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Friday, January 1, 2010
Big plays continue to hurt FSU's D

By Heather Dinich

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There is a hand-made sign hanging near the West Virginia band that reads "We (heart) U Bobby."

Since it's so close to the Mountaineers, it should read, "We (heart) your defense, Bobby."

This is what got Florida State in trouble all year long -- allowing big plays on defense. West Virginia has only had the ball for two possessions so far, but the Mountaineers have already proved that the Noles' defense didn't get any extreme makeover during the past month.

On second-and-13 from his own 26-yard line, Noel Devine took off for a 70-yard gain, a team record for the longest run in a bowl game for a Mountaineer. It landed WVU on FSU's 4-yard line and set up the second touchdown of the game. WVU leads 14-3 with 5:13 left to play. It could be a long day for Florida State.