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Florida St. is not having a good year under first-year head coach Willie Taggart. After opening the season ranked No. 19, Florida State has stumbled to 5-6 on the year and 3-5 in the ACC. If that wasn't already bad enough, if the Seminoles don't beat No. 13 Florida on Saturday, they'll miss out on a bowl this year. 


For the first time in 36 years. 


Florida St. owns the longest active and all-time Bowl streak in NCAA Football, even the NCAA acts like they don't. The 2006 Emerald Bowl was vacated along with a lot of wins from the 2006 and 2007 season due to an academic scandal. Therefore, according to the "official" records, Florida State doesn't have the record/ Nebraska does at 35 but ignore that, Florida State has the record. 


The Seminoles haven't missed a bowl game since 1981, but they're not the only team at risk of losing a long bowl streak. 

Virginia Tech sits at 4-6 on the year and just scheduled a game against Marshall to even have a chance at making a bowl game. If they lose to Virginia Saturday they won't play the game against Marshall. This makes the game between No. 20 Virginia Tech and No. 19 Flordia State in Week 1 all the funnier when we look at where the teams are now. 


If both Florida St. and Virginia Tech falter this week, the Georgia Bulldogs will take over as the longest active bowl streak owner. The Bulldogs are already guaranteed a bowl game this year and will increase their streak to 22. The all-time record will stay with the Seminoles though at 36. 


As if there wasn't already enough drama going into rivalry week, now we have the bowl streaks to watch out for as well. 


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