By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
September 30, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The Florida State Seminoles have a win under their belt in the 2017 season after escaping Winston-Salem with a 26-19 victory over Wake Forest.
With less than a minute to play in the fourth quarter, James Blackman unloaded a 40-yard touchdown pass to Auden Tate, who caught the ball as he was falling in the endzone, to give the Noles a 26-19 advantage.
Wake Forest had the opportunity to win on the final drive, but a hail marry pass was tipped away in the endzone as the clock ran out.
Blackman struggled in his first road game of his collegiate career, throwing for 121 yards on 11-of-21 passing. He had help in the ground game, as Jacques Patrick totaled 120 yards on 19 carries, including a big 69-yard run in the first half.
Tate finished the day with two catches for 47 yards.
The star of the afternoon was Ricky Aguayo, who hit all four field goal opportunities in front of him after FSU’s offense stalled repeatedly.
The Seminoles are back at it next week against Miami in the Hurricane Irma make-up game. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.