Fla. State defeats Clemson 16-13 on Hopkins kick

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A week after missing a game-winning kick in the final seconds, Dustin Hopkins booted a career-best 55-yard field goal Saturday night as time expired to give Florida State a 15-13 victory over Clemson.
Hopkins missed a 40-yard kick last week that allowed North Carolina to escape with a 37-35 win.
Chandler Catanzaro's second field goal for Clemson -- a 29 yard kick with 53 seconds left, tied the game.
EJ Manuel, who started in place of an injured Christian Ponder at quarterback, scored Florida State's only touchdown on an 8-yard run with 10:08 left to give the Seminoles a 13-10 lead.
Florida State (7-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) remained alive in its pursuit of a berth in next month's ACC title game along with Maryland and North Carolina State.
Jamie Harper ran for a career high 126 yards and a touchdown for Clemson (5-5, 3-4).


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