- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wake Forest (2-3, 0-1 ACC) vs. No. 1 Florida State (4-0, 2-0 ACC), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN3)

Line: Florida State by 39

Series: Florida State leads 25-6-1

WHAT’S AT STAKE:

The doubters are out in full force after the top-ranked Seminoles struggled to win against N.C. State last week. The only dominant Florida State victory came against FCS program The Citadel and the Seminoles are losing first-place votes in the poll every week. FSU needs a decisive win to end some of those questions. The Demon Deacons have lost to Louisiana-Monroe, Utah State and Louisville. A win at Florida State would be the highlight of the year.

KEY MATCHUP

Wake Forest must find a way to put points on the board to have the chance at an upset. The Demon Deacons have failed to score more than 24 points in a game all season as the Seminoles have been held under 30 just twice during their school-record 20-game win streak. Wake Forest freshman QB John Wolford has thrown six touchdown and 10 interceptions in five games. The turnovers have to be kept to a minimum because Heisman winner Jameis Winston and the FSU offense can put up points in a hurry.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Wake Forest: Junior LB Brandon Chubb leads the ACC with 52 tackles, including 18 in the season opener. He also has three quarterback hurries, two pass break-ups, a sack, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

Florida State: WR Rashad Greene is ranked No. 10 in the nation with 35 receptions and No. 5 with 543 receiving yards. He’s on pace to break every major FSU receiving record and has entered himself into the conversation as one of the best in school history.

FACTS & FIGURES:

Florida State is holding its opponents to 11.8 points per game at home since Jimbo Fisher took over in 2010. … Winston has averaged 327.1 yards passing against ACC opponents. … FSU had a school record six interceptions during a 59-3 win against the Demon Deacons in 2013. … Wake Forest has been held to negative rushing yards in three of five games in 2014. … Wake Forest started the season with 70 percent of its roster made up of freshmen or sophomores.

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