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FSU wide receiver Johnny Wilson unavailable vs. Pitt

The receiver missed last week’s game against Wake Forest

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No. 4 Florida State will be missing a key piece on offense once again today, with wide receiver Johnny Wilson set to miss the Seminoles’ matchup against the Pitt Panthers.

An FSU representing confirmed his unavailability ahead of the matchup.

The wide receiver missed last week’s win over Wake Forest after departing the Seminoles’ win vs. Duke with an injury. He also was unavailable for FSU’s game against Syracuse following an early-departure against Virginia Tech.

Wilson has 25 catches for 415 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Florida State vs. Pitt kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.


Florida State Seminoles vs. Pitt Panthers: How to watch

Date

Saturday, November 4

Time

3:30 p.m.

Watch

ESPN

Stream

ESPN

Listen

Seminoles Radio Network, SiriusXM RADIO FSU Broadcast: CH. 98 or 194


Florida State Seminoles vs. Pitt Panthers

Pre-Game Coverage from Tomahawk Nation


Florida State vs. Pitt: Game notes

» Florida State plays its final ACC road game this week, traveling to Pittsburgh to take on Pitt. The Seminoles are 8-0 this season and 6-0 in the ACC, both their best marks since 2014, after a 41-16 win at Wake Forest last week.

» Florida State is No. 4 in this week’s Associated Press poll. It is the ninth consecutive week FSU has been ranked in the top-5, the program’s longest streak since 2013-14 when Florida State was in the top-5 for 27 consecutive polls.

» The win over Wake Forest extended the Seminoles’ winning streak to 14 games, the longest active streak in the ACC and 3rd-longest active streak in the country. During its streak, which is also tied for the 6th-longest in program history, Florida State has outscored its opponents 585-255.

» FSU has scored at least 30 points in 14 straight games, the longest active streak in the nation and the 2nd-longest streak in ACC history, trailing only FSU’s 17 consecutive games from 2012-14.

» The Seminoles boast one of the nation’s best pass defenses, leading the country in both fewest passing touchdowns allowed (3) and opponent completion percentage (49.4) and ranking 5th in opponent passer rating (101.59).

» FSU is the only team in the nation forcing more incompletions than completions allowed. The last time a P5 team held its opponents below 50 percent completions in a season was 2018, when Michigan and LSU posted marks of 49.5 and 49.7 percent, respectively.

» Florida State was the only team in the country that did not allow a passing touchdown in October, and the Seminoles led the nation in opponent completion percentage (41.7), yards per pass allowed (4.2) and opponent passer rating (72.41) in October while also producing the ACC’s best scoring defense (14.0) that ranked 10th nationally.

» FSU has held four consecutive opponents to fewer than 140 passing yards, the longest streak by the Seminoles since 1999 and the longest by an ACC team since Boston College in 2021 (via ESPN Stats & Info).

» Florida State leads the ACC and ranks 11th in the country in red zone offense, converting 93.9 percent of red zone drives into points, and its 24 red zone touchdowns are 2nd in the conference. FSU also ranks 16th nationally in red zone defense, allowing points on just 73.1 percent of opponents’ drives that reach the 20-yard line.

» The Seminoles are one of nine teams nationally to have a receiver and a rusher with a three-touchdown game this season. Keon Coleman caught a career-high three scores vs. No. 5 LSU, and Trey Benson tied his single-game career- high with three rushing scores vs. Southern Miss. Coleman is one of 25 receivers nationally with a three-touchdown game this year, and Benson is one of 58 players with three rushing scores in a game.

» Florida State’s defense has faced 49 plays inside their 10-yard line this season and allowed just 11 touchdowns. In the 45-24 win over No. 5 LSU, the Seminoles faced 10 snaps inside their own 5-yard line and allowed only two scores. On LSU’s first drive of the game, the Tigers had six plays inside the five-yard line, including four snaps from the 1-yard line, and the FSU defense forced a turnover on downs with a 13-yard sack on 4th-and-1. During FSU’s three-game homestand the defense faced only 10 total snaps inside its 10-yard line and allowed one touchdown. Syracuse did not have a snap inside the 10-yard line and took only one snap inside FSU’s 15-yard line.

» Mike Norvell is 20-5 (.800) in November as a head coach, including 11-2 (.846) on the road.


2023 College Football Rankings: Week 10

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0)
  2. Georgia Bulldogs (8-0)
  3. Michigan Wolverines (8-0)
  4. Florida State Seminoles (8-0)
  5. Washington Huskies (8-0)
  6. Oregon Ducks (7-1)
  7. Texas Longhorns (7-1)
  8. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1)
  9. Oklahoma Sooners (7-1)
  10. Ole Miss Rebels (7-1)
  11. Penn State Nittany Lions (7-1)
  12. Missouri Tigers (7-1)
  13. Louisville Cardinals (7-1)
  14. LSU Tigers (6-2)
  15. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-2)
  16. Oregon State Beavers (6-2)
  17. Tennessee Volunteers (6-2)
  18. Utah Utes (6-2)
  19. UCLA Bruins (6-2)
  20. USC Trojans (7-2)
  21. Kansas Jayhawks (6-2)
  22. Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-2)
  23. Kansas State Wildcats (6-2)
  24. Tulane Green Wave (7-1)
  25. Air Force Falcons (8-0)