The Florida State Seminoles have seen their offense come alive the past few games behind quarterback E.J. Manuel and freshman running back Devonta Freeman. Freeman, who exploded two weeks ago against Duke continued his impressive showing last Saturday against Maryland. Freeman now leads the Seminoles in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns after going over 100 yards and a rushing touchdown in each of the last two games.
The NC State Wolfpack are coming off back to back wins, including an ACC win over Virginia last week. Led by senior quarterback Mike Glennon, the Wolfpack will be trying to get their passing offense going against Florida State's pass rush. Glennon who took over for now Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson has had a nice season in his first as a fulltime starter throwing for 19 touchdowns on the season so far with just 6 interceptions.
The Wolfpack won't have any easy go of it however, playing on the road and against an FSU defense that gives up only 19 points per game. Meanwhile the Noles will be going against and NC State Wolfpack that gives up nearly 30 points per game. For NC State to have a chance at the upset, they'll need to keep the Noles out of the endzone.
Game date, time: 12:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 29, 2011
Location: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
TV channel: ESPNU
Spread: FSU favored by 18
Series history: FSU leads, 20-9
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