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Friday, January 1, 2010
Flat start for FSU

By Heather Dinich

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- So much for Florida State's defense coming out fast and playing inspired on behalf of Bobby Bowden and Mickey Andrews.

Instead, FSU's defense looked like, well, FSU's defense.

Bowden could have been lined up at linebacker out there and West Virginia wouldn't have cared. They'd plow right past him, just like they did on their opening drive. It only took eight plays to move the ball 72 yards for the 7-0 lead. Sure, it's still early, very early, but somebody had to set the tone in this game, and the Mountaineers' offense did that.