#8 Florida State, 48; Boston College, 34
#8 Florida State improved to 4-0 with a win at Alumni Stadium that turned out to be much more hard-fought than the Atlantic Coast Conference-leading Seminoles had bargained for. The fourth highest-scoring offense in the nation successfully overcame some first-quarter jitters, but the 34 points allowed were more than twice their average for the first three games.
The Boston College defense forced a three-and-out on the opening drive, and the offense capitalized with a 36-yard touchdown drive that ended with a six-yard pass from quarterback Chase Rettig to tight end C. J. Parsons. Kicker Roberto Aguayo responded for FSU with a 40-yard field goal, but Rettig recorded his second TD pass before the end of the first quarter, a three-yarder to TE Jake Sinkovec, to make it 14-3.