Clemson Vs. FSU Final Score: Tajh Boyd Bombs E.J. Manuel-less Noles, 35-30

Clemson's kind of the opposite of the other Tigers from the other Death Valley, in that they get a lot of big wins at home.

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Clemson Vs. Florida State Final Score: Death Valley Claims Another

A week after the Clemson Tigers ended the defending national champions' winning streak in Death Valley, they've knocked off a 2011 preseason title contender. It's a 35-30 final score over the No. 11 Florida St. Seminoles for the No. 21 Clemson Tigers, who remain undefeated and have made their case for a top-15 ranking (for now).

FSU entered the game minus starting quarterback E.J. Manuel, which is pretty important, but backup Clint Trickett played well despite still being really skinny. He threw 38 times for 336 yards, three touchdowns and only one interception -- and his pick wasn't anywhere near as disastrous as the one Clemson's Tajh Boyd put together. Boyd had another strong game otherwise (22-of-35, 360 total yards, three touchdowns).

Sammy Watkins again provided the fireworks, putting up 171 yards receiving, 13 on the ground and a pair of scores, plus a 20-yard punt return.

Can Clemson stay unbeaten once they leave home for the first time all season? They'll find out against Virginia Tech next week.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Florida State blog Tomahawk Nation and Clemson blog Shakin' the Southland. Also, check out this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub and Week 4 college football coverage for more.

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Florida State Vs. Clemson Halftime Score: Tajh Boyd Helped Tigers To Halftime Lead

The Clemson Tigers are sitting pretty at halftime of their game against the Florida State Seminoles, taking a 21-10 lead into the second half. In a move that shouldn't be especially surprising, quarterback Tajh Boyd has contributed on all three of the home team's touchdowns.

Boyd completed 12 of his 14 passing attempts in the first half, including throwing a pair of touchdowns to Sammy Watkins and Dwayne Allen, as he's amassed 140 yards through the air through two quarters of play. The quarterback -- who was apparently nicknamed Fat Boy during springball, according to the ESPN announcing crew -- has also used his legs a bit as he's rushed for 21 yards and a touchdown.

Florida State's lone touchdown came on a long touchdown through the air when backup quarterback Clint Trickett connected with Rodney Smith on a 57-yard bomb through the air. Trickett's 10-of-15 with a touchdown and interception in the absence of E.J. Manuel.

Florida State is struggling in the penalty department more than any other. The Seminoles have been charged with just five penalties for 53 yards, but all have come at the worst possible time as they allow the Clemson offense to stay on the field -- including two personal foul penalties for running into the kicker.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Florida State blog Tomahawk Nation and Clemson blog Shakin' the Southland. Also, check out this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub andWeek 4 college football coverage for more.

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Florida State Vs. Clemson Score: Tigers Out To Early Lead In Death Valley

The Clemson Tigers are off to a good start early as their explosive offense was able to put up a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter. The Florida State Seminoles answered with a long score of their own, but still find themselves down as the scoreboard reads 14-10 in favor of the Tigers.

The Seminoles began the game with a solid drive, but it ultimately ended in a Dustin Hopkins -- not that Dustin Hopkins -- field goal, leaving the door open for Clemson to take over in Death Valley. They did that, too, as Florida State committed a pass interference penalty before eventually giving up a 24-yard touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins from quarterback Tajh Boyd. Boyd decided to run the Tigers' second touchdown in from the one-yard line, but that came thanks to a roughing the punter penalty that should have given the 'Noles the ball back.

Florida State ended the first quarter with the momentum in their favor, however, as backup quarterback Clint Trickett -- starting for the injured E.J. Manuel -- fired a 57-yard bomb to Rodney Smith after buying himself time and getting outside of the pocket.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Florida State blog Tomahawk Nation and Clemson blog Shakin' the Southland. Also, check out this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub andWeek 4 college football coverage for more.

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Florida State Vs. Clemson: Clint Trickett Starting In Place Of Injured E.J. Manuel

Florida State will be playing Clemson for pole position in the ACC's Atlantic Division without their first-string quarterback this Saturday. Redshirt freshman Clint Trickett will start while E.J. Manuel recovers from injuries sustained against Oklahoma.

Trickett entered Florida State's loss against Oklahoma in the second half, and proceeded to complete seven of 15 throws for 134 yards and a touchdown. Manuel completed 13 of 19 passes against Oklahoma, but for just 85 yards; he also threw two interceptions.

Then again, Trickett's touchdown came on a fluky jump ball that Rashad Greene snagged and took to pay dirt, and was sacked five times in the fourth quarter alone. If he's going to help Florida State win this Saturday, Trickett will need better protection from his line.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Florida State blog Tomahawk Nation and Clemson blog Shakin the Southland. Also, check out this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub and Week 4 college football coverage for more.

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FSU Vs. Clemson Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

Florida State and Clemson face off Saturday in an important ACC clash.

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