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ACC Championship Game, Virginia Tech Vs. Florida State: Tyrod Taylor And Ty Jones On The Board Again

Virginia Tech Hokies QB Tyrod Taylor threw his third touchdown of the night to put VPI up by 18, but Florida St. Seminoles QB E.J. Manuel led FSU on a scoring drive to keep the Noles in the game. FSU RB Ty Jones ran in his second one-yard score to complete the eight-play, 53-yard touchdown drive.

Manuel completed two passes and pulled off a nine-yard run, including a third-and-12 conversion to Bert Reed. A strong Reed kick return to the Virginia Tech 37 set the drive up to begin with, so he provided a fitting bookend.

Manuel is now 11 of 16 for 191 yards in relief of Christian Ponder. That interception aside, especially since it wasn’t entirely his fault, he’s certainly playing well and hanging in there opposite the conference’s Player of the Year.

In other news, the Connecticut Huskies are closing in on a possible Big East title. If they hang on, they will likely face the winner of this game in the Orange Bowl.