alive.

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FSU center Alec Eberle
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Although it’s easy to look at the Seminoles’ 2017 campaign as a disappointing year of what could have been, members of the team are looking instead at the one remaining streak that can only be kept alive with a win over Southern Miss in next week’s Independence Bowl.

“I think the guys are working hard, trying to stay focused.. just really getting after it,” FSU center Alec Eberle said. “We’re determined to win this game. We want to finish the season 7-6, we want to have a winning record. I think this game’s really important in that way.”

That 7-6 mark is so important because a loss next Wednesday would snap FSU’s streak of 40 straight seasons finished with a winning record, a run that extends back to Bobby Bowden’s second season in 1977.

Said Eberle: “For us, after what we’ve been through this year, ups and downs, losing people, losing a coach, I think this game gives a chance to spend more time together and really show what we’re capable of doing.”

Here’s the full interview from Eberle on Tuesday:

Alec Eberle has seen a difference in Florida State Seminoles Football practice under Willie Taggart.

Posted by TomahawkNation.com on Tuesday, December 19, 2017