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Halftime: FSU 38 Wake Forest 0, Chris Thompson Running Wild

This one started a little slow, with both teams trading possessions at the start, but after the Seminoles found their rhythm about mid-way through the first quarter they haven't looked back.

Rashad Greene has a punt return touchdown, EJ Manuel has made a few first half plays but the star of the game so far has been Chris Thompson.

Thompson's career was almost ended by Wake in Winston-Salem last season. He broke two vertebrae and wondered if he would ever return to the field again after Wake's 35-30 upset over FSU last year. So far through two quarters against the team that broke his back Thompson has 9 carries for 201 yards and two touchdowns. 

He's also broken two big TD runs, one of which was keyed by a very impressive Kenny Shaw block down the sideline.

On the other side of the ball the Seminole defensive line is absolutely exerting itself. Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine have both registered sacks and the Wake offense has struggled to establish itself so far.

There's still a half left to play, but with the Seminole currently up 38-0, you can expect to see some reserves in the second half.

I'll have more after the game, including comments from Chris Thompson.

For now though, you just have to feel great for the senior tailback. Fisher said as he was heading into the tunnel that Thompson is one of the best people he's ever met, not just players. I can attest, he's a good kid with a good head on his shoulders who has fought back hard from his injury. You know this redemption game against the Wake team that threatened to end his career must feel pretty good for him right now.

Stay tuned, I'll be back with more after the game.




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