The offenses finally got into the act in the third quarter, as Notre Dame extended its lead to 14-0 on an absolutely incredible touchdown catch by star receiver Michael Floyd. Floyd gave new meaning to the phrase "tip drill" on this play, which was a simple fade route:
Florida State responded by returning the ensuing kickoff well into Notre Dame territory. They got a field goal out of that drive. The Seminoles were able to get stop on Notre Dame's next drive, and as the quarter was winding down, the Seminoles were driving deep into Irish territory. Should they convert that drive into points, the fourth quarter could prove very interesting.
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