Saturday, September 17, 2011
Halftime: Oklahoma 13, Florida State 3
By Heather Dinich
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Here's a quick look back the highlights and lowlights of the first half:
Turning point: In such a tight game with little margin for error, Florida State needed to capitalize on every scoring opportunity that presented itself, and the Noles squandered one of those chances with a turnover late in the first half. EJ Manuel's second pick of the half set up first-and-goal for Oklahoma from the Noles' 3-yard line. FSU's defense stood strong and limited the Sooners to a field goal, but the turnover gave the Sooners the momentum and the 13-3 lead heading into the locker rooms.
Stat of the half: Excluding the production from Manuel, the Seminoles only have 12 yards rushing. Manuel leads the team in rushing right now with 43 yards.
Best player in the half: Oklahoma linebacker Tom Wort: He was all over the place in the first half and finished with five tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and one interception he returned 12 yards. His interception came at a critical moment, as it halted a potential scoring drive with FSU in the red zone.