After Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch predicted the Huskies would have FSU's defense "on its knees" in the second half of the Discover Orange Bowl, Williams and his teammates let their inspired play do the talking in the Seminoles' 31-10 win. Williams had 10 tackles, one tackle for loss, and a sack, while the Seminoles held Lynch to 44 rushing yards and 176 yards on 15-for-41 passing. The Huskies had only 259 yards of offense and were held to fewer than 100 rushing yards for the first time this season. "He's terrible," Williams said of Lynch afterward. "I can't believe they tried us like that. He's not good at all."