Boxscore
Florida State 30, South Florida 17
Saturday, September 29, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Raymond James Stadium
Attendance - 69383

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Florida State 7 6 17 0 30
South Florida 3 0 7 7 17

Recap


No. 4 Florida State 30, South Florida 17: EJ Manuel threw for 242 yards and a touchdown, while Florida State turned up its defensive pressure in the third quarter to pull away from host South Florida.

Manuel was 19-for-26, including a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Haplea that gave the Seminoles (5-0) a 20-10 lead with 5:09 left in the third quarter.

Florida State’s defense limited South Florida (2-3) to 11 yards in the third quarter. With Bulls starting quarterback B.J. Daniels out for a play with an injury, Cornellius Carradine sacked backup Matt Floyd on third down and forced a fumble. Christian Jones scooped up it up and ran 12 yards to give the Seminoles a 30-10 lead as the third quarter ended.

The Bulls had pulled within 13-10 early in the second half when Tashon Whitehurst’s blocked punt set up a Daniels 1-yard touchdown run. Daniels, who helped beat Florida State 17-7 at Tallahassee in the teams' only other meeting in 2009, had 215 yards of total offense and two touchdowns.

Receiver Rashad Greene’s 10-yard end-around gave Florida State the lead for good at 7-3 with 8:57 left in the first quarter. The Seminoles outgained the Bulls 231-162 in the first half, but could only add a pair of Dustin Hopkins field goals for a 13-3 halftime lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The announced crowd was 69,383, a South Florida record and the largest non-Super Bowl crowd at Raymond James Stadium. … Daniels passed Patrick White of West Virginia to move into second place in Big East history in overall offensive plays. … Florida State held South Florida’s leading receiver Andre Davis to one catch for three yards.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:18
South Florida   FG  South Florida 3 - Florida State 0
1st Quarter - 8:57
Florida State   TD  South Florida 3 - Florida State 7
2nd Quarter - 5:45
Florida State   FG  South Florida 3 - Florida State 10
2nd Quarter - 0:03
Florida State   FG  South Florida 3 - Florida State 13
3rd Quarter - 11:55
South Florida   TD  South Florida 10 - Florida State 13
3rd Quarter - 5:09
Florida State   TD  South Florida 10 - Florida State 20
3rd Quarter - 0:34
Florida State   FG  South Florida 10 - Florida State 23
3rd Quarter - 0:00
Florida State   TD  South Florida 10 - Florida State 30
4th Quarter - 12:37
South Florida   TD  South Florida 17 - Florida State 30
TEAMS

Team Records

  Florida State South Florida
W/L 5 - 0 - 0 2 - 3 - 0
Conference 2 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Florida State South Florida
Score 30 17
First Downs 20 14
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-15
33%
5-for-15
33%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 425 268
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 40-183 32-125
Average/Rush 4.6 3.9
Passing
Comp-Att 19-26 17-33
Passing Yards 242 143
Average/Pass Play 8.6 4.1
Penalties-Yards 6-50 6-48
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 34:08 25:52

PLAYER STATS

Florida State (5 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Manuel 19/26 242 1 0
South Florida (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Daniels 17/33 143 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Thompson 16 74 4.6 0
L. Pryor 7 65 9.3 0
K. Benjamin 1 17 17.0 0
R. Greene 1 10 10.0 1
E. Manuel 10 9 0.9 0
J. Wilder Jr. 5 8 1.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Daniels 15 72 4.8 2
D. Murray 7 40 5.7 0
L. Lamar 8 22 2.8 0
M. Shaw 1 2 2.0 0
M. Floyd 1 -11 -11.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Greene 2 71 35.5 0
K. Shaw 1 47 47.0 0
N. O'Leary 4 40 10.0 0
C. Thompson 2 24 12.0 0
G. Dent 2 20 10.0 0
R. Smith 3 19 6.3 0
K. Haplea 2 12 6.0 1
L. Pryor 1 6 6.0 0
J. Wilder Jr. 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Hopkins 3 59 19.7 0
E. Landi 2 30 15.0 0
T. Mitchell 4 29 7.2 0
D. Welch 1 13 13.0 0
C. Dunkley 1 10 10.0 0
A. Davis 1 3 3.0 0
L. Lamar 1 2 2.0 0
D. Murray 4 -3 -0.8 0
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