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November 9, 2013
FSU crushes Wake Forest, 59-3
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Jameis Winston threw two touchdown passes, and No. 3 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.
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.
Chad Hedlund's 23-yard field goal with 9:07 left helped the Demon Deacons avoid being shut out for the second straight week and for the third time in four meetings with Florida State.
Levonte Whitfield returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for the TD that gave the Seminoles the BB&T Field scoring record.
Wake Forest's first two quarterbacks, Tanner Price and Tyler Cameron, combined for six completions and 66 yards passing.
Price threw three interceptions on four attempts before he was pulled. The first two were returned into the red zone and Andrews took the third back for a score.
In matching the team record of six interceptions set against Louisville in 1991, Florida State proved a point - there was no Hurricane hangover for these Seminoles after routing rival Miami 41-14 last week.
Now the challenge the rest of the way might be to avoid boredom: Boston College is the only team to either hang within 14 points of the Seminoles or score more than 17 points against them.
None of their final four opponents entered this week with a winning record.
They're headed to the ACC title game for the third time in four years and had little trouble claiming the voter-impressing blowout that kept them in the thick of the national championship race.
After they went 80 yards in 13 plays on their first drive - capped by Wilder's 5-yard touchdown run that made it 7-0 - the Seminoles ran only four offensive plays while stretching their lead to 35-0.
The Demon Deacons helped them out by giving them short fields with turnovers on four consecutive possessions.
Winston found Benjamin over the middle for a touchdown two plays later, and the defensive scores came quickly after that. Andrews took Price's airmailed throw for a pick-six, and on the Demon Deacons' next snap, Josh Harris fumbled and Ramsey added his scoop-and-score.
Wake Forest, which didn't advance deeper than the Syracuse 42 in a 13-0 defeat last week and lost go-to receiver Michael Campanaro to a broken collarbone, didn't get past the Florida State 44 until the fourth quarter.
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