Boxscore
Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - Sun Life Stadium
Attendance - 72073

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northern Illinois 3 0 7 0 10
Florida State 7 7 3 14 31

Recap


Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10:
Lonnie Pryor rushed for two touchdowns and 134 yards on five carries and the Seminoles dominated the fourth quarter to win the Discover Orange Bowl.

Northern Illinois (12-2) pulled within 17-10 on Jordan Lynch’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Martel Moore with 9:55 left in the third quarter, but Florida State (12-2) drew clear in the fourth with 14 unanswered points.

EJ Manuel, who threw for 291 yards and a touchdown while finishing his career 4-0 in bowl games, put the Seminoles up 24-10 on a 9-yard touchdown run four seconds into the fourth quarter. Northern Illinois drove to the Seminoles’ 38-yard-line on its next possession before Xavier Rhodes recovered DaRon Brown’s fumble with 11:15 to play.

Pryor converted the key turnover into six points with a 37-yard touchdown run to essentially end the Huskies’ upset bid. The Seminoles outgained the Huskies 534-259 in total yards and turned each of Northern Illinois' two second-half turnovers into touchdowns.

Northern Illinois, which entered the game ranked ninth in rushing offense, recorded 83 yards. The Huskies were 5-for-18 on third-down conversions, and Lynch was 15-of-41 passing for 176 yards.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pryor's 60-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest running play allowed by Northern Illinois this season. … Lynch, who led the nation in total yards, rushed for 44. … Florida State K Dustin Hopkins set the FBS record with his 88th career field goal when he converted a 25-yarder in the third quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:28
Florida State   TD  Florida State 7 - Northern Illinois 0
1st Quarter - 1:41
Northern Illinois   FG  Florida State 7 - Northern Illinois 3
2nd Quarter - 0:11
Florida State   TD  Florida State 14 - Northern Illinois 3
3rd Quarter - 11:48
Florida State   FG  Florida State 17 - Northern Illinois 3
3rd Quarter - 9:55
Northern Illinois   TD  Florida State 17 - Northern Illinois 10
4th Quarter - 14:56
Florida State   TD  Florida State 24 - Northern Illinois 10
4th Quarter - 10:33
Florida State   TD  Florida State 31 - Northern Illinois 10
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northern Illinois Florida State
W/L 12 - 2 - 0 12 - 2 - 0
Conference 9 - 0 - 0 8 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Northern Illinois Florida State
Score 10 31
First Downs 17 23
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-18
28%
3-for-14
21%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-4
50%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 259 534
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 32-83 37-243
Average/Rush 2.6 6.6
Passing
Comp-Att 15-41 26-38
Passing Yards 176 291
Average/Pass Play 4.0 7.7
Penalties-Yards 5-40 8-96
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 25:52 34:08

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Lynch 15/41 176 1 1
Florida State (12 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Manuel 26/38 291 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Lynch 23 44 1.9 0
D. Maxwell 1 35 35.0 0
A. Daniels 3 15 5.0 0
T. Lewis 2 9 4.5 0
J. Wells 1 1 1.0 0
D. Brown 1 -20 -20.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Pryor 5 134 26.8 2
J. Wilder Jr. 11 52 4.7 0
D. Freeman 14 30 2.1 0
E. Manuel 6 26 4.3 1
G. Dent 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Daniels 2 67 33.5 0
T. Lewis 5 61 12.2 0
M. Moore 4 29 7.2 1
P. Ashford 4 19 4.8 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Shaw 6 61 10.2 0
R. Greene 5 45 9.0 1
D. Freeman 3 43 14.3 0
G. Dent 3 42 14.0 0
R. Smith 3 41 13.7 0
N. O'Leary 2 29 14.5 0
L. Pryor 3 17 5.7 0
K. Benjamin 1 13 13.0 0