Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Lonnie Pryor rushed for 134 yards and a pair of long touchdowns as No. 13 Florida State captured the 79th annual Orange Bowl with a 31-10 victory over 16th-ranked Northern Illinois.
EJ Manuel completed 27-of-39 passes for 295 yards and a touchdown while adding 26 yards and a score on six rushes for the Seminoles (12-2), who were appearing in their 31st straight bowl game. It is the longest active streak in the country and second longest in NCAA history only to Nebraska's streak of 35 consecutive bowl appearances.
Rashad Greene had five receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown in the victory.
Jordan Lynch threw for 176 yards with a touchdown and an interception as he struggled to complete just 15-of-41 passes for Northern Illinois (12-2), which was the first member of the Mid-American Conference to earn a BCS bowl bid.
Lynch also carried the ball 23 times for 44 yards.
The Huskies were being coached in the game by offensive coordinator Rod Carey as former coach Dave Doeren had moved on to take over the head coaching job at NC State.