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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Sports Network) - Devonta Freeman carried the ball 16 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns as the 10th-ranked Florida State Seminoles clinched the ACC's Atlantic Division title with a 41-14 victory over the Maryland Terrapins.
EJ Manuel completed 17-of-23 passes for 144 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for the Seminoles (10-1, 7-1 ACC), who captured their second divisional crown in the last three years.
James Wilder Jr. carried the ball eight times for 52 yards and a score for Florida State, which ends the regular season next Saturday against Florida. Rashad Greene and Nick O'Leary each caught a touchdown pass.
Florida State's Dustin Hopkins made two field goals and five extra points to break the NCAA all-time scoring record for a kicker. He came into Saturday's game needing three points to break Boise State kicker Kyle Brotzman's (2007-10) record of 439.
Shawn Petty connected on 8-of-19 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns for the Terrapins (4-7, 2-5), who have lost five in a row.
Florida State never looked back after scoring a touchdown on its opening possession of the game.
O'Leary's 15-yard catch on 3rd-and-9 set up the Seminoles at the Maryland 45. Faced with a 3rd-and-1 from the six, Wilder Jr. picked up one yard on the ground and Freeman followed with a 5-yard rushing TD to make it 7-0.
Levern Jacobs fumbled on the ensuing kickoff and Florida State recovered the ball at the 10-yard line of the Terrapins. O'Leary hauled in a touchdown pass on the next play to make it a 14-point contest.
The Seminoles got the ball in Maryland territory again after Petty fumbled with over three minutes left in the opening period. However, Florida State had to settle for a 26-yard Hopkins field goal on the second play of the second quarter.
Hopkins added a 40-yarder on Florida State's next possession, making it a 20-0 contest.
It was 27-0 at the half after Greene caught a 30-yard TD pass with 1:32 remaining.
Each team scored a touchdown in the third stanza. Kevin Dorsey caught a 33- yard TD pass for Maryland, while Freeman recorded a 2-yard rushing touchdown for Florida State.
Wilder Jr. and Dorsey each recorded touchdowns in the fourth to close out the scoring.