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

By Brent Kallestad

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Oct. 13 2012 7:15 p.m. MDT

Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig (11) hands off to running back Andre Williams (44) before he is stopped short of the goal line by Florida State during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Phil Sears, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — 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.

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