Tallahassee, FL -- E.J. Manuel threw for a career-high 439 yards and four touchdowns as No. 12 Florida State dominated Boston College in a 51-7 trouncing in Atlantic Coast Conference action from Doak Campbell Stadium.
Manuel completed 27-of-34 passes and was intercepted twice in turning in the first 400-yard passing effort by a Seminoles quarterback since Chris Weinke had 521 against Clemson on Nov. 4, 2000.
Florida State (6-1, 3-1 ACC) racked up 639 total yards in avenging a 17-16 loss at North Carolina State last week, in which the Seminoles squandered a 16-0 halftime lead. Kenny Shaw amassed 125 receiving yards with a touchdown on just two catches, while Rodney Smith came up with a personal-best nine catches totaling 108 yards and Lonnie Pryor and James Wilder each finished with a pair of touchdowns.
Andre Williams had 104 rushing yards on 20 carries for Boston College (1-5, 0-3), now mired in a four-game losing streak, with Bobby Swigert recording five catches for 61 yards and accounting for the Eagles' lone touchdown.
Quarterback Chase Rettig struggled all game long against a Florida State defense ranked fourth nationally in yards allowed, making good on just 15- of-31 throws for 122 yards with one touchdown and an interception.
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