No. 13 FSU Beats No. 16 NIU 31-10 in Orange BowlMIAMI (AP) — Florida State stuffed Northern Illinois University at DeKalb all-purpose threat Jordan Lynch for most of the night Tuesday and won the Orange Bowl 31-10.
Senior fullback Lonnie Pryor, voted the game's outstanding player, ran for a career-high 134 yards and two scores in only five carries for Florida State. Senior EJ Manuel threw for 291 yards. The victory was a consolation prize for the No. 13 Seminoles (12-2), who began the season with national championship hopes. They've won five consecutive bowl games, but the victory was their first in a BCS bowl since 2000, when they beat Virginia Tech for the national championship.
For the No. 16 Huskies (12-2), playing in a BCS bowl for the first time, the defeat snapped a 12-game winning streak. They fell to 5-28 against top 25 teams.
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