FSU football went into Winston Salem, North Carolina on Saturday afternoon looking to get revenge over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, who have beaten the Seminoles in their last three meetings.
Florida State went on to defeat head football coach Dave Clawson and company by a score of 41-16.
While it was not a perfect 60-minute performance by the Seminoles (especially what transpired in the third quarter where they were outscored 9-0), quarterback Jordan Travis had a memorable performance where he completed 22 of his 35 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns. Plus, he also had seven carries for 29 yards and one touchdown.
Lets not forget about the the efforts from running back Trey Benson (155 total yards and two touchdowns) and wide receiver Keon Coleman (66 yards and two touchdowns).
Regardless of the performance, the Seminoles did what they had to do to stay undefeated. Florida State now possesses an 8-0 record with regular season meetings against Pittsburgh, Miami, North Alabama, and Florida on deck.
The Seminoles start the season with an 8-0 record for the first time since 2014.
The Seminoles consistently made Wake Forest feel uncomfortable on offense all night where they only allowed 210 total yards. Quarterback Mitch Griffis completed 6 of his 16 passes for 82 yards. The only success that they had on that side of the football was running back Justice Ellison, who had 10 rushing attempts for 77 yards (includes a 51-yard carry).
The defense consistently was able to generate pressure all day long where they recorded five sacks in the contest.
Florida State’s football team just understands what it takes to win games. It is scary that Norvell’s squad has not put together a complete effort yet. But when it happens, the college football world could be in for a pleasant surprise.
The future in Tallahassee is looking brighter and brighter under the guidance of head football coach Mike Norvell.
Bring it on, Pittsburgh!!