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It was over when ... Florida State's Xavier Rhodes forced a fumble from Da'Ron Brown on a second-down run with 11:15 left. Northern Illinois was driving in hopes of cutting FSU's lead to seven.
Gameball goes to ... Lonnie Pryor. The senior fullback opened the scoring with a 60-yard scoring run -- the longest of his career -- and put the icing on the cake with his 37-yard TD.
Stat of the game ... 44: Jordan Lynch entered the game as one of the most dynamic offensive players in college football, but the junior quarterback finished with just 44 yards rushing on 23 carries.
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