An ACC battle is on tap between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Florida State Seminoles at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Truist Field. The Seminoles hold a 30-7-1 all-time advantage in the series over the Demon Deacons, but Wake Forest won the last meeting in 2019 and the two programs appear to be heading in different directions. Florida State is 0-2 coming off a loss to FCS Jacksonville State, while Wake Forest is 2-0 and has made five consecutive bowl appearances.
FSU head coach Mike Norvell is now off to a 3-8 start in his career and patience is wearing thin already for a once-proud program. The Demon Deacons are favored by 4.5-points in the latest Wake Forest vs. Florida State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 62. Before entering any Florida State vs. Wake Forest picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Wake Forest vs. Florida State spread: Wake Forest -4.5
- Wake Forest vs. Florida State over-under: 62 points
What you need to know about Florida State
The Seminoles were close but no cigar last Saturday as they fell 20-17 to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. Through two weeks, the pattern has been simple to diagnose but difficult to treat. Poor quarterback play and poor pass defense have been the story in losses to Notre Dame and Jacksonville State.
McKenzie Milton and Jordan Travis have combined to complete just 53.3 percent of their passes and have thrown four interceptions against three touchdowns, while averaging an abysmal 5.2 yards per ass attempt. Meanwhile, the defense is allowing an average of 304 passing yards per game. The FSU running game has been a positive though, averaging 233 yards per game with Jashaun Corbin rushing for 253 yards and two scores.
What you need to know about Wake Forest
Meanwhile, the Demon Deacons took their game against the Norfolk State Spartans last Saturday by a conclusive 41-16 score. In two games where they've clearly had more talent than their opponents, the Demon Deacons have been solid offensively but not particularly explosive. They're averaging 382.5 yards per game but have made good work of short fields and average 41.5 points per game.
The Wake Forest defense has done its job through two weeks, limiting two outmatched opponents to an average of 304 yards and 13 points per game. Quarterback Sam Hartman has played solid complimentary football by averaging 8.3 yards per pass attempt, completing 67.3 percent of his passes and throwing four touchdowns without an interception thus far.
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