Florida Football: Five takeaways from New Year's Day Bowls for the Gators

No, Florida didn't have a bowl game this year. But Gator fans learned a few things watching others play in their bowl games.

Tennessee quarterback Nico Iamaleava (8) looks for an open receiver during the Citrus Bowl NCAA
Tennessee quarterback Nico Iamaleava (8) looks for an open receiver during the Citrus Bowl NCAA / Saul Young/News Sentinel / USA TODAY
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FSU fans can't stop whining

Coming off the heels of a beatdown that was worse than the one Bishop Sycamore took against IMG, one would think that FSU fans would say fewer things and admit that maybe their team wasn't as good as they thought it was.

Instead they took Monday night as an opportunity to double down as definitive proof that they were robbed of a chance to play for the national title.

FSU was robbed of nothing, they squeaked by the 55th ranked schedule in the country.

"But FSU had an elite defense this season and it would have kept them in the game."

FSU gave up 32 touchdowns this season, more than what Texas and Alabama gave up.

FSU gave up 331.9 yards per game, more than what Texas and Alabama gave up.

FSU gave up 5.02 yards per play, the exact same as Texas and more than Alabama.

Had FSU played Michigan, it would have been 27-3 in favor of the Wolverines. Had FSU played Washington, it would have been 37-3 in favor of the Huskies.

The committee got it right.