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Winston shines, No. 1 Florida State beats Syracuse 38-20, extends win streak to 22 games

  • Syracuse wide receiver Steve Ishmael (8) gets past Florida State defensive back Nate Andrews (29) for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Syracuse wide receiver Steve Ishmael (8) gets past Florida State defensive back Nate Andrews (29) for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary (35) is hit by Syracuse safety Durell Eskridge (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary (35) is hit by Syracuse safety Durell Eskridge (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) is forced out-of-bounds by Syracuse's Julian Whigham (1) after making a catch during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) is forced out-of-bounds by Syracuse's Julian Whigham (1) after making a catch during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

With more distractions swirling around him, Jameis Winston was nearly flawless, throwing for 317 yards and three touchdowns, Mario Pender scored twice, and top-ranked Florida State beat Syracuse 38-20 on Saturday.

Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won a school-record 22 straight games, the longest streak in the nation, and 19 in a row in the conference.

The Orange (2-4, 0-2 ACC) lost their fourth straight, again saddled by too many failures in the red zone, scoring one touchdown in four trips inside the Florida State 20 behind two rookie quarterbacks who combined to throw three interceptions.

Rarely pressured, Winston finished 30 of 36 and earned his fifth 300-yard passing game on the road. Tight end Nick O'Leary had a career-high eight catches for 97 yards and one touchdown.