The third quarter started with Noles Sophomore safety Lamarcus Joyner running a 36 yard return off a ULM punt. Though ULM's defense was able to hold the Noles off, Joyner is showing off exactly why he’s been attracting so much hype. The agility seen in Joyner’s intercepting ULM’ Browning pass in the second quarter and his speed seen in his punt return in the beginning of the third solidifies him as a player to watch.
As soon as the Noles defense stopped UML’s 25 yard push, Manuel started steadily pushing the ball from the Seminole 34 all the way down the field for a touchdown. In his first start as a Seminole, Freshman Devonta Freeman complemented Manuel’s efforts with his impressive rushing skills and rushed the ball into a touchdown. Dustin Hopkins’s extra point was good and the score stands 24-0 Florida State.
UML was not able to convert against the Noles’ defense.
-Every time the FSU coaching staff used hand signals to communicate with their players, two staff members held towels over the coaches to block the crowd from the hand signals. This coaching staff isn’t taking any chances this year.