Deondre Francois threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Tamorrion Terry with 1:49 left and Florida State beat No. 22 Boston College 22-21 on Saturday to keep its bowl hopes alive.

Francois was 19 of 39 for 322 yards, shaking off two first-half interceptions for his fourth 300-yard game of the season. Cam Akers had 19 carries for 110 yards for the Seminoles (5-6, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference).

It was Florida State’s first victory in six attempts against Top 25 teams this season. Florida State has gone to a bowl in each season since 1982 and can extend the streak with a victory over No. 15 Florida next week.

Florida State defensive back Hamsah Nasirildeen, left, and defensive end Brian Burns celebrate Nasirildeen's interception of a Boston College pass in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Florida State defensive back Hamsah Nasirildeen, left, and defensive end Brian Burns celebrate Nasirildeen’s interception of a Boston College pass in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Terry, a redshirt freshman, now has eight touchdown receptions. True freshman Keyshawn Helton had six receptions for 73 yards.

Boston College (7-4, 4-3) hasn’t won in Tallahassee since 2008.

A.J. Dillon ran a season-high 37 times for 116 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles, and Anthony Brown completed 18 of 33 passes for 297 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Dillon has 1,052 rushing yards in nine games this season, missing two due to an ankle injury. He had 1,589 rushing yards as a freshman in 2017.

Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown prepares to hand off to running back AJ Dillon in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown prepares to hand off to running back AJ Dillon in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

THE TAKEAWAY

Boston College: The return of injured stars Dillon and Brown weren’t enough to spark the Eagles on offense. BC made 7 of 19 third-down conversions and 3 of 6 fourth-down conversions to put Florida State on the ropes.

Boston College wide receiver Kobay White makes a catch against Florida State Stanford Samuels lll in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Boston College wide receiver Kobay White makes a catch against Florida State Stanford Samuels lll in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Florida State: The Seminoles rallied for a win after dropping three straight games. Florida State had not won in nearly a month, since a 38-17 win over Wake Forest on Oct. 20.

UP NEXT

Boston College: Host Syracuse next Saturday in the regular-season finale.

Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown throws near the Florida State end zone but gets picked off in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown throws near the Florida State end zone but gets picked off in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Florida State: Host No. 15 Florida next Saturday in the final regular-season game.

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Source: The Associated Press

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