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Seminoles vs Fighting Irish Final: 18-14 - Recap

Florida State earned a 18-14 victory over Notre Dame on Thursday in Champs Sports Bowl action at Florida Citrus Bowl.

Florida State was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 47.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

EJ Manuel completed 20 of 31 pass attempts for 249 yards for the Seminoles in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Cierre Wood rushed for 60 yards for Notre Dame, while Theo Riddick added 36 yards. Tommy Rees threw for 163 yards for the Fighting Irish, while receivers Tyler Eifert and Michael Floyd had 90 and 41 yards respectively.

Florida State outgained Notre Dame 290-280 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 19-13 by the Fighting Irish.

Florida State lost the time of possession battle 30:09/29:51, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.