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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Respectable performance by Trickett

By Heather Dinich

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Nice drive by backup quarterback Clint Trickett, who had to replace injured starter EJ Manuel.

It was better than Florida State could have hoped for, as he came in against the No. 1 team in the nation, held his composure, and led the Noles on an eight-play, 50-yard drive that took 3:28 off the clock. It ended in a 46-yard field goal and closed the deficit to 13-6.

Trickett looked prepared and ready for this chance. For Trickett to come into the game under those circumstances and not only keep the Noles afloat but in the game is admirable. It should give the Noles confidence moving forward.