The second quarter was oriented around the three chances FSU's offense was given.
The first chance was at the onset of the second quarter. After ULM was forced to punt 7 seconds into the quarter, Reid made a fair catch at the Florida State 7. Manuel shifted into gear, making 7 complete passes, including a 25 yard pass to Bert Reed. Manuel wasn't done yet. After rushing the ball 9 yards to the ULM 9 yard line, Ty Jones was able to rush the ball to the 4 and Manuel rushed to the 1. However, the Noles offense stopped there with a 5-yard-penalty on Andrew Datko (False Start). A very (and put a whole lot of emphasis on very) debatable incomplete pass to Reid forced Dustin Hopkins to make a 24 yard field goal, bringing the score 10-0 Florida State.
Seminole offense fell short again when, after Reid' 30 yard punt return to ULM's 17, Manuel throws an interception from ULM's 17 yard line to Darius Prelow. However, FSU's new Lamarcus Joyner (he played cornerback last year) intercepted an ill-advised pass by ULM quarterback Kolton Browning.
This time, the Noles offense didn't waste a chance. After some great rushing by Chris Thomson (19 yards, 8 yards, and 1 yard), Manuel threw a pass to Greg Dent for 50 yards and a touchdown. Dustin Hopkins's field goal was good and the score stood at 17-0 Florida State with 2:00 left in the 2nd.
-In the first chance, FSU had the ball for 8 minutes and travelled 87 yards but still was not able to convert their effort into a touchdown.
-ULM's no-huddle strategy backfired when Brandon Jenkins sacked totally unprotected ULM quarterback Kolton Browning, taking him back inside his own 5. ULM was forced to punt.
-Greg Reid is having a stellar first game.