FSU QB E.J. Manuel could play vs. Terps

FSU quarterback Christian Ponder will start on Saturday at Maryland, but backup E.J. Manuel could also see playing time, coach Jimbo Fisher said on Wednesday's ACC teleconference.

"If Ponder was injured there's no doubt E.J. would play," Fisher said. "He could play anyway. There's a chance that could happen, too. You don't ever know. I feel very comfortable putting E.J. in the game. I said that last week and that's why we stuck with him through the whole football team when we had a tough first half. I think E.J. is going to be a phenomenal quarterback here and has a chance to be a very good player. We love his leadership. Christian has had a very good week of practice, but so has E.J. We feel very confident going into the game we have two guys that are very capable."