FSU football will be embarking on their next matchup against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on the road in Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium (“Snuggie Hill”) in a sleepy kickoff.
To make matters worse, this football team will have to avenge last year’s loss to Wake Forest where they were defeated by a score of 31-21. Head football coach Dave Clawson and company have gotten the better of Florida State as they have defeated them in each of the last three meetings.
Luckily, the Seminoles will not have to defending against the likes of ultra-talented quarterback Sam Hartman, who transferred to Notre Dame this offseason.
While Wake Forest has a 4-3 record this season with losses over Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Virginia Tech (who just dismantled the Syracuse Orange last night and strangely have a solid chance of making the ACC Championship Game), this is a well-coached squad that will certainly give Florida State everything they have.
There is certainly unproven commodities at the quarterback position with a hobbled Mitch Griffis projected to be the starting signal caller. However, whoever is behind center will have a talented backfield with Demond Claiborne and Justice Ellison as well as 6’4” wide receiver Jahmal Banks.
The Florida State defensive unit should be able to continue their dominance from the second half of the Duke game, considering the question marks that surround Wake Forest’s offense. Plus, they allow 4.43 sacks per game, which could allow defensive ends Jared Verse and Patrick Payton to make their impact felt in the contest.
Defensively, the Demon Deacons are led by senior linebacker Jacob Roberts. The Charlotte (NC) native has recorded 55 total tackles and five sacks on the season. However, their secondary is vulnerable against the pass where they allow 238.6 passing yards per game.
CHOPCHAT STAFF SCORE PREDICTIONS
•Taylor Devers: 41-13 FSU
•Kelvin Hunt: 37-13 FSU
•Jason Zang: 35-17 FSU
•Nick Andre: 37-21 FSU
We are back at it again with another edition of our weekly score predictions. I don’t want to jinx the result of the games, but we are performing fairly well thus far this season.
As a wise man once said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” While I understand the concern of Wake Forest, given our recent struggles with them, this is not the same football team that we are accustomed to.
I expect that fans will return back to Tallahassee (or wherever they reside) and have a huge smiles on their faces leaving the stadium as the Seminoles get prepared for another road contest against a struggling Pittsburgh team.