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Florida State vs. Virginia Tech: Hokies, Seminoles trade field goals as first quarter ends

As their respective quarterbacks are off to slow starts, Virginia Tech and Florida State are tied at 3 after the first.

Streeter Lecka

Looking to get back to the .500 mark on the season, the Virginia Tech Hokies are hosting the Florida State Seminoles and the two teams are tied, 3-3, after the first quarter on Thursday night.

The No. 10 Seminoles (8-1, 5-1 in the ACC) got the scoring started off for the evening when Dustin Hopkins drilled a 52-yard field goal to cap Florida State's opening nine-play, 48-yard drive.

Virginia Tech (4-5, 2-3 ACC) would respond with a field goal on the following drive, as Cody Journell knocked in a 35-yarder to complete the Hokies' eight-play, 60-yard march.

Both signal-callers are struggling out of the gate, as Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas is off to slow start, already throwing an interception in the frame, going 3-of-8 for 56 yards overall so far.

On the other side, Florida State's EJ Manuel has thrown an interception of his own, as he is 6-of-12 for 93 yards after the first quarter.