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Champs Sports Bowl - 12/29/2011
 
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Florida State tops Notre Dame in Champs Bowl


Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - E.J. Manuel threw for 249 yards and two scores as No. 25 Florida State overcame a sluggish offensive start and a 14-0 third- quarter deficit to take down Notre Dame, 18-14, in the Champs Sports Bowl.

Rashad Greene had five receptions for 99 yards -- all in the second half -- and the go-ahead 15-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter for the Seminoles (9-4), who won seven of their last eight games to close the season.

Tommy Rees completed 15-of-25 passes for 143 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Notre Dame (8-5), which lost its last two games to conclude the year.continue>>