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BYU football: Seminoles thump Cougars, 54-28

Published September 19, 2009 5:42 pm

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PROVO -- In one of their worst defensive performances in school

history, the BYU Cougars were crushed 54-28 by the

Florida State Seminoles on Saturday night in LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Gone are BYU's hopes for a possible BCS-busting season, after the

Seminoles did everything they wanted to do offensively in the

stunning route over a BYU that had surprised Oklahoma 14-13 just two

weeks ago.

Florida State took a 30-13 halftime lead, and killed any BYU dreams

of a comeback when Greg Reid intercepted a Max Hall pass and returned

it 63 yards for a touchdown to open the second half.

Florida State converted on its first nine third-down chances and did

not punt until a minute remained in the third quarter.

BYU cut the lead to 44-21 with an 80-yard touchdown pass to McKay

Jacobson, but Hall was intercepted two more times in the fourth

quarter.

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