E.J. Manuel key to FSU's rebound

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The Seminoles rebounded from their first loss of the season and E.J. Manuel is to thank for that.

Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel had one of his best games of the year Saturday, propelling the Seminoles to a convincing 51-7 win over Boston College.

The Florida Times-Union's Coley Harvey graded Florida State's offense at a B, with Manuel leading the charge:

Boston College has a horrible defense, but the Seminoles at least didn't play down to their opponent. EJ Manuel rebounded with a career-high 439 passing yards and threw for four touchdowns to offset his first two-interception game of the season. Coach Jimbo Fisher got more aggressive with his play-calling. For the first game this season, FSU passed (38) more than it ran (33). FSU had 600 total yards for the fourth time this season after having only two such games from 2000-2011.

Manuel's performance was key in picking the Seminoles up after their first loss of the season on Oct. 6. Florida State fell to North Carolina State, 17-16. Manuel completed 58.6 percent of his passes and threw a touchdown and an interception in the loss.

The senior has completed 72 percent of his passes this season for 1,804 yards. He has 14 touchdown passes and four interceptions.

Florida State hits the road Saturday to play rival Miami at 8 p.m.

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