CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two weeks ago, it was supposed to be a rout. Two hours before it began, even with all the goings on of a busy week in both Atlanta and Tallahassee, it still was supposed to be a blowout.
For the better part of three quarters, Saturday night's ACC Championship Game was trending just that way.
But another Florida State fourth-quarter fiasco made Saturday night's ACC title tilt between the Seminoles and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets much closer than the vast majority of college football fans believed the game would initially be. It got so close that it appeared the mighty Seminoles were even going to lose it late.
/thanks to FSU safety Karlos Williams, however, the game followed its long-expected course. When Williams jumped a Tevin Washington passing route with one minute remaining in the fourth quarter and returned it out of bounds near the Tech goal line, the Seminoles secured a 21-15 win to claim their 13th ACC championship.