Originally written November 17, 2012 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
Bringing you instant analysis from all of the weekends ACC games. Florida State at Maryland: 41-14 -- Florida State scored touchdowns on consecutive offensive plays early in the first quarter, setting the tone for a big scoring day for the Seminoles in which they clinched the ACC Atlantic. After taking five minutes off the clock, the 'Noles scored on their opening drive capped by a Devonta Freeman 5-yard touchdown run. After a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, EJ Manuel completed a ten-yard touchdown to Nick O'Leary for a 14-0 lead. FSU went into the second quarter up by the same score, and went into halftime up 27-0. -- Maryland, a team still devastated by injury, managed little offensively. Terrapin QB Shawn Petty did complete a 33-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Dorsey in the third quarter, and a 42-yard score to Kevin Dorsey with 25 seconds remaining in the fourth. Maryland gained 170 total yards, with 136 yards in the air and just 34 rushing yards. -- FSU exploded on the ground, gaining 237 of their 397 total yards on the ground. Devonta Freeman did the bulk of the work, amassing 148 yards on 16 carries for a 9.3 average on his way to two touchdowns. James Wilder added a touchdown and 52 yards. EJ Manuel completed 17 of 23 passes for 144 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
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