The Seminoles scored 52 points, and this time it wasn’t against an FCS opponent. The ’Noles entered the game wanting to avenge last season’s loss at the hands of the Demon Deacons—and that they did, routing Wake Forest 52-0 for their second shutout of the year.
After beginning the season by racking up wild numbers against outmatched Murray State and Savannah State, Florida State continued the trend with 612 yards of offense. The Seminoles have now scored 50 points in three consecutive games for the first time ever.
Chris Thompson ran through the Wake Forest defense with abandon Saturday, scoring on runs of 74 and 80 yards in No. 5 Florida State’s victory. Just under a year ago, it wasn’t clear whether Thompson would be able to run at all. Thompson, a 5-foot-8 senior, broke two vertebrae in his back last year against the Demon Deacons.
FSU’s defense never let up, holding Wake Forest (2-1, 1-1) to 126 total yards and a 1-for-16 day on third downs. The Seminoles have outscored their opponents 176-3; the last time FSU didn’t give up a touchdown in three consecutive games was 1964, when the receivers coach was a young assistant named Bobby Bowden.
Fisher and his players were happy with their overall performance, but know there are tune-ups to be made before facing No. 11 Clemson next week. FSU has a much tougher challenge before playing the Tigers, having beaten the Seminoles five times in the past seven meetings, including last year.
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Written by Mackenzie Thirkill