Florida State teeing it up against West Virginia in the Gator Bowl? If it seems like you've seen this movie before, you have. In fact, twice if you were a Nole fan 27 years ago in the early days of Bowden's career at FSU.
Cue the dreamy harp music as we flashback to both (and cross your fingers in hopes the Noles can pull the hat trick against the 'Eers in Jacksonville).
December 30, 1982: Greg Allen rushed for 138 yards, Blair Williams threw for 202 and Billy Allen returned a kickoff 95 yards as FSU cruised over the Mountaineers 31 - 12. A crowd of 80-thousand braved the chilly night air to watch Bobby Bowden's new team spoil the revenge that many WVU fans -- still smarting over Bowden's departure in 1976 -- had hoped for.
January 1, 2005: Chris Rix, playing his final game for Florida State, sparked the No. 17 Noles with two second-half TD's as FSU outlasted West Virginia 30-18. Leon Washington had a career performance with 195 yards on the ground, while Lorenzo Booker added 101. The loss continued West Virginia's Gator Bowl jinx, as the Mountaineers ran their record to 0 - 5 in the Jacksonville classic.