Roberto Aguayo has earned hero status in Tallahassee, Florida…
The Latino placekicker made a 26-yard field goal with three seconds left in the game to give the Florida State Seminoles a 20-17 victory over Boston College on Saturday and help his team remain undefeated.
It was the Noles’ sixth win this season in a game in which they trailed or were tied in the second half.
The Seminoles, who have now won a school-record 27 consecutive games, have already locked up a berth in the ACC championship game but there are bigger goals remaining.
Florida State hosts the Florida Gators in the regular-season finale with a second consecutive undefeated season on the line. The ‘Noles have sat at No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings despite being the last undefeated team from a Power 5 conference.
Florida State (11-0, 8-0 ACC) had been plagued by slow starts throughout the season and the Seminoles went into the fourth quarter tied 17-17 with the Eagles. But with less than five minutes left, quarterback Winston helped engineer another game-winning drive.
“What I’m proud of is how they finished,” said the team’s coach Jimbo Fisher. “That’s what this team does. What people think of us is none of my business. That’s not our concern. We just play.”
Florida State took over on its own 26-yard line after Boston College missed a 43-yard field goal with 4:37 left and the Seminoles drove to the Eagles’ 8. Rashad Greene, who had two big drops in the first half, caught back-to-back passes for 11 and 15 yards to move the Seminoles within field goal range. The drive took 4:34 off the clock.
Aguayo, who missed a 40-yarder in the third quarter, said it was the first game-winner of his life.
“Yeah, it was to win the game but you can’t think of it like that because that’s when things will start going through your head, like, ‘Oh, this is a game winner I have to make it,'” Aguayo said.