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Florida State vs. Virginia Tech 2012: Seminoles withstand Hokies and survive

Although Florida State picked up the 28-22 win against Virginia Tech, both teams have positives and negatives to take out of Thursday's game.

Geoff Burke

The Florida St. Seminoles picked up the 28-22 victory against the Virginia Tech Hokies Thursday night, but the fanbases of both teams can find good takeaways from the matchup.

Bud Elliott of Tomahawk Nation was pleased with the play-calling of Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher.

Virginia Tech was clearly going to take away the run by loading the box and simply having more players than FSU could block. Virginia Tech put the game on EJ Manuel, and FSU was smart not to keep banging its head against the wall by running. The ratio? 47 called passes to 19 called runs.

Meanwhile, the crew over at Gobbler Country finds some silver linings for Virginia Tech fans in the loss.

The defense once again was dominant, holding the Seminoles to -15 yards rushing and tallying five sacks. The offense also looked much improved despite the turnovers, and the play-calling was worlds better.

Florida St. will play on the road at Maryland next Saturday, while the Hokies have a bye week before their Nov. 17 matchup at Boston College.


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