The fourth quarter started off with a failed 38 drive by the Warhawks. In the return, the Noles were able to steadily approach the ULM zone and were close enough for Hopkins to score a field goal. The score stood at 27-0 with 8:30 left in the fourth.
FSU defense immediately shut down ULM, allowing FSU true freshman quarterback Clint Trickett, son of FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett, to take the field for the first time. The Tallahassee native Trickett immediately threw a pass to fellow Freshman Rashad Greene for a 28 yard touchdown and brought tears to his father's eyes. Yet again, Hopkins's kick was good. Trickett's efforts brought the score to 34-0 with 7 minutes left in the fourth.
Noles defense were able to keep ULM from scoring for the remainder of the game.
Florida State University's opening game was a good warmup for their September 17th matchup with top ranked Oklahoma.