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LIVE UPDATES: Florida State Seminoles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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The Florida State Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 ACC) play in Doak Campbell Stadium for the second consecutive week in a top-25 conference matchup with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-1, 0-1 ACC). The Seminoles have lost two straight in the series, including a 35-14 defeat in 2021 that was the team's worst defeat of the season.

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The 'Noles and Demon Deacons have both performed well on offense a third of the way through 2022. Each team is scoring 37.5+ points per game and are led by veteran quarterbacks, Jordan Travis and Sam Hartman. 

It's projected to be 86 degrees at kickoff, sunny, with a 0% chance of rain. It's going to be a nice and hot afternoon in Tallahassee as Florida State tries to move to 5-0.

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— Offensive tackle Robert Scott, defensive end Jared Verse, and linebacker Amari Gainer are all fully dressed out and it appears that they will play.

— Defensive tackle Fabien Lovett, tight end Jackson West, and offensive lineman Thomas Schrader remain out for the Seminoles. 

— Sidney Williams is with the linebackers again during pregame.

— Quarterback Tate Rodemaker has both of his ankles taped up.

— Wide receiver Darion Williamson has not been spotted so far during warmups.

— Wide receivers, Winston Wright Jr, Ja'Khi Douglas and Keyshawn Helton also not spotted during warmups.


— Robert Cooper, Dennis Briggs, Wyatt Rector, and Dillan Gibbons are the captains for Florida State.

— Wake Forest wins the toss and defers. Florida State will start with the ball.

— Trey Benson and Mycah Pittman are back deep for the Seminoles.

— Benson bobbles the opening kickoff and returns the ball to the 17-yard line. 

— The Seminoles go deep on the first play but Travis is unable to connect with Johnny Wilson down the sideline.

— Travis play-fakes and hits Johnny Wilson over the middle for 25 yards.

— Treshaun Ward goes up the middle on the next play and cuts to the right side for a gain of 30.

— FSU runs a tight end screen for Markeston Douglas and he barrels over a defender to get the Seminoles into the red zone.

— Travis finds Mycah Pittman over the middle for an 18-yard touchdown. That's Pittman's first score at Florida State.

— The Seminoles lead 7-0 with 12:56 remaining in the opening quarter.

— The kickoff from Ryan Fitzgerald goes for a kick-off.

— Jarrian Jones makes a tackle after a short gain but it goes for a first down.

— Kalen DeLoach breaks up a pass over the middle.

— Sam Hartman tries to hurry up and sneak the ball but he's stopped short to bring up fourth down.

— Wake Forest converts but the Demon Deacons are flagged for holding. They'll have to punt for their own 36.

— The punt falls short and bounces out of bounds at the FSU 27. That's where the Seminoles will take over on offense.

— Ward is hit from behind and he fumbles but Pittman somehow ends up with the ball. It bounced through two defenders hands.

— The pass is deflected on second down which brings up 3rd and 6 for Florida State.

— The Seminoles go three and out and will have to punt.

— The punt is fielded at the 20 and Azareye'h Thomas immediately brings the returner down. 47 yard punt from Alex Mastromanno has Wake Forest back on offense with 9:19 to play in the first quarter.

— Patrick Payton sheds a block and tackles Christian Turner for a two-yard gain.

— Hartman runs the slow-mesh RPO and scrambles to the right side for a first down.

— Akeem Dent breaks up a pass to bring up 2nd and 10.

— DJ Lundy brings down Turner for a loss.

— Hartman throws a dart to A.T. Perry on the outside for a first down.

— Hartman scrambles and Jammie Robinson brings him down short of the goal line. 3rd and goal from the 2.

— The run is short and that brings up fourth and goal. Wake Forest is going for it.

— Florida State calls timeout with only 10 defenders on the field. 4:30 to play in the first quarter.

— Wake Forest scores on a run directly up the middle. The Seminoles and Demon Deacons are tied at 7 with 4:25 remaining in the quarter.

— Benson returns the kick to the Florida State 22. 

— Travis throws out short to Johnny Wilson and the big receiver cuts up through multiple broken tackles for 25 yards.

— Pressure forces an off-target throw to a wide-open Mycah Pittman.

— Darius Washington gets beat across his face to bring up 3rd and 9. 

— Florida State punts for the second straight drive. Mastromanno's kick travels 41 yards and bounces out of bounds inside the Wake Forest 10.

— Shyheim Brown rushes through the line and makes a tackle for loss to force 3rd and 4.

— Hartman hits Perry for another first down on third down.

— Pass interference on Florida State moves the ball to the Wake Forest 38.

— Florida State and Wake Forest are tied at 7 at the conclusion of the first quarter.


— Wake Forest faces 3rd and 1 from its own 47 to begin the quarter.

— The Demon Deacons convert for a first down at midfield.

— Hartman goes deep for Perry but the throw is off-target. It would've been a touchdown if the two would've connected.

— Malcolm Ray is down after a 35-yard run by Justice Ellison up the right side. Wake Forest has the ball inside the FSU 10.

— Ray jogs off the field under his own power.

— Tatum Bethune sticks with the tight end and forces Hartman to throw a poor pass.

— FSU brings pressure but no one can get to Hartman. He finds A.T. Perry in the end zone, who lost Omarion Cooper, for a touchdown.

— Wake Forest leads 14-7 with 12:59 to play in the half.

— The Demon Deacons are penalized for kicking the ball out of bounds on the kickoff. FSU takes over at its own 35.

— Travis fumbles and Wake Forest is instantly back on offense at the FSU 39. 

— Robinson blitzes and brings Hartman down for a tackle for loss.

— Hartman finds a wide open Turner out of the backfield for 17 yards and a first down.

— Robinson blitzes again and Hartman's shot for the end zone is incomplete. 3rd and 8.

— Hartman finds Donovan Greene for a touchdown. Tremendous catch from Greene.

— Florida State trails 21-7 with 11:15 to play in the first half.

— Benson provides an energy play at the perfect time with a 38-yard kickoff return to the FSU 45.

— Ward with a tough run as he breaks a tackle and a defenders ankles on the way to a first down.

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— Third and long again for Florida State.

— Florida State punting for the third time this half. 

— Mastromanno's punt goes for a touchback. Wake Forest has the ball at its own 25 with 9:09 to play in the half.

— Three Seminoles in the area to make the tackle but the Demon Deacons still get a first down.

— Jarrian Jones is down with an injury.

— Florida State finally stops Wake Forest on third down before surrendering 10 yard run on fourth and short.

— Dennis Briggs deflects a pass at the line of scrimmage.

— Tatum Bethune stuffs a run to bring up 3rd and 11.

— Pass interference on Omarion Cooper gives Wake Forest a free first down in the red zone.

— Holding on Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons have 1st and 20 from the FSU 25.

— Verse explodes off the edge and gets Florida State's first sack of the day to make it fourth down.

— Wake Forest's field goal attempt is wide right. The score remains 21-7 with under four minutes until the half.

— Ward sheds a tackle on a run for a first down to the left.

— Travis is inaccurate on a deep throw to Ontaria Wilson.

— 3rd and 6 coming up for the Seminoles after a run from Benson.

— Travis hits Trey Benson right at the sticks for a first down.

— Travis rolls out and finds Pittman to get FSU on the cusp of the red zone.

— Two straight runs bring up 3rd and 6 from the Wake Forest 18 with 1:16 to play in the half. 

— Toafili goes up the middle for a first down. 

— Timeout Wake Forest with 54 seconds until the half. Seminoles have 2nd and 8 from the 9.

— Wake Forest calls its final timeout of the half with 51 seconds left after a tackle for loss. Third and long for FSU.

— Travis throws incomplete and Ryan Fitzgerald misses a 29-yard field goal.

— An embarrassment on offense to finish the possession keeps the score at 21-7.

— Florida State trails 21-7 at the half. 


— Wake Forest begins the second half at its own 25.

— Hartman finds Perry for back to back first downs.

— The Demon Deacons score a touchdown on their first possession of the second half. Wake Forest leads 28-7 with 12:18 remaining in the third quarter.

— Florida State takes over at its own 15.

— Travis finds Pittman over the middle for 24 yards and a first down.

— Pittman catches another pass for 24 yards.

— Malik McClain brings one in inside the 10 to make it 1st and goal.

— Travis hits Pittman for his second touchdown of the game.

— The Seminoles go for two and don't convert. Florida State trails 28-13 with 7:03 to play in the quarter.

— Patrick Payton with a sack to bring up 3rd and long.

— Another sack for Florida State as Joshua Farmer gets to Hartman.

— Wake Forest will have to punt.

— Pittman returns the punt for 34 yards and Florida State is already in scoring position.

— False start. 1st and 15.

— Travis hits Ontaria Wilson to make it 3rd and 6.

— Ward with a ridiculous spin move to get Florida State a first down.

— Holding on Darius Washington negates a big gain from Ontaria Wilson. Would've been first and goal.

— Travis is sacked to bring up 4th and 26.

— Florida State is going to punt with 51 seconds left in the quarter.

— Wake Forest possession begins at its own 13.

— Florida State trails 28-13 at the conclusion of the quarter.


— 3rd and 4 coming up for the Demon Deacons.

— Hartman completes the pass for a first down.

— Jared Verse, DJ Lundy, and Jammie Robinson combine for a stop. 3rd and 11 for Wake Forest.

— Linebacker Kalen DeLoach gets in for a sack to make it fourth down. The Demon Deacons will punt.

— FSU takes over at its own 42 with 12:24 remaining in the game.

— False start on Florida State.

— Pass interference on Wake Forest gives the Seminoles a first down.

— Travis hits Cam McDonald down the seam to get into the red zone.

— Ward gets inside the 10 on a short run.

— Travis keeps it himself and makes it 1st and goal.

— Travis throws a fade to Johnny Wilson for a touchdown.

— Florida State goes for two and converts. The Seminoles trail 28-21 with 9:32 remaining in the game.

— 3rd and 6 coming up for Wake Forest.

— Greedy Vance gets mossed by Ke'Shawn Williams for a first down. That would've been a big stop for the defense.

— First down for Wake Forest at the FSU 16 with 5:30 remaining.

— Florida State calls its first timeout with 3:59 to play.

— Wake Forest drive goes 18 plays for 66 yards and a field goal to go up 31-21.

— Florida State loses to Wake Forest, 31-21.

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