December 30, 2011

Florida State used Touchdown passes

Florida State rallies past Notre Dame in Champs Sports Bowl, from a 14-point second-half deficit and used a pair of touchdown passes by E.J. Manuel and two field goals from Dustin Hopkins. In San Antonio, Terrance Ganaway rushed for 200 yards and five touchdowns as Baylor (10-3) outscored the Huskies (7-6)
in a game that featured almost 1,400 yards of total offense by the two teams.

"I'm proud to coach this football team," Fisher said. "... We've had a lot of trials and tribulations...But that team has special character about it." It was a defensive struggle in the first half as the lone score came on a 29- yard fumble return for touchdown by Notre Dame's Zeke Motta.

Ty Jones was incredibly ineffective, and now their leader, Jermaine Thomas, is ineligible for the bowl because of grades. What was supposed to be a deep, experienced, athletic FSU offense was instead just athletic.