CHARLOTTE, N.C. An Atlantic Coast Conference championship that was seven years in the making turned out to a be a nail-biter.
And in what he admits is likely his final game on the Florida State sideline, Mark Stoops had his defense turn in a memorable performance to wrap up the programs first conference title since 2005.
Safety Karlos Williams had a game-clinching interception of Tevin Washington with 1 minute left and the defense held Georgia Techs triple-option offense to 183 rushing yards 140 below the Yellow Jackets season average as Florida State escaped with a 21-15 win in the ACC championship game.
On Tuesday, Stoops was named Kentuckys head coach. Hes realized his dream of running his own program, and he will do it in the best conference in the nation.
But on Saturday he was Florida States defensive coordinator. He wanted to stay on this week to finish what he helped start with coach Jimbo Fisher three seasons ago.
Very excited for our players, Stoops said after the...