After his team suffered a last-minute setback loss to Louisville on Saturday, one that makes a bowl game appearance all the more challenging, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher had a heated exchange with a fan who was taunting him. Murray struck again on the Seminoles' next drive, catching a 20-yard touchdown pass from Blackman with 8:58 left to tie the game at 28. Florida State appeared to be heading in for a game-winning touchdown until James Blackman fumbled on the Louisville 21-yard line, and the Cardinals marched right back down the field to win on Blaton Creque's 34-yard field goal.
It made for a painful end to a game that had the potential to be a season-changing win.
Lamar Jackson accounted for 334 yards of total offense and scored two touchdowns.
Fans of the Noles can still remember what took place up in Kentucky, as eventual Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson led the Cards to 63 points as the Seminoles couldn't get anything done on offense while the defense, fresh off losing Derwin James the week before, couldn't do anything to stop Jackson on that day. Bonnafon gave the Cardinals the lead with a 2 yard run.
"It's not frustration, just, 'Hey, listen, be supportive, '" Fisher said.
The Cardinals then reclaimed the lead on their first drive of the third quarter, and stretched their advantage to 28-14 after intercepting a deep Blackman pass a few moments later. The quarterback passed for a touchdown and ran for another. That goes with the territory.
Blackman finished 16 of 28 for 248 yards with two interceptions and two fumbles, and he took a huge shot on the final play, staying down for a couple of minutes as the teams walked off the field. It also marks the first time the program has dropped its first three games at home since 1974.
Fisher later said he should not have argued with the fan but felt obligated to defend his players.
In each case, the Seminoles were seconds - and inches - away from wins that could have given this season a much different feel.