Florida State sent first quarter message to Virginia Tech
Talk about making a statement. Coming off a bye week following an overtime win at Clemson on Sept. 23, the Seminoles received the opening kickoff after Virginia Tech won the toss and kicked off.
Florida State used up 5:47 for the clock on the opening drive and went 75 yards on 15 plays that ended when Travis connected for a 7-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Wilson. On their next possession, Lawrence Toafilli scored on an impressive 28-yard run when he body-surfed over the Hokies’ defenders after being wrapped up and just breaking the goal line. Wilson hauled in his second touchdown pass of the quarter on an 18-yard reception.
First-quarter numbers for the Seminoles were impressive. They racked up 198 yards of offense (to just for Virginia Tech), scored a touchdown on all three drives and Travis threw for 98 yards. They did what they wanted whether it was on the ground or in the air against Chris Marve’s defense.
Virginia Tech forced a punt on Florida State’s fourth drive, but by then it was 22-0. You could tell that the bye week did them some good as they were ready for anything early on that Marve and his unit threw at them.