Junior wide reciever Auden Tate (18) catches a touchdown pass during the final minutes of the first half of the Independence Bowl against Southern Mississippi.(Photo: Andrew Salinero/FSView)
Fourth Quarter: Florida State 42 Southern Miss 13
Aguayo with another field goal. 42-13.
Auden Tate with his third TD catch of the game on a 17-yard TD pass from Blackman. Bad snap on the extra point. 39-13
Third Quarter: Florida State 33 Southern Miss 13
Kwadre Griggs hits Korey Robertson for a 13-yard TD pass. 33-13.
Jacques Patrick with a 2-yard touchdown run. 33-6
Ricky Aguayo hits his second field goal of the day to make it a 20-point lead. FSU 26-6
Second Quarter: Florida State 23 Southern Miss 6
Auden Tate with a 10-yard TD reception from Blackman. 23-16 FSU leads with 1:33 left in the half.
Keith Gavin drops a wide open touchdown and FSU is forced to kick a field goal. 16-6 FSU.
Blackman hits Cam Akers for a 14-yard touchdown. Aguayo misses the extra point.
First Quarter: Florida State 7 Southern Miss 6
20-yard TD pass from James Blackman to Auden Tate puts the Seminoles on top 7-6.
FSU forces a three-and-out on defense, but a roughing the kicker penalty extends the drive. USM drove down the field and scored on a 5-yard QB scramble by Kwadra Griggs. Extra point was missed.
FSU won the toss and deferred. USM will receive.
FSU wide receiver Nyqwan Murray will not play due to an unspecified injury.