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Top 25: No. 12 Florida State 51, Boston College 7

Published October 13, 2012 7:21 pm

Top 25 football • Manuel completed 80 percent of his passes in the win.
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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 last week's 17-16 loss at North Carolina State. The Seminoles rolled 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. —