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Saturday, October 9, 2010
Halftime: Florida State 24, Miami 7

By Heather Dinich

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Here's a quick recap of the first half:

Turning point: Damien Berry's fumble in the second quarter was a momentum killer for Miami. Nick Moody returned it to the Canes' 1-yard line and Florida State scored one play later for a 14-0 lead.

Stat of the half: Zero interceptions for Miami quarterback Jacory Harris, who has thrown eight in the past three games. You'd think that would be good enough for the Canes, but Florida State is still disrupting the passing game, and the Noles dropped a few potential picks. Harris has completed less than half his passes (12 of 29). Christian Ponder has been much more efficient (8 of 12 for 108 yards and a TD).

Best player in the half: FSU running back Jermaine Thomas. He's averaging seven yards per carry, and has scored two rushing touchdowns and one receiving. He's leading the Seminoles in both categories, and has 97 yards total.