COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Christian Ponder threw for 170 yards and a touchdown, and Florida State beat Maryland 30-16 Saturday night to remain in the hunt to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game.
Florida State (8-3, 6-2) has completed the ACC portion of its schedule and can finish no worse than tied atop the Atlantic Division. But if North Carolina State (8-3, 5-2) defeats Maryland on Saturday, the Wolfpack would gain a share of first place and would win the tiebreaker because of their 28-24 win over FSU last month.
The Terrapins (7-4, 4-3) were eliminated from contention. Maryland, which became the last ACC team to lose at home this season, needed to beat the Seminoles and Wolfpack to win the division crown for the first time.
Down 23-16, Maryland drove to the 19 in the final minute before Nick Moody intercepted a fourth-down pass and took it 90 yards for a touchdown with 36 seconds left.