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No. 2 Clemson hands Florida State worst home loss, 59-10

No. 2 Clemson hands Florida State worst home loss, 59-10

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Trevor Lawrence threw four touchdown passes, and No. 2 Clemson handed Florida State its worst home loss in program history with a 59-10 victory Saturday.

Lawrence completed 20 of 37 passes for 314 yards before leaving late in the third quarter. Tee Higgins and Amari Rodgers each had two touchdown receptions.

The Tigers (8-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) moved to 8-0 for the seventh time in school history, including the third time in the last four seasons. They were dominant in the second quarter, scoring four touchdowns on consecutive drives en route to their fourth straight victory over the Seminoles.

Florida State (4-4, 2-4) suffered its most-lopsided defeat at home – surpassing a 58-14 loss to Southern Miss in 1981. It also was the most points allowed by the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium.

NORTHWESTERN 31, NO. 20 WISCONSIN 17

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) – Clayton Thorson ran for two touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to help Northwestern beat Wisconsin.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Oct.27, 2018. Clemson defeated Florida State 59-10. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

The first-place Wildcats (5-3, 5-1) solidified themselves as contenders for the Big Ten West championship while gaining some revenge for a loss at Camp Randall Stadium early last season.

With quarterback Alex Hornibrook sidelined by a concussion and the defense without several injured starters, it was a rough afternoon for Wisconsin (5-3, 3-2). Northwestern turned two fumbles by Jonathan Taylor and another by quarterback Jack Coan into 17 points on the way to its fourth straight victory.

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Clemson wide receiver Amari Rpgers makes a 68 yard reception and run for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Oct.27, 2018. Clemson defeated Florida State 59-10. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Clemson wide receiver Amari Rpgers makes a 68 yard reception and run for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Oct.27, 2018. Clemson defeated Florida State 59-10. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Clemson wide receiver Amari Rogers celebrates his 68-yard reception and run for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Oct.27, 2018. Clemson defeated Florida State 59-10. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Clemson wide receiver Amari Rogers celebrates his 68-yard reception and run for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Oct.27, 2018. Clemson defeated Florida State 59-10. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Northwestern wide receiver Bennett Skowronek, right, catches the ball against Wisconsin cornerback Rachad Wildgoose during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Northwestern wide receiver Bennett Skowronek, right, catches the ball against Wisconsin cornerback Rachad Wildgoose during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) jumps with the ball against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) jumps with the ball against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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