Savannah State was pelted, 84-0, by Oklahoma State last week, then entered Tallahassee facing the largest point spread in college football history. Florida State breezed ahead so quickly that it started pulling its starters in the first quarter.
Then weather happened. Facing a postponement with the Noles up 48-0 in the second quarter, the powers that be determined halftime will be shortened and the remaining 33 minutes will be played with a running clock.
As in, a high school-esque mercy rule that will dramatically shorten the game and prevent FSU from embarrassing the Tigers beyond decorum. It's happened before in college football, such as it did in the 1988 Kansas-Auburn game and Texas A&M-Oklahoma in 2003.
It also means everyone in the press box doesn't have to endure much more of this savagery:
10 MINUTE HALFTIME AND TWO 15-MINUTE QUARTERS WITH A RUNNING CLOCK. THANK YOU JESUS.— TomahawkNation.com (@TomahawkNation) September 9, 2012
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