Florida State 49, Clemson 37

Date - Saturday, September 22, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Doak Campbell Stadium
Attendance - 83231

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Clemson 14 7 10 6 37
Florida State 7 7 21 14 49

Recap


No. 4 Florida State 49, No. 9 Clemson 37:
EJ Manuel completed 27 of 35 passes for 380 yards and two touchdowns and added 102 yards on the ground as Florida State earned a key Atlantic Coast Conference win over Clemson.

Chris Thompson ran for 103 yards and a pair of scores and James Wilder Jr. added 65 yards and two touchdowns for the Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 ACC), who piled up 667 yards of total offense.

The Tigers (3-1, 0-1) appeared to be in control with a two-score lead in the third quarter before Florida State woke up. Manuel hit Rashad Greene for a 9-yard score and found Rodney Smith with a 29-yard touchdown strike to give the Seminoles their first lead, 35-31, late in the third.

Wilder provided the back-breaking run in the fourth quarter, absorbing contact and spinning his way to a 35-yard gain. Florida State stuck with Wilder for a 5-yard touchdown run two plays later, and Thompson made Clemson pay for an interception with a 27-yard scoring burst five minutes later to put the game away.

Tajh Boyd completed 20 of 37 passes for 237 yards, three touchdowns and one interception for the Tigers.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who caught seven passes for 141 yards two touchdowns against Florida State last season, was held to 24 yards on six receptions Saturday. … The Seminoles had their string of holding opponents to 19 points or less snapped at 11 games. … Tigers running back Andre Ellington, who came into the game leading the ACC in rushing at 109.3 yards, was held to 55 yards on 14 carries.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:34
Clemson   TD  Florida State 0 - Clemson 7
1st Quarter - 10:54
Florida State   TD  Florida State 7 - Clemson 7
1st Quarter - 7:01
Clemson   TD  Florida State 7 - Clemson 14
2nd Quarter - 14:35
Florida State   TD  Florida State 14 - Clemson 14
2nd Quarter - 10:06
Clemson   TD  Florida State 14 - Clemson 21
3rd Quarter - 11:48
Clemson   TD  Florida State 14 - Clemson 28
3rd Quarter - 10:09
Florida State   TD  Florida State 21 - Clemson 28
3rd Quarter - 7:07
Clemson   FG  Florida State 21 - Clemson 31
3rd Quarter - 6:15
Florida State   TD  Florida State 28 - Clemson 31
3rd Quarter - 2:37
Florida State   TD  Florida State 35 - Clemson 31
4th Quarter - 13:25
Florida State   TD  Florida State 42 - Clemson 31
4th Quarter - 8:34
Florida State   TD  Florida State 49 - Clemson 31
4th Quarter - 2:11
Clemson   TD  Florida State 49 - Clemson 37
TEAMS

Team Records

  Clemson Florida State
W/L 3 - 1 - 0 4 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Clemson Florida State
Score 37 49
First Downs 21 27
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-17
41%
8-for-13
62%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 426 670
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 38-136 38-290
Average/Rush 3.6 7.6
Passing
Comp-Att 22-39 27-35
Passing Yards 290 380
Average/Pass Play 7.2 10.3
Penalties-Yards 3-30 11-81
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 27:06 32:54

PLAYER STATS

Clemson (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 20/36 237 3 1
S. Watkins 1/2 52 1 0
S. Benton 1/1 1 0 0
Florida State (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Manuel 27/35 380 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 14 55 3.9 1
T. Boyd 18 44 2.4 0
S. Watkins 5 37 7.4 0
R. McDowell 1 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Thompson 15 103 6.9 2
E. Manuel 11 102 9.3 0
J. Wilder Jr. 9 65 7.2 2
L. Pryor 3 20 6.7 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Hopkins 5 88 17.6 1
A. Ellington 4 87 21.8 1
B. Ford 4 69 17.2 2
S. Watkins 6 24 4.0 0
J. Brown 1 14 14.0 0
S. Cooper 1 7 7.0 0
D. Smith 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Thompson 8 79 9.9 0
G. Dent 5 72 14.4 0
K. Benjamin 2 71 35.5 0
N. O'Leary 3 48 16.0 0
R. Smith 2 48 24.0 1
R. Greene 4 36 9.0 1
K. Shaw 2 17 8.5 0
J. Wilder Jr. 1 9 9.0 0