Road kill, that’s what Northern Illinois was yesterday night after a blow out loss to the Florida State Seminoles.
It couldn’t have been a more picture perfect night for two of the Seminoles senior stars Ej Manuel and Lonnie Pryor who both had out standing games.
Pryor racked up 2 TD’s and more than 134 yds rushing on only 5 attempts. Manuel also ran for a touchdown and was remarkable through the air as he passed for 291 and a TD.
To start the game Pryor ran the ball 60 yards (Pryor’s career longest) for the first touchdown of the game. But before the first quarter would come to an end NIU’s Matthew Sims would knock in a 25 yarder to make it 7-3, and that score wouldn’t change until 11 seconds left in the half when Manuel would throw a 6 yard TD pass to Rashard Greene. As you can see things took a while to get started as it was only 14-3 FSU at the half. Yet, the second half would get going faster as the Seminoles found the end zone three times, one time being a 37 yard run by Pryor and another a 9 yard TD run by Manuel.
Pryor gave NIU a run for their money as both of his touchdowns were the longest rushes that NIU had allowed all season.
As for the outcome, a 31-10 blowout win for FSU.