FSU-Wake Forest Postgame Notes
Postgame notes from Florida State's 59-3 win over Wake Forest on Nov. 9, 2013, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Nov. 9, 2013
Final Stats |
FSU clinched its fourth ACC Atlantic Division title with the win today and its third in four years under Jimbo Fisher.
Freshman Roberto Aguayo missed the first kick of his career (a 43-yard attempt) after extending his school-record streak of consecutive kicks made to 70.
The interception by Terrance Smith extended FSU's streak to 14 consecutive games with a turnover forced.
Nate Andrews' interception return for a TD followed by Jalen Ramsey's scoop and score were the fourth and fifth defensive TDs of the year for FSU equaling the most defensive scores since 2007.
The six interceptions by FSU tied the school record set when the 1991 defense picked off the Louisville Cardinals six times.
FSU is 9-0 for the first time since the 1999 National Championship team and just the eighth time ever.
Jimbo Fisher improved to 40-10 today and extended his ACC record for career wins in a coaches' first four years in the league.
Fisher is now 14-4 versus the Atlantic Division and 26-7 in games versus ACC teams.
Kermit Whitfield's 97-yard kickoff return for a TD was the fourth-longest in school history and the first since 2008 for FSU.
Devonta Freeman took over sole possession of sixth on the all-time career rushing TD list with his ninth of the season.
Florida State managed to keep some impressive streaks going in its win over Wake Forest Saturday.
This was the ninth straight game with 40 points or more for FSU.
FSU has now held opponents to 20 points or less in 30 of Coach Fisher's last 37 games.
FSU has not trailed in a game in 331:49.
This was the 14th consecutive win over an ACC opponent. The longest streak since FSU won 24 straight from 1998-2001.
The Seminoles have now converted 38 consecutive red zone opportunities into points.
Not Much To Do Jaboo
Jameis Winston didn't have too many opportunities in the first half with the defense scoring two touchdowns on their own and two other TD drives starting inside the Demon Deacon 15 yard line and he barely played after halftime. The phenomenal redshirt freshman did find a way to make a few plays between the defensive scores and success on the ground.
With his two first-half TD passes Winston moved into fourth place all alone for TD passes in a season (26) passing the likes of Chris Weinke in 1999 and Thad Busby in 1997 among others.
His 26th TD pass also gave him the ACC record for TD passes by a freshman, passing Philip Rivers who set the mark in 2000 in 12 games compared to nine for Winston.
TO Into A TD
As has happened 12 times coming into today's game, the FSU defense continued to create turnovers that ended up with six points on the board for the Seminoles. Following a Terrance Smith interception, Devonta Freeman gave FSU a 13-0 lead on a one-yard TD plunge. Jameis Winston and Kelvin Benjamin got into the act after a Mario Edwards, Jr. interception for the second turnover forced in the game. The defense then added two more scores of their own before Winston hit Chad Abram to convert another TO into a TD.
It was the 17th time in 22 tries this season that the Seminoles have been able to convert a turnover into 6 points.
Overall, the FSU offense has scored 12 touchdowns following the 22 turnovers the defense has forced while the defense has housed five themselves
The Seminole offense now has 90 points scored off opponent turnovers following an Aguayo field goal following the team's sixth pick of the game.
There's Fast And Then There's FAST
Thanks to five first half turnovers forced by their defensive counterparts, the Seminole offense had little ground to cover on three of its six first half TDs.
The FSU offense needed just :41 and :47 to add the second and third TDs of the game.
The Seminoles ended the half with a 1:36 TD drive.
Those were the 10th and 11th scoring drives (all TDs) for the Seminoles in less than 1:00 this season.
Overall this season, the FSU offense has 26 touchdown drives that have taken less than 2:00 off the clock.
With the Seminole offense piling up the points Saturday, and all season for that matter, many times the defense gets a little overshadowed. It would be hard to do that this afternoon.
Florida State's defense scored two TDs themselves and set the offense up for three other TDs
Nate Andrews had a 56-yard interception return for a TD, another interception late in the second quarter and he also caused the fumble that Jalen Ramsey scooped and scored.
Christian Jones had a blind-sided hit on Price that led to a Mario Williams, Jr. interception.
FSU's tied a school record with six interceptions and added a fumble to up the total for the game to seven takeaways.
The last time FSU recorded two defensive TDs in a game was the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl versus Wisconsin when the defense scored twice on fumble recoveries.