- FSU takes second half kickoff and behind the running of Chris Thompson and EJ Manjuel moves down the field. But as they’ve done most of the night, the Gamecock defense does not break and forces a 35 yard Dustin Hopkins field goal. With 10:38 left in the quarter, FSU leads 16-3.
- After an exchange of turnovers, the Gamecocks finally mount a touchdown drive. Stephen Garcia hits Alshon Jeffery on two passes totaling 37 yards, and a 30 yarder to Tori Gurley that carried to the FSU 11. Three players later, Garcia threw a backwards pass to Ace Sanders who then threw back to a wide open Garcia in the endzone for a 3 yard touchdown. With 3:49 left in the quarter, FSU leads 16-10.
- The Seminoles get three more before the end of the quarter thanks to a short punt and nice return by Greg Reid to the USC 30. Again, they have to settle for a field goal, this one of 45 yards by Hopkins.
End of Quarter…FSU 19-USC 10