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Florida State offense wearing out BYU's defense

Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson

PROVO, Utah -- BYU is showing its struggles against speedy, athletic teams.

On two consecutive drives, Florida State has methodically marched down the field. BYU’s defense has allowed the Seminoles to get outside and have missed several tackles, which have led to first down conversions.

This is not the same defense we saw against Oklahoma or even Tulane last week.

FSU quarterback Christian Ponder has 24 rushing yards in the first quarter.

More importantly, Florida State is keeping the BYU defense on the field. The Seminoles controlled the ball for 12 minutes and 39 seconds in the first quarter.