Fisher praises Manuel’s leadership in Duke win



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — EJ Manuel was injured just long enough to see some things that needed fixing.

Florida State’s junior quarterback knew the Seminoles banged-up offensive line was struggling and he didn’t want them to worry about protecting him and his injured shoulder.

Manuel assured his teammates Saturday that he was mobile enough to buy some extra time for the patched-up offensive line. He delivered on his promise.

Manuel produced 301 yards offense passing and running and accounted for four touchdowns in a 41-16 win at Duke.

He had not started the two previous games due to a separated left shoulder.

The news wasn’t all good for the Seminoles on Monday. Junior defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel is out for the season with a broken leg and dislocated ankle.

Florida State hosts Maryland Saturday.