Florida State Vs. Clemson: Clint Trickett Starting In Place Of Injured E.J. Manuel

Florida State will be playing Clemson for pole position in the ACC's Atlantic Division without their first-string quarterback this Saturday. Redshirt freshman Clint Trickett will start while E.J. Manuel recovers from injuries sustained against Oklahoma.

Trickett entered Florida State's loss against Oklahoma in the second half, and proceeded to complete seven of 15 throws for 134 yards and a touchdown. Manuel completed 13 of 19 passes against Oklahoma, but for just 85 yards; he also threw two interceptions.

Then again, Trickett's touchdown came on a fluky jump ball that Rashad Greene snagged and took to pay dirt, and was sacked five times in the fourth quarter alone. If he's going to help Florida State win this Saturday, Trickett will need better protection from his line.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Florida State blog Tomahawk Nation and Clemson blog Shakin the Southland. Also, check out this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub and Week 4 college football coverage for more.

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