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ACC Championship Game Score: Teams Trade Touchdowns, FSU Trails Virginia Tech 35-24 Heading To The Fourth Quarter

Virginia Tech was able to force FSU to punt, and quickly took advantage. Tyrod Taylor completed a 21 yard pass to David Wilson for the score, pushing the Hokie lead to 35-17.  Wilson rushed four times for 16 yards on the drive, and caught two passes for 25 yards. The drive spanned 9 plays, 65 yards, and last 4 minutes and 44 seconds. 

When FSU's back has been against the wall, the Seminoles have managed to answer each and every time tonight. Lamarcus Joyner returned the kickoff to the 47 yard line, FSU's best starting field position. EJ Manuel completed two passes for 34 yards, and Ty Jones ran in the score, his third of the night. 

Tyrod Taylor is playing like the ACC Player Of The Year, and has been hard to stop. The Hokies have been able to score basically at will, and it is going to take a major turn of momentum for the Seminoles to get back within striking distance. 

I will say this for FSU. Unlike in the SEC Championship, when South Carolina simply wasn't able to keep up with Auburn, FSU has taken punch after punch from Virginia Tech and managed to stop upright and keep fighting. It may not be enough against this tough Hokie team though. 

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.