14: Number of third downs that passed before either team converted one

7.1: Yards per play for the Seminoles. Entered the game averaging 7.0 this season

34:08: FSU's time of possession

2: Number of FSU fourth down conversions. The Seminoles had only attempted four all year entering the game

61: Yards receiving for FSU's Kenny Shaw

291: Yards passing for quarterback EJ Manuel

4: Bowl wins Manuel has had a hand in engineering. As a starter, he was 3-0

14: Tackles by Northern Illinois' Jimmie Ward

10: Tackles by FSU's Vince Williams and Christian Jones

4: Pass breakups by FSU's defense

3: Sacks the Seminoles had (Williams, Nick Moody and Demonte McAllister)

2: Times FSU scored on three red zone trips

1: Second-half interception by Terrence Brooks that helped keep momentum on FSU's side

0: Times FSU defenders were seen on their knees in the fourth quarter

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