TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida State was finding the end zone. The problem was that Clemson was doing the same thing, but faster, more often and with surprising ease.
FSUs defense was being picked apart after dominating its first three games, and now the Tigers got another touchdown to go up 31-21 midway through the third quarter.
The game appeared to be slipping away from FSU. But then Lamarcus Joyner took the kickoff at the goal line, found a hole to his left and raced down the sideline 90 yards to put the Seminoles in scoring position again.
The energy was back. Joyners run set up a touchdown and FSU scored on its next two drives to complete a rally and knock off Clemson 49-37.
If there was one crucial play to point to in FSUs season, it was Joyners return.
Im used to that. Ive been doing that since Little League, Joyner said. We ended up winning that game and it was a big spark. I was happy that we took advantage.
Joyner is a player whose impact goes beyond numbers. A junior ...