Boxscore
Clemson 35, Florida State 30
Saturday, September 24, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Clemson Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 82000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Florida State 10 0 7 13 30
Clemson 14 7 7 7 35

Recap



No. 22 Clemson continued its home dominance against short-handed Florida State, defeating the 14th-ranked Seminoles 35-30 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Florida State (2-2, 0-1 ACC), playing without injured starting quarterback E.J. Manuel, made things interesting late behind freshman backup Clint Trickett, whose 9-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Shaw brought the Seminoles within one possession with 7:21 left.

After Clemson (4-0, 1-0 ACC) turned the ball over on downs deep in Florida State territory, the Seminoles took over possession with 2:49 left with a chance to score the go-ahead touchdown.

Florida State picked up one first down, but its drive stalled out at its own 38-yard line when Trickett was sacked for a 10-yard loss on fourth-and-9.

Tajh Boyd finished with 344 passing yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers, who improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2007 and defeated Florida State at home for the fifth straight time.

The home team has won nine of the last 10 in this series, and the Seminoles, who lost 23-13 last week against top-ranked Oklahoma, haven’t won at Clemson since 2001.

Clemson took a 14-3 lead in the first quarter and led 21-10 at the half before the Seminoles stormed back behind Trickett, who finished with 336 yards and three touchdowns.

The Tigers, led by Sammy Watkins’ game-high 141 receiving yards, outgained Florida State 455-365. Watkins’ 62-yard touchdown reception with 13:06 left gave Clemson a 35-23 lead.

Manuel, whose status was day-to-day leading up to the game, suffered a shoulder injury last week in the loss against Oklahoma.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:23
Florida State   FG  Clemson 0 - Florida State 3
1st Quarter - 7:47
Clemson   TD  Clemson 7 - Florida State 3
1st Quarter - 1:54
Clemson   TD  Clemson 14 - Florida State 3
1st Quarter - 0:14
Florida State   TD  Clemson 14 - Florida State 10
2nd Quarter - 11:31
Clemson   TD  Clemson 21 - Florida State 10
3rd Quarter - 13:40
Florida State   TD  Clemson 21 - Florida State 17
3rd Quarter - 3:03
Clemson   TD  Clemson 28 - Florida State 17
4th Quarter - 14:55
Florida State   TD  Clemson 28 - Florida State 23
4th Quarter - 13:06
Clemson   TD  Clemson 35 - Florida State 23
4th Quarter - 7:21
Florida State   TD  Clemson 35 - Florida State 30
TEAMS

Team Records

  Florida State Clemson
W/L 2 - 2 - 0 4 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Florida State Clemson
Score 30 35
First Downs 19 26
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-10
30%
9-for-17
53%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 365 452
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 15-29 46-108
Average/Rush 1.9 2.3
Passing
Comp-Att 24-38 22-35
Passing Yards 336 344
Average/Pass Play 8.4 9.3
Penalties-Yards 11-124 5-50
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 24:30 35:30

PLAYER STATS

Florida State (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Trickett 24/38 336 3 1
Clemson (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 22/35 344 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Thompson 11 36 3.3 0
C. Trickett 4 -7 -1.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 23 71 3.1 1
T. Boyd 16 19 1.2 1
S. Watkins 3 13 4.3 0
R. McDowell 2 6 3.0 0
M. Bellamy 2 -1 -0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Smith 4 118 29.5 1
R. Greene 8 98 12.2 1
C. Green 7 77 11.0 0
N. O'Leary 3 23 7.7 0
K. Shaw 2 20 10.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Watkins 7 141 20.1 2
D. Hopkins 5 78 15.6 0
D. Allen 4 67 16.8 1
M. Bryant 1 33 33.0 0
J. Brown 1 13 13.0 0
A. Ellington 2 7 3.5 0
A. Humphries 1 6 6.0 0
B. Thomas 1 -1 -1.0 0
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