The NC State Wolfpack are responsible for Florida State’s precipitous drop from the AP Top 25 poll this week.
After opening the season ranked third, a loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide dropped them outside of the top 10. Playing with a reserve quarterback, the Seminoles fell to the Wolfpack 27-21 at home in Doak Campbell Stadium. As shocking as the result was, it was Bradley Chubb’s decision to run to midfield and spit on the Seminoles logo that drew the most attention.
Chubb attributed this to being “caught up in the moment,” according to an article published on ESPN.
Three consecutive losses for the Wolfpack senior certainly helped fan the fire that appears to have been lit by “disrespectful” Instagram comments made by Florida State players.
A February post of Chubb standing over former Florida State running back Dalvin Cook received a lot of attention from current Florida State players.
Chubb felt their comments and trash talking crossed the line.
“I told a lot of guys on the team that I took this one personal because a lot of their players last year were commenting on some of my Instagram pictures and all that, talking trash to me, and I felt it was in a disrespectful way, so that was a lot of motivation out there to play to the best of my ability, which I tried to do as best as possible,” Chubb said. “There was a little more in the tank for this one.”
Chubb has since apologized for spitting on the Florida State Seminoles logo at midfield, alluding to Baker Mayfield planting an Oklahoma flag at midfield in Ohio State as a similar instance of being overtaken by emotion.