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FSU’s Deondre Francois on the end of the bowl streak, penalties, and miscues

A tough day for the ’Nole QB.

NCAA Football: Florida at Florida State Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t the day that Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois would have wished for to conclude his redshirt-junior campaign for the garnet and gold. He didn’t play well against the rival Florida Gators in a 41-14 home humiliation, going 14-29 for 154 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions, and a passer rating of 90.5.

But as the field general of the Seminoles’ woeful offense, Francois knows that it’s a team effort, and while he never excused himself, he spoke after the game, touching quite a bit on what has ben a recurring frustration for the ’Noles: dumb penalties and mental mistakes. Both were significant factors in the loss to the Gators.

A despondent, emotional Francois discussed FSU’s inability to sustain momentum again, as well as the larger impact of this 5-7 season: specifically, Florida State not going to a bowl game for the first time since 1981.

Francois’ discussion with the media is included below.