The Washington Times - November 21, 2008, 03:36PM

A little research note to continue things this afternoon.

Because Florida State has lost only 90 games in 33 seasons under coach Bobby Bowden, it seems obvious Maryland could wind up doing something very rare indeed if it defeats the Seminoles tomorrow.

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That rare thing: Take three in a row from a Bowden-led Florida State at home.

Actually, it was a little less rare than I guessed. Five programs have done it a combined six times, though only one of the streaks incorporates the Seminoles’ glory days of the late 1980s and 1990s.

Only one team has pulled it off while exclusively a member of the ACC – Clemson, with wins in 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Here’s the full list, just for fun (all data courtesy of Florida State and ACC media guides; *-active streak):

MIAMI (1986-1994)

1986: #1 Miami 41, Florida State 28
1988: #8 Miami 31, #1 Florida State 0
1990: #9 Miami 31, #2 Florida State 22
1992: #2 Miami 19, #3 Florida State 16
1994: #13 Miami 34, #3 Florida State 20

MIAMI (2000-04)

2000: #7 Miami 27, #1 Florida State 24
2002: #1 Miami 28, #9 Florida State 27
2004: #5 Miami 16, #4 Florida State 10 (OT)

AUBURN (1976-1985)

1976: Auburn 31, Florida State 19
1983: #10 Auburn 27, #17 Florida State 24
1985: #12 Auburn 59, #4 Florida State 27

PITTSBURGH (1978-1983*)

1978: #15 Pittsburgh 7, Florida State 3
1981: #13 Pittsburgh 42, #11 Florida State 14
1983: Pittsburgh 17, Florida State 16

FLORIDA (1981-1985)

1981: Florida 35, Florida State 3
1983: #12 Florida 53, Florida State 14
1985: #6 Florida 38, #12 Florida State 14

CLEMSON (2003-2007*)

2003: Clemson 26, #3 Florida State 10
2005: Clemson 35, #17 Florida State 14
2007: Clemson 24, #21 Florida State 18

Patrick Stevens