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Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) heads to the end zone in front of Virginia Tech safety Desmond Frye (26) for the go-ahead touchdown during the second half of an NCAA football game in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Florida State won the game 28-22. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Photo by: Steve Helber
Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) heads to the end zone in front of Virginia Tech safety Desmond Frye (26) for the go-ahead touchdown during the second half of an NCAA football game in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Florida State won the game 28-22. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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