In a ACC matchup on Saturday, the #4 Florida State Seminoles clashed with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in a football spectacle that left fans on the edge of their seats. The game, held at Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium in Winston-Salem, showcased the Seminoles’ resilience and determination as they secured a hard-fought victory over the Demon Deacons 41-16.
From the opening kick-off, Seminoles displayed an intensity that set the tone for an exhilarating contest. The first quarter saw a defensive battle, with both squads vying for control. The Seminoles offense, led by standout performances from quarterback Jordan Travis and running back Trey Benson. As the game progressed, the Seminoles’ offense, orchestrated by quarterback Jordan Travis, began to find its rhythm. Travis showcased his dual-threat abilities, making crucial plays with both his arm and his legs. His connection with wide receiver Keon Coleman and Benson proved to be a game-changer, as the trio consistently exploited openings in the Demon Deacons’ defense. A pivotal moment of the game came in the second quarter when Benson broke free for a spectacular 80-yard touchdown catch, and giving the Seminoles a 24-7 lead they would not relinquish. Benson’s explosive speed and agility left the Demon Deacons’ defense in his wake, and his touchdown run became an instant highlight reel moment. The Seminoles offense would score on a 14-yard touchdown pas from Travis to Coleman, then Seminoles kicker Ryan Fitzgerald made a 34-yard field goal. Florida State 34 Wake Forest 7.
Wake Forest, refusing to go down without a fight, mounted a comeback attempt in the third quarter. The Wake Forest offense showcased there resilience, with the opening drive of the 2nd half going 11 plays 69-yards and ending in a 24-yard field goal. Florida State 34 Wake Forest 10. Florida State would miss a field goal with 4:40 to go in the third quarter. Wake on there next drive with go 10 plays 80-yards, with quarterback Mitch Griffis connecting with Tate Carney for 20-yards, Griffis would run for 20-yards and ending with a Tate Carney 2-yard touchdown run that brought the Demon Deacons within striking distance. Florida State 24 Wake Forest 16. However, the Seminoles’ defense, bolstered by linebacker Tatum Bethune and defensive end Jared Verse, held strong against a determined Wake Forest offense. In the opening moments of the fourth quarter, the Seminoles offense sealed the victory with a scoring drive that went 10 plays 75-yards ending with a touchdown. Seminoles Benson went 18-yards for a touchdown run making it 41-16. Florida State’s defense thwarting Wake Forest’s final drives and igniting a celebration among players and fans alike. The final score, 41-16, reflected the hard-fought nature of the contest and solidified the Seminoles’ status as a force to be reckoned with in collegiate football.
Final Moments of the Game
The victory propels the Florida State Seminoles further into the spotlight as they continue their pursuit of greatness in the collegiate football landscape. Coach Mike Norvell praised his team’s resilience, stating, “It was a tough battle, but our guys never wavered. We faced adversity, but they responded with grit and determination. This win is a testament to the character of our team.” As for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, they will regroup and look to bounce back from this defeat as the season unfolds. The clash between these two ACC teams will undoubtedly be remembered as convincing victory for the Seminoles football season.