Florida State got to see the Virginia Tech it expected on Thursday night at Lane Stadium.
When the eighth-ranked Seminoles were forced to validate their lofty ranking, and keep their Atlantic Coast Conference title plans intact, E.J. Manuel and the offense were more than equal to the task.
Manuel hit Rashad Greene with a short slant pass that Greene took 39 yards for a touchdown with 40 seconds to play, and the Seminoles survived a scare to beat the inspired Hokies 28-22.
''Nobody was flustered, nobody was afraid,'' Manuel said about the drive that came after a safety and a field goal had given Virginia Tech a 22-20 lead with just more than 2 minutes to play. ''We all knew what we needed to do. We feel like we're built for things like that, and it showed tonight.''
The Seminoles (9-1, 6-1 ACC) won their fourth straight and moved within a victory against Maryland on Nov. 17 of securing a spot in the ACC championship game Dec. 1. And they did it in dramatic fashion, with a 68-yard...