JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Xavier Lee came off the bench to throw a pair of touchdown passes to De'Cody Fagg and Antone Smith scored on a 5-yard run as Florida State defeated Number 22 Alabama 21-14.
The Florida State win today gave Bobby Bowden his 369th coaching win in his first game against Alabama. Bowden grew up in Birmingham and always figured he was destined to follow Bear Bryant in Tuscaloosa.
Lee entered the game in the second quarter. He hit Fagg with a 7-yard pass for the game's first touchdown on the first opening drive of the second half. The two then teamed up on a 70-yard TD pass with 4:46 left in the game to give the Seminoles(3-1) a 21-7 lead.
Alabama (3-2) cut the lead to 14-7 with 5:04 left on DJ Hall's leaping grab in the back of the end zone on a pass from John Parker Wilson.
Wilson added a 17-yard scoring pass to Keith Brown with 1:06 left.
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