The FSU defense has been the most consistent unit this season, and the expectation was they should dominate a struggling Wake Forest offense. That’s what they did, as they had 10 tackles for a loss and five sacks.
Wake Forest was 3 of 14 (21.4 percent) on third down conversions and had fewer than 100 total yards at halftime.
Wake Forest ran 65 plays for 210 yards, which equates to 3.23 yards per play. What makes it even more dominant?
Wake Forest had one running play that went for 51 yards. If we remove that play, they only averaged 2.48 yards per play.
Not to mention, Adam Fuller continues to rotate players early and often. It shows because non-starters like Byron Turner Jr., Daniel Lyons, and Gilber Edmonds had multiple tackles.
Turner had six tackles, Lyons had four, and Edmonds had four. Jared Verse had another two sack game, and Patrick Payton had 2.5 tackles for a loss.
The FSU secondary continued to show dominance and added to their No. 1 ranking in passes defended with six. The starting unit still has not allowed a passing touchdown on the season.