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      === FSU routs Clemson in ACC's first top-five clash in eight years ===
 
 Clemson,  SC (SportsNetwork.com) - It was the showcase game the Atlantic Coast
 Conference had been yearning for.
 
 It was completely one sided.
 
 Star freshman Jameis Winston's Heisman hopes just skyrocketed.
 
 Winston  threw  for 444  yards and  three touchdowns in  No. 5 Florida State's
 51-14  rout  of third-ranked Clemson  in the  ACC's first top-five showdown in
 eight years.
 
 Winston was 22-of-34 passing and added a rushing score for the Seminoles (6-0,
 4-0 ACC), who are 6-0 for the first time since 1999 when FSU last won it all.
 
 "I'm  very proud  of him. The guy is  a competitor. He steps up in the moment,
 but we played well around him," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said.
 
 The  6-foot-4  Winston has 20  passing touchdowns this  season to go with just
 three interceptions.
 
 The  Seminoles  broke a five-game skid  in Death Valley and handed the fourth-
 year  head  coach Fisher his  biggest win since  taking over for Bobby Bowden,
 who led the 1999 'Noles squad.
 
 Rashad  Greene caught  eight passes  for 146  yards and  two touchdowns,  Nick
 O'Leary hauled in five receptions for 161 yards and Devonta Freeman ran for 84
 yards and a touchdown in the triumph.
 
 Cornerback  and All-American candidate LaMarcus Joyner had an interception and
 two forced fumbles.
 
 Tajh  Boyd completed 17-of-37  throws for 156 yards and a touchdown to go with
 two interceptions for Clemson (6-1, 4-1).
 
 The  top-five  tilt was the  fourth in ACC football  history and first for the
 conference  since 2005,  when No.  5 Miami  downed third-ranked  Virginia Tech
 27-7.
 
 It  didn't  take long for the  hostile Death Valley faithful to become deathly
 quiet.
 
 Telvin  Smith  stripped Clemson  tight  end  Stanton  Seckinger on  the  first
 offensive   play  of  the  game  following  a  9-yard  gain.  Terrence  Brooks
 recovered the ball at the Clemson 34.
 
 On  the third  play of Florida State's first touch, Winston lofted a perfectly
 thrown  ball  to the 6-foot-5 Kelvin  Benjamin, who climbed the ladder to make
 the back-shoulder catch for the game's first score less than two minutes in.
 
 Following  a  Tigers punt, Winston led  the Seminoles on an elongated 16-play,
 77-yard  trek  that took 7:39  off the clock.  Roberto Aguayo capped the drive
 with a 28-yard field goal.
 
 It didn't take much longer for the FSU defense to make another play.
 
 Joyner  came  unblocked on a blitz  and strip-sacked Boyd on Clemson's ensuing
 possession.  Mario  Edwards scooped up  the ball and  rumbled 37 yards for the
 score and a shocking 17-0 Seminoles advantage with 3:07 left in the first.
 
 "We  fumbled in the beginning, had a busted play, fumbled again and before you
 know  it,  it's 17-0. When  you spot a  team that good  17 points, it's a huge
 uphill challenge," Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said.
 
 Boyd  flipped  a 3-yard score to  Sammy Watkins later  in the frame to get the
 Tigers on the board.
 
 Winston  was intercepted  by  Bashaud Breeland  on FSU's  next  touch to  give
 Clemson  the  ball at the  Seminoles' 42, but the  Tigers did nothing with the
 prime field position and punted.
 
 Right as the stadium began to get loud gain, Greene did his best to hush them.
 
 Greene hauled in a hitch route and eluded Darius Robinson before scampering 72
 yards down the right sideline for the score and a 24-7 FSU lead midway through
 the second.
 
 Joyner's  interception of Boyd on the Tigers' ensuing sequence led to Aguayo's
 24-yard  field  goal as  the first half  expired to give  the Seminoles a 27-7
 margin heading into the break.
 
 Winston  hit Greene for  a 17-yard score on FSU's first march of the third and
 later ran in from four yards out midway through the period to make it 41-7.
 
 Freeman  had  a 2-yard  TD  run  early in  the  fourth  and O'Leary's  94-yard
 reception led to a Aguayo 20-yard field goal for a 51-7 spread.
 
 Clemson  backup quarterback  Cole Stoudt  rushed for  a 2-yard  score with  13
 seconds left to conclude the scoring.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 FSU hadn't beaten Clemson in Death Valley since 2001 ... The Seminoles were 8-
 of-12 on third down, while the Tigers were 5-of-15 in those situations ... FSU
 outgained Clemson, 565-326.
 
 10/20 03:26:39 ET

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