COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Boston College routs Florida State, 35-3, for third straight win


BOSTON - A.J. Dillon ran for 149 yards and a touchdown, and Boston College extended its surprising turnaround with a third straight victory, beating Florida State 35-3 on Friday night for its first win over the Seminoles since 2009.

Anthony Brown threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and Jeff Smith threw for a TD on a flanker option. Just two years removed from a winless Atlantic Coast Conference season, the Eagles (5-4, 3-3) have now won three straight ACC games for the first time since 2013.

BC students stormed the field after the victory - the first home conference win the senior class was able to see. The Eagles had won just one home ACC game since 2013, and it was during Thanksgiving break.

It was the most points the Eagles have ever scored against Florida State. The Seminoles (2-5, 2-4) fell three games below .500 for the first time since Bobby Bowden's first season in 1976.

Brown completed 6 of 20 passes for 54 yards, including an 11-yard TD pass to Tommy Sweeney that made it 14-0 early in the second quarter. Brown also ran for a 4-yard score that made it 21-0 midway through the second.

Nyqwan Murray caught three passes for 102 yards for Florida State, which failed to score a touchdown for the first time since 2008 - 124 games ago. James Blackman completed 11 of 26 passes for 102 yards.


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