(Saturday, October 29th)
Final Score: Florida State 34, NC State 0
Tallahassee, FL (Sports Network) - E.J. Manuel threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns as the Florida State Seminoles shut out the NC State Wolfpack, 34-0, in an ACC affair at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Manuel converted 25-of-34 passes and was intercepted once, while being sacked three times in the triumph. Greg Dent caught three passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in the win for Florida State (5-3, 3-2 ACC), while Kenny Shaw hauled in seven receptions for 57 yards and a score as well. The Seminoles have now won three straight
Mike Glennon completed 19-of-34 passes for just 130 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in a tough day under center for NC State (4-4, 1-3). T.J. Graham, who entered the game with a country-best 185.7 all-purpose yards per game, was limited to just five catches for 39 yards and 76 yards on four kick returns as the Wolfpack saw a modest two-game win streak come to an end.
A seven-yard Devonta Freeman touchdown run midway through the opening period of play gave the Seminoles a 7-0 lead, while a 43-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins extended the lead to 10-0 late in the stanza.
Lonnie Pryor gave the Seminoles a 17-0 lead late in the second quarter following an eight-yard TD scamper, while a 20-yard scoring toss from Manuel to Shaw with under a minute remaining earned Florida State a 24-0 halftime advantage.
After a scoreless third frame, the Seminoles got on the board again midway through the final period of play with a 39-yard Hopkins field goal conversion. Manuel put the final touch on the rout with a 26-yard scoring completion to Dent late in the stanza.
The Wolfpack, which entered the week averaging 370.6 ypg of total offense, managed just 166 yards offense during the contest, compared to 444 total yards by the Seminoles.
10/29 18:43:05 ET