FSU Overcome First Quarter Injuries to Beat Wake Forest 24-16

Posted at 1:32 AM, Oct 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-04 01:32:00-04

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WTXL) - After already losing running back Mario Pender to a collapsed lung this week, a Dalvin Cook hamstring injury did not slow down the Florida State team. The Noles improve to (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) with a 24-16 win over Wake Forest. Cook got the Noles on the board with a 94 yard touchdown to give FSU a 7-0, lead but he left the game after a hamstring strain later in the first quarter. Without Cook, the FSU offense responded with a Jonathan Vickers touchdown to make it 14-3, and a Kermit Whitfield 5 yard touchdown to expand the lead to 21-10. Quarterback Everett Golson finished the day 20 of 31 for 202 yards and 1 touchdown.

"First of all, congratulations to our guys-they won a game on the road," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "It was a very hard-fought, tough game in crazy conditions. In the first half, the offense only had four possessions and we scored two touchdowns and had another drive going right before the half and had drops that cost us the first one. We only had 26 plays." Jimbo Fisher added. Florida State takes on Miami next Saturday.