TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida State played like it was on a mission. Or just plain angry.
The No. 11 Seminoles suffered a one-point loss to N.C. State a week ago, and on Saturday night they took out their frustration on Boston College.
Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel passed for a career-high 439 yards and four touchdowns, the Seminoles ran for 201 yards and a game-opening, goal-line stand sparked the defense in a 51-7 rout of Boston College.
"They were locked from the get-go," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. "You could sense it. They had a chip on their shoulder."
Granted, the win came against Boston College, which still doesn't have a win over a Division I program at midseason. But on offense, defense and special teams, Florida State dominated.
The Seminoles handed BC its worst loss since a 52-6 rout by Miami in 2000.
Florida State passed and ran at will. Lonnie Pryor ran for two touchdowns, and James Wilder caught two touchdown passes from Manuel.
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