Sam Swank kicked four field goals and No. 18 Wake Forest forced seven Florida State turnovers in running its winning streak over the 24th-ranked Seminoles to three games with a 12-3 victory last night in Tallahassee, Fla.
The loss dropped Florida State coach Bobby Bowden one game behind Penn State's Joe Paterno for the most career wins in major college football. Paterno won his 376th yesterday as the Nittany Lions defeated Temple.
The Seminoles (2-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost two fumbles and threw five interceptions.
The Demon Deacons (3-0, 1-0) squandered repeated scoring opportunities, too. Swank missed three field-goal attempts and Wake committed two turnovers.
Florida State's only points came on a 37-yard field goal.
No. 23 Clemson 54, South Carolina State 0:: James Davis rushed for three touchdowns to lead Clemson past visiting South Carolina State. The Tigers (3-1) posted their first shutout in two years and improved to 22-0 against Football Championship Subdivision teams.
Virginia Tech 20, North Carolina 17: : Dustin Keys kicked the go-ahead 45-yard field goal as Virginia Tech (3-1, 2-0) rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat host North Carolina. Brandon Tate and Greg Little scored touchdowns for the Tar Heels (2-1, 0-1), who lost quarterback T.J. Yates to a sprained left ankle in the third quarter.
: Miami 41, Texas A&M; 23:: Robert Marve threw two touchdown passes and Graig Cooper ran for a career-high 128 yards and two touchdowns as the visiting Hurricanes (2-1) picked apart the Aggies (1-2). Miami gained 398 yards on 57 plays - an average of 6.98 yards.
Georgia Tech 38, Mississippi State 7: : Jonathan Dwyer set a school record with an 88-yard touchdown run, and the defense for Georgia Tech (3-1) shut out visiting Mississippi State (1-3) for three quarters.
Boston College 34, Central Florida 7: : Chris Crane ran for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass in the second half after being booed and benched to lead the host Eagles (2-1) past the Knights (1-2).