RALEIGH, North Carolina — state of florida will face number 14 NC status at 8 p.m. Saturday night from Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina The game between the Seminoles (4-1, 2-1 ACC) and the Wolfpack (4-1, 0-1 ACC) will be broadcast on the network ACC. To learn more about how to watch, stream or listen to the ACC Atlantic Division tilt, click here.
Saturday’s game marks the second of three straight games for FSU against ranked opponents who all reside in the ACC’s Atlantic Division.
FSU’s 4-1 start is the program’s best since a 6-0 start to the 2015 season and is the sixth time since 2010 that FSU has won at least four of its first five games. The Seminoles, whose last season with at least eight wins dates back to 2016, are 8-4 in their last 12 games, including a 5-3 record in their last eight ACC games.
The Wolfpack have a 13-game winning streak at Carter-Finley Stadium. It is the fifth best home winning streak in FBS and the second longest in the history of Carter-Finley Stadium (which opened in 1966). NC State opened 3-0 at home in 2022, was 7-0 in games played at Carter-Finley in 2021 and hasn’t lost a game at home since Nov. 6, 2020.
NC State is led by head coach Dave Doeren, who is in his 10th season at the school. He is 68-50 as head coach of the Wolfpack. He is 91-54 in his time as head coach. Doeren is 4-5 against FSU.
FSU Head Coach mike norvel is 0-2 against NC State.
Florida State leads the all-time series with NC State 27-15. The Seminoles have won five of the last nine meetings in the series, but lost four of the last five, and are 19-11 against the Wolfpack since joining the ACC. FSU is 11-9 at NC State in series history.
Florida State is tied for the ACC lead and 10th nationally with an average of 9.4 yards per pass attempt and also leads the ACC and ranks 11th nationally with an average of 14.62 yards per pass. completion. Jordan TravisThe 9.7 yards per pass attempt average is tied for 8th in the nation and 1st in the ACC, while his 14.77 yards per completion are 1st in the conference and 10th in the nation.
FSU is 2nd in the ACC in total offense and rushing offense while ranking 3rd in the conference in passing offense and 3rd down conversions. His average of 481.6 total offensive yards per game is 17th in the nation, while his 203.8 rushing yards per game ranks 23rd. FSU converts 48.4 percent of its 3rd opportunities, 24th nationally, and ranks 35th nationally with an average of 277.8 passing yards per game.
The Seminoles are allowing an average of 1.20 sacks per game, 2nd lowest in the ACC, and have not allowed a sack in two of their five games this season. Florida State has gone 14 games without a sack over the past 10 years, including two each in 2021 and 2022.
Florida State has scored on nine of its first 10 halftime drives this season, with eight touchdowns on those nine scoring drives. FSU scored touchdowns in its first practice of both halves against Duquesne, Louisville, against Boston College and against Wake Forest and also scored a field goal to open the second half against LSU.
Florida State’s defense ranks 2nd in the ACC and 22nd in the nation in passing defense, holding opponents to an average of 179.4 yards per game through the air. FSU also ranks 4th in the ACC and 25th nationally in collecting 2.80 sacks per game, led by Jared VerseACC best average of 1.00 sacks per game.
The Seminoles rank 1st in the ACC and 9th in the nation in kickoff return defense, allowing an average of just 14.75 yards per kickoff return, and 2nd in the ACC and 14th nationally, allowing an average of 2.00 yards per punt return. Florida State and Army are the only two teams to rank in the top 14 in kickoff return and kickoff return defense.
FSU is also 2nd in the ACC and 11th nationally in blocked kicks, with both of FSU’s blocks in the 24-23 win over LSU, which was the third game with multiple blocks under the head coach. mike norvel. FSU is 16th in the nation in averaging 25.9 yards per kickoff return, highlighted by Trey BensonThe 93-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff against Boston College.
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