Halftime review: South Florida 14, Florida State 0
September, 26, 2009
Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Quick analysis of the first half of South Florida's game at Florida State:
Turning point: Florida State was driving in for a possible game-tying score when receiver Taiwan Easterling fumbled and South Florida's Kion Wilson recovered. On the next play, B.J. Daniels hit Sterling Griffin for a 73-yard touchdown pass on a play-action, giving the Bulls a 14-0 lead.
Best player in the half: You have to be impressed by what Daniels is doing in his first start as a freshman. But the most valuable player award has to go to the entire Bulls defensive line, which is making life miserable for Christian Ponder and the Florida State offense. This line got a lot of hype in the offseason before playing three nobodies to start the year. Looks like this line is legit.
Stat of the half: Florida State, which steamrolled BYU for more than 300 yards rushing in last week's upset, has just 46 yards on the ground at halftime. Ponder has attempted only one designed quarterback run.