Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NIU 259
    • 534 FSU
  • Turnovers

    • NIU 2
    • 1 FSU
  • Possession

    NIU FSU
    34:08 25:52
  • 1st Downs

    • NIU 17
    • 23 FSU

Game Information

Hard Rock Stadium
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Coverage: ESPN
  • Miami, FL 33299
  • Line: FSU -13.5
Attendance: 72,073
100%
Capacity: 65,326

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Northern Illinois307010
Florida State7731431
first QuarterNIUFSU
TD
5:28
Lonnie Pryor rush for 60 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
floridast drive: 4 plays 95 yards, 01:11 floridast td, 1:11
06
XP
5:28
Dustin Hopkins extra point GOOD.
floridast drive: 4 plays 95 yards, 01:11 floridast td, 1:11
07
FG
1:41
Mathew Sims 25 yard field goal GOOD.
northernil drive: 10 plays 67 yards, 03:47 northernil fg, 3:47
37
second QuarterNIUFSU
TD
0:11
EJ Manuel pass complete to Rashad Greene for 6 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
floridast drive: 10 plays 82 yards, 03:46 floridast td, 3:46
313
XP
0:11
Dustin Hopkins extra point GOOD.
floridast drive: 10 plays 82 yards, 03:46 floridast td, 3:46
314
third QuarterNIUFSU
FG
11:48
Dustin Hopkins 25 yard field goal GOOD.
floridast drive: 9 plays 68 yards, 03:12 floridast fg, 3:12
317
TD
9:55
Jordan Lynch pass complete to Martel Moore for 11 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northernil drive: 6 plays 87 yards, 01:53 northernil td, 1:53
917
XP
9:55
Mathew Sims extra point GOOD.
northernil drive: 6 plays 87 yards, 01:53 northernil td, 1:53
1017
fourth QuarterNIUFSU
TD
14:56
EJ Manuel rush for 9 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
floridast drive: 8 plays 61 yards, 03:16 floridast td, 3:16
1023
XP
14:56
Dustin Hopkins extra point GOOD.
floridast drive: 8 plays 61 yards, 03:16 floridast td, 3:16
1024
TD
10:33
Lonnie Pryor rush for 37 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
floridast drive: 2 plays 42 yards, 00:42 floridast td, 0:42
1030
XP
10:33
Dustin Hopkins extra point GOOD.
floridast drive: 2 plays 42 yards, 00:42 floridast td, 0:42
1031

Research Notes

  • EJ Manuel completed all nine of his passes off of play action for 104 yards in the Orange Bowl. It was his most attempts off of play action without an incompletion in his career. Manuel averaged 5.2 more yards per attempt when he used play action than when he did not, and he gained a first down on over half of his play-action passes on Tuesday.

  • Jordan Lynch completed 2-of-11 attempts with an interception on passes thrown of 10 yards or longer against Florida State, including one of his six passes thrown at least 15 yards. Florida State entered the Orange Bowl allowing opponents to complete 20.2 percent of their passes thrown 15 yards or longer, the lowest percentage by an AQ school.

  • Florida State outgained Northern Illinois 190-27 on runs inside of the tackles in the Orange Bowl. Three different Seminoles, Lonnie Pryor, James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman, all had more yards between the tackles then the Huskies had total. Northern Illinois had very little room to run, averaging 1.0 yard before contact on such runs.

  • Lonnie Pryor had a career-high 134 rush yards on five carries in the Orange Bowl. His previous career high was 65 yards against South Florida on Sept. 29, 2012. Pryor was untouched on his touchdowns runs of 37 and 60 yards. He gained 129 of his 134 yards before contact.

  • Florida State averaged 6.6 yards per carry in the Orange Bowl. The offensive line played a major role. The Seminoles gained 196 of their 243 rushing yards before contact with a defender and were not touched on all three of their touchdowns. Their average of 5.3 yards before contact per rush was a season high.

  • The Orange Bowl is the first time this season that Northern Illinois has been held without a touchdown in the first half.Silver lining for the Huskies? The last two times they didn't have a first-half touchdown, they went on to win the game.

  • Lonnie Pryor's 60-yard touchdown run is the longest running play allowed by Northern Illinois this season. The Huskies had not allowed a running play longer than 28 yards all season.

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