Here is the quick recap of the second quarter between Clemson and Florida State:
- The Noles were on the Clemson 45 as the quarter started. They didn’t have the ball long though, Jameis Winston threw an interception on a busted route and Bashaud Breeland returned the pick up the Clemson sideline and was horse collar tackled out of bounds tacking on another 15 yards for the Tigers. That gave them the ball on the FSU 45.
- Clemson moved the ball to the 35 yard line, but they weren’t able to get close enough to try a long field goal. They ended up punting from there. It was 4th and 16.
- Florida State took over on the 13 yard line after the punt. A false start penalty on first down moved the ball inside the 10. Three plays later FSU was forced to punt from its own 13.
- Clemson took over on its own 49 yard line after the 38 yard Noles punt. Clemson didn’t take advantage of the good field position though. The Tigers picked up one first down and punted three plays later.
- The Tigers got off a good punt and Florida State had to start on its own five yard line. It only took the Seminoles four plays to take it to the house. The last 72 came on a pass from Jameis Winston to Rashad Green for the score. That made it 24-7 FSU with 7:08 to play in the half.
- FSU Drive: 4 plays, 95 yards, 1:39
- Clemson moved the ball back into Florida State territory on its next possession, but once again the drive ended with a turnover. Tajh Boyd was intercepted to on the Florida State 16.
- On the next possession Florida State was moving the ball and was on the Clemson 25 before Winston took a 10 yard sack back to the 35. Just when it looked the Tigers might get off the field Winston moved the sticks again setting the Noles up with a first and goal at the Tigers’ six. The only had time for one more crack at the endzone and couldn’t get a touchdown. They settled for a field goal and connected on a 27 yard field goal. That made it 27-7 Florida State with just :3 left in the half.
- FSU drive summary: 13-72-5:13
HALFTIME SCORE: FSU 27, Clemson 7