NO. 4 FLORIDA STATE 49, NO. 10 CLEMSON 37

Seminole romp

The Associated PressSeptember 23, 2012 

— 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 ACC) 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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