Florida State Seminoles Lose ACC Opener to Wake Forest 35-14, 0-3 for First Time Since 1976
By Seminoles.com // September 18, 2021
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(SEMINOLES.COM) – Quarterback McKenzie Milton completed 11 of 16 passes for 119 yards, Ontaria Wilson posted 91 receiving yards and Treshaun Ward ran for 48 yards but Florida State lost its ACC opener to Wake Forest by a 35-14 margin at Truist Field.
Wake Forest scored the first 14 points of the game and led 27-14 at halftime. The Demon Deacons scored only once after halftime as the Florida State defense limited Wake Forest to 152 total yards in the second half.
Wake Forest held the ball on offense for 39 minutes as they not only kept Florida State’s defense on the field but held the Seminoles to 21:00 minutes of possession. Wake Forest’s up-tempo offense ran 89 plays while the Deacons limited Florida State’s offense to 51 plays.
Florida State’s defense was stout as it recorded 95 total tackles during the game. Jermaine Johnson led the Seminoles with 10 tackles (six unassisted). He was credited with one quarterback hurry and a quarterback sack.
Florida State totaled three sacks in the game and have a team total of 12 in the first three games of the season – three more than the Seminoles recorded in nine games during the 2020 season.
Johnson has 5.0 sacks and 7.0 tackles for minus yardage in his first season as a Seminole.
Quarterback Jordan Travis threw for two touchdowns – one to Wilson and one by Ward – as he completed five of six passes for 107 yards.
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