Mirages are well-known phenomena in the desert: brief specters that provide the illusion of something not really present. FSU football has resurfaced in a national bowl projection, and they’re headed to the desert of west Texas, per USA Today. Will their inclusion in postseason play end in just such a vanishing act as well?
The 3-3 Seminoles are bound for El Paso’s Sun Bowl, according to Paul Myerberg, and a date with the Arizona State Sun Devils on December 31st. The ’Noles have played in the Sun Bowl just twice in their history. Following the 1954 season, FSU played its first bowl game ever outside the state of Florida, losing the Sun Bowl to Texas Western in a de facto road game. In 1966, Wyoming topped Florida State in El Paso. At this point, the Seminoles would gladly take any postseason appearance, and an invite to a bowl with the history of the Sun Bowl would be more than welcomed.