The Seminoles struck first when Lonnie Pryor found daylight and burst up the right sideline for a 60-yard touchdown run. The big run capped a four-play, 95-yard scoring drive to put Florida State in the lead on their second possession of the game. Florida State ended the quarter with 78 yards rushing thanks to the big run by Pryor.
On their first possession, Florida State made their way into Northern Illinois territory before tight end Nick O'Leary fumbled and the Huskies recovered.
The Huskies are struggling to move the ball on the Florida State defense but used a fake punt at their own 32-yard line to spark a drive that ended in a field goal by Mathew Sims. The Huskies have been continued to be patient on offense rushing the ball 10 times for 55 yards in the first quarter.