The Seminoles' offense has run over Georgia Tech in the early going. E.J. Manuel has 66 yards through the air and 59 yards on the ground, and James Wilder has rushed six times for 41 yards and two scores. For the Yellow Jackets, Tevin Washington has yet to complete a pass, missing on his four attempts. David Sims -- 52 yards on 11 carries -- and the Yellow Jackets' tandem of kickers have been the only bright spots so far.
Florida State opened the scoring with a seven-yard touchdown run from Devonta Freeman, then pushed the lead to 14-0 on Wilder's first score of the game, a 16-yard run. The Yellow Jackets answered back with a field goal, only to see the Seminoles take the ball 75 yards on nine plays for their third touchdown, on a one-yard plunge from Wilder.
With five minutes left in the half, Georgia Tech put together a long drive of their own, aided by a 10-yard run on 4th-and-1 by B.J. Bostic. But as has been the case all day, the Yellow Jackets haven't been able to make anything happen in the red zone. From Florida State's 27-yard-line, Georgia Tech lost three yards on two carries, then saw Washington misfire on 3rd-and-13. A 47-yard field goal by David Scully saved the drive and made it 21-6.