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Quarter-by-Quarter update: FSU vs. Wake Forest
Quarter by Quarter Breakdown:
22 Florida State vs. Wake Forest
1st Quarter Breakdown:For the first time this season, FSU has shown the ability to run the football, amassing 51 rushing yards in the first quarter.
Key Plays:A tipped pass at the line of scrimmage from FSU quarterback Clint Trickett led to a Wake Forest field goal, but outside of that mistake, FSU has owned the quarter. Freshman James Wilder Jr. scored his first career touchdown on a 3-yard run with 3:00 left in the first.
2nd Quarter Breakdown:FSU's offense continued to struggle under the direction of Trickett, and a pair of turnovers led to Wake nabbing a 16-7 lead late in the second quarter. But in came EJ Manuel who led the Seminols on a late scoring drive to make it 16-14 at the half.
Key Plays:Manuel seemingly didn't miss a beat, going 3-of-5 for 77 yards his only possession. He capped it with a stellar 46-yard strike to Rashad Greene to make it 16-14 at the half.
3rd Quarter Breakdown:Florida State continued to struggle. EJ Manuel threw an interception at the goal line while Wake Forest racked up 111 rush yards in the third quarter alone.
Key Plays:With some momentum, Manuel tossed an interception intro triple coverage that would have helped the Seminoles tie the game.
4th Quarter Breakdown:Florida State handed over its fifth turnover of the game, which proved too much to overcome.
Key Plays:Wake Forest's 32-yard field goal from Jimmy Newman iced the game, giving the Sooners an 11-point lead with 6:27 to play.
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