By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
October 20, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Florida State Seminoles are back in action following a bye week and it’s homecoming in Tallahassee!
FSU is looking for their second ACC win of the season and is looking to hold a winning record for the first time this year.
Wake is also coming off a bye and can’t stop the run well, so lets see if the Noles, who have struggled on the ground, can take advantage.
Below will be a running live blog of today’s game, where you’ll find game updates and analysis from the WCTV Sports team.
END OF THE FIRST QUARTER: FSU 7 – WAKE FOREST 10
1st Quarter, 0:24 – FSU 7 – Wake Forest 10
That may be the best drive of the year, and is what the Gulf Coast Offense should look like.
Francois, who had completed just three passes before the drive began, rattles of four completions in a row to drive the Noles to the three yardline in just over a minute before Cam Akers punched int in for six.
FSU is back in this one.
1st Quarter, 6:00 – FSU 0 – Wake Forest 10
Wake’s up-tempo offense is already making the FSU defense look tired. Defensive ends aren’t able to close the edge on receivers and when they’re covered, Wake is going across the middle, like Sam Hartman did to find Jack Freudenthal to cap off a 51-yard drive and give Wake their first touchdown in Tallahassee since 2006.
1st Quarter, 10:32 – FSU 0 – Wake Forest 3
FSU responds with a quick three-and-out on an incomplete swing pass, a go-nowhere handoff to Jacques Patrick and a no-gain scramble from Francois.
Quick-paced WF is out again.
1st Quarter, 11:54 – FSU 0 – Wake Forest 3
In a nutshell, that drive explains how potent and detrimental a tempo offense can be. Wake moved the ball 61 yards in just over three minutes but once they were set with a fresh set of downs inside the 20, they stalled out and settled for a field goal.
A touchdown pass hit off the hands of Sage Surratt just a handful of plays before the field goal, so three points is kind of a win for the Noles defense.
Time to see how the offense responds.
FSU wins the coin toss and defers to the second half. Wake will get the ball to begin today’s contest.
Hello, all! Thanks for joining us today as the Noles and Demon Deacons square off.
It’s a sparse homecoming crowd for what is a winnable game for the Noles (but, then again, haven’t nearly all of them been?).