This has felt like a very weird game, Florida State is winning 13-3 but the Bulls have moved the ball well on offense and Seminoles have yet to get a good rhythm going this evening.
Things started quickly with USF driving down the field for a field goal on their opening drive. But a 60-yard Karlos Williams kick-return quickly set FSU in Bulls territory and within five plays they were up 7-3.
Since then it's been back and forth with neither team taking control. Dustin Hopkins has made two field goals but missed a fairly makeable one at the end of the 2nd quarter, otherwise it would be 16-3.
The Seminoles offense has been decent, but hardly the potent world-beaters that they were last weekend against Clemson. They've moved the ball fairly well, but Manuel's decision making has been quesitonable at points in the game. He's made a few interesting reads on pass plays in the second quarter and almost gave the ball up on a very ill-advised option toss that was later reversed by the official replay.
The statline looks a little better than Manuel's been so far.
EJ is going to need to start to get the offense rolling in the second half and at least make better decisions or one FSU turnover could put the Bulls right in the middle of the game. Not that USF is out of it, but with the ball headed to Florida State to start the second half and with a little momentum after a late 2nd quarter BJ Daniels INT, the Seminoles have a chance to take the game over at the start of the third quarter.
Overall though, this one just feels odd and the longer FSU lets the Bulls hang around, the riskier this gets.
Passing- Manuel 12/15 139 yards 0 TD
Rushing- Pryor 1-44-0TD
Receiving- O'Leary 4-40-0TD