After leaving Clemson game, Francois' status for NC State uncertain

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By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
October 29, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- There's no doubt this season has been an absolute mess for the Florida State football team. But, prior to Saturday, you could find some positives in each loss.

Even head coach Willie Taggart said he thought his team was improving. But, getting shellacked by 49 points to Clemson, multiple personal foul penalties and, in Taggart's words, players quitting during the game, there was nothing positive to take away from the loss to Clemson.

And, depending on how you see it, the negatives keep piling on.

In the fourth quarter against the Tigers, FSU quarterback Deondre Francois suffered a head injury and left the game. Backup quarterback James Blackman entered the game to a nice ovation and tossed a long touchdown in relief.

So, who's it going to be this weekend against NC State? According to the head coach, it all depends on if Francois is able to practice this week.

"Playing quarterback, you've got to practice and so we're going to assess that throughout the week and see where he is, but you've got to practice," Taggart said. "Get the majority of the reps, be able to go play like we need for him to play. So, he's going to need to practice in order to play."

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