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Harris paces 27-17 win over Florida State, giving Eagles a chance to win Atlantic Division title by beating Wake Forest and Maryland

November 16, 2008|By From Sun news services

Montel Harris ran for 121 yards and a touchdown and Marcellus Bowman went 87 yards with an interception for another score to help Boston College beat No. 20 Florida State, 27-17, in Tallahassee last night, a day after five Seminoles players were suspended for fighting.

The Eagles picked off Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder three times and held the Seminoles to just 73 rushing yards.

It was the fourth straight year the visiting team has won in this budding rivalry. Florida State beat a previously unbeaten and second-ranked Boston College team last year in Boston by an identical 27-17 score.

Boston College (7-3, 3-3 ) jumped to a 14-0 lead and never trailed while clutching its chance for a spot in next month's ACC title game in Tampa, Fla. BC can win the Atlantic Division by beating Wake Forest and Maryland the next two weeks.

Florida State (7-3, 4-3) needs to win at Maryland next week and hope for help to have any chance to make it to Tampa.

North Carolina State 21, Wake Forest 17:: Russell Wilson passed for two touchdowns and ran for one to power the Wolfpack past the Demon Deacons in Raleigh.

The redshirt freshman was 16-for-33 for 152 yards with scoring passes covering 11 yards to George Bryan and 8 yards to Anthony Hill in his fourth straight multitouchdown game for the Wolfpack (4-6, 2-4).

He helped them win their second straight against an in-state league rival, take another step toward bowl eligibility and deal a serious blow to the Demon Deacons' hopes of capturing a second Atlantic Division title in three years.

Clemson 31, Duke 7: : C.J. Spiller had an 83-yard touchdown catch and a 24-yard scoring run to help the Tigers (5-5, 3-4) win their 14th straight over the Blue Devils (4-6, 1-5) at home. Spiller continued his electrifying play in the season's second half for Clemson. He accounted for 242 yards two weeks ago in Clemson's 27-21 win at Boston College, its first under interim coach Dabo Swinney. Spiller added two more touchdowns last week in a 41-27 loss at Florida State. This time, it was Duke that couldn't contain Clemson's "Lightning."

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