Florida State (No. 1) vs North Carolina State Preview


In week 5, the 1st ranked Florida State Seminoles head to Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina to face the North Carolina State Wolfpack Saturday. The Seminoles are 3-0 SU and 0-3 ATS. The Wolfpack are 4-0 SU and 2-2 ATS.

Florida State is coming off a narrow victory 23-17 against the 22nd ranked Clemson Tigers last week. Quarterback Jameis Winston who was suspended last game has 626 passing yards and 3 touchdowns and leads the offense this season. Karlos Williams leads the rushing game with 177 yards, 2 touchdowns and a 4.2 yards per carry average. Rashad Greene leads the wide receivers with 418 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Seminoles defense allows 20 points per game and 364 yards per game so far this season.

North Carolina State is coming off a win 42-0 against Presbyterian last week. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett who has 1005 passing yards and 10 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Shadrack Thornton leads the rushing game with 283 yards, 5 touchdowns and a 6.7 yards per carry average. Bo Hines leads the wide receivers with 209 yards on 16 receptions.

The Wolfpack’s defense allowed 252 yards and 0 points last week to Presbyterian.

Keys to Florida State win

The Seminoles have to shut down Jacoby Brissett. In addition, Jameis Winston needs to play and have a good game.

Keys to North Carolina State win

North Carolina State has to shut down Jameis Winston. In addition, they will need Jacoby Brissett to play his best game of the season.


Florida State – Mario Pender, Justin Shanks, Mario Edwards, Ukeme Eligwe, Matthew Thomas, Delvin Purifoy, Isaiah Jones

North Carolina State – Coult Culler, Ty Linton, M.J. Salahuddin


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Florida State will have an easy win Saturday. However, Winston must play a good game. Florida State will improve to 4-0 on the season.

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