TULSA, Okla., Sporting Alert – No. 5 Clemson and No. 11 Florida State were among the ACC College Football winners in Week 7 on Saturday.
CLEMSON OVERCOMES BC DEFENSE
Deshaun Watson threw for a year-best 420 yards and three touchdowns and the No. 5 Clemson Tigers easily put away Boston College 34-17 on Saturday night.
Watson, who also ran for 32 yards and a score, was intercepted twice, while completing 27 of 41 passes.
Clemson which was winning its sixth successive game of the season, extended its home winning streak to set a school record 14 straight. The ACC title contenders were also picking up its 34th successive win against an unranked opponent.
“This was a great win. Winning 14 games in a row at home is a big deal,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said at his press conference. “I told our guys that they’ve been playing football here for 100+ years and there’s never been a group that’s won 14 in a row at home.
“I’m so proud of our guys. Boston College is a tough, physical, hard-nosed team. I loved our mentality. We dominated on defense in the first half, but we just missed on the offensive plays.
Sophomore wide receiver Artavis Scott caught 10 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown for Clemson, which tallied 532 total yards against a Boston College defense that was ranked No. 1 in the country.
The Tigers improved to 6-0, 3-0 in the ACC with the win, while the Eagles, who have now dropped three in a row, fell to 3-4, 0-4 ACC.
FLORIDA STATE RALLIES TO STAY PERFECT
Meanwhile, No. 11 Florida State overcame a slow first half to roll to a 41-21 victory over Louisville.
Trailing 7-6 at halftime, the Seminoles outscored the Cardinals 35-14 in the second half to setup the win.
Everett Golson threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns and Dalvin Cook ran for 163 yards and two scores and took four catches for another 60 yards for Florida State, which had 34:17 of the possession.
Lamar Jackson passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns for Louisville, with James Quick taking five catches for 130 yards and three touchdowns in the defeat.
The win on Saturday sees the Seminoles pushing out to 6-0 overall on the season and 4-0 in the ACC.
Louisville dropped to 2-4, 1-2.
ACC College Football Scores
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
Boston College 17, #5 Clemson 34
Louisville 21, #11 Florida State 41
Pittsburgh 31, Georgia Tech 28
Virginia Tech 20, Miami (FL) 30
Syracuse 38, Virginia 44
Wake Forest 14, North Carolina 50