November 14, 2010

Manuel carries FSU on his arm and legs

E.J. Manuel wasted little time asserting his presence Saturday night.

On Florida State's first offensive play against Clemson, Manuel faked a handoff, pulled back, and found Rodney Smith in stride for a 53-yard completion. It was FSU's longest completion of the season, and a sign of things to come … eventually.

The Seminoles' offense struggled through the first half, but with the game on the line, Manuel, making his fifth career start, manufactured the plays FSU needed - both to get back into the game and then later to win it 16-13.

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