The Florida State Seminoles’ rough start to the 2017 season didn’t get much better in the first half against host Wake Forest on Saturday.
Wake Forest was leading for much of the first half before a field goal from Florida State gave the Seminoles a 13-12 edge going into the intermission.
Wake Forest (4-0) held a 12-3 lead with 6:59 remaining in the first half on quarterback John Wolford’s 3-yard touchdown run.
Florida State (0-2) answered with a touchdown drive, capped by Jacques Patrick’s 1-yard touchdown plunge with 5:41 left, and then turned a turnover into a 27-yard field goal by Roberto Aguayo with 2:55 remaining.
True freshman quarterback James Blackman completed 5-of-7 passes for 7 yards in the first half — that’s not a typo — as he was under pressure by the Wake Forest defensive line for most of the first two quarters.
Florida State’s offense was paced by Patrick, who gained 99 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Among the bad news for Florida State in the first half was left tackle Derrick Kelly leaving the game with an undisclosed leg injury. The Seminoles’ offensive line has struggled so far this season and losing a key player like Kelly for any amount of time won’t help.
LT Derrick Kelly is walking off gingerly with trainers by his side. Brock Ruble now taking over at left tackle.
— Warchant.com (@Warchant) September 30, 2017
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