Game Preview: #5 Seminoles vs. Wake Forest – ACC Battle

After practice Thursday afternoon, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, said “I’m anxious to watch them play Saturday.”

By Marcus Joseph

Photo By: Marcus Joseph


TALLAHASSEE, FLA. ( – With week three Thursday practice over, the No. 5 Florida State has completed preparation for Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference opener. The Seminoles (2-0, 0-0 ACC) will take on much anticipated Wake Forest (2-0, 1-0 ACC).

“It was a good, spirited Thursday,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “One of the best one’s we’ve had. We had a few things to get cleaned up. We got them cleaned up. I like the way we ran the ball, threw the ball, played defense. I liked our mental frame of mind.

Seminoles are coming into Saturday’s game with a two game winning streak, after defeating Murray State and Savannah State. Last season, Florida State was defeated 30-35 to Wake Forest on the road. That lost to Wake Forest, last season, was also the third consecutive lost of the season.

FSU Clint Trickett got the start at quarterback over an unhealthy EJ Manuel, and was 6-11 on his throws for a total of 29 yards.

“We’ve got a big one on Saturday,” Fisher said. “This will be a big game and it’s going to be a very good game. Wake Forest is a very good football team. We need to play really well.”

This week, a lot emphasis was directed toward the Seminoles ground attack, as they look to develop a consistently productive running game.

“We need to be able to run that football,” said coach Fisher. “At practice and everything I’ve seen, we’re much farther along than we’ve been in a long time and doing some things a lot better.”

“We’re a lot more physical, a lot more forceful; picking up blitzes. … There are some smart guys up there,” he also said. “Not just smart, but they’ve got football instincts.

The Seminoles will look to continue their win streak Saturday on national television at 12 noon.









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