Florida State at Wake Forest live blog: FSU 26 - WF 19

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By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
September 30, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida State Seminoles take to the road for their first true road game of 2017 as they look for their first win of the season against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

Keep this page handy, as we'll be giving you real-time thoughts, analysis and updates as the Noles and Deacs tango from Winston-Salem.

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That's your ballgame
Well what do you know - Blackman and the Noles pull it out in the end. FSU has their first win of the season.

Thanks for spending your afternoon with me. Check our recap momentarily right here on WCTV.tv.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME: 4Q, 0:53 - FSU 26-19
After being unable to throw the deep ball all game, Blackman unloads and finds Auden Tate in the endzone for a 40-yard touchdown to give the Noles a lead inside the final minute.

All you need is luck: 4Q, 6:20 - 19-19
After Blackman found Gavin for a 45-yard pickup on 3rd and 20, Aguayo nails a 35-yard field goal to tie the game.

He has been money on the afternoon, hitting all four of his field goal attempts.

Cuttin' the edge: 4Q, 13:57 - WF 19-16
Wake is able to drive down the field - going 59 yards in seven plays - and Matt Colburn caps the drive off with a seven-yard touchdown run.

END OF THE THIRD QUARTER - FSU 16 - WAKE FOREST 12
It was a quick 15 minutes and the Noles offense has looked...better...than it did for a majority of the first half, but it still isn't completely clicking.

Fumble-rooski: 3Q, 4:18 - FSU 16-12
A bad snap over the head of Wolford leads to the Deacons fumbling the ball, twice, and on the second fumble the Noles recover. FSU has it on their own 29 yardline.

Extending the lead, 3Q, 4:18 - FSU 16-12
After a stop-and-go drive, the Noles settle for another field goal.

If there's a theme in tonight's game, it's "settling for field goals."

Missed opportunities everywhere: 3Q, 12:40 - FSU 13-12
This would be a far different game if Wake could take advantage of the deep punts instead of letting them go into the endzone.

Ball went from the 1/2 yardline to the Noles' 20.

Lets get it started : 3Q, 15:00 - FSU 13-12
The second half is underway.

HALFTIME - FSU 13 - WAKE FOREST 12
It was looking dire until the back half of the second quarter, but the Noles take a one-point lead into the halftime break.

Noles take the lead: 2Q, 2:55 - FSU 13-12
The Noles take advantage of the turnover, but still are unable to punch it into the endzone. However, they are able to regain the lead at 13-12 with just under three minutes left before halftime.

TURNOVER!: 2Q, 5:09 - WF 12-10
This game might just be turning in the Noles favor. Kyle Meyers picks off Wolford after the ball goes off his receiver's shoulder pads and FSU is set up at the WF 30 yard line.

It's the first forced turnover by the Noles defense this season.

Just what the doctor ordered: 2Q, WF 12-10
After the kickoff return by Keith Gavin went for 81 yards, the Noles punch it in on a one-yard touchdown run for Jacques Patrick to give FSU their first touchdown of the game.

It's getting ugly: 2Q, 6:59 - WF 12-3
Wake QB Wolford bowls his way into the goal line on a QB keeper and the Deacs are up 12-3, following a missed extra point.

The Noles NEED some sort of offensive rhythm here.

It's up, it's good x 3: 2Q, 13:17 - WF 6-3
Weaver hits another field goal, this time from 39-yards out, and the Deacons have their first lead of the afternoon.

END OF THE FIRST QUARTER, FSU 3 - WAKE FOREST 3
The first quarter has come to a close.

The offense has not had a good day, outside of that long 69-yard run by Patrick.

We are tied: 1Q, 2:48, 3-3
Mike Weaver hits a 24-yard field goal for the Deacons to tie the game.

Could have been much worse for the Noles, considering the great field position Wake had with the fumble recovery.

It's Trickayyyyy: 1Q, 3:36, FSU 3-0
WF tries a trick play on the handoff, and the QB Wolford was the target, but the ball is nearly picked and ultimately incomplete.

Lucky break for the Noles.

It's up and it's good: 1Q, 7:06 - FSU 3-0
Ricky Aguayo hits a 51-yard field goal to give the Noles a 3-0 lead.

Unable to get the spark going: 1Q, 7:35
Following Patrick's big run, the Noles are unable to get anything going offensively, including Blackman having the ball stripped from him in the pocket.

Wonder if Jimbo begins to call the offense conservatively sooner rather than later.

Give the man some room: 1Q, 9:30
Nevermind what I just said - on the first play of the drive, Jacques Patrick breaks lose through the middle for a 69-yard pickup.

1st and forever: 1Q, 9:41
The Deacons pin the Noles deep in their own territory, with the ball being pinned inside the one yardline.

With the way the offense has looked as of late, this might be an undesirable drive.

Early three and out: 1Q, 13:04
The Noles go three-and-out on their first possession of the game.

He could go all the...block in the back
Derwin James took the opening kickoff 101 yards to the house, but a block in the back penalty negates the play.

A lot of momentum swings on the opening play of the day.

Coin toss: Wake wins and defers
The Noles will begin the game on offense for the second game in a row.

Pregame: Noles vs. Deacs
Happy Saturday to you all. We will have updates and analysis all game long for you. Kickoff is set for about 10 minutes from now (3:36 p.m.).



 
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