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FSU again done in by wide field goal

Updated: October 12, 2002, 6:54 PM ET
By Bruce Feldman | ESPN The Magazine

MIAMI -- Bobby Bowden is a sweetheart of a guy. He is folksy, approachable and has won more games than any big-time coach this side of Joe Paterno. But for some reason, Daddy 'Nole is destined for gut-wrenching defeat whenever it comes down to a field goal against Miami. Only Charlie Brown seems to have a worse time kicking a football.

Saturday's debacle happened after FSU saw its 27-14 fourth-quarter lead disappear inside of five minutes. And with the momentum Miami had, you figured the ...

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