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Clemson 34, Florida State 28

(AP Photo/Phil Sears)

By BOB FERRANTE
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - DJ Uiagalelei threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns and No. 4 Clemson forced a momentum-turning takeaway to hold off Florida State 34-28.

Clemson (7-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored on six straight drives and surpassed the 30-point mark for a seventh straight game to open the season.

Will Shipley had 20 carries for 121 yards and six catches for 48 yards to help the Tigers to their seventh straight victory over the Seminoles.

Lawrance Toafili ran for 68 yards and Florida State (4-3, 2-3) accumulated 196 on the ground. Toafili also had six receptions for 45 yards, but the Seminoles dropped their third straight game.

While Florida State kept up with Clemson for the first 20 minutes, defensive end Myles Murphy's sack of Jordan Travis forced a fumble and the Tigers were set up with a short field. Three plays later, Uiagalelei's 5-yard TD run put Clemson up 24-14.

Travis led Florida State on a pair of touchdown drives in the fourth quarter, the second a 94-yard march that culminated in a 25-yard TD pass to Kentron Poitier with 2:17 left and cut Clemson's lead to 34-28. But the Tigers recovered the onside kick and were able to put the game away.

TAKEAWAYS

Clemson: The Tigers were efficient on third downs, converting on 9 of 16 opportunities. They were 3 of 3 on red-zone trips (two touchdowns and a field goal), extending their perfect start to the year by scoring on 35 of 35 trips inside an opponent's 20-yard line.

Florida State: The Seminoles were forced to roll the dice and went just 1 for 4 on fourth-down conversions, including a run on a fake punt that fell short.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ClemFlaSt
FlaSt TD 11:41 Jordan Travis 20 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 0 7
Clem TD 6:52 Antonio Williams 59 yd pass from DJ Uiagalelei (B.T. Potter kick) 7 7
Second Quarter ClemFlaSt
FlaSt TD 14:55 DJ Lundy 1 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 7 14
Clem TD 8:19 Jake Briningstool 7 yd pass from DJ Uiagalelei (B.T. Potter kick) 14 14
Clem FG 1:51 B.T. Potter 47 yd FG 17 14
Clem TD 0:19 DJ Uiagalelei 5 yd run (B.T. Potter kick) 24 14
Third Quarter ClemFlaSt
Clem TD 14:41 Davis Allen 31 yd pass from DJ Uiagalelei (B.T. Potter kick) 31 14
Clem FG 7:32 B.T. Potter 34 yd FG 34 14
Fourth Quarter ClemFlaSt
FlaSt TD 9:22 Ja'Khi Douglas 6 yd pass from Jordan Travis (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 34 21
FlaSt TD 2:17 Kentron Poitier 25 yd pass from Jordan Travis (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 34 28
Team Stats
  Clemson Florida State
First downs 18 28
  Rushing 11 13
  Passing 7 12
  Penalty 0 3
3rd Down Efficiency 9-17, 53% 7-13, 54%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 1-4, 25%
Rushes-Yards 44-167 34-206
Passing Yards 203 254
Return Yards 69 44
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-23-0 24-42-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--12 2--21
Punts 4 2
Punts-Average 45.8 38.5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 8-72 3-17
Time of Possession 31:14 28:46
Clemson Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Uiagalelei 15 23 203 3 0
Florida State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Travis 24 42 254 2 0
Clemson Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
W. Shipley 20 121 6.1 0
P. Mafah 6 27 4.5 0
D. Uiagalelei 14 26 1.9 1
A. Williams 1 0 0.0 0
Florida State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Benson 7 69 9.9 0
L. Toafili 11 68 6.2 0
J. Travis 14 64 4.6 1
W. Rector 1 4 4.0 0
D. Lundy 1 1 1.0 1
Clemson Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Williams 2 76 38.0 1
W. Shipley 6 48 8.0 0
D. Allen 2 40 20.0 1
J. Ngata 1 19 19.0 0
P. Mafah 3 13 4.3 0
J. Briningstool 1 7 7.0 1
Florida State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Wilson 6 75 12.5 0
M. Douglas 2 52 26.0 0
L. Toafili 6 45 7.5 0
M. McClain 2 28 14.0 0
K. Poitier 1 25 25.0 1
C. McDonald 4 19 4.8 0
J. Douglas 1 6 6.0 1
M. Pittman 1 6 6.0 0
O. Wilson 1 -2 -2.0 0
Clemson Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Florida State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Clemson Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Swanson 4 183 45.8
Florida State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Mastromanno 2 77 38.5
Clemson Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Florida State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Pittman 2 30 15.0
Clemson Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
W. Shipley 1 69 69.0
Florida State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. McCall 1 14 14.0
Clemson Missed FG
Player Length
Florida State Missed FG
Player Length




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