Florida State Seminoles (0-2) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-0)
September 18, 2021 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -6.5 / Florida State Seminoles +6.5; Over/Under: 61
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet the Florida State Seminoles Saturday in week 3 college football action at Truist Field. The Florida State Seminoles need a win after losses to Notre Dame and Jacksonville State. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for another win after beating Old Dominion and Norfolk State.
The Florida State Seminoles haven’t won a road game since November of 2019. McKenzie Milton is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 181 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Ja’Khi Douglas and Keyshawn Helton have combined for 133 receiving yards and one touchdown while Darion Williamson has four receptions. The Florida State Seminoles ground game is averaging 233 yards per contest, and Jashaun Corbin leads the way with 253 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Florida State is allowing 30.5 points and 392 yards per game. Jermaine Johnson II leads the Florida State Seminoles with 18 tackles, Keir Thomas has one sack and Travis Jay has one interception.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for two 3-0 starts in the last three years. Sam Hartman is completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 432 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jaquarii Roberson and A.T. Perry have combined for 243 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Donald Stewart has five receptions. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ground game is averaging 162.5 yards per contest, and Christian Beal-Smith leads the way with 134 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 13 points and 304 yards per game. Luke Masterson leads the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with 13 tackles, Luiji Vilain has 1.5 sacks and Caelen Carson has one interception.
The Seminoles are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Seminoles last 10 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Demon Deacons last 7 home games. The Seminoles are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Wake Forest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Right when you thought Florida State was on the right track after taking Notre Dame to overtime, the Seminoles lose to Jacksonville State in the most bizarre, heartbreaking way possible. It wouldn’t be surprising to see FSU sleepwalk in this game and completely lay an egg. Not sure how Florida State bounces back from such a loss. Wake Forest hasn’t played anybody and its not a team I run to the window to lay chalk with, but backing FSU isn’t an option. Give me the Demon Deacons by a touchdown.