No. 12 FSU takes 51-7 win over Boston College

No. 12 FSU takes 51-7 win over Boston College
October 13, 2012, 9:18 pm
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Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. (32) flies over Boston College defensive back Sean Sylvia (19) into the end zone with a 12-yard pass reception in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) EJ Manuel threw for a career-high 439 yards and four touchdowns and kicker Dustin Hopkins became the Atlantic Coast Conference's career scoring leader Saturday as 12th-ranked Florida State rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 51-7 victory over Boston College.

Manuel completed 27 of 34 passes before leaving early in the fourth quarter with a 48-7 lead.

Florida State (6-1, 3-1 ACC) didn't waste any time shaking off over last week's 17-16 loss at North Carolina State, rolling to a 28-0 lead midway through the second quarter before Boston College (1-5, 0-3) scored its touchdown on Chase Rettig's 18-yard pass to Bobby Swigert.

Hopkins passed the previous league scoring record of 393 points with a 51-yard field goal that gave the Seminoles a 31-7 halftime lead.