NC State can smell blood.
Playing without starting quarterback Deondre Francois, the Florida State Seminoles don’t look like a College Football Playoff contender by any stretch of the imagination. They appear to have their hands full against the Wolfpack through one half of football.
The offense is struggling, managing to put up only 10-points in the first half. But surprisingly, it isn’t all the offenses fault. Reserve quarterback James Blackman doesn’t appear to be ready to put the team on his back and lead them to victory, but he’s completed 75-percent of his throws and minimized turnovers.
The problem has been defensively.
The Wolfpack have put up 17-points against the Seminoles in the first half of play.
None twisted the knife more than the flip at the end of this catch and run:
💥 71-yarder with a flip pic.twitter.com/M5LdsrZU2g
— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) September 23, 2017
With another loss, the Seminoles will be squarely out of the running for a spot in the College Football Playoff. They already face an uphill battle after dropping the season opener against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Another loss, to an ACC foe no less, would mean curtains on any hopes of a National Championship run.