10th ranked Clemson can't hold on at 4th ranked Florida State

10th ranked Clemson can't hold on at 4th ranked Florida State

10th ranked Clemson can't hold on at 4th ranked Florida State

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 12:12 AM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- EJ Manuel threw for a career-high 380 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 102 yards as fourth-ranked Florida State rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to defeat No. 10 Clemson 49-37 on Saturday night.
 
   Chris Thompson ran for 104 yards and two scores and James Wilder Jr. added two touchdowns runs for the Seminoles, who broke open a close game with 35 second-half points.
 
   Florida State (4-0. 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed until late in the third quarter, taking its first lead at 35-31 on Manuel's 29-yard touchdown pass to Rodney Smith. The Seminoles, who finished with 667 yards, built a 49-31 lead before Clemson scored late.
 
   Clemson (3-1, 0-1) built a 28-14 lead early in the third quarter on a 52-yard pass from Sammy Watkins to Andre Ellington.

 

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