The Florida State Seminoles looked simply atrocious in the first half against Ole Miss and trailed 28-6 at one point. They scored late in the first half to make it 28-13 and then went on a ridiculous run to make it a 39-28 game before Ole Miss scored and failed on a two-point conversion to make it 39-34. The Noles kicked three more field goals to make it 45-34 and that made nine straight scoring possessions for them. That ultimately led to the 45-34 win for the Seminoles and their biggest comeback in school history.
The previous record was in 2014 against Louisville when they were down 21 and Jameis Winston led them back to win the game. This was clearly a tale of two halves as freshman quarterback Deondre Francois was just unstoppable in the second half. He finished with 419 passing yards on 33-of-52 passing to go with four touchdowns and had 59 yards scrambling at the most opportune times it seemed.
FSU had 581 total yards of offense and got four turnovers on defense to make the comeback and absolutely embarrass the Rebels. Ricky Aguayo looked every part of a world-class kicker as he nailed six field goals and set a new school record for field goals in a game. Running back Dalvin Cook chipped in 91 yards rushing and 101 yards receiving, but couldn’t score because of a bad case of the drops. Fortunately, that didn’t matter as the Noles improved their record when trailing at halftime since 2010 to 10-9, the only team with a record over .500.