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Florida State vs. Virginia Tech 2012: Seminoles hang on for 28-22 win

The Florida State Seminoles edged out the Hokies in a thriller in Blacksburg.

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Fisher apologizes for using the word 'retarded'

Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher apologized for using the word "retarded" in response to a question about the BCS rankings.

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Seminoles hang on to avoid upset bid

Florida State was on the right end of a back-and-forth thriller in Blacksburg.

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Florida State leads Virginia Tech 20-17 after 3rd

The third quarter is in the books and Florida State is still in a tight game on the road against Virginia Tech. The Seminoles lead 20-17. Florida State got on the board first in the third quarter when E.J. Manuel led Florida State down the field 49 yards on just six plays, and completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Greg Dent.

On that drive, Manuel was a perfect 4-of-4 for 41 yards on the scoring drive. The touchdown was set up when Florida State's Terrence Brooks forced the fumble, and then was recovered by Vince Williams at the Hokies' 49-yard line.

Virginia Tech responded on its next drive to keep pace with Florida State when quarterback Logan Thomas scored on a 5-yard rush to keep it a three-point game. The Seminoles' defense did allow Thomas to complete 44-yard pass to Corey Fuller, and that put Virginia Tech at the Florida State 23-yard line. The Hokies scored four plays later.

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Late TD gives Florida State halftime lead

The No. 10 Florida State Seminoles and Virginia Tech Hokies traded touchdowns in the final four minutes of the first half, allowing the Seminoles to take a 13-10 lead after two quarters Thursday.

A 4-yard touchdown pass from Logan Fuller to Corey Fuller with 4:00 remaining in the second quarter gave Virginia Tech a 10-6 lead. Florida State responded on its final drive of the half, getting a 25-yard touchdown pass from E.J. Manuel to Rashad Greene with 1:30 remaining.

After the teams were tied at 3-3 after the first quarter, Florida State went up 6-3 on the first play of the second quarter on a 45-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins. Hopkins also connected from 52 yards on the opening drive of the game.

Manuel is 10-for-18 for 169 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Greene has four catches for 76 yards.Thomas is 7-for-16 for 116 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

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Hokies, Seminoles tied, 3-3, after 1 quarter

The Florida State Seminoles and Virginia Tech Hokies are tied, 3-3, after the first quarter Thursday.

Both teams scored on their opening drives of the game. Florida State drove to the Virginia Tech 34, aided by a 23-yard pass from E.J. Manuel to Rashad Greene. Greene fumbled on the play, but Florida State recovered. Dustin Hopkins capped off the drive with a 52-yard field goal.

Virginia Tech got a 54-yard completion from Logan Thomas to Marcus Davis to help the Hokies get into field goal range on their first drive. Cody Journell capped the drive with a 35-yard field goal.

Manuel is 6 for 12 for 98 yards, and Thomas is 3 for 8 for 56 yards. Each quarterback has thrown an interception. Both teams have struggled in the running game. Florida State has -3 yards rushing and Virginia Tech has six.

Florida State has 89 yards of total offense in the quarter to 52 yards for Virginia Tech. Both teams have turned the ball over once.

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Noles a 14-point favorite over Hokies

Florida State is a two-touchdown favorite on the road Thursday night against Virginia Tech.

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FSU looking out for VT pass rush

The Seminoles offense is preparing for James Gayle, a pass rusher that head coach Jimbo Fisher says stands out on film.

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