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All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately for Florida State, today was the end of something great that lived on for 36 straight years. 


After dropping Week 13's Sunshine State rivalry to the No. 11 Florida Gators 41-14, the Florida State Seminoles have dropped to 5-7 on the season and will also miss a bowl game for the first time since 1982. 

The Seminoles clearly hadn't given up on the season either, after defeating a ranked Boston College team 22-21 in Tallahassee last week. But the No. 11 Gators were simply too much to overcome, especially with a potential New Year's Six Bowl bid on the line. 

The intrastate rivalry between Florida and Florida State has been one of the most competitive in all of college football, even with the Noles winning the previous six games in a row. 


However, after Saturday's blunder, the Virginia Tech Hokies now own the record for the longest active bowl game appearances at 25 – a staggering 11 fewer years than FSU's record. 


But the Hokies are battling to keep their own streak alive as well. After Virginia Tech lost a matchup against East Carolina from its schedule due to Hurricane Florence's weather conditions on Sept. 15, the Hokies have now added a game to their schedule against Marshall at home for Saturday, Dec. 1. 

If the Hokies (5-6) can get the best of Marshall next weekend, Virginia Tech will salvage a 6-6 record and bowl eligibility to keep the streak alive this season. 


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