Huskies Fall to the Seminoles, 31-10

MIAMI (AP) -- It took just five carries for Florida State fullback Lonnie Pryor to do some major damage against Northern Illinois at the Orange Bowl.

Pryor was named the game's outstanding player after turning those five runs into a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns in the Seminoles' 31-10 win over the Huskies. He scored the first touchdown on a career-long 60-yard run, then ran 37 yards for a clinching touchdown with 10 minutes left. They were the two longest rushes allowed by Northern Illinois all season.

Senior EJ Manuel had 291 passing yards for the 13th-ranked `Noles, who finish 12-2 with their fifth consecutive bowl victory.

Florida State was playing in its first BCS bowl in 12 years, when they beat Virginia Tech for the national championship.

Northern Illinois ends the year 12-2 following their first BCS game appearance. The Huskies also ended a 12-game winning streak and slipped to 5-28 against top 25 teams.


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