Although Florida State's defense looked vulnerable against a high-powered Clemson offense, it clamped down when needed and allowed EJ Manuel and crew to rally for a huge victory.
Yes, a defense that had allowed one field goal in in the first three games gave up 37 points and 426 yards Saturday night - but took control in time for the offense do its thing. After Chandler Catanzaro's career-best 50-yard field goal gave Clemson a 31-21 lead, the Tigers next five offensive possessions ended with four punts and an interception.
Florida State (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) remains No. 4 in The Associated Press poll announced Sunday right behind LSU, while Clemson dropped seven spots to No. 17. The Seminoles travel to South Florida next Saturday.