Florida State is on their way back to Charlotte for the ACC Championship Game. Sure, the Seminoles still have a second half to play against Wake Forest, but with Florida State leading 42-0 at the half, it is pretty much decided in the ACC’s Atlantic Division.
Florida State’s defense has forced five turnovers to set the offense up with great field position this afternoon, which is why the offensive numbers for the Seminoles other than the scoreboard look a little weak. Florida State has just 190 yards of offense in the first half, but they have started two touchdown drives inside the red zone, once from the two-yard line.
This has not been a Heisman showcase for Jameis Winston, although the freshman quarterback Heisman contender has played well. Winston passed for two touchdowns and 128 yards but is expected to get an early rest in the second half as Florida State starts to set up for a BCS Championship run. James Wilder and Devonta Freeman each recorded touchdown runs for Florida State and the defense added two more touchdowns with one interception returned by Nate Andrews and one fumble returned by Jalen Ramsey.
Once Florida State wraps up this game, which they certainly will, the Seminoles will clinch their spot in the ACC Championship Game for the second straight season. Florida State defeated Georgia Tech in last year’s conference championship game.