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No word  yet on whether Bobby Bowden has been fired by a Florida State booster with lots of pull.

The Seminoles racked up about 2,000 yards in total offense Saturday night. I believe they held the ball for all 60 minutes of the game. And they still lost, 27-24, to Maryland.

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Sophomore defensive end Jeremy Navarre blocked Gary Cismesia's 46-yard field goal attempt to keep the game from going into overtime. Players raced to the student section. Students raced to the players. Security guards tried to hold back a tidal wave with a fly swatter.

At least the goal posts didn't come down.

"I ran. I couldn't breathe. My lungs were hurting," said Navarre, who also sacked Florida State quarterback Xavier Lee on the last drive. Lee was making his first career start.

"It's just adrenaline. It's crazy. I'm still shaken up a little bit."

Here are the actual numbers: Florida State outgained Maryland, 458-223. The Seminoles had 24 first downs, compared to 15 for the Terps. But guess which team was celebrating at the end.

"I was working my rosaries pretty hard," Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said.

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