Posted by Chip Patterson
No longer having the luxury of quarterback Riley Skinner, Wake Forest has reverted back to an offense that relies heavily on misdirection and the occasional trick play. In order to properly defend against the Demon Deacons, it requires a disciplined and fundamentally sound approach from the entire defensive unit. Florida State's defensive prowess has not been more evident than in the first half against the Demon Deacons.
The Seminoles have held the Wake Forest offense to just 75 yards of total offense and a 0-6 third down efficiency. Florida State's offense was supposed to put on a show against the same defense that gave up 68 points to Stanford and 48 to Duke. But the Demon Deacons' offense has kept the game interesting, refusing to give up the big play to Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder.
But in order to climb back into the game, Wake Forest needs to figure out a way to move the ball. Florida State may be slowed down, but they have not been stopped. The Seminoles will continue to add to their lead until this game is out of reach if Wake Forest cannot find the end zone.