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Florida State Seminoles vs. NC State Game Threads:

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The Florida State Seminoles are hosting the NC State Wolfpack starting now at 4:00 p.m.

The 3-5 Seminoles are again the underdog this week versus the 6-2 Wolfpack, against whom the ‘Noles have a 26-14 series winning record, but NC State beat the Seminoles last year and have won 3 of the last 4 games played, going back to beating the 12th ranked ‘Noles during Jimbo Fisher’s final season fiasco.

According to DraftKings, Florida State is presently a 2.5 point home underdog vs. NC State, with the over/under set at 56 points.

Join us here in each quarter by quarter thread, and show your support while sharing in all the emotions, the excitement, and the frustrations, that being a NOLE is all about.

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Game notes via Seminoles.com

  • The Seminoles have rushed for at least 200 yards in six of their first eight games this season and are one of eight teams with six 200-yard rushing games this year. The last time FSU produced six 200-yard rushing games in an eight game span was 1995 when the Seminoles rushed for at least 200 yards in the first six games of the season.
  • In the 21 seasons from 1995-2020, Florida State had at least six 200-yard rushing games in a season five times (1995, 2002, 2012, 2013, 2017). FSU posted four 200-yard rushing games in nine contests in 2020 and is averaging 204.1 rushing yards per game in 17 games under Mike Norvell.
  • FSU’s season average of 5.46 yards per rush is 2nd in the ACC and 10th nationally, and its 209.4 rushing yards per game are 2nd in the ACC and 21st nationally. In October, the Seminoles averaged 5.83 yards per rush, 6th in the country, and 228.8 rushing yards per game, which ranked 14th nationally.
  • Florida State has produced a 100-yard rusher in six of its first eight games of 2021, one of only three teams in the country to have six different games with a 100-yard rusher and 200 yards rushing as a team this year. Running back Jashaun Corbin has four 100-yard games, the 3rd-highest total in the ACC, and quarterback Jordan Travis has two 100-yard games, 6th-most in the conference.
  • The Seminoles have converted 17 consecutive Red Zone trips for a total of 105 points, the 4th-longest active streak in the country (via ESPN Stats & Info) and the program’s longest Red Zone scoring streak since converting 30 straight to end the 2016 season and its first in 2017. FSU was 1-for-1 with a touchdown in the Red Zone against Louisville, 6-for-6 against Syracuse, scoring four touchdowns and two field goals, 3-for-3 at North Carolina with three touchdowns, 6-for-6 against UMass with five touchdowns and one field goal, and 1-for-1 at Clemson with a touchdown.
  • FSU ranks 2nd in the ACC and 11th in the country with a 74.1 Red Zone touchdown percentage this season (20-of-27).
  • Florida State is tied for 7th in the country with six plays of at least 60 yards this season and tied for 8th with three plays of at least 70 yards. FSU’s three rushing plays of at least 60 yards and two rushing plays of at least 70 yards both rank 1st in the ACC and tied for 4th nationally, while its four rushing plays of at least 50 yards are tied for 2nd in the conference and 6th in the nation.
  • The Seminoles rank 2nd in the ACC and 5th nationally in 4th-down defense with opponents converting only 25.0 percent (3-of-12) this season. In October, FSU’s opponents were 0-for-6, the most attempts in the country without allowing a conversion.
  • FSU ranks 2nd in the ACC and 7th nationally in Red Zone defense, allowing a score on 65.2 percent of drives that reach the Red Zone, and held opponents to 6-of-12 (.500) Red Zone conversions in the country.

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Florida State Seminoles vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack:

Pre-Game Coverage from Tomahawk Nation