Florida State’s EJ Manuel Named ACC Offensive Back of the Week

Florida State’s EJ Manuel, the Offensive Back of the Week, set a new career best with 439 yards passing in the Seminoles’ 51-7 win over Boston College.

Oct. 15, 2012

OFFENSIVE BACK – EJ Manuel, Florida State, R-Senior, QB, 6-5, 240, Virginia Beach, Va.
Manuel passed for a career-high 439 yards and matched his career-high with four touchdown passes as the No. 12 Seminoles defeated Boston College, 51-7. The senior from Virginia Beach, Va., authored the 10th-best single-game passing yardage performance in program history by completing 27 of 34 attempts. He also established a new career best with a 77-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Shaw to put the Seminoles on the scoreboard first.

He connected with tailback James Wilder, Jr. on two scores, and as well as wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for one. The Seminoles converted all seven trips into the red zone as they moved to 6-1 on the year and 3-1 in ACC play.

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