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VIDEO: Top 10 Loudest Moments at Doak Campbell Stadium

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We asked, you answered. On Thursday afternoon, we tweeted out a question to Nole Nation: What were the loudest moments you’ve ever experienced at Doak Campbell Stadium?

Hundreds of replies later, we’ve been able to tally up the responses and come to what we feel is a pretty definitive list.

But what’s the point of asking about loud moments with no video? That’s why we went to the archives and were able to find each moment you voted for. It’s all in the YouTube link embedded below, along with general shots of the crowd during each contest.

Included below is a short key to each selection, giving the background for each moment of fan craziness.

10. Miami 2015

Florida State was riding a 5-game win streak against the Hurricanes when they came to Tallahassee fully intent on breaking it. Dalvin Cook and the FSU defense had other plans.

9. Florida 1996

With the crowd roaring after a defensive stop, Florida State knew it could subdue the No. 1 Gators with some early magic. The Seminoles got it with a blocked punt and short touchdown run that left fans screaming.

8. Clemson 2016

Florida State’s 2016 season was off to a rocky start. With the undefeated Clemson Tigers arriving at Doak Campbell Stadium, the Seminoles knew how big of a contest it could be. While they didn’t ultimately win, it wasn’t because of Dalvin Cook, who had two masterful runs that were thrilling for every observer.

7. Notre Dame 2014

The most recent top-5 match-up at Doak Campbell Stadium lived up to the hype. Few of us will forget the rollercoaster that occurred when Notre Dame seemingly won the game — only for a flag to be thrown and a touchdown waived off. The ensuing play with FSU linebacker Jacob Pugh sealing the deal on an interception was simply magical.

6. Florida 1998

Few FSU legends could bring a crowd on its feet like Peter Warrick. He used his trademark shiftiness and past quarterback experience to almost singlehandedly down the Gators in a defensive slugfest. Both of his touchdowns in the 1998 contest made the video.

5. Miami 1993

The first of three straight Miami games is the 1993 contest. The Seminoles were tired of coming up on the short end of the stick to the Hurricanes, so when safety Devin Bush returned an interception for a touchdown to secure a victory, fans let all their frustration out.

4. Miami 2005

It was Miami’s turn to lose on a special teams blunder. The Hurricanes drove all the way down the field and looked to tie up a 10-7 game late in the fourth of the 2005 Labor Day opener. The placeholder, Brian Monroe, mishandled the snap, and the eruption that occurred from the stands left ears ringing as FSU snapped a 6-game losing streak to Miami.

3. Miami 1989

Perhaps the greatest opening to an FSU game occurred against Miami in 1989. On the first play from scrimmage, LeRoy Butler intercepted Gino Torretta to give the offense great field position. Running back Dexter Carter wasted no time, streaking down the sidelines for a touchdown on the very next play. Check out the guy in the gorilla costume. That’s how you know it got crazy.

2. Clemson 2014

Amidst the media focus and suspension of quarterback Jameis Winston, Florida State found itself in an overtime thriller against the Tigers. In overtime, all Clemson needed to do was convert a 4th-and-1 to extend the drive. FSU defensive tackle Eddie Goldman burst through the line to help stop a running play in its tracks, and when the linebackers converged, the crowd screeched like never before. Running back Karlos Williams sealed the deal shortly after.

1. Oklahoma 2011

This was the consensus No. 1 choice of the fan poll. FSU had suffered from mediocrity for the past six years, wanting desperately to get back into the national spotlight. The Seminoles had their first chance with the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners in 2011. Every fan who was there will tell you about the insanity that occurred when Rashad Greene scored a wildly improbable touchdown on a 3rd-and-28 prayer from backup Clint Trickett. Even though it was in a loss, few doubt the incredible fan energy of that game.

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