Boxscore
Florida State 55, Savannah State 0
Saturday, September 8, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Doak Campbell Stadium
Attendance - 71126

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Savannah State 0 0 0 0 0
Florida State 35 13 7 0 55

Recap


No. 6 Florida State 55, Savannah State 0: EJ Manuel threw touchdown passes to three different players in the first quarter and the sixth-ranked Seminoles rolled over the visiting Tigers in a game shortened by weather.

The game was officially called midway through the third quarter after a second lightning delay. The first was late in the second quarter and lasted 59 minutes.

Manuel, who finished 11-of-13 for 161 yards, connected with Rodney Smith for 61 yards and a score on the game’s second play from scrimmage.

Greg Dent and Kelvin Benjamin (two touchdowns) also caught short scoring strikes from Manuel in the first quarter. Chris Thompson (six yards) and Devonta Freeman (five) also ran for touchdowns and the Seminoles (2-0) led 35-0 after 14:11 was played.

The Seminoles outgained Savannah State (0-2), an FCS team from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, 391-36 in the first half for a 48-0 lead. Benjamin scored on a 19-yard pass from Jacob Coker in the third quarter.

Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins had his streak of 145 straight PATs snapped when he missed after the seventh Seminoles touchdown. It was the longest active streak and the sixth-longest in history.

GAME NOTEBOOK: West Virginia was originally scheduled to play the Seminoles in this spot, but pulled out of the game earlier this year. … Florida State has held 10 straight opponents to 19 points or fewer.  … Savannah State starts MEAC play Sept. 15 against North Carolina Central. … The Seminoles are 19-0 against FCS teams.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:21
Florida State   TD  Florida State 7 - Savannah State 0
1st Quarter - 11:51
Florida State   TD  Florida State 14 - Savannah State 0
1st Quarter - 8:53
Florida State   TD  Florida State 21 - Savannah State 0
1st Quarter - 7:57
Florida State   TD  Florida State 28 - Savannah State 0
1st Quarter - 0:49
Florida State   TD  Florida State 35 - Savannah State 0
2nd Quarter - 10:06
Florida State   TD  Florida State 42 - Savannah State 0
2nd Quarter - 8:02
Florida State   TD  Florida State 48 - Savannah State 0
3rd Quarter - 11:24
Florida State   TD  Florida State 55 - Savannah State 0
TEAMS

Team Records

  Savannah State Florida State
W/L 0 - 2 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Savannah State Florida State
Score 0 55
First Downs 3 20
3rd Down Efficiency 1-for-10
10%
4-for-5
80%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 28 413
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 18-19 23-167
Average/Rush 1.1 7.3
Passing
Comp-Att 2-15 17-21
Passing Yards 9 246
Average/Pass Play 0.6 11.7
Penalties-Yards 1-5 2-15
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 15:43 20:18

PLAYER STATS

Savannah State (0 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Bostick 2/15 9 0 0
Florida State (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Manuel 11/13 161 3 0
C. Trickett 5/6 66 0 0
J. Coker 1/2 19 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Barnes 11 34 3.1 0
L. Veals 3 5 1.7 0
A. Bostick 4 -20 -5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Freeman 7 69 9.9 1
D. Smiley 7 28 4.0 0
C. Thompson 3 25 8.3 1
J. Wilder Jr. 4 20 5.0 2
K. Benjamin 1 16 16.0 0
L. Pryor 1 9 9.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Lackey Jr. 1 12 12.0 0
L. Veals 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Smith 3 77 25.7 1
K. Benjamin 3 46 15.3 2
K. Shaw 3 30 10.0 0
G. Dent 2 19 9.5 1
C. Thompson 1 19 19.0 0
W. Haulstead 1 15 15.0 0
J. Haggins 1 13 13.0 0
C. Kourtzidis 1 13 13.0 0
D. Freeman 1 7 7.0 0
R. Greene 1 7 7.0 0
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