The Florida State Seminoles (6-7) fell to Arizona State (8-5) 20-14 on Tuesday afternoon in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.
Arizona State struck first in this game, as they built a 9-0 first half lead thanks to three field goals from Christian Zendejas. The Seminoles answered in the third quarter, though - after Ontaria Wilson scored on a 3-yard touchdown run to pull within 9-7, James Blackman hit Tamorrion Terry for a 91-yard touchdown strike that gave the Seminoles a 14-9 lead.
In the fourth quarter Arizona State pulled within 14-12 with a fourth field goal of the night. The difference in this game would prove to be a James Blackman interception being returned for a pick six to take a 19-12 lead with 10:06 to go in the game. From there the Arizona State defense held on to secure the Sun Bowl title.
James Blackman went 14-for-26 with 144 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions in the loss. Tamorrion Terry had a day for the Seminoles, pulling in 165 yards and a touchdown through the air, but it would not be enough. Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels went 12-for-28 with 195 yards in the victory.
Florida State looks forward to the 2020 season and the first season under new head coach Mike Norvell, who replaced Willie Taggart who was fired midseason. For the absolute latest keep it locked to 95.3 WDAE & AM 620 AM in Tampa Bay for the Best Seminoles Coverage.