September 12, 2009 11:27 PM

Jacksonville State Leads FSU at Halftime

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A colleague just stopped by here in the press box at Doak Campbell Stadium and asked what someone at home watching TV might think as the following halftime score scrolled across the bottom of the screen: Jacksonville State 9, Florida State 7.

Let your imagination run wild on that one.

As for why, it's pretty simple: Jacksonville State has played better.

The Gamecocks had 180 yards in the first half to FSU's 162, but a 67-36 advantage rushing. FSU also had the game's only turnover and fumbled three times total.

Seminoles quarterback Christian Ponder had a decent first half (9 of 13, 126 yards), but he was sacked twice.

The second half is going to be very interesting to say the least. If the Gamecocks pull off the upset, it's safe to say this could be the low point of Bobby Bowden's tenure.

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