3 Up, 3 Down: FSU 30, USF 17 

September, 30, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- Chalk it up to the hangover effect following Florida State's big win over Clemson, the trials and tribulations of the Seminoles' first road game of the year or simply a South Florida team that played far better than it had a week earlier.

Whatever the reasons for Florida State's sluggish performance Saturday, the result was all that really mattered.

"We've got a lot of mistakes to clean up," Jimbo Fisher said, "but we came out with a 'W' and that's always good."

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

FSU Recruiting Builds On BCS Title Win
Craig Haubert breaks down the Seminoles' efforts to translate on-field momentum to success in recruiting.Tags: Derwin James Jr., De'Andre Johnson, Tyrek Cole, Florida State Seminoles, Jimbo Fisher, Nike's The Opening