TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida State Seminoles were back at Doak after a bye week and the Noles came away with a much needed win keeping their bowl dreams alive.
They say a bye week does a body good and that was the case for Florida State football team. After the loss to Miami, they had two weeks off to prepare for Wake Forest, and it showed Saturday night. 38-17 to improve to 4-3 on the season.
Deondre Francois hit 11 different targets. Florida State went down 10-0 early to the Demon Deacons, Brian Burns got a sack, then the offense turned it around, scoring soon after, and the rest was history.
Florida State outscored Wake Forest 38-7 the rest of the way, recording that fourth win, and being much closer to becoming Bowl eligible.
"I didn't really think that fourth down sack was a big play until the offense scored obviously, and then Coach Tagg came up to me and was like that was all because of you. That's when I really realized that was the turning point in the game" said Brian Burns.
Head Coach Willie Taggart said, "Both offense and defense had a slow start and we needed somebody to make a play and Burns did and got us going a little bit. For us to come out and execute, I think it all started with Burns play. I think it kind of woke us up and let's play ball."
Florida State needs two more wins to become bowl eligible, but the team promises they are taking things week by week. Sunday game prep starts for Clemson, who comes to Tallahassee next Saturday.