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Miami Vs. Florida State Halftime Update: Noles Lead 17-7 With Just 59 Yards On Offense

The Florida State Seminoles started off the second quarter by nearly giving up a safety. Quarterback E.J. Manuel threw a pass while falling into the endzone and was flagged for intentional grounding, which results in a safety if it's called in the endzone. The play was rightfully reviewed, as Manuel was on the 1-yard line when he threw the ball, and was originally up-held and ruled a safety. After some confusion however, the correct call was made and the Noles punted the football out of their own endzone once again.

Miami began their next drive in FSU territory and marched right down the football field. Jacory Harris connected with tight end Clive Walford in the endzone for a touchdown to go up 7-3. The Noles got the football back in excellent field position thanks to a big Greg Reid kick return and FSU picked up their first first down of the day on the next play when E.J. Green hit Christian Green on a crossing route for 24-yards.  Four plays later, Manuel connected with wide receiver Rodney Smith for a touchdown, Smith made a great catch with two defenders hitting him on the play, putting FSU back in the lead 10-7.

Miami got the football back with a little five minutes left in the game, but their drive bogged down and they were forced to punt with about a minute left. Ever dangerous return man Greg Reid fielded a bouncing punt and hit a crease, then was gone. Reid returned the ball 83 yards for a touchdown. Florida State nearly tacked on more points when Miami running back Lamar Miller fumbled the ball, giving FSU a chance at field goal that was missed.

FSU takes a 17-3 lead into halftime, despite being out gained 199-59.

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