BOSTON (AP) -- EJ Manuel threw for one touchdown and ran for another as Florida State opened a 28-point halftime lead and coasted to a 38-7 victory over Boston College on Thursday night.
With their fourth straight win, the Seminoles (6-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) qualified for a bowl game for an NCAA-best 30th consecutive year.
Boston College (2-7, 1-5), which had gone to a bowl game for 12 straight years, was guaranteed its first losing season since 1998 and was eliminated from bowl contention.
Manuel completed 12 of 16 passes for 180 yards and ran 16 times for 37 yards. Devonta Freeman ran for 62 yards and two touchdowns, and Nick O'Leary caught three passes for 87 yards.
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