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Friday, January 1, 2010
FSU out to sloppy start in second half

By Heather Dinich

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Florida State's undisciplined defense reared its ugly head to start the second half with a facemask and a late hit penalty on the same play. FSU entered the game No. 86 in the country in penalties, and continued the trend, helping the Mountaineers from their own 40-yard line to the Noles' 13-yard line.

But West Virginia couldn't do anything with it. They struggled under the direction of backup quarterback Geno Smith, who fumbled and recovered it, and the drive ended with a 33-yard field goal attempt sailing wide right.

Florida State leads 16-14, but this is anyone's game in the second half.