No. 6 Florida St defeats ULM 34-0 in season opener

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- EJ Manuel threw for 252 yards and two touchdowns and backup quarterback Clint Trickett threw a touchdown pass on his first college play as No. 6 Florida State beat Louisiana-Monroe 34-0 Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

Florida State's swarming defense limited ULM to 191 yards and 12 first downs.

ULM (0-1) got to Florida State's 28 -- its deepest penetration in the game -- in the opening minute of the fourth quarter before quarterback Colton Browning was dropped for a on a fourth-and-1. The Warhawks managed to reach Seminole territory just once in the first half reaching the 44 before having to punt.

Florida State (1-0) led 17-0 at halftime and built its advantage to 27-0 before Manuel gave way to Trickett.