COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) --
Christian Ponder threw for 170 yards and a touchdown, and Florida State beat Maryland 30-16 Saturday (Nov. 20) night to remain in the hunt to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game.
Florida State (8-3, 6-2) has completed the ACC portion of its
schedule and can finish no worse than tied atop the Atlantic
Division. But if North Carolina State (8-3, 5-2) defeats Maryland
on Saturday, the Wolfpack would gain a share of first place and
would win the tiebreaker because of their 28-24 win over FSU last
The Terrapins (7-4, 4-3) were eliminated from contention.
Maryland, which became the last ACC team to lose at home this
season, needed to beat the Seminoles and Wolfpack to win the
division crown for the first time.
Down 23-16, Maryland drove to the 19 in the final minute before
Nick Moody intercepted a fourth-down pass and took it 90 yards for
a touchdown with 36 seconds left.
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