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.
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.
— 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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