Florida State Shuts Out Wake Forest 31-0

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Christian Ponder threw for 243 yards
and a pair of touchdowns to Willie Haulstead and Florida State's
defense recorded its first shutout in more than two years as the
Seminoles defeated Wake Forest 31-0 Saturday.
Florida State (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 10-0 at
halftime in a game delayed 42 minutes by lightning.
The Seminoles, who led the nation with 13 sacks entering the
game, added six more while holding an opponent to fewer than 200
yards offense for a second straight week.
Ponder, who was off to a slow start this season, completed 24 of
37 passes, exceeding 200 yards for the first time this season. He
also ran for a touchdown.
Wake Forest (2-2, 1-1) came into the game averaging 43.7 points,
but giving up 43 points a game.
Haulstead scored his first two career touchdowns on plays
covering 10 and 4 yards.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Michael Location: Gadsden on Sep 27, 2010 at 05:28 PM
    These schedules were made up for the next few years. We have no way of knowing what ranking they or us will be. Also, sometimes it is difficult to schedule a non-conference team to play. Certain things has to be worked out, for example, travel costs, field of play and other factors. The team will have to win the fans back in the stands, FSU may consider lowering ticket prices, that would help quite a bit. Cooler weather is coming.
  • by Anonymous Location: TALLY on Sep 27, 2010 at 07:30 AM
    Robby-GET a LIFE. SOME people,myself inclued, WOULD love to REALLY LOVE to see the game in person. One people work or have to sleep at game time to go to work. ALSO, I am one of hundreds who CAN'T AFFORD the TICKETS. To take away the only way to see it is not the answer. Could make alot of people MADDDD. I have been a TRUE BLOOD FAN from the 50's. I go when I CAN. Not enough like I'd like to. So leave it alone. ALSO,I do belive things will turn around soon. I agree with FSU FAN on the 27th at 9:18. THAT IS A GREAT IDEA. IF I don't have to work that day or time, Maybe I could afford it. Yes, it is hot at that time, but things can be alloted for it. Light clothes, water,etc. A REAL FAN ,unless medical condition call for it, will not let that keep them from it. I suspect it is MORE the result of the economy like most said. THAT SAID, GO NOLES, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
  • by FSU Fan on Sep 27, 2010 at 06:18 AM
    Maybe the fans will come back when FSU stops playing high school teams. Has anybody noticed the last two Auburn games? Now THAT'S college football!! Another thing I don't understand is why the FSU ticket office doesn't advertise and discount unbought tickets on the day before the games. A discounted ticket sale is better than an empty seat....
  • by Michael Location: Gadsden on Sep 26, 2010 at 08:42 PM
    i too notice those empty seats, a couple of sections were allotted for the visitors, the weather and money had alot to do with it. On the other hand, the Seminoles has to win back some of the fans. It will take time, don't give up..
  • by Robby Location: Tallahassee on Sep 26, 2010 at 08:29 PM
    Too hot in September. If FSU doesn't have the backbone to tell TV that we play at night in September, then quit carping about empty seats. Either that, or black out the game locally.
  • by capt ben Location: Destin on Sep 26, 2010 at 09:29 AM
    I suspect the empty seats are the result of the economy, the heat and the fact it was on ABC where old folks like me enjoy AC. It was a great game and one we needed to dominate. It was sweet to see Wake go home "broke". I'm praying for the players who were injured and hope everyone will join with me. Part of winning is believing you are going to win and our guys never let up believing. The defense is great and let's give Wake some credit. Their corners knocked away balls that would have resulted in scores. Go Noles beat VA.
  • by 3minidoxies Location: Tallahassee on Sep 26, 2010 at 09:09 AM
    On that first drive I thought I was back watching my Griese lead Fish again, rolling up first downs and demolishing a defense. Reality struck when blocking broke down and Ponder was obliterated...and suddenly the RED ZONE-ITIS malady came back with a vengeance and hung around long enough to destroy 2 more drives. If Odell hadn't found a curative serum, the score might have been 3-0. As it is said, a win is a win is a win; it don't gotta be pretty, it just gotta be a win. Must ask, was Lane Fenner at the Peterson reunion?
  • by 3minidoxies Location: Tallahassee on Sep 25, 2010 at 09:28 PM
    They won, but they played in an cavernously empty stadium. I, for one, would like to know precisely how many tickets were SCANNED at gates and not how many tickets were sold because I counted 20 completely empty sections.
  • by Michael Location: Gadsden on Sep 25, 2010 at 08:41 PM
    Way to go team, much improvement on both side of the ball. We have VA. and MIAMI coming up. Need to focus on the basics. Thanks team...
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