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               === No. 8 Seminoles score late to edge Hokies ===
 
 Blacksburg,  VA (Sports  Network) -  Rashad Greene's  touchdown catch  with 40
 seconds  left lifted No.  8 Florida State to a 28-22 win over Virginia Tech in
 an ACC matchup.
 
 Greene finished the game with six catches for 125 yards and two scores for the
 Seminoles  (9-1,  6-1 ACC),  who  have  won four  straight  and  sit atop  the
 Atlantic  Division of the ACC. E.J. Manuel was 25-for-42 with 326 yards, three
 touchdowns and an interception.
 
 "These  kids believe,"  Florida State  coach Jimbo  Fisher said.  "We may  not
 always play well, but man there are some good football players on this team."
 
 Logan   Thomas   went  19-for-34  with   298  yards,  one  touchdown  and  two
 interceptions  along with a score on the ground for the Hokies (4-6, 2-4), who
 have dropped their past three games.
 
 Virginia  Tech  safety Michael  Cole was  taken off the  field in an ambulance
 during  the  third quarter  after a  collision. He was attended to by trainers
 before an ambulance backed  onto the field and a restrained Cole was placed in
 the ambulance before being taken to LewisGale Medical Center in Blacksburg.
 
 It  was  later announced that he  had feeling and movement in his extremities.
 The injury was termed as a neck sprain.
 
 Ahead by three in the fourth quarter, Florida State was pinned at its own five
 after  a 10-yard sack  and a 5-yard penalty. Trying to get a few more yards to
 set  up the punt,  Devonta Freeman was tackled in the end zone for a safety to
 make  it a 20-19 game and the Hokies got the ball back at its own 44 with just
 under seven minutes to play.
 
 Virginia  Tech  got into  Florida State  territory, but  settled for a 21-yard
 field goal from Cody Journell for a 22-20 lead with 2:19 to play.
 
 That  was  plenty of time  for the  Seminoles to take  the lead back. The team
 quickly  got  across midfield and  from the 39, Manuel  hit Greene with a pass
 near  the left hash mark at the 35. He then cut it over to the right and raced
 into  the end zone. The team went for two points and converted as Nick O'Leary
 caught a Manuel pass.
 
 Thomas was then picked off by Tyler Hunter to give Florida State the win.
 
 The  Seminoles  started the game with  the ball and  were helped out by a pass
 interference  call on Virginia Tech along with a 23-yard catch by Greene. That
 led to a 52-yard field goal from Dustin Hopkins with 10:47 left in the first.
 
 The  Hokies  answered with  a drive  of their  own and  appeared to score when
 Thomas  bulled his way into the end zone from 10 yards out, but a holding call
 negated the play and the team got a 35-yard field goal from Journell with 7:29
 left in the first.
 
 Thomas  was  picked off by  Hunter later in the  first quarter to give Florida
 State  the ball at the VT 34. That led to a 45-yard field goal from Hopkins on
 the first play of the second quarter for a 6-3 lead.
 
 Virginia Tech came back with a drive of its own and got into scoring position,
 but Journell missed a 43-yard attempt to the left.
 
 Later  in the  frame,  the Hokies  were  able to  take the  lead  on a  4-yard
 touchdown catch by Fuller for a 10-6 game with 2:46 to play. The drive covered
 68 yards over nine plays.
 
 Florida  State,  though, answered with  a quick  mark as Manuel completed four
 straight  passes with  the fourth a 25-yard  toss into the right corner of the
 end  zone  where Greene caught it  over his shoulder  to give the team a 13-10
 lead going into the break.
 
 A  fumble by Marcus Davis on a catch gave Florida State the ball near midfield
 with  under nine  minutes to play in  the third and the team took advantage of
 the  field  position with a  10-yard touchdown catch by  Greg Dent for a 20-10
 lead.
 
 The  Hokies came  right back to keep  the game close as an eight-play, 80-yard
 drive  was  capped on a  5-yard run into  the end zone by  Thomas to make it a
 20-17 game with 2:54 to play in the third.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Florida  State plays  at Maryland  next Saturday  ... Virginia  Tech plays  at
 Boston College next Saturday ... Florida State has won 14 of the last 16 games
 between  the  teams ...  Fuller finished  the game with  seven catches for 124
 yards ... Virginia Tech gained 385 yards while Florida State had 311.
 
 
 11/09 02:32:52 ET

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