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Defense Leads FSU Past Wake, 59-3

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Winston-Salem, NC - Jameis Winston threw two touchdown passes, and No. 2 Florida State tied a school record with six interceptions in a 59-3 rout of Wake Forest on Saturday that clinched an ACC championship game berth.

Nate Andrews took an interception 56 yards for a touchdown and Jalen Ramsey returned a fumble 23 yards for a score on consecutive plays.

The Seminoles (9-0, 7-0) claimed the inside track to a BCS title game berth with No. 2 Oregon's loss Thursday. They kept firm grasp of it by forcing seven turnovers and breaking the stadium record of 56 points they set in 1994.

Florida State outgained Wake Forest (4-6, 2-5) 296-166 and turned those turnovers into five TDs and a field goal.

Winston was 17 of 28 for 159 yards in two-plus quarters with an 18-yard TD to Kelvin Benjamin and a 2-yarder to Chad Abram that made it 42-0 at halftime.


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