Wake Forest-Florida State Capsule

Associated Press Published: September 13, 2012
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SATURDAY

Wake Forest (2-0) at No. 5 Florida State (2-0), noon (ESPN)

Line: Florida State 27 1/2.

Series Record: Florida State leads 23-6-1.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Fifth-ranked Florida State has struggled in recent seasons against Wake Forest, losing four of the last six. Wake Forest pretty much ended the Seminoles' chances for winning the conference or get a BCS bid last year with a 35-30 win. The Seminoles are tied with Oklahoma at No. 5 in the Top 25, and this will be the Seminoles first ACC game and first vs. FBS opponents. Wake Forest goes into the game nearly a four touchdown underdog. The Demon Deacons have eked out wins of Liberty and North Carolina and now takes on a Seminole team that hasn't allowed a touchdown, albeit against inferior competition. Wake Forest has winnable games against Army, Duke and Maryland and an open date in the four weeks following the trip to Florida State.

KEY MATCHUP

Florida State's heralded pass rush led by junior DE Bjoern Werner will try to slow down Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price, who was the Atlantic Coast Conference offensive back of the week for his performance in a win over North Carolina last Saturday when he completed 27 of 38 passes for a career-high 327 yards.

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