- 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


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.


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.


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.


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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