Boxscore
Florida State 26, South Carolina 17
Friday, December 31, 2010 7:30 PM
Location - Georgia Dome
Attendance - 72217

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Florida State 6 7 6 7 26
South Carolina 0 3 7 7 17

Recap


Chris Thompson rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown and the No. 23 Florida State defense forced five turnovers en route to a 26-17 victory over No. 20 South Carolina on Friday in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

E.J. Manuel came in for an injured Christian Ponder in the second half and completed 11-of-15 passes for 84 yards and a touchdown for the Seminoles (10-4), who were playing in the school’s 29th consecutive bowl game - the longest streak in the nation. They improved to 24-14-2 all-time in bowl games.

Florida State forced turnovers on two of the Gamecocks' first three possessions, and turned each into a field goal to take a 6-0 lead after the first quarter. Thompson picked up the game’s first touchdown in late in the second when he broke free for a 27-yard score with 1:08 to go before the half.

South Carolina (9-5) got on the board with a field goal right before the half, and scored its first touchdown in the third quarter when wide receiver Ace Sanders tossed a 3-yard pass to quarterback Stephen Garcia to make it 16-10.

The Gamecocks got back within a score early in the fourth quarter, but the Seminoles put it away when Manuel hooked up with Taiwan Easterling on a 7-yard touchdown pass with 5:42 remaining.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:08
Florida State   FG  South Carolina 0 - Florida State 3
1st Quarter - 2:42
Florida State   FG  South Carolina 0 - Florida State 6
2nd Quarter - 1:02
Florida State   TD  South Carolina 0 - Florida State 13
2nd Quarter - 0:00
South Carolina   FG  South Carolina 3 - Florida State 13
3rd Quarter - 10:38
Florida State   FG  South Carolina 3 - Florida State 16
3rd Quarter - 3:49
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 10 - Florida State 16
3rd Quarter - 0:09
Florida State   FG  South Carolina 10 - Florida State 19
4th Quarter - 11:56
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 17 - Florida State 19
4th Quarter - 5:27
Florida State   TD  South Carolina 17 - Florida State 26
TEAMS

Team Records

  Florida State South Carolina
W/L 10 - 4 - 0 9 - 5 - 0
Conference 6 - 3 - 0 5 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Florida State South Carolina
Score 26 17
First Downs 18 22
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-14
43%
7-for-14
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 308 414
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-218 32-139
Average/Rush 4.8 4.3
Passing
Comp-Att 12-21 21-36
Passing Yards 90 275
Average/Pass Play 3.9 7.2
Penalties-Yards 6-50 5-58
Fumbles-Lost 3-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 3
Time of Possession 33:28 26:32

PLAYER STATS

Florida State (10 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Manuel 11/15 84 1 0
C. Ponder 1/5 6 0 0
B. Reed 0/1 0 0 1
South Carolina (9 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Garcia 19/34 243 0 3
S. Gilmore 1/1 29 0 0
A. Sanders 1/1 3 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Thompson 25 147 5.9 1
E. Manuel 7 46 6.6 0
L. Pryor 2 10 5.0 0
T. Jones 4 7 1.8 0
J. Thomas 1 6 6.0 0
C. Ponder 5 3 0.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Miles 10 70 7.0 0
B. Maddox 12 53 4.4 1
S. Garcia 8 14 1.8 0
S. Gilmore 1 3 3.0 0
M. Lattimore 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Reed 2 25 12.5 0
C. Thompson 2 17 8.5 0
W. Haulstead 2 14 7.0 0
R. Smith 1 12 12.0 0
T. Easterling 2 10 5.0 1
L. Pryor 2 7 3.5 0
J. Little 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Jeffery 9 130 14.4 0
T. Gurley 2 49 24.5 0
M. Lattimore 3 48 16.0 0
A. Sanders 1 16 16.0 0
B. Maddox 2 16 8.0 0
J. Barnes 1 9 9.0 0
D. Moore 2 4 2.0 0
S. Garcia 1 3 3.0 1
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