FSU football currently holds a 34-7 halftime lead over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
The Seminoles look as though they want to avenge their three straight losses versus Wake Forest. In the first half, head football coach Dave Clawson and company look discombobulated as they only have 75 total yards, which includes 51-yard gain by running back Justice Ellison.
While quarterback Jordan Travis has not had a perfect performance, he has done a phenomenal job where he has completed 14 of his 23 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Plus, he has showcased his dual-threat ability with five carries for 33 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Disclaimer: It is difficult to criticize a signal caller having almost 300 passing yards in the first half.
Let’s not forget about ultra-talented pass catcher Keon Coleman where he has recorded five receptions for 60 yards and two touchdowns. It was known that the former Michigan State transfer would have to make an impact, given that starter Johnny Wilson is not available in today’s contest.
Coleman has certainly “buckled up” for this matchup.
The FSU defense has also made Wake Forest quarterback Mitch Griffis’ afternoon a disaster, where he has only completed one of his eight passes for 19 yards. The one pass completion came from a busted coverage, which set up the Demon Deacons to score their only touchdown of the contest.
The Seminoles have totaled five sacks in the first half. Talented pass rushers Jared Verse and Patrick Payton have combined for 2.5 sacks thus far. They have consistently created pressure against the Wake Forest offensive line.
Florida State was only leading by a score of 10-0 at the end of the first quarter. Head football coach Mike Norvell and company seemed to really turn it on in the second half.
Let’s hope that the Seminoles can continue to put their foot on the gas pedal as FSU looks to put a struggling Wake Forest offense away for good.