Florida State made plenty of mistakes in their crushing loss to Oregon during yesterday's Rose Bowl game, but one dismal play stands out from the rest: a costly fourth-down fumble by quarterback Jameis Winston.
As Florida State attempted to make up a 19-point deficit in the third quarter, Winston tumbled backwards. The football flew out of his hands, and was instantly recovered by Oregon for a defensive touchdown.
In a post-game interview, Winston addressed the play, which was part of a loss that ended Florida State's 29-game winning streak. "I never thought I would slip, throw the ball backwards," he said. "It was fourth down, so obviously I'm trying to compete my tail off to try to get us in a good situation."
Of course, the internet being the internet, you can already count the memes poking fun at Winston's botched play.