FSU holds on to beat #22 UMass

By Matt Kingston, Sports producer, mkingsto@wjxt.com
Published On: Dec 21 2013 04:40:43 PM EST
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SUNRISE, Fla. -

When your football team is undefeated and playing in the BCS Championship game and your quarterback just won the Heisman trophy, you may need to do some things to get noticed.

To honor Native American heritage, the Seminoles took on UMass in turquoise uniforms Saturday afternoon.

They may be sticking with them for a while.

Florida State scored the game's final six points Saturday, including two free throws by Ian Miller with 1:06 left that put the Seminoles ahead, and they handed No. 22 Massachusetts its first defeat of the season, 60-55, in the Orange Bowl Classic.
   
Aaron Thomas scored 18 points for Florida State and was voted the game's most valuable player. His two free throws with 2 seconds left sealed the victory.
   
Florida State (8-3) beat a ranked team for the second time this season. UMass (10-1) had been off to its best start since 1995.
   
Chaz Williams' driving layup put UMass ahead 55-54 with 1:51 to go, but the Minutemen failed to score on their final four possessions while committing two turnovers, including one when Cady Lalanne was called for hanging on the rim.

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