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Seminoles fall to Wake Forest in nail-biting matchup

Posted at 12:19 AM, Oct 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-20 00:19:48-04

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Coaches, players, fans, and officials were all soaked by the end of Saturday night's game at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Florida State Seminoles and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons kept the matchup close all the way to the end.

The Seminoles would go scoreless in the first quarter, but the defense would hold Wake to just two field goals. The second quarter looked a little different. The FSU defense held Wake to another two field goals, but the offense finally got hot. Florida state would score two touchdowns to go into half with a 14-12 lead.

When both teams came out in the third quarter, there wasn't much to see. Wake and FSU went scoreless, but the fourth quarter would be the game changer. The Demon Deacons would get ahead of the Noles with a touchdown. They would have the 19-14 lead until Tamorrion Terry caught a pass for a touchdown to put the Seminoles up 20-19. FSU would go for two but wouldn't convert.

Wake Forest got the ball back and shot off a field goal. The ball went through the uprights to put the Demon Deacons ahead 22-20.

Eventually, FSU would get in field goal range but Ricky Aguayo's 50-yard attempt would go too far left for zero points.

While FSU was able to get the ball back with less than a minute remaining in regulation, James Blackman fumbled a first snap. The Noles did not have any timeouts left, so with the clock running, Blackman had one more chance to get a throw off. Blackman would fumble again on a second snap as time expired.

The final: 22-20 Wake Forest.

FSU will be back home on Oct. 26. They face Syracuse.