'Noles Cook Up Some Magic

October 03, 2009 - 2:37 pm

CHESTNUT HILL -- Florida State has come back to tie this game with 10:48 left in the fourth quarter. It has taken a little magic to do it. The Seminoles have been driving most of the second half, out gaining Boston College 216 yards to 57. A lot of that came with Florida State's 91 yard drive to finish off the third quarter but they have been cooking it in the fourth as well. The big play came when senior wideout Richard Goodman split Marcellus Bowman and Isaac Johnson down the middle on a post route. Chris Ponder delivered the ball up . . . and that is where Goodman went to get it, hauling it down in traffic for a 33-yard gain to the Boston College 8-yard line. Jermaine Thomas punched it into the end zone to put the Seminoles down by two. Florida State went for the conversion, using a double end-around option with the ball ending up in Bert Reeds hands in the right flat. He held it, held it before throwing against he grain in the defense to Caz Piurowski to tie the game. On the ensuing kickoff senior running back Jeff Smith fumbled the return, which was recovered by Florida State on the Boston College 29 by Maurice Harris. The Seminoles were not able to convert though as Dustin Hopkins missed a 37-yard field goal with 7:02 remaining.  The Eagles are currently driving with 5:50 to play on their own 35 yard line. Boston College 21 Florida State 21.